Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play
After a productive redshirt campaign in 2011, Hoffman is expected to play behind Andrew Beisel at Mac linebacker this fall and gain experience at a key position ... 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 freshman 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 ... Undecided on college major.