Missouri State logs first shutout since 2010 before school-record crowd in first home game at newly-renovated Robert W. Plaster Stadium
Allen, Bears discuss home-opening win
Looks to be a key contributor at left end on a young MSU defensive line ... Had a tackle in the Maroon and White spring game (4/26/14).
2013: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for home wins over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13) and No. 15 South Dakota State (10/19/13).
High School: Eaed Class 5 first-team all-state as well as first-team all-district 9 honors for Coach Jeff Wallace in 2012 ... Helped St. Joseph (Mo.) Central to back-to-back 6-5 seasons in 2011 and 2012 ... Earned St. Joseph News-Press All-City honors and all-conference honors ... Had 57 tackles and 5 TFLs in 2012 after recording 53 tackles as a junior ... Has a 26-inch vertical and recorded a 4.9 time in the 40 to earn MVP honors at both the Missouri Football Camp and the Shuman Combine in the summer of 2012 ... Also competed in varsity track and wrestling.
Personal: Cecil Lee Bratton III was born 3/27/95 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Cecil Jr. and Stacey Bratton of St. Joseph, Mo. ... Has three sisters, Alexandria, Shelby and Jordan ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.