Experienced lineman who will push for time at right tackle during his third season at MSU.
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 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.