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2012 Media Guide - Community

MINNESOTA FOOTBALL

2012 Spring Football I Media & Records Book

QUICK FACTS

Quick Facts 2

Future Schedules 3

Rosters 4-5

Squad Breakdown 6

Gopher Profiles 8-46

Newcomer Profiles 47-52

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Jerry Kill 53-55

Assistant Coaches 56-65

Support Staff 66-70

2011 REVIEW

2011 Statistics 72-77

2011 Highs & Lows 78

2011 Longest Plays 79

The Last Time 80-81

2011 Game Recaps 82-88

RECORDS

Rushing Records 89-94

Passing Records 95-99

Receiving Records 100-104

Total Offense Records 105-106

All-Purpose Records 107-109

Defensive Records 110-112

Interception Records 113-114

Punt Return Records 115-116

Kickoff Return Records 117-118

Punting Records 119-120

Scoring Records 121-123

Longest Plays 124

Miscellaneous Records 125

Team Records 126-128

Opponent Records 128

Attendance Records 129

Stadium History 130-131

Season-By-Season Statistics 132-133

Year-By-Year Results 134-135

All-Time Opponents 136-142

HISTORY

1934 National Champions 143

1935 National Champions 144

1936 National Champions 145

1940 National Champions 146

1941 National Champions 147

1960 National Champions 148

Little Brown Jug 149

Floyd of Rosedale 150

Paul Bunyan’s Axe 151

Governor’s Victory Bell 152

Retired Numbers 153

n Table of Contents

All-Time Letterwinners 154-160

All-Time Captains 161

All-Time Numbers 162-170

Academic Awards 171

Pro Football Hall of Fame 172

College Football Hall of Fame 173

All-Americans 174-175

Team Awards 176-177

National Award Winners 177

Big Ten Awards 178-179

NFL Draft History 180-181

All-Time NFL Roster By Team 182-184

All-Time NFL Roster By Player 184-187

Bowl Game Summaries 188-192

Bowl Game Records 193-195

All-Time Coaching Staffs 196-199

All-Time Assistant Coaches 200-202

Homecoming Results 203

All-Time Coaching Records 204

All-Time Results 204-218

MEDIA

Media Outlets 219

Gopher Radio Network 220

Media Information 221

Athletics Administration 222

Athletic Communications 222

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n Quick Facts

COACHING STAFF

Coach Position Alma Mater, Year

Jerry Kill Head Coach Southwestern (Kan.), 1983

Tracy Claeys Defensive Coordinator Kansas State, 1994

Matt Limegrover Offensive Coordinator Univ. of Chicago, 1994

Bill Miller Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Texas-Arlington, 1978

Brian Anderson Running Backs Western Illinois, 1994

Jeff Phelps Defensive Line Ball State, 1998

Pat Poore Wide Receivers Fort Hays State, 1984

Rob Reeves H-Backs/Tight Ends Saginaw Valley State, 1996

Jay Sawvel Defensive Backs/Special Teams Mount Union, 1993

Jim Zebrowski Quarterbacks Mount Union, 1991

Eric Klein Strength & Conditioning Carleton (Minn.), 1993

Chad Pearson Assistant Strength & Conditioning Buena Vista (Iowa), 2006

Shea Thompson Assistant Strength & Conditioning Buena Vista (Iowa), 2007

Dustin Perry Strength & Conditoning Assistant Western Michigan, 2009

SUPPORT STAFF

Name Position Alma Mater, Year

Dan O’Brien Director of Football Operations St. Thomas, 1987

Adam Clark Director of Player Personnel Pittsburg (Kan.) State, 2004

Billy Glasscock Director of Recruiting Operations U.S. Sports Academy, 2010

Josh Sternquist Assistant Recruiting Coordinator Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2004

Melvin Rice Defensive Quality Control Northern Illinois, 2008

Nate Griffin Offensive Quality Control Idaho, 2004

Daryl Agpalsa Offensive Graduate Assistant Linfield, 2002

Shawn Kostich Defensive Graduate Assistant Minnesota, 2008

Kyle Gergely Head Equipment Manager Purdue, 2006

Ed Lochrie Head Athletic Trainer Colorado, 1987

Matt Schilling Director of Video Services Southern Illinois, 2004

Andy Seeley Athletic Communications Northwest Missouri State, 1994

FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS

Location Minneapolis, Minn.

