Physical all-around athlete who should add size and depth to the Bears' defensive backfield.
High School: Three-year letterwinner as a wide receiver and defensive back at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis...Helped the Wildcats to an 8-3 record and a state playoff appearance as a senior in 2012...Responsible for 69 tackles, three interceptions and 53 solo stops in 2012 while snagging seven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown...Earned "Wildcat of the Year" honor as team's most valuable player last fall...Was also a two-time state qualifier in wrestling, bringing home a sixth-place finish in the Missouri Class 3 Wrestling Championships as a senior.
Personal: Christopher James Cacciarelli was born 4/4/94 in St. Louis, Mo. ...Son of Marc and Nancy Cacciarelli...Father wrestled collegiately at Gettysburg and served as an assistant wrestling coach at Missouri; Mother competed in swimming and diving at Missouri...Has two brothers...Oldest brother, Alex, plays football at Arkansas...Plans to pursue a degree in business.