2006 Hon. Men. Freshman All-American (The Sporting News)
2006 Big 12 All-Freshman Team (The Sporting News)
2006 Team Freshman of the Year
Proven veteran wideout who will be an unquestioned leader of the Tiger offense that is looking to continue its massive success over the past few seasons ... Was held out of contact drills during the spring, as he had acromioclavicular joint reconstruction surgery in the off-season on his right shoulder - a procedure which will get him 100% for the season ... Holds down the top spot at the X-receiver spot entering fall camp, a position where he made all 14 starts in 2008 ... Despite his wiry stature, he has displayed great toughness and an ability to take a hit ... Has breakaway speed, and is one of MU's top deep threats ... Also has shown he can catch and run effectively in traffic, as is a constant weapon with short screen passes over the middle ... With 91 career catches and 1,148 career receiving yards, is closing in on the Mizzou career top-10 lists in both categories ... Tenth on both lists is Sean Coffey, with 118 catches for 1,596 yards.
Re-established himself as a consistent producer in the Tigers' prolific offense, as he turned in career-best numbers including 41 receptions for 567 yards and 4 touchdowns ... Caught five passes for 92 yards against Illinois on Aug. 30 ... Added three grabs for 60 yards against Southeast Missouri State ... Scored his first TD of the year on a 28-yard reception in the second quarter against SEMO ... Had six catches for a career-high 98 yards against Nevada and scored on a 27-yard pass in the second quarter ... Had two receptions for 20 yards against Buffalo ... Made one catch against Nebraska, a 13-yard grab in the second quarter ... Had a pair of receptions against Oklahoma State ... Caught four passes for 37 yards against Texas, including His third TD reception of the season ... Scored on an 18-yard catch in fourth quarter, his sixth career touchdown ... Had one catch against Colorado ... Recorded four receptions for 44 yards against Baylor and made three grabs for 41 yards against Kansas State ... Caught four passes for 74 yards against Iowa State, including a 25-yard reception in the third quarter and a 29-yard grab in the fourth quarter as the Tigers clinched their second consecutive Big 12 North Division title ... Caught two passes for 36 yards against Kansas ... Had two receptions against Oklahoma ... Showed during spring ball that he was determined to break out, as he had a very impressive camp, after which he was named as the team's most improved wide receiver ... Changed his jersey number to 4 this spring after wearing 8 the previous two seasons.
2007 SEASON Saw his numbers decrease from his freshman year, due to the plethora of weapons the Tigers had as part of their record-setting offensive attack in 2007 ... Was held in check in the opener against Illinois, catching one pass for six yards ... Had three grabs for 10 yards against Ole Miss ... Had two receptions for 11 yards against Western Michigan ... Caught two passes for 33 yards against Illinois State, extending his consecutive games with a reception streak to 17 ... Had the consecutive games with a catch streak halted vs. Nebraska ... Made an 18-yard reception against Oklahoma ... Recorded two grabs for 60 yards against Colorado ... His first catch against CU went for a season-long 45 yards and was his first grab in three games ... Made a catch for a gain of nine against Kansas State ... Caught one pass for five yards against Kansas.
2006 SEASON Mizzou's freshman of the year who came in as a true freshman and made a huge impact on the Tiger offense ... Named an honorable mention freshman All-American and to the Big 12's All-Freshman team by the Sporting News after leading all Big 12 freshmen with 37 catches for 429 yards and 3 TDs ... Was already a big part of the Tiger offense, but after the injury to star wideout Will Franklin, he stepped into Franklin's role as starter at the X-receiver position ... Responded nicely by catching 9 passes for 140 yards and 1 TD in the last 2 regular season games after Franklin went down, including a career-high 6 catches at Iowa State (59 yards), and 3 catches for a career-best 81 yards and 1 TD in the regular-season finale against Kansas ... Caught 1 pass for 16 yards in the Sun Bowl, and also lined up at QB for a few snaps, and he ran 3 times for 13 yards total on those plays ... Reported to summer workouts weighing 148 pounds, but worked hard in the weight room and put on enough weight to merit consideration for playing time, and sealed the deal with an outstanding fall camp that made it impossible for Tiger coaches to keep him off the field in 2006 ... Showed right away that the decision was a good one, as he caught 3 passes for 54 yards and his 1st career TD in the season opener against Murray State, with the TD coming from 35 yards out in the 4th quarter and was Chase Daniel's record-breaking 5th TD toss of the night ... Had a then-career high with 5 catches (for 40 yards) against Oklahoma ... Has recorded multiple grabs in all but 2 games on the season ... Had 4 catches for 48 yards at Texas A&M ... Added his 2nd score of the season on a middle screen vs. Colorado in MU's Big 12 opener (9 yards) ... Carried the ball 7 times this season, going for 55 yards, with a long of 18 (at Iowa State).
HIGH SCHOOL Speedy wideout who was a team captain and his team's offensive player of the year as a senior in 2005 ... Caught 32 passes for 540 yards and 13 TDs as a senior, after making 51 catches for 1,000 yards and 8 TDs as a junior ... Was a 1st-Team all-district performer as a junior ... Played on a team that won a state championship as a sophomore ... Also ran track for his school, and was a regional qualifier for the last two years ... Ran sprints and also high jumped 6-foot-6.
PERSONAL Son of David & Debra Bourgeios ... Chose Mizzou over schools that offered him, such as Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Houston and TCU, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Craig Kuligowski.