View Full Version : Congrats to Kurtis Gregory, 1st Santa Fe Chief to sign NLI for Div 1 school

02-03-2005, 08:00 AM
As an Santa Fe High School Alum, congrats to Kurtis, make us proud. And in the process kick some Big XXII butt..

Fr., OL/DL, 6-6, 300, Blackburn, Mo. (Santa Fe High School)
A standout two-way lineman for Class 2 school Santa Fe, who could play collegiately on either side of the ball ... Offensively, could play either tackle or guard, as he has the size, quickness and skills to play most anywhere ... Ranked as the No. 41 defensive tackle prospect in the nation, according to Rivals.com, and as the No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Missouri for 2005 ... Has strong footwork skills on the offensive line, and helped lead his school to a runner-up finish in Class 2 in both 2003 and 2004 ... Santa Fe won conference championships every year but his sophomore season in 2002 ... Displayed his athleticism by playing on Santa Fe's kickoff teams ... Earned all-state honors three times offensively, and twice defensively ... Was also a 1st-Team all-conference selection on offense three times, and defensively two times ... Defensively, had 88 tackles as a senior, including 33 tackles for loss and 12 QB sacks ... Had 71 stops as a junior, adding 12 QB sacks, as well ... Named the KMZU Dream Team Defensive Player of the Year in both 2003 and 2004 ... Is the first Division I player to come from Santa Fe High School ... Is also a standout on the track for his school, as he has finished 5th in the state in the shot put (2004), and 7th and 8th in the discus (2003 and 2004, respectively) ... Amazingly, despite his size, also run on his team's 4x100 relay team that won district and qualified for the state championships in 2004 ... High school coach - Bill Fox & Jarrod Borland ... Son of Roger & Ruth Gregory ... Full name - Kurtis Nathaniel Gregory ... Birthdate - Aug. 7, 1986 ... Chose MU over Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska, among others ... Lists hobbies as hunting, fishing, farm work and trap shooting ... Plans to study agricultural economics or management at Mizzou.