Enrollment 50,883

Founded 1851

Colors Maroon (PMS 202), Gold (PMS 136)

Conference Big Ten/Legends Division

Mascot Goldy Gopher

University President Eric Kaler (California Institute of Technology, 1978)

Athletics Director Joel Maturi (Notre Dame, 1967)

Faculty Athletics Representatives Perry Leo (Duke, 1980), Linda Brady (Michigan, 1972)

Stadium (year opened) TCF Bank Stadium (2009)

Capacity 50,805

Surface Field Turf

Head Coach Jerry Kill (Southwestern (Kan.), 1983)

Career Record 130-82 (18 years)

Record at Minnesota 3-9, 1 year

Football Office Phone 612-624-6004

Football Email football@umn.edu

Football Website www.goldengophergridiron.com

2011 Record 3-9 (2-6 Big Ten)

Primary Offense/Defense Multiple/4-3

Starters Returning/Lost 16/11

Offense: 7/5 • Defense: 6/6 • Specialists: 3/0

Letterman Returning/Lost 50/19

Offense: 23/7 • Defense: 22/11 • Specialists: 5/1

First Year of Competition 1882

National Titles 7

Big Ten Titles 18

Bowl Games 14

All-Time Record 646-461-44

All-Time Big Ten Record 326-363-28

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CREDITS

Editor: Andy Seeley

Design and Layout: Jeff Keiser

Editorial Assistance: Garry Bowman,

Cory Hall, Mike Levy

Photography: Eric Miller, Jerry Lee,

Christopher Mitchell, Jim Rosvold, Craig

Lassig, Bruce Kluckhohn.

Printing: University of Minnesota

Printing Services

Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and

the staff at University of Minnesota

Printing Services

© 2012 University of Minnesota Intercollegiate

Athletics. The information contained in this publication

was compiled by the University of Minnesota

Intercollegiate Athletics Communications

office and is provided as a courtesy to our fans

and the media and may be used for personal or

editorial purposes only. Any commercial use of

this information is prohibited without the consent

of University of Minnesota Intercollegiate

Athletics.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Assoc. Athletic Communications Director/

Football Contact: Andy Seeley

Office Phone: (612) 626-0299

Mobile Phone: (612) 269-2706

Email: aseeley@umn.edu

Director of Athletic Communications:

Garry Bowman

Office Phone: (612) 624-7345

Mobile Phone: (612) 875-0154

Email: gbowman@umn.edu

Fax: (612) 625-0359

Web site: www.gophersports.com

Office Phone (612) 625-4090

Office Fax (612) 625-0359

Website www.gophersports.com

Email gophers@umn.edu

Mailing Address

Athletic Communications

University of Minnesota

244 Bierman Field Athletic Building

516 15th Avenue SE

Minneapolis, Minn. 55455

GARY TINSLEY

In Memoriam

1989-2012


2012 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location

Aug. 30 at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev.

Sept. 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 15 WESTERN MICHIGAN TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 22 SYRACUSE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 29 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Oct. 13 NORTHWESTERN TCF Bank Stadium

Oct. 20 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.

Oct. 27 PURDUE TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 3 MICHIGAN TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 10 at Illinois Champaign, Ill.

Nov. 17 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.

Nov. 24 MICHIGAN STATE TCF Bank Stadium

2013 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location

Aug. 31 UNLV TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 7 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C.

Sept. 14 WESTERN ILLINOIS TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 21 SAN JOSE STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 28 IOWA TCF Bank Stadium

Oct. 5 at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.

Oct. 19 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.

Oct. 26 NEBRASKA TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 2 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind.

Nov. 9 PENN STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 23 WISCONSIN TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 30 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.

2014 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location

Aug. 30 EASTERN ILLINOIS TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 6 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 14 NORTH CAROLINA TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 21 SAN JOSE STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 27 at Penn State University Park, Pa.

Oct. 11 NORTHWESTERN TCF Bank Stadium

Oct. 18 MICHIGAN TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 1 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.

Nov. 8 INDIANA TCF Bank Stadium

Nov. 15 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Nov. 22 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.

