More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction
Talented young receiver who will challenge for a starting spot this fall ... Had a great spring, including 2 receptions for 21 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, including one start ... Finished with 10 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown ... Had best outing against SIU (9/22/12) with 3 receptions for 42 yards, including a season-long 30 yarder in his only start ... Tallied 2 catches in win over South Dakota (10/13/12), including his first career TD -- a 25-yarder ... Also had 2 receptions at South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Earned MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction during fall 2012 semester ... Posted 4 receptions for 30 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Redshirted his freshman season at MSU ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week (10/15/11) for North Dakota State ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll and MVFC Honor Roll for fall 2011 semester.
High School: Collected 14 receptions for 330 yards and 5 touchdowns as a senior for the Nixa (Mo.) High Eagles ... Coach Richard Rehagen's team went 6-5 in 2010 and advanced to the state playoffs for the second time in as many years ... Averaged 29.0 yards per kickoff return and 10.1 yards per punt return ... As a junior, he had 33 catches for 640 yards and 6 touchdowns ... He also notched 700 yards in returns as a kick and punt return specialist in 2009 and recorded 3 picks in the defensive secondary ... Team was 9-4 in 2009 ... Voted all-district and all-conference as a junior and senior while earning all-state distinction as a senior defensive back ... Was also a standout second baseman for the Nixa baseball squad.
Personal: Eric Matthew Christophel was born 6/16/93 in Pocatello, Idaho ... Son of MSU Offensive Coordinator Rob Christophel and Paula Christophel of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a brother, Tyler ... Majoring in Advertising and Promotion.