Aggresive linebacker with a great motor and a nose for the football who played as the No. 2 at middle linebacker during spring camp … A hard hitter who can be effective against both the run and the pass, he reads plays well and has great instincts … Saw action on special teams last season and should see more time on defense in 2015 as he is listed as the No. 3 at the middle linebacker spot.
Played in 13 games for the Tigers in 2014 … Made 19 tackles on the season (four solo, 15 assists), including 0.5 TFLs … Opened the season with three tackles against South Dakota State and notched his first career TFL in the win … Matched a career-high with four tackles against Georgia and at Florida (1 solo, 3 assists in each) … Plays a big role on kickoff coverage unit, as he’s recorded three tackles as part of that duty.
Redshirted in his first season in the Mizzou program.
A top in-state defensive product for Mizzou, ranked No. 4 overall in Missouri’s class of 2013 by ESPN.com and No. 9 by Rivals.com … a two-time Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters and Missouri Football Coaches Association first team All-State pick at linebacker after stellar junior and senior seasons for Rockwood Summit High School and head coach Mike Bellers … totaled 79 tackles in only six games in 2012, also recording two interceptions … set school-record for single-game tackles with 24 … ranked third in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s “Super 30” list of area recruits … considered the No. 45 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com … represented Team USA at the IFAF World Championships with fellow signees Chase Abbington and Alec Abeln … took first team all-conference and all-district honors as a senior … had back-to-back seasons of more than 100 tackles as a sophomore and junior, notching 116 and 100, respectively.
Parents – David and Cathy Beisel … participated in baseball for the Falcons, helping the squad to the 2012 Class 4 State Championship … chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Nebraska and Arizona State, among others … cited Mizzou’s beautiful campus and goal-oriented football program as reasons for choosing to be a Tiger.