February National Signing Period for football, soccer, field hockey and track
2015: Started first 10 games of his junior season with two games at left guard and the next eight at center … Earned All-MFC honorable mention accolades his junior season … Started the first 10 games of season on the Bears’ offensive line, including the last 8 at center, before an injury ended his campaign … Recorded a 97 percent assignment grade and 52 knockdown blocks as the stabilizing veteran force in the middle of the MSU line.
2014: Played 11 games with 4 starts at left guard his sophomore season ... Helped lead the way for an offensive unit that averaged 180.7 ground yards per game which ranked 4th in the MVFC and 42nd nationally.
2013: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2013 ... Made key contributions for an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (9) and produced second-most rushing yards (1,484) of any MVFC school in league games ... Named to AD Honor Roll in spring.
2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for game at Northern Iowa (11/17/12) ... A December 2011 high school graduate, Shantz enrolled at MSU in the spring of 2012 and participated in spring workouts for the Bears ... Made the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester.
High School: Three-year starter at guard and center for Coach Joel Heman at Glendale High in Springfield ... Led team to an 8-2 overall record, district title (5-0) and Ozark Conference runner-up (6-1) finish in 2011 as a standout center ... Was a second-team Class 5 all-state pick as a senior as well as all-conference, all-district and All-Ozarks honoree.
Personal: Clayton Riley Shantz was born 7/4/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Joe and Debbie Shantz of Springfield ... Has a brother, Ben ... His father, Joe, played football at Arkansas ... Majoring in Graduate Studies.