Eric Christophel
Eric  Christophel


Nixa, Mo.

High School:
Nixa High

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 179




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After earning 4 starts last year, Christophel is poised for a breakout junior campaign ... Had 5 receptions for 65 yards in the spring scrimmage series, including a touchdown and 23 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/26/14).

2013: Played all 12 games as a sophomore, including 4 starts ... Snagged 29 receptions for 289 yards -- both third on the team ... Had 6 multiple-reception games, including 7 catches for 69 yards at Murray State (9/14/13) and 6 receptions for 42 yards at home against Central Arkansas (9/21/13) ... Logged 5 receptions for 32 yards at top-ranked North Dakota State (10/12/13) ... Scored his only TD of the season in the home win over Indiana State (11/2/13) -- a 28-yard pass from Kierra Harris ... Posted career-best 73 yards on 4 receptions in win at Southern Illinois (11/9/13) with a career-long reception of 40 yards against the Salukis ... Was 8th on the team in all-purpose yards (284) ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2014 semester ... 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.

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