Fifth-year senior outside linebacker who may be poised for a breakout campaign after a solid spring ... Former Missouri State All-American tight end Clay Harbor calls Hurt the "toughest player (on the Bears' defense) to block."
2009: Played in all 11 games and was a regular contributor on defense and special teams ... Finished the season with 10 tackles, including four stops in the home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) ... Also notched two tackles against No. 1 Southern Illinois in season finale in Carbondale (11/14/09) ... Ended the season with six tackles over a two-game span ... His six solo tackles ranked 15th on the team.
2008: Played eight games as a sophomore and recorded 18 tackles ... His 14 solo stops were 10th on the team ... Recorded five solo stops at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) ... Had season-high six tackles, including three solos, in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Had three other games with two tackles.
2007: Collected 13 total tackles, including six solo stops in nine games played ... Tallied four tackles in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week after home win over Illinois State (10/6/07) and MSU Defensive Scout Team POW for Western Illinois game (10/13/07) ... Also had three tackles in win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07) and at Youngstown State (9/29/07).
2006: Redshirted his first year at MSU.
High School: Was a two-time all-Missouri River Valley Conference pick for coach Jeff Wallace at Boonville (Mo.) High ... Was an all-district linebacker for the Pirates in 2005 while being named to the KMZU Dream Team and earning an Old Spice Red Zone nomination ... Also earned team's Offensive MVP Award at running back.
Personal: Kolby Andrew Hurt was born 1/20/88 in Columbia, Mo. ... Son of Henry Hurt and Marie Perry of Boonville, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology ... Has two sisters, Karaunda and Kistina, and a brother, Kelvon.