Few plays have had a bigger impact on the field this season than Holt 2019 running back Cole Mueller.
At 6’0, 175-pounds, Mueller combines speed, athleticism and a long running stride. He has been timed at 4.43 in the 40-yard dash and holds a 37-inch vertical jump.
“I’m more of a scat back, so I will try and make you miss or just out run you and my go-to move is the stiff arm,” Mueller said when asked about his running style.
After missing much of his freshman season with a broken collarbone, Mueller returned last season and was among the St. Louis area’s leading rushers as a sophomore. He put together some big games, including a school record 448 yards and eight touchdowns against Fort Zumwalt East.
This season, Mueller has rushed for 1,950 yards on 192 carries, a 10.2 yard per carry average, and has scored 27 touchdowns. Both numbers lead the St. Louis area this season.
“Things I’m working on are trying to get bigger and stronger so if I need to I can over defenders,” Mueller said.
Mueller says he began playing football in first game, starting out with the Wentzville Wildcats and later the Junior Indians. He says his dad has been the biggest influence on his football career to date.
“He has always been a coach and is always trying to make me better at any position I play,” Mueller says.
Mueller says he looks up to former Stanford standout Christian McCaffrey and while he doesn’t hold any offers just yet, he has heard from several college programs, most notably North Dakota.