A walk-on freshman with family ties to the MSU program as the son of former Bears' great Bobby Eden (1986-89) ... He looks to spend his freshman season learning the game at the college level and providing scout team assistance.
High School: Was a four-year starter and letterman at Strafford (Mo.) High for coach Tim Hester ... Played running back and linebacker for Strafford ... Was also a third baseman and shortstop for coach Kevin Roepke in baseball and a two-year letterman in track as a sprinter and relay specialist.
Personal: Gary Chandler Eden was born 7/10/91 in Springfield, Mo. ... He is the son of Bobby and Michele Eden of Strafford ... Has two brothers, Logan and Jacob ... Plans to major in Biomedical Sciences and follow in his father's footsteps as a physician's assistant.