Drew Temple
Drew Temple


Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Rockhurst High

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195



 Potential feature back who was one of Missouri's top high school prospects in the class of 2008 ... Brings speed, power and depth to the top of the Missouri State running back rotation.

Kansas: Spent the 2009-10 academic year at the University in Kansas in Lawrence ... Elected not to play football for the Jayhawks before transferring to Missouri State in the summer of 2010.

Missouri: Signed out of high school with coach Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers ... Redshirted during his true freshman season in 2008 during which the team went 10-4, including an overtime win in the Alamo Bowl ... Was completely out of football during the 2009 season.

High School: Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 7 overall player in the state of Missouri (any position) after his senior season at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City in 2007 ... Helped lead coach Tony Severino's Hawklets to a perfect 13-0 season and Missouri Class 6 state title as a senior ... Rushed for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 63-yard TD scamper, in the 2007 Show-Me Bowl in St. Louis, a 28-9 win over Mehlville ... Finished senior campaign as a consensus first-team all-state running back with 1,500 rushing yards on 183 carries with 22 touchdowns and an 8.2-yard rushing average ... Broke school record with a 28-1yard rushing effort his senior season on just 18 carries ... Also named to Kansas City Star All-Metro squad ... Missed most of his junior season due to an injury ... Tallied over 500 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore while helping Rockhurst reach the Class 6 semifinals ... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 31 running back in the nation his senior year ... Named to Midlands All-Region team by SuperPrep Magazine ... Hawklets were a combined 47-4 in his four seasons ... ESPN.com noted Temple's ability to run harder than his listed measurables and is a well-rounded prospect.

Personal: Drew Leland Temple was born 1/12/90 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Tony and Diana Temple of Kansas City ... Plans to major in Business ... Younger brother of former Missouri standout Tony Temple ... Was recruited out of high school by Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Boston College, Kansas State and Iowa ... Plans to own his own business after college.

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