MSU Looks to End 2012 Season on a High Note Against Panthers
Chiles Leads Cast of Valley Football Academic Honorees
153 Honored at 2nd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
193 Named to AD Honor Roll for Fall Semester
Experienced lineman who will push for time at right guard in his fourth season at MSU.
2013: Saw action in two games during his redshirt sophomore campaign, including a stint against eventual FCS national champion North Dakota State (10/12/13) ... Also earned time in Bears' convincing win over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13).
2012: An early-season concussion forced him to miss most of his redshirt freshman season ... He did not appear in any games in 2012.
2011: Injured during his freshman season at MSU and redshirted in his first campaign in Springfield ... Named to MVFC and MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in spring 2012.
High School: Was a two-year starter and letterman for Coach Kevin Tippet at North Scott High in Eldridge, Iowa ... Earned Iowa Class 4A All-State honors by Iowa Newspaper Association, Des Moines Register and Iowa Preps as well as Quad City Times All-Metro ... Team averaged 348 yards per game in total offense his senior year and won first-ever playoff game, while averaging 35.5 points ... Helped Lancers to a 9-2 overall record and 8-1 record in the Mississippi Athletic Conference (MAC) as a senior in 2010 ... Earned all-conference honors in 2010 and was picked to play in the Iowa Shrine Bowl ... Was also a standout heavyweight wrestler in high school, going 24-5 as a senior and 19-4 as a junior and finishing third in districts both years ... Tied national record for fastest fall with a four-second pin his senior season ... Two-year letterman in track and field as a shot putter.
Personal: Jake William Arthur was born 2/16/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Bill and Lynn Arthur of Eldridge, Iowa ... Has a sister, Paige, a former MSU soccer player ... Both his parents are Missouri State alumni with Bill playing football and Lynn running track ... Majoring in Agricultural Marketing and Sales.