Gifted speedster with outstanding athleticism who looks primed to take over a starting role at wideout during his senior season … Will be looked at as one of the veterans in a young Tiger receiving corps having been with the program since 2011 … Spring notables: Caught a 12-yard TD pass to open up the scoring in the third spring scrimmage.
Played in 10 games, starting four … Caught three passes for 36 yards, averaging 12 yards per catch … Had a long of 26 yards at South Carolina (Sept. 27), which was a big play leading to a TD for the Tigers as they rallied to win the game, 21-20, despite being down 20-7 in the fourth quarter … Had a pair of catches for 10 yards in the season-opener against South Dakota State (Aug. 30).
Appeared in three games, marking the first game action in his Mizzou career … trotted on the field at Kentucky (Nov. 9), vs. Arkansas State (Sept. 28) and vs. Murray State (Aug. 31) … An outstanding student who was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight year.
Did not see action during his redshirt freshman season … showed his skills during spring ball, and he closed camp by catching a pass for a 20-yard gain during the Black & Gold Game … excelled in the classroom, and was named to the SEC 2012 Academic Honor Roll for his efforts there.
Enrolled early at Mizzou in January, and took part in 2011 spring camp, where he spent the spring getting acclimated to the Tiger program and college life in general … did a nice job during spring ball, and showed that he’s got considerable athletic skills to offer … took a redshirt to further develop in the Tiger program.
Ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect at any position in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com … was featured primarily as a wideout, catching 16 passes in 2010 for 257 yards and four touchdowns, after catching 17 passes for 376 yards and five scores during his junior season … is considered a receiver with great hands, who is tough with a strong frame and good speed … also ran 20 times as a junior for 180 yards and three touchdowns … also served as his team’s punter, and won all-state honors at the position by state coaches as a junior, while taking home all-district punter honors as a senior … also won all-district honors as a junior wide receiver … high school coach – Jason Wright.
Parents – Jim & Valerie Leftwich … plans to study nutritional sciences at Mizzou … lists hobbies as lifting weights and playing X-Box … chose Mizzou over Stanford, Illinois and Iowa among many others.