Nov. 29 MICHIGAN STATE TCF Bank Stadium

2015 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location

Sept. 5 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 12 at Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 19 TBA TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 26 OHIO TCF Bank Stadium

2016 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location

Sept. 3 NEW MEXICO STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 10 INDIANA STATE TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 17 at Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio

Sept. 24 COLORADO STATE TCF Bank Stadium

n Quick Facts

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

Position Name (Alma Mater, Year)

Athletics Director Joel Maturi (Notre Dame, 1967)

Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director/SWA Regina Sullivan (Yale, 1983)

Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director Marc Ryan (Moorhead State, 1984)

Assoc. Athletics Director Tom McGinnis (Indiana, 1997)

Assoc. Athletics Director David Crum (Concordia College, 1989)

Assoc. Athletics Director Scott Ellison (North Dakota, 1982)

Assoc. Athletics Director Jason LaFrenz (UW-Eau Claire, 1989)

Director of Athletic Compliance J.T. Bruett (Minnesota, 1988)

Director of McNamara Academic Center Lynn Holleran (Beloit, 1986)

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Position Name (Alma Mater, Year)

Director of Athletic Communications Garry Bowman (San Diego State, 1996)

Associate Director Andy Seeley (NW Missouri State, 1994)

Associate Director Matt Slieter (Minnesota, 1999)

Assistant Director Sara Berhow (Minnesota, 1998)

Assistant Director Paul Rovnak (Ohio State, 2001)

Assistant Director Michelle Traen (Minnesota State, 1999)

Assistant Director Sarah Turcotte (UW Superior, 2006)

Assistant Cory Hall (Central College, 2010)

Assistant Michael Levy (Northern Michigan, 2010)

CREATIVE / NEW MEDIA

Creative Director Jeff Keiser (Penn State, 1998)

Assistant Creative Director Chris Lagasse (Bemidji State, 2007)

Assistant Mike Berg (St. Mary’s, 2011)

Director of Photography Eric Miller (Minnesota, 1987)

New Media Manager Ryan Maus (St. Olaf, 2008)

Internet Services Manager John Romo (Bemidji State, 1995)

2011 RESULTS (3-9, 2-6 BIG TEN)

DATE OPPONENT [TV] RESULT SCORE ATTEND.

