2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 Spring Team Most Improved Lineman
2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team
Arguably was Mizzou's most valuable offensive lineman a year ago during a very challenging season for the front five, as injuries galore all throughout the year wreaked havoc with the lineup ... Has 11 career starts, including seven at center and four at tackle, and he'll open camp as the favorite at right tackle, where he is atop the depth chart.
Became a starter for the first time, and made starts in all 11 games in which he appeared ... Began the season as the starting center, but after injuries began to roll through the offensive line, the lineup got shuffled, and he alternated out to right tackle, where he eventually started four times, including each of the last three games of the season ... Won the team's most improved offensive lineman award for his solid play during spring camp ... An outstanding student who was named to the SEC 2012 Academic Honor Roll for his efforts in the classroom.
Earned his first letter, playing in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on placekicking protection unit, but he also saw significant action on the line throughout the year ... Did a great job in the classroom, where he earned 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for his hard work...
Took a redshirt in his first season in the program
ESPN.com ranked him as the nation's No. 19 offensive tackle talent ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 51 offensive tackle prospect ... Was a three-year starter on the offensive line who also starred on the defensive line as well, playing defensive tackle ... Earned 1st-Team All-State honors as an offensive lineman each of his last two years, in addition to being a two-time 1st-Team All-District pick there ... As a senior in 2009, added 1st-Team All-District honors as a defensive tackle to his resume ... An outstanding student who twice won Academic All-State honors ... A solid all-around athlete who also won multiple letters in both basketball and track and field ... Was a state qualifier in the shot put ... High school coach - Ed McCabe ...
Parents - Kevin & Catherine Morse ... Interested in studying Hotel & Restaurant Management at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as weight lifting, sports, music, movies and the great outdoors ... Chose Mizzou over Kansas, TCU, Stanford and Vanderbilt, among many others ... Mentioned Mizzou's academic opportunities, its beautiful campus and facilities, and the great attitudes of MU's coaches and players that were big draws for him.