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Chris Willett 49
Chris Willett

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

High School:
Liberty

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
Tailback

Experience:
1L


  • 2009 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12

2010 SPRING OUTLOOK

Tough-minded in-state athlete who moves to the tailback position in 2010 after spending his first year in the program at the tight end spot ... Made his mark a year ago as part of the kickoff special teams units, serving as a upfield blocker to create lanes for the Tiger return men, while also being part of the kickoff coverage unit ... Is a likely candidate to continue his service in that capacity, but he also begins spring camp listed at No. 4 on the depth at the tailback spot, where he can serve as a physical ball carrier.

2009 SEASON

Lined up as a walk-on tight end for the Tigers, where he worked hard and showed the type of toughness that earned him a chance at playing on special teams ... Cracked the lineup for the kickoff return and coverage units, where he saw action in the final 11 games of the season ... Totaled 5 tackles on kickoff coverage units, including at Oklahoma State, where he made 2 stops on the night ... Also had single tackles in games against Baylor, Colorado and Furman ... Excelled in the classroom as well, as he earned 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for his efforts there.

HIGH SCHOOL

Was a two-way starter for Liberty, as well as a special teams standout ... Served as his team's captain during his senior season, and tallied eight total touchdowns scored combined during his junior and senior campaigns ... Displayed his prowess on special teams, where he blocked three punts as a junior, which led the team ... Also did a great job in the classroom, as he was awarded with several scholar-athlete awards during his prep days ... Was a three-sport letterwinner at Liberty, as he won awards in football, baseball and basketball ... Played on conference champion basketball teams in 2007 and 2008 ... High school coach - Pat Hansen.

PERSONAL

Parents - David & Brenna Willett ... Father played basketball at the University of Texas ... Plans to major in business management at Mizzou, with a goal of pursing his career in the business world ... Enjoy snow skiing and billiards in his downtime.