Sept. 3 at USC [ABC] L 17-19 68,273

Sept. 10 NEW MEXICO STATE [BTN] L 21-28 48,807

Sept. 17 MIAMI (OHIO) [BTN] W 29-23 49,950

Sept. 24 NORTH DAKOTA STATE [BTN] L 24-37 48,802

Oct. 1 at Michigan* [BTN] L 0-58 111,106

Oct. 8 at Purdue* [ESPN] L 17-45 38,207

Oct. 22 NEBRASKA* [ABC] L 14-41 49,187

Oct. 29 IOWA* [BTN] W 22-21 46,543

Nov. 5 at Michigan State* [BTN] L 24-31 72,219

Nov. 12 Wisconsin* [BTN] L 13-42 49,158

Nov. 19 at Northwestern* [BTN] L 13-28 26,215

Nov. 26 ILLINOIS* [BTN] W 27-7 41,549

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n Roster

2012 SPRING FOOTBALL ROSTER

# Name Pos Ht Wt Yr. Hometown (Previous School)

1 Brendan Beal LB 6-3 250 Jr.* Bangor, Pa. (Florida)

1 Brandon Green WR 6-0 190 Sr.* Chicago, Ill. (Robeson HS)

3 Dexter Foreman QB 6-1 220 Fr.* Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)

3 Martez Shabazz DB 5-11 165 Jr. DeSoto, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)

4 Keanon Cooper LB 6-0 220 Sr.* Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)

5 MarQueis Gray QB 6-4 245 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis HS)

6 Michael Carter DB 5-11 185 Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS)

7 Mitch Leidner QB 6-4 230 Fr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS)

8 Spencer Reeves LB 6-2 230 Sr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)

8 Cameron Wilson WR 6-3 210 So.* Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall Heath HS)

9 Philip Nelson QB 6-2 225 Fr. Mankato, Minn. (Mankato West HS)

11 Max Shortell QB 6-6 235 So. Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Bishop Miege HS)

11 Troy Stoudermire DB 5-10 200 Sr.* Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)

12 Moses Alipate TE 6-5 280 Jr.* Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson HS)

13 Derrick Wells DB 6-0 205 So. Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Lehigh HS)

14 Isaac Fruechte WR 6-3 205 So.* Caledonia, Minn. (Rochester CTC)

15 Marcus Jones WR 5-8 170 So. Wake Forest, N.C. (Rolesville HS)

16 Steven Montgomery DB 5-10 205 Fr.* Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS)

17 C.J. Cesario WR 5-10 185 So.* Arlington Heights, Ill. (St. Victor HS)

17 Dwayne Mitchell LB 6-2 210 So.* New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

18 Derrick Engel WR 6-2 180 Jr.* Chaska, Minn. (Winona State)

18 Peter Westerhaus LB 6-3 230 Fr.* Chanhassen, Minn. (Holy Family HS)

19 Matt Kloss WR 6-0 200 Sr. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Northern State)

20 Donnell Kirkwood RB 5-10 216 So.* Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS)

21 James Gillum RB 5-11 204 Jr. Pearl River, La. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)

21 Brock Vereen DB 6-0 195 Jr. Valencia, Calif. (Valencia HS)

22 Jeremy Baltazar DB 6-0 195 Jr. Corona, Calif. (Blinn College)

23 Grayson Levine DB 5-11 195 So. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)

24 James Manuel LB 6-2 215 Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central HS)

25 Devon Wright RB 6-0 195 So.* Coral Springs, Fla. (Taravella HS)

26 Mike Rallis LB 6-2 245 Sr.* Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

27 David Cobb RB 5-11 220 So. Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)

27 Cedric Thompson DB 5-10 205 So. Calipatria, Calif. (Calipatria HS)

28 Kenny Watkins DB 6-0 200 Jr.* Detroit, Mich. (Brother Rice HS)

29 Briean Boddy DB 5-11 185 So. Wilmington, Del. (Coffeyville CC)

30 Mike Henry HB 6-1 240 Jr.* Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)

31 Cole Banham RB 5-9 177 So.* Lakeville, Minn. (Minnesota State-Mankato)

32 Lamonte Edwards LB 6-2 210 So.* Woodbury, Minn. (Woodbury HS)

34 Jephte Matilus LB 6-1 230 Fr.* Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS)

35 Dominic Schultz LB 6-1 215 Fr.* Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron HS)

36 Chris Hawthorne K 6-4 200 Jr. Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State)

37 Peter Mortell P 6-2 200 Fr.* Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy)

38 David Schwerman K 6-0 195 Sr.* Kettle Moraine, Wis. (Kettle Moraine HS)

39 Gabe Mezzenga TE 6-4 240 So.* Shoreview, Minn. (Totino Grace HS)

39 Jordan Wettstein K 5-11 185 Sr. De Pere, Wis. (De Pere HS)

40 Jared Hartman LS 6-3 235 Fr.* Falcon Heights, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)

40 Nathan Tow-Arnett DB 6-1 205 Sr.* Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Falls HS)

41 Dan Orseske P 6-3 205 Jr.* Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice HS)

42 Gavin Bronson DL 6-4 245 Fr.* Burnsville, Minn. (Apple Valley HS)

43 Ryan Grant LB 6-2 230 Sr.* Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)

44 JoJuan Harper RB 5-10 195 Fr. Columbia Heights, Minn. (N.D. State Coll. of Science)

46 Cameron Botticelli DL 6-5 280 So.* Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University HS)

47 Quinn Bauducco DE 6-3 225 Fr.* Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark HS)

47 Alex Bisch TE 6-6 245 So.* Northfield, Minn. (Northfield HS)

48 Jake Filkins LS 6-2 240 Jr. Prescott, Wis. (Prescott HS)

48 Judd Paffrath DL 6-2 225 Jr.* Alexandria, Minn. (Alexandria HS)

