No. 4 North Dakota State scores 42 unanswered points to send MSU to fourth consecutive setback
No. 19 Jackrabbits score final 22 points to overcome 18-point deficit
No. 12 Penguins use strong defensive performance to hold off No. 23 Missouri State
Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play
Fourth-year squad member who started the last 9 games of 2013 at Mike (inside) linebacker ... Tallied 9 tackles in Maroon and White spring game (4/26/14) with a sack and a pair of solo stops.
2013: Earned 9 straight starts to close out his sophomore campaign ... Earned MSU Media Player of the Week honors for South Dakota (10/5/13) game, in which he had a key interception and a fumble recovery in Bears' first-ever trip to the Dakota Dome ... Registered 7 stops in win over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13) to go with a pair of pass break-ups ... Matched season-high with 7 tackles in finale against Northern Iowa (11/16/13) ... Notched 6 tackles, including career-best 5 solo stops in road win at Western Illinois (10/26/13) with a tackle for loss ... Was in on 4 tackles in Central Arkansas game (9/21/13) ... Finished 10th on the club in total stops (36) ... Registered 7 total tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), including a tackle for loss.
2012: Finished eighth on the team in tackles (41) and fifth in assisted tackles (35) ... Brought down 11 Murray State players, including 3 solo stops, in his home debut (9/15/12) and first career start ... Was in on 7 tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) with a fumble recovery ... Produced 7 total tackles at Indiana State (10/6/12) with his first interception ... Had a tackle for loss and 5 total stops in win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) and 4 tackles against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Redshirted his first campaign at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the Indiana State game (11/12/11).
High School: Tallied 125 tackles, forced 3 fumbles and recorded a pair of sacks as a senior for Coach John Roderique at Webb City (Mo.) High in 2010 ... Was a consensus all-state pick as a senior, helping the Cardinals to a combined 43-1 record over 3 years and MSHSAA Class 4 titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Squad also claimed three straight conference and district titles from 2008-10 ... Was Central Ozarks Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Named defensive MVP of the East-West "Grin Iron" Classic, played in Springfield ... Team was 15-0 in 2010, as he earned all-district and all-area honors ... Cardinals were 13-1 and reached state semifinals in 2009 as he claimed third-team all-state distinction as well as all-district and all-conference ... Was also part of a 15-0 team in 2008 ... High school teammate of fellow MSU player Maddy Johnson ... Also lettered as a forward on the basketball team and track sprinter at Webb City.
Personal: John Christian Hoffmann was born 10/13/92 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of John and Nancy Hoffmann of Joplin ... Has a sister, Lauren ... Majoring in Sales Managament.