Three-year letterman and fifth-year squad member who will challenge for time at center and on special teams while providing valuable leadership and 29 games of experience.
2009: Saw action in seven games behind starter Erik Dahl ... Did not start any games, but was instrumental in key situations and special teams ... Part of offensive line that helped Bears to 327.3 yards per game in total offense ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll.
2008: Started all 11 games at center ... Helped MSU to a top-50 national ranking in fewest sacks allowed (2.36) and 69th best rushing offense (130.0), despite injuries to primary rushers during the season ... Squad also averaged 312.9 yards in total offense.
2007: Played in 10 games behind three-year starter David Tillman to earn his first letter ... Team averaged 36.3 points and 414.3 yards per game.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State.
High School: Helped lead the Hawks of Hazelwood Central High to the Class 6 state finals as a senior in 2005 ... Was a four-year starter at offensive tackle ... Anchored offensive line for a team that averaged 27.2 points and 325 yards per game ... Named by St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of St. Louis' top-30 recruits ... Also lettered in track.
Personal: Brent Michael Chojnacki was born 9/21/87 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Steve and Barb Chojnacki of Florissant, Mo. ... Majoring in Physical Education (3.07 GPA) ... Has two brothers, Jeff and Ryan.