All-MVFC Sophomore Safety Earns Team MVP and Media Player of the Year Laurels
A sensational athlete and fundamentally sound player, Cole proved this spring that he is ready to see plenty of playing time in 2013 ... He will push for a starting role at Sam (outside) linebacker ... Registered 7 tackles, 3 solo, and forced a fumble in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year by the coaching staff ... Earned Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for week of South Dakota (10/13/12) victory ... Also landed a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
High School: Was a Missouri Class 3 consensus all-state running back after he compiled 2,002 rushing yards on 225 carries for 33 touchdowns for the state champions at Logan-Rogersville High in 2011 ... Also caught 23 passes for 511 yards and another 10 scores for the Wildcats and Coach Doug Smith ... Logan-Rogersville was 14-1 his senior year ... Registered 102 total tackles, 7 for loss and a pair of interceptions as a senior at linebacker ... Rushed for 75 yards and had 5 tackles in the 2011 Show-Me Bowl win over John Burroughs in St. Louis ... Named MHSFCA Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 as well as Central Ozarks Co-Offensive Player of the Year and SWMFCA Offensive Player of the Year ... Was also all-conference, all-region, All-Ozarks and all-district at both RB and DB in 2011 ... Carried 210 times for 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior with 1,816 all-purpose yards and 20 scores ... Was a third-team all-state RB in 2010 as well as all-district, All-Ozarks, all-region and all-conference ... Played for four state playoff teams and three district championship teams and finished his career with 4,172 rushing yards and 61 ground touchdowns ... Also competed in math competitions in high school.
Personal: Dylan McKalob Cole was born 5/19/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Tacoma Bailey and Traci Cole of Rogersville, Mo. ... Has three siblings -- Devon, Daelyn and Danae ... Undecided on major.