2012 Spring Camp Gets Underway as Tigers Prepare for SEC
2009 - 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12
Veteran cornerback who can play a number of roles for the defense ... Begins spring ball listed at No. 2 on the depth behind returning starter E.J. Gaines...
Continued his solid contributions to the program, as he had a career-high 21 tackles in 13 games, adding a pair of pass break ups ... Made a tackle and broke up a pass in MU's bowl win over North Carolina ... Posted two tackles against Miami (Ohio), one solo and one assisted ... recorded his first career start at Arizona State ... picked up three assisted tackles against Western Illinois while also recording his first career interception ... had a season-best six tackles, five solo, in Mizzou's contest at Oklahoma ... had two tackles, including a tackle for loss, in Mizzou's game at Kansas State, broke up a pass, assisted on a tackle for loss and totaled two tackles against Iowa State ... finished the OSU game with three tackles...
Played in all 13 games and made five tackles ... Recorded a tackle in each of the first two games of the year (vs. Illinois and McNeese State) ... Had a stop in back-to-back games vs. Miami (Ohio) and Colorado ... Added a tackle in the win over Kansas State.
Saw action in 13 games on the season, and his snaps increased toward the latter part of the season ... Ended with 15 tackles and four pass break ups, the latter number which ranked as third-best on the team ... Tallied a career-high four tackles each in games against Texas and Baylor, and also made two stops in MU's epic win over rival Kansas ... Got free for his first career sack at Colorado, and he forced a fumble on the play, which was recovered by the Tigers.
Redshirted in his first year in the program.
One of the top players in the state of Missouri who was an early commit ... Ranked by Rivals as the state's No. 8 player at any position, and as the No. 40-ranked cornerback prospect in the nation ... ESPN.com listed him as the nation's No. 45 cornerback prospect ... Earned First-Team All-State recognition as a senior cornerback in 2007 for his season which included 24 tackles, 12 pass break ups, five INTs and one forced fumble ... Had 40 tackles as a junior, with 11 pass breakups, while rushing for 250 yards and averaging 30 yards per kickoff return ... Played on DeSmet's 2005 Class 6 State Championship team ... High school coach - Pat Mahoney.
Parents - Robert & Phyllis Steeples ... Chose Mizzou over Northwestern, Kansas State and Iowa, among others ... Is majoring in management in MU's renowned College of Business.