#7 Justin Welch
Hometown: Belton, Mo.
Major: Business management major with a minor in marketing
Played in all 15 games … finished with 22 tackles … had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 42-0 lead at Nebraska-Omaha (9/27) … had a season-best four tackles in two games … had four tackles, including one for loss vs. North Alabama (12/6)
Played in the final 13 games of the season ... finished with 11 tackles ... had two tackles in four games ... forced and recovered a fumble during a Hornet punt return in the fourth quarter at Emporia State (11/3) ... nabbed his first collegiate interception the following week vs. Missouri Southern (11/10)
Belton High School
Earned first-team all-state, all-Metro Sports, all-district, all-conference and all-Cass County honors … Placed on the all-metro second team … Graduated in 2006.
Son of Mike and Shelly Welch … born Oct. 16, 1987 ... Father played football at Washburn