Four-year squad member and two-year letterman will be the dean of this year's receivers while pushing for a starting position ... 2008: Finished fifth on the squad in receptions (15) and reception yards (189) with catches in eight different games ... Caught three passes for 26 yards in season opener vs. Washburn (9/4/08) ... Pulled in 3 catches for 43 yards vs. SIU (10/25/08) and matched that performance in season finale win at Indiana State (11/22/08) ... Had 3 receptions of 25 yards or more ... Earned MVFC All-Academic Honorable Mention laurels ... 2007: Was ninth on the squad in receptions with ... Had season-high 3 catches against Illinois State (10/6/07) and a career-long 46-yard catch in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Posted 3 assisted tackles, including two vs. UNI (11/3/07) to earn MSU Special Teams Player of the Week ... 2006: Played in four games and had 1 carry for 7 yards vs. Western Kentucky (10/14/06) ... Named to MVFC All-Academic Second Team ... 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State ... High School: Was an all-state defensive back and quarterback for Coach David Williams at Mountain Grove High ... Passed for 1,908 yards and 25 TD's and collected 2,518 yards total offense as an all-district, all-Ozarks and all Southwest Missouri standout his senior year with 119 tackles ... Team finished 10-3 in 2004 with a league co-championship and third straight district title ... Also kicked and punted, earning all-state as a kicker as a junior ... Earned 12 total letters in football, basketball, golf and track ... Personal: Jared Dean Emery was born 10/27/86 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Randall Emery and Jeannie Looper of Mountain Grove, Mo. ... Majoring in Microbiology and Biotechnology (3.74) .... Has a sister, Beth.