Talented young lineman that boasts a tremendously high ceiling as a player … Can contribue at multiple spots along the offensive line … Lined up with the No. 2s at center behind Evan Boehm during spring camp and enters the fall at that same spot.
Did not see action during the 2014 regular season.
Took a redshirt in his first year in the Tiger program.
Considered the No. 15 center prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 18 by ESPN.com … played at both left tackle and center for St. Louis University High School and head coach Gary Kornfeld … ranked 17th overall in the state of Missouri’s class of 2013 by Rivals.com … selected first team All-State by the Associated Press … earned first team All-Metro honors from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch … was an all-conference selection at tackle as a senior in 2012 … represented Team USA in the IFAF World Championships alongside fellow signees Chase Abbington and Eric Beisel.
Parents – Douglas and Julie Abeln … academic all-state pick in his final high school season … also participated in wrestling and volleyball as a senior … mother, Julie, was Truman the Tiger while a student at Mizzou … has wanted to attend Mizzou since childhood.