Transfer from the University of Missouri, Columbia who will transition from defensive line to tight end ... Should help address depth issues at TE for the Bears this fall behind starter Matt Thayer.
Missouri: Spent 2010 in Gary Pinkel's program at the University of Missouri, Columbia, primarily as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman ... Part of a 10-3 effort that culminated in a trip to the Texas Bowl ... Tigers were 6-2 in the Big 12 North his sophomore season to win division title.
St. Charles CC: Spent two years after high school at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Mo. ... Did not play any sports at SCC, but earned honor roll distinction.
High School: Four-year starter for Coach Leroy Shumaker at Fort Zumwalt North High in O'Fallon, Mo., at outside linebacker and tight end ... Team was 8-3 his senior year and 5-6 his junior year with a pair of playoff appearances ... Earned All-GAC honors as a senior in 2007 at linebacker for team that won GAC North title ... Was also a four-year starter on the Panthers' baseball team as a first baseman ... Part of 2005 and 2008 GAC baseball championship squad.
Personal: Tim Struckhoff was born 10/5/89 in St. Ann, Mo. ... Son of Dan and Claire Struckhoff of Wentzville, Mo. ... Has a brother, Tyler ... Plans to major in Criminology.