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Monte Wyrick 71
Monte Wyrick

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Texarkana, Ark.

High School:
Arkansas

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 325

Position:
Offensive Lineman

Experience:
2L


  • Spring 2006 Team Most Improved Offensive Lineman

2007 OUTLOOK
Imposing physical presence on the line who will make the move permanently to right guard, after starting multiple games in 2006 at both left and right guard positions ... Is listed at No. 1 on the depth chart at right guard entering spring drills ... Has 28 career games played and 8 career starts under his belt entering the 2007 season ... First name is pronounced mon-TAY.

2006 SEASON
Big, strong lineman who was a mainstay in the trenches for the Tigers in his junior season ... Began the year at left guard, where he started the 1st 2 games of the year before moving over to the right side, where he alternated starts there with senior Mike Cook, starting 4 times in all at right guard ... Moved back to the left side, where he started the Sun Bowl contest against Oregon State, and helped MU roll to an MU bowl-record 561 yards of total offense ... Was a key contributor to a line that paved the way for the Mizzou offense to rank 8th nationally in total offense, at 425.62 ypg, and to post the nation's 10th-ranked passing offense, at 276.15 ypg ... MU's offensive line was one of the country's stingiest against the pass rush, as it ranked 24th in the NCAA in fewest QB sacks allowed, permitting just 1.46 per game ... Entered fall camp after a strong spring that saw him named the team's most improved offensive lineman.

2005 SEASON
Bounced back nicely from a season-ending knee injury a year ago to be a valuable 2nd-string guard ... Saw action in 11 games on the year, including the first start of his career, when he earned the honor for game #3 against Troy.

2004 SEASON
Played in the first 4 games of the season, and was on his way to being a solid contributor on the line, before having his season cut short due to a season-ending knee injury in practice.

2003 SEASON
Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
First-team all-state pick who was voted as the state's best class 5A lineman ... Rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the top offensive line prospect in Arkansas, and the No. 4 overall prospect out of the state (any position) ... High school coach - Denny Burdine.

PERSONAL
Son of Lenzy Wyrick & Myrdis Woodberry ... Has an interest in physical therapy ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Arkansas, Baylor, Arkansas State and New Mexico State, among others.

WYRICK CAREER STATISTICS
G-GS
2004 4-0
2005 11-1
2006 13-7
Totals 28-8