49 Matt Garin DE 6-4 240 Jr.* Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS)

52 Zac Epping OL 6-2 310 So.* Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper HS)

53 Tommy Olson OL 6-4 295 So. Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

# Name Pos Yr

12 Moses Alipate TE Jr.*

98 Michael Amaefula DE So.

64 Caleb Bak OL So.*

22 Jeremy Baltazar DB Jr.

59 Joey Balthazor LB Jr.*

31 Cole Banham RB So.*

82 A.J. Barker WR Sr.*

47 Quinn Bauducco LB Fr.*

1 Brendan Beal LB Jr.*

47 Alex Bisch TE So.*

73 Joe Bjorklund OL Fr.*

29 Briean Boddy DB So.

46 Cameron Botticelli DL So.*

42 Gavin Bronson DL Fr.*

77 Foster Bush OL Fr.*

65 Josh Campion OL Fr.*

6 Michael Carter DB Sr.

17 C.J. Cesario WR So.*

63 Jon Christenson OL Fr.*

27 David Cobb RB So.

55 Thieren Cockran DE Fr.*

4 Keanon Cooper LB Sr.*

80 Devin Crawford-Tufts WR So.

89 Curran Delaney DT Sr.*

32 Lamonte Edwards LB So.*

97 Scott Ekpe DT Fr.

18 Derrick Engel WR Jr.*

52 Zac Epping OL So.*

70 Sean Ferguson OL So.*

48 Jake Filkins LS Jr.

3 Dexter Foreman QB Fr.*

14 Isaac Fruechte WR So.*

49 Matt Garin DE Jr.*

21 James Gillum RB Jr.

76 Jimmy Gjere OL So.*

83 Drew Goodger TE So.

43 Ryan Grant LB Sr.*

5 MarQueis Gray QB Sr.

1 Brandon Green WR Sr.*

91 Kendall Gregory-McGhee TE Jr.*

99 Ra’Shede Hageman DL Jr.*

90 Austin Hahn DT Sr.*

44 JoJuan Harper RB Fr.

40 Jared Hartman LS Fr.*

36 Chris Hawthorne K Jr.

75 Ernie Heifort OL Fr.*

30 Mike Henry HB Jr.

57 Aaron Hill LB Jr.*

89 Logan Hutton WR So.*

62 Eric Jacques DL Jr.*

15 Marcus Jones WR So.

84 Victor Keise WR Jr.*

20 Donnell Kirkwood RB So.*

19 Matt Kloss WR Sr.

94 Harold Legania DL So.*

7 Mitch Leidner QB Fr.

74 Marek Lenkiewicz OL So.*


55 Thieren Cockran DE 6-6 235 Fr.* Homestead, Fla. (Homestead HS)

57 Aaron Hill LB 6-2 225 Jr.* St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran HS)

58 Ed Olson OL 6-7 305 Jr.* Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)

59 Joey Balthazor LB 6-3 235 Jr.* Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)

62 Eric Jacques DL 6-2 290 Jr.* Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS)

62 Zach Mottla OL 6-2 290 Jr.* Edina, Minn. (Certin-Derham Hall HS)

63 Jon Christenson OL 6-4 290 Fr.* Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)

64 Caleb Bak OL 6-3 290 So.* Columbia Heights, Minn. (Concordia Academy)

65 Josh Campion OL 6-5 315 Fr.* Fergus Falls, Minn. (Fork Union Military)

66 Luke McAvoy OL 6-5 285 Fr.* Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)

70 Sean Ferguson OL 6-6 300 So.* Philadelphia, Pa. (The Hun School)

71 Kyle McAvoy OL 6-5 305 Fr.* Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)

73 Joe Bjorklund OL 6-5 295 Fr.* Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS)

74 Marek Lenkiewicz OL 6-5 275 So.* Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew HS)

75 Ernie Heifort OL 6-5 250 Fr.* Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji HS)

76 Jimmy Gjere OL 6-7 325 So.* New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale HS)

77 Foster Bush OL 6-5 300 Fr.* Menasha, Wis. (Menasha HS)

80 Devin Crawford-Tufts WR 6-2 195 So. Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

81 John Rabe TE 6-4 255 Sr. Iowa Falls, Iowa (Ellsworth CC)

82 A.J. Barker WR 6-1 197 Jr.* St. Paul, Minn. (De La Salle HS)

83 Drew Goodger TE 6-5 255 So. Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Northwest HS)

84 Victor Keise WR 6-1 180 Jr.* Coral Springs, Fla. (North Broward Prep HS)

86 Malcolm Moulton WR 5-11 185 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. (Fort Scott CC)

87 Sahr Ngekia TE 6-4 245 Jr.* Richfield, Minn. (Academy of Holy Angels)

89 Logan Hutton WR 6-1 180 So.* LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque HS)

89 Curran Delaney DT 6-1 300 Sr.* Victoria, Minn. (Holy Family HS)

90 Austin Hahn DT 6-4 270 Sr.* Hartford, Wis. (Hartford HS)

91 Kendall Gregory-McGhee TE 6-5 260 Jr.* Aurora, Colo. (Cherokee Trail HS)

93 Ben Perry DE 6-5 245 So.* Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS)

94 Harold Legania DL 6-4 300 So.* New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

95 D.L. Wilhite DE 6-4 250 Sr.* Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station HS)

96 Dave Ramlet LS 6-2 240 So.* Appleton, Wis. (Xavier HS)

97 Scott Ekpe DT 6-4 275 Fr. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)

98 Michael Amaefula DE 6-2 245 So. Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)

99 Ra’Shede Hageman DL 6-6 300 Jr.* Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn HS)

*indicates player has taken a redshirt season

2012 FOOTBALL SIGNEES (ENROLLING IN FALL)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)

Duke Anyanwu WR 6-4 230 Fr. Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS)

Cedric Dicke DB 6-3 200 Fr. Cannon Falls, Minn. (Cannon Falls HS)

Jamel Harbison WR 5-11 195 Fr. Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek HS)

Tyler Hartmann DL 6-3 245 Fr. Andover, Minn. (Andover HS)

Isaac Hayes OL 6-2 275 Fr. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy)

Jordan Hinojosa DT 6-3 275 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Central HS)

