The Tigers held their weekly press conference on Monday, Sept. 17
Tigers set to open 2012 vs. FCS Lions Saturday night
Tigers Break Camp, Prepare for Sept. 1 Opener
Defense Keeps Black Jerseys Thanks to 18-4 Win
Receiver with big play potential who will look to continue his development for a deep and talented group of receivers ... Opens camp listed as No. 2 on the depth chart at the X-receiver position ... (First name is pronounced roe-LAND-iss).
Saw action in five games during the season, and made one catch for 16 yards against Western Illinois...
Saw most extensive action of his young career, playing in all 13 games and making one start ... Made a start in the Insight Bowl game versus Iowa ... Had one reception for nine yards against McNeese State ... Added a five-yard grab in the win over San Diego State ... Had a six-yard reception vs. Nebraska ... Made a great catch on a 51-yard reception, a career long, in the win over Kansas State ... Had a 26-yard catch vs. Iowa State, providing a new deep-threat target for the Tigers.
Worked his way into the playing rotation, and gained more and more snaps during the course of the year while playing in eight games total ... Ended up with five receptions for 26 yards in total, with four of the grabs coming in the final three games of the season ... Had two catches for 10 yards against Iowa State, and caught single passes against Kansas and against Navy in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... Made his first collegiate reception in game No. 2 against Furman, which went for five yards.
Redshirted in his first year in the Tiger program ... A two-time winner of the offensive Back-Up Player of the Week, for his efforts in practice prior to games against Nevada and Colorado.
Originally part of Mizzou's 2007 recruiting class who re-signed as part of the 2008 class after taking a brief detour to Cincinnati's Harmony Prep School, where he starred as a wide receiver ... Was a teammate at Harmony with fellow 2008 class signee George White ... Was rated by Rivals as the nation's No. 28 prep school prospect at any position ... Named a prep school All-American by PrepStar ... In 2007, was rated by Rivals as the No. 9 overall prospect (any position) in the state of Missouri for 2007, and as the No. 69 wide receiver in the nation ... As a senior in 2006, caught 30 passes for 800 yards and 13 TDs, while adding 71 tackles, three INTs and two QB sacks on defense ... Won First-Team All-State honors as a senior wideout, and also took home First-Team All-Conference mention as a wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner ... As a junior in 2005, caught 15 passes for 404 yards (a whopping 26.9 avg.) and 10 TDs, and also averaged 25.8 yards per kickoff return ... As a sophomore, he played primarily as a defensive back, and registered 101 tackles and grabbed nine INTs on the year while earning First-Team All-Conference mention on defense ... High school coach - Mike Bellers.
Prep school coach - David Pool ... Son of Rolanda Woodland ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, UCLA, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan State and Illinois, among others.
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