Missouri vs. Kansas. November 26, 2011.
Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City, Mo.
2009 - 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
2009 - Team Most Improved TB
A proven veteran who is a dependable, productive and well-rounded tailback ... Is MU's leading returning rusher from a year ago, and after a spirited battle in the spring, he'll start fall camp No. 2 on the depth chart ... Had a solid spring camp, and he closed it out by leading all rushers in the Black & Gold Game with 57 yards on the ground (on 5 carries) ... Is an outstanding student who is playing the 2011 season as a graduate student, after he earned his undergraduate degree this past December.
Took over the starting duties at tailback the week prior to the season opener versus Illinois, and responded nicely, as he led the team on the year with a career-high 517 yards and 8 rushing TDs ... Was Missouri's leading rusher with 78 yards on 16 carries against Illinois ... Carried the ball six times for 32 yards for a 5.3 yard per rush average against McNeese State ... Scored his first touchdown of the year on a nine-yard run against MSU as he got his first start of the season ... Had six carries for 34 yards in the win over San Diego State ... Scored his second TD of the year on a 17 yard run in the first quarter to put Mizzou on the board ... Ran for 73 yards on 10 carries in the victory over OU ... Scored his fourth touchdown of the year on a one-yard run early in the second quarter ... Also had a pair of receptions ... Carried the ball six times for 56 yards against Nebraska ... Put Mizzou on the board against the Huskers on a 33-yard TD run in the second quarter ... Had eight rushes for 40 yards against Texas Tech ... Gained 47 yards on nine rushes against Kansas State ... Carried the ball 10 times against Iowa State, gaining 32 yards ... Scored his sixth touchdown of the season on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter ... Scored twice in the win over Kansas, running for 38 yards on 10 carries ... Touchdown runs against Kansas came on runs of three and five yards.
Turned in a solid sophomore campaign as he ran for a career-high 258 yards on 63 carries ... Battled a nagging knee injury which he played with that kept him less than 100 percent all season, but he fought through the discomfort to see action in 11 games, including getting his first collegiate start against Baylor ... Carried the ball eight times for 21 yards against Illinois in the season opener ... Injury forced him to miss the Bowling Green and Furman games ... Had one carry for three yards against Nevada, still dealing with an injured ankle ... Had six carries against Nebraska on Oct. 8 ... Ran for 42 yards on seven carries against Oklahoma State ... Had six carries for 27 yards against Texas on Oct. 24 ... Ran for 58 yards on eight carries (7.2 ypc) at Colorado ... Gained 16 yards on four carries against Baylor ... Ran the ball three times for five yards in the win over Kansas State on Nov. 14 ... Had a season-high 15 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State ... The TD was his first of the year and second of his career, and it came with just 4:43 left in the game, to clinch MU's important 34-24 victory over the pesky Cyclones ... Closed the season by carrying five times in the 2009 Texas Bowl against Navy for 24 yards ... Had a very impressive spring camp as he showed a great burst, as well as an ability to be a dependable option in the passing game out of the backfield.
Made the most of his opportunities, as he ran for 231 yards and one touchdown in 41 attempts that came spread out over 13 appearances ... Averaged a solid 5.6 yards per carry ... Showed an explosive burst to break off some big chunks of yardage, as evidence by his 55-yard touchdown gallop against Colorado that put the cap on Mizzou's 58-0 whitewashing ... Finished that game with 64 yards on four carries, with his score representing his first collegiate touchdown ... Led Mizzou in rushing in his first-ever collegiate appearance, when he rushed nine times for 75 yards against Southeast Missouri State ... Had a season-high 10 carries for 26 yards the following week against Nevada ... Gained 34 yards on seven carries against Nebraska.
Redshirted in his first year in the program.
Ranked by Rivals as the No. 18 overall prospect (any position) in the state of Missouri ... Was a major weapon out of the backfield for Hazelwood Central in 2006, as he totaled nearly 2,000 yards from scrimmage, including 1,640 on the ground on 216 carries (a healthy 7.6 yards per carry average), and had 341 receiving yards and tallied 20 total TDs on the year ... Earned First-Team All-State acclaim as a senior, as well as All-Conference and other honors ... High school coach - John Pukalua.
Son of Deicha Wilson ... Chose Mizzou over Michigan and Iowa, among others.