Ben Holcomb DB 6-4 200 Fr. Germantown, Wis. (Germantown HS)

Antonio Johnson DB 6-0 190 Fr. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights HS)

Roland Johnson DT 6-1 295 Jr. Camden, S.C. (Butler County CC)

Alex Keith DE 6-3 230 Fr. Columbia, Mo. (Hickman HS)

Ben Lauer OT 6-6 265 Fr. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS)

Jack Lynn LB 6-3 210 Fr. Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich HS)

KJ Maye ATH 5-10 190 Fr. Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS)

Andre McDonald WR 6-2 200 Fr. Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS)

John McKelvey ATH 6-0 190 Fr. Hunting Valley, Ohio (University School)

Eric Murray DB 6-0 178 Fr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS)

Jonah Pirsig OT 6-9 295 Fr. Blue Earth, Minn. (Blue Earth Area HS)

Lincoln Pisek ATH 6-4 245 Fr. Waco, Texas (Reicher HS)

Nick Rallis LB 5-11 220 Fr. Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)

Youshoub Timms DT 6-2 265 Fr. Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Fort Walton Beach HS)

Damarius Travis DB 6-2 205 Fr. Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola HS)

Maxx Williams TE 6-4 235 Fr. Waconia, Minn. (Waconia HS)

Rodrick Williams RB 5-11 228 Fr. Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)

n Roster

23 Grayson Levine DB So.

24 James Manuel LB Jr.

34 Jephte Matilus LB Fr.*

71 Kyle McAvoy OL Fr.*

66 Luke McAvoy OL Fr.*

39 Gabe Mezzenga TE So.*

17 Dwayne Mitchell LB So.*

16 Steven Montgomery DB Fr.*

37 Peter Mortell P Fr.*

86 Malcolm Moulton WR Jr.

62 Zach Mottla OL Jr.*

9 Philip Nelson QB Fr.

87 Sahr Ngekia TE Jr.*

58 Ed Olson OL Jr.*

53 Tommy Olson OL So.

41 Dan Orseske P Jr.*

48 Judd Paffrath DL So.*

93 Ben Perry DE Fr.*

81 John Rabe TE Sr.

26 Mike Rallis LB Sr.*

96 Dave Ramlet LS So.*

8 Spencer Reeves LB Sr.

35 Dominic Schultz LB Fr.*

38 David Schwerman K Sr.*

3 Martez Shabazz DB Jr.

11 Max Shortell QB So.

11 Troy Stoudermire DB Sr.*

27 Cedric Thompson DB So.

40 Nathan Tow-Arnett DB Sr.*

21 Brock Vereen DB Jr.

28 Kenny Watkins DB Jr.*

13 Derrick Wells DB So.

18 Peter Westerhaus LB Fr.*

39 Jordan Wettstein K Sr.

95 D.L. Wilhite DE Sr.*

8 Cameron Wilson WR So.*

25 Devon Wright RB So.*

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Moses Alipate all-ih-PAH-tay

Duke Anyanwu on-WAH-yoo

Cedric Dicke dickey

Scott Ekpe ECK-pay

Lamonte Edwards luh-MON-tay

Isaac Fruechte FRECK-tee

Jimmy Gjere Jerry

MarQueis Gray mar-KWEES

Ra’Shede Hageman Ra-SHEED Hah-ga-mon

Ernie Heifort HIGH-fort

Victor Keise KEYS

Harold Legania Luh-GONE-yay

Grayson Levine leh-VEEN

Marek Lenkiewicz MARE-eck LENK-uh-witz

Jephte Matilus JEFF-tay

Malcolm Moulton MOLE-ton

Sahr Ngekia SAH GEH-kee-ah

Mike Rallis RAW-liss

Martez Shabazz mar-TEZ shuh-BAZ

Troy Stoudermire STOO-dah-mire

Yoshoub Timms yo-SHOOB

Nathan Tow-Arnett TAU r-NET

Jordan Wettstein wet-STINE

Devon Wright DEH-vun

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n 2011 Squad Breakdown

SQUAD BREAKDOWN (113)

True Freshmen 26

Redshirt Freshmen 18

Sophomores 30

Juniors 27

Seniors 16

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (51)

Offense (23)

Caleb Bak OL

AJ Barker WR

David Cobb RB

Devin Crawford-Tufts WR

Zac Epping OL

Sean Ferguson OL

Jimmy Gjere OL

Drew Goodger TE

MarQueis Gray QB

Brandon Green WR

Mike Henry H-Back

Marcus Jones WR

Victor Keise WR

Donnell Kirkwood RB

Marek Lenkiewicz OL

Malcolm Moulton WR

Zach Mottla OL

Ed Olson OL

Tommy Olson OL

John Rabe TE

Max Shortell QB

Devon Wright RB

Defense (23)

Michael Amaefula DL

Joey Balthazor LB

Cameron Botticelli DL

Michael Carter DB

Keanon Cooper LB

Lamonte Edwards LB

Matt Garin DL

Ryan Grant LB

Kendall Gregory-McGhee DL

Ra’Shede Hageman DL

Aaron Hill LB

Eric Jacques DL

Grayson Levine DB

James Manuel DB

Ben Perry DL

Mike Rallis LB

Spencer Reeves LB

Troy Stoudermire DB

Cedric Thompson DB

Brock Vereen DB

Kenny Watkins DB

Derrick Wells DB

DL Wilhite DL

Specialists (5)

Chris Hawthorne K

Jake Filkins LS

Dan Orseske P

David Schwerman P

Jordan Wettstein K

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LETTERWINNERS LOST (19)

Offense (7)

Duane Bennett RB

Chris Bunders OL

Ge’Shun Harris WR

Collin McGarry TE

Da’Jon McKnight WR

Ryan Orton OL

Ryan Wynn OL

Defense (11)

Chase Haviland DB

Kyle Henderson DB

Anthony Jacobs DL

Johnny Johnson DB

Brandon Kirksey DL

Bryan Klitzke DB

Christyn Lewis DB

Kim Royston DB

Shadey Salamon DB

Pat Sveum LB

Gary Tinsley LB

Specialists (1)

Adam Lueck Holder

STARTERS RETURNING (17)

Offense (7)

Caleb Bak* OL

Zac Epping OL

MarQueis Gray QB

Brandon Green WR

Ed Olson OL

Tommy Olson* OL

John Rabe TE

*Split time as a starter

Defense (6)

Keanon Cooper LB

Ben Perry DL

Mike Rallis LB

Troy Stoudermire# DB

Brock Vereen DB

DL Wilhite DL

#Started in 2010, missed most of 2011 with injury

Specialists (4)

Jake Filkins LS

Chris Hawthorne* K

Dan Orseske P

Jordan Wettstein* K

*Split time as a starter

STARTERS LOST (12)

Offense (5)

Duane Bennett RB

Chris Bunders OL

Collin McGarry TE

Da’Jon McKnight WR

Ryan Wynn OL

Defense (6)

Kyle Henderson DB

Anthony Jacobs DL

Brnadon Kirksey DL

Christyn Lewis DB

Kim Royston DB

Gary Tinsley LB

Specialists (1)

Adam Lueck Holder

REDSHIRTS (17)

Offense (8)

Joe Bjorklund OL

Foster Bush OL

Josh Campion OL

Jon Christenson OL

Dexter Foreman QB

Ernie Heifort TE

Kyle McAvoy OL

Luke McAvoy OL

Defense (7)

Quinn Bauducco DL

Gavin Bronson DL

Thieren Cockran DL

Jephte Matilus LB

Steven Montgomery DB

Dominic Schultz LB

Peter Westerhaus LB

Specialists (2)

Jared Hartman LS

Peter Mortell P

MID-YEAR SIGNEES (8)

Offense (4)

Isaac Fruechte WR

James Gillum RB

Philip Nelson QB

Mitch Leidner QB

Defense (4)

Jeremy Baltazar DB

Briean Boddy DB

Scott Ekpe DL

Martez Shabazz DB

FALL NEWCOMERS (23)

Offense (7)

Jamel Harbison WR

Isaac Hayes OL

Ben Lauer OL

Andre McDonald WR

Jonah Pirsig OL

Maxx Williams TE

Rodrick Williams RB

Defense (12)

Cedric Dicke DB

Tyler Hartmann DL

Jordan Hinojosa DL

Ben Holcomb DB

Antonio Johnson DB

Roland Johnson DL

Alex Keith DL

Jack Lynn LB

Eric Murray DB

Nick Rallis LB

Youshoub Timms DL

Damarius Travis DB

Athlete (4)

Duke Anyanwu

KJ Maye

John McKelvey

Lincoln Plsek


senior quarterback MarQueis Gray

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n Player Profiles

CAREER NOTES:

Highly-touted quarterback coming out of high school was rated the No. 11 signalcaller

in the nation by ESPN.com in the 2009 recruiting class – has not seen action

behind center in three years as a Gopher – moved to tight end prior to 2012

spring practice.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2009:

Redshirted.

Moses AlipAte

12 | TIGHT END

junior (RS) | 6.5 | 280

Bloomington, Minn.

Jefferson High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School (Minn.) • ranked as the No.

2 player in the state of Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 11 quarterback

and the No. 128 player in the nation by ESPN.com • No. 19 “pro-style” quarterback

in the country, according to Rivals.com • No. 31 quarterback in the nation,

according to Scout.com • earned three-star rankings from both Scout and Rivals

• took part in the Under Armour All-America Game • standout athlete in both football

and basketball • passed for 1,422 yards and 14 touchdowns, against 10 interceptions

in 2008 • completed 51.3 percent of his passes as a senior • rushed

81 times for 201 yards and six touchdowns in 2008 • earned Honorable Mention

All-State honors from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Associated Press and the Minnesota

Football Coaches Association • coached by Jon Leverenz.

PERSONAL:

Born August 10, 1990 • son of Lisa and Tuineau Alipate • father played in the NFL

for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets • business and marketing education

major.

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Michael AmAefulA

98 | DEFENSIVE END

sophomore | 6.2 | 245

Arlington, Texas

Bowie High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games and started four at defensive end • recorded 17 tackles

(five solo, 12 assisted) • tallied 1.5 sacks • recovered two fumbles • earned team's

outstanding defensive freshman of the year honor • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Recorded three tackles (one solo, two assists) in first career collegiate

game at USC (9/3) • appeared in home opener versus New Mexico State

(9/10) • recorded his first career start and recorded two tackles (one solo, one assist),

including a sack in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • tallied a pair of

assisted tackles in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • garnered one solo tackle in

Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • started at defensive end in loss at Purdue

(10/8) • notched four tackles (one solo, three assists) vs. Nebraska (10/22) •

recorded two tackles (one solo, one assist) in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) •

assisted on two tackles and 0.5 sacks in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • appeared

in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • assisted on one tackle and recovered a fumble

in 28-13 road loss to Northwestern (11/19) • recovered a fumble in 27-7 victory

over Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Bowie High School • helped lead his team to a 7-4 record • the

Vols advanced to the first round of the state playoffs • earned first-team All-District

4-5A honors as a defensive end in one of the more competitive districts in Texas •

named to the All-Metroplex squad named to the first-team defense on the Fort Worth

Star-Telegram Super Team • tallied nine sacks as a senior for Bowie • recorded 6.5

sacks during his junior season • coached by Tim Lins.

PERSONAL:

Born November 1, 1992 • son of Hanna Amaefula.

AMAEFULA’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 12/4 5 12 17 1.5-5 0 0 2 0 1.5-5

Total 12/4 5 12 17 1.5-5 0 0 2 0 1.5-5

AMAEFULA’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 4 vs. Nebraska 10-22-2011

Solo Tackles 1 five times

Sacks 1 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

New Mexico State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 1 1 2 1.0-4 1.0-4 0 0 0 0

North Dakota State 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 1.0-4 1.0-4 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 0 2 2 0.5-1 0.5-1 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

Illinois 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

Totals 5 12 17 1.5-5 1.5-5 0 2 0 0

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in five games and started last four • appeared in his first college game in

week eight against Iowa • started his first career game at Michigan State in week

nine • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: made his first career appearance as a Gopher in victory against

Iowa (10/29) • made his first career start at Michigan State (11/5) • part of protection

unit that allowed Gophers to pass for season-high 295 yards vs. Spartans

• started at guard against Wisconsin (11/12) • started at left guard at Northwestern

(11/19) • part of an offensive line that paved the way for a season-high

269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats • started at left guard vs. Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

Caleb BAK

64 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.3 | 290

Columbia Heights, Minn.

Concordia Academy

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned All-Tri Metro Conference honors as a junior and senior • named All-Metro

by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2009 • honorable mention Associated Press allstate

selection following last season • tallied 71 total tackles, including 31 solo

stops, last season • registered eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries

in 2009 • stats for 2008: 72 tackles, four sacks, 1 fumble recovery •

coached by Brian Brown.

PERSONAL:

Son of Lee and Mindy Bak • born June 13, 1992 • computer engineering major.


2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in 11 games • made two tackles (one solo, one assist) • earned second

varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in seven games during the 2010 season on special teams • recorded

one tackle • earned first varsity letter.

2009:

Walk-on • redshirted.

Jeremy BAltAZAR

22 | DEFENSIVE BACK

junior | 6.0 | 195

Corona, Calif.

Blinn College

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Blinn Community College • named first-team All-Conference and

Honorable Mention All-America following his sophomore season at Blinