Bears 2015 Football Preview: Tight Ends-Special Teams
157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction
More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester
Has handled long-snapping duties for the Bears the last three seasons and enters his senior year with intents of holding his spot ... Provided Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15) support on 4 extra points, 2 field goals and 13 punts..
2013: Was Missouri State’s primary long snapper for all 12 games and exclusive snapper for punts ... Figured in a pair of special teams tackles with a solo stop at Northwestern State (8/28/14) and a key assisted tackle in win at Central Arkansas (9/20/14) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2015 semester.
2013: Provided support in all 12 games as a sophomore with primary long-snapping duties in all punt situations ... Was in on a special teams tackle at Iowa (9/7/13) ... Earned his second varsity letter.
2012: Stepped in immediately as a true freshman and started all 11 games at long snapper ... Posted an assisted tackle at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) for his only stop of the season ... Earned a spot on the MVFC and MSU AD's Honor Roll both semesters.
High School: Was a three-year starter at long snapper for Coach Rich Rehagan at Nixa (Mo.) High and was a starter on the offensive line as a senior ... Helped lead Eagles to a 10-2 record, district title and a state playoff berth in 2011 ... He earned honorable mention all-conference distinction as a senior and was named NHS Special Teams MVP ... Attended Kohl's national showcase events before his junior and senior seasons, placing second at the Texas event in 2010 and 7th at the Orlando event in 2010 ... Was ranked 11th nationally at the 2011 Kohl's Scholarship Showcase Camp.
Personal: Colby Mace Wickwar was born 1/2/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Phil and Lisa Wickwar of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a step brother, Nate, and step sister, Abby ... Father played football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. ... Majoring in Physical Education.