Explosive wideout with big-play ability who will look to bring that longball threat to the Tiger offense for one last season ... Opens camp lined up at the Z-receiver position, where he is listed at No. 1 on the depth chart ... Started all 12 games a year ago, with six starts coming at the Z-receiver spot, and the final six coming at the X-receiver position ... Enters the season with 50 career catches for 842 yards and 5 touchdowns, and needs just 158 more yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark.
His 853-yards receiving for the year led Mizzou, rank fifth in the SEC and 63rd in the nation ... had an acrobatic five-yard TD grab, which was his 10th TD of the 2013 campaign, in the win vs. Texas A&M ... his 10 receiving TDs placed him T-3rd in the conference, and T-18th in the NCAA ... had a 96-yard TD catch vs. South Carolina for the second-longest Mizzou play from scrimmage all-time, only trailing a 98-yard pass back in 1976 ... produced one of the best games in his career, as the Tigers took down No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12) with personal bests in catches (seven), yards (115), and touchdowns (two) ... notched his first career two-TD catch game in his three-catch, 86- yard game at Vanderbilt (Oct. 5), including a 42-yard season-long score.
Started all 12 games and contributed with 25 receptions for 443 yards and two touchdowns ... His yardage total was second-most on the team, as was his per-catch average of 17.7 yards ... Showed big-play ability by getting free for touchdowns of 74 yards at Texas A&M and 69 yards against Georgia ... Earned his first career start against SELA to open the season ... Caught two passes against Georgia, highlighted by a 69-yard strike from James Franklin ... At the time, the completion was the longest for the Tigers since 2009 .. Caught three passes for 34 yards in the Arizona State game ... Hauled in two passes for 19 yards against Central Florida ... Earned a start against Vanderbilt but did not catch a pass ... Led the Tigers with four catches for 72 yards, including a long of 29 yards against Alabama ... Had one catch for seven yards in the Tigers' 33-10 homecoming win over Kentucky ... Posted two catches for 23 yards, including a long of 14 yards in the Tigers' 14-7 loss at Florida ... Made a season-high five receptions against Syracuse for 76 yards.
Was a steady producer throughout the year and ended with 20 catches for 364 yards and 3 TDs ... Played in his hometown of Shreveport, La. in the Independence Bowl, and delighted his family and friends by making 3 receptions for 47 yards ... Brought in three passes for 39 yards in Mizzou's loss to Arizona State ... one of those three receptions was a 25-yard touchdown for the first score of his collegiate career ... hauled in three receptions for 61 yards against Western Illinois, including a long of 30 yards ... caught just one pass against Oklahoma, but it was a big one, bringing in a 45-yard touchdown that put Mizzou up 14-3 in the first quarter ... caught two passes for 70 yards against Iowa State, including a long of 41 yards on a 3rd-and-4 late in the first half which set up a Tiger field goal ... had one catch against Texas Tech but he netted 36 yards on the play, helping set up a field goal at the end of the first half.
Saw action in 12 games, and made five receptions for a total of 35 yards ... First career catch came against Illinois ... Finished with two receptions in the win over the Illini ... Had a career day with four catches against McNeese State, for 24 yards.
Was able to preserve a redshirt to further develop physically with MU's renowned strength and conditioning program.
Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 51 overall prospect (any position) out of the state of Louisiana ... Emerged late in his high school career on the recruiting scene ... Won First-Team All-District honors as a senior in 2008 after he caught 53 passes for 1,064 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense, while grabbing four interceptions on defense as a team captain ... Had one massive game where he caught six passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns, which earned him statewide player of the week honors ... Was named the offensive MVP at the inaugural Sportsman's Paradise All-Star Game in Louisiana played in January ... Took home All-District honors as a defensive back in 2007 as he grabbed seven interceptions during his junior season ... High school coach - Stephen Dennis.
Has excelled despite having lost both of his parents ... Is one of four boys in the family (he's the second youngest) who live together taking care of each other ... Is majoring in psychology ... Lists hobbies as basketball, talking about football with his family and friends, and playing catch with his younger brother ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Minnesota, Louisiana Tech and Tulsa, among others ... Says that the feel he developed with the Tiger coaches.
- The ninth-ranked Missouri Tigers (8-1, 4-1 SEC) re-discovered their rhythm in a 31-3 win over the Tennessee Volunteers (4-5, 1-4) on Saturday. For the first time in his three games as starter, Missouri's Maty Mauk was the more experienced quarterback on the field. The Tigers' defense pressured Tennessee freshman quarterback Joshua Dobbs throughout the game in the first start of his career. Dobbs turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions.
Dobbs finished 26 of 42 for 240 yards and led the Volunteers with 45 yards rushing. After struggling against South Carolina, Mauk rebounded in a solid, albeit erratic, performance. He threw three first-half touchdown passes to help stake the Tigers a 24-3 halftime lead. Mauk completed 12 of 25 passes for 163 yards, the second straight game he finished with a completion percentage under 50 percent.
Mauk didn't reign in his scrambling ability, however, which helped Missouri's offense move down the field after stalling a week ago. Mauk ran for 114 yards on 13 carries, becoming the first Missouri quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since James Franklin in the 2011 Independence Bowl. Mauk's three touchdown passes went to three different receivers. Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 9-yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter, and touchdowns of 26 and 40 yards to L'Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas were broken up by a 51-yard field goal by Tennessee's Michael Palardy. - The Sports Xchange