Harris Throws for 261 yards; Cooper-Falls Scores 3 Touchdowns
Athletic, strong and speedy newcomer who has great promise for the Bears' future ... Will work this fall to adjust to the Missouri State offense and work his way up the depth chart at receiver.
High School: A Missouri Class 4 all-state selection as a senior, Hoover accounted for 26 touchdowns in 2011 for Coach Jimmy Tucker at Grain Valley (Mo.) High ... Pulled in 15 touchdown receptions as a senior ... Also accounted for 1,600 all-purpose yards, including 11 rushing touchdowns ... Named second-team all-state as a senior by the AP and third team by the coaches ... Also claimed all-conference, all-area and all-metro honors along with KMZU Dream Team distinction as a senior ... Posted a 94-yard TD reception as a senior ... Was also all-conference and all-area as a junior and was part of a state playoff team in 2009 ... Finished his career with 108 receptions and 38 touchdowns ... Was an all-state wrestler, finishing third in the Class 2 state tournament as a junior (31-12) and fifth as a senior (41-8) ... Was also sixth in Class 3 in the 110 high hurdles as a junior and 13th in the 300 intermediate hurdles as a senior.
Personal: Zachary Lynn Hoover was born 10/13/93 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Son of Dan and Lynette Hoover of Grain Valley, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Tanner and Bryan, and two sisters, Madelynn and Kaylynn ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.