Well-rounded back with great burst and vision who possesses an effective blend of both speed and power ... Is a very versatile athlete who is a receiving threat out of the backfield as well ... Opens camp listed at No. 5 on the depth chart at tailback.
Redshirt season ... Looked like early in training camp that he might be able to contribute as a true freshman, but a leg injury sustained midway through camp set him back, and he ended up taking a redshirt.
Came to Mizzou as the career rushing leader at Staley (4,184 career yards, 46 rushing touchdowns), where he started all 52 games of his prep career ... Led his team to a 13-0 record and a Missouri State Championship in Class 5 as a senior, rushing for 205 yards and 1 touchdown in the 35-21 win over Kirkwood in the 2011 Show-Me Bowl ... Finished the year with 2,221 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns, while adding 24 receptions for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns ... Was named the Class 5 Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Missouri, and was a unanimous 1st-Team All-State selection ... Was a 2nd-Team All-State selection as a junior after running for 1,555 yards and 14 touchdowns ... High school coach - Fred Bouchard ...
Parents - Robert & LeSa Steward ... Lists hobbies as playing the piano, eating lots of good food, running, music, video games, reading the Bible, going to church and spending time with family and friends ... Plans to major in business communication ... Received interest from Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and Northern Illinois, among other ... The family atmosphere between coaches and players was a major reason why he chose Mizzou.