More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester
After serving as the Bears' primary long snapper in 2012, Wickwar looks to retain his starting role as a true sophomore this fall.
2012: Stepped in immediately as a true freshman and started all 11 games at long snapper ... Posted an assisted tackle at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) for his only stop of the season ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.
High School: Was a three-year starter at long snapper for Coach Rich Rehagan at Nixa (Mo.) High and was a starter on the offensive line as a senior ... Helped lead Eagles to a 10-2 record, district title and a state playoff berth in 2011 ... He earned honorable mention all-conference distinction as a senior and was named NHS Special Teams MVP ... Attended Kohl's national showcase events before his junior and senior seasons, placing second at the Texas event in 2010 and 7th at the Orlando event in 2010 ... Was ranked 11th nationally at the 2011 Kohl's Scholarship Showcase Camp.
Personal: Colby Mace Wickwar was born 1/2/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Phil and Lisa Wickwar of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a step brother, Nate, and step sister, Abby ... Father played football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. ... Majoring in Kinesiology.