Returning starter at left guard who brings a wealth of experience as a fifth-year squad member ... After a solid spring, he is the favorite to once again earn the starting job at LG.
2012: Was the Bears' starter at left guard all 11 games ... Carried out a 98 percent assignment grade and 76 percent overall grade for his junior season ... Tallied 32 knockdown blocks ... Earned 2012 Academic All-MVC honorable mention distinction ... Was part of an MSU offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks this season and averaged 327.5 yards per game.
2011: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Recorded his first career tackle in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester and became a three-time MVFC Honor Roll selection in 2011.
2010: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... Graded out at 73 percent for the season ... Was part of a seven-man line rotation that helped build the Bears into the 13th-best offense in the nation (425.45) and 11th-best rushing attack (214.18) ... Earned a number of academic awards, including the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll.
2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the 9/19/09 home win over Murray State ... Named to MVFC Honor Roll for 2009-10.
High School: A four-year starter at left guard and defensive tackle for Coach Craig Collins at Timberland High in Wentzville, Mo. ... Was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top 20 players list after helping the Wolves to a 10-1 record and Class 5 district title in 2008 ... Team won back-to-back league titles and made back-to-back playoff appearances, including quarterfinals in 2007... Was a two-time all-Gateway Conference pick and earned Class 5 All-State and second-team Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors ... Was a standout shot and discus thrower.
Personal: Kurt Allen Kutter was born 6/29/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Scott Kutter of Kansas City, Mo., and Carol Kutter of Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Kyle and Cody ... Majoring in Civil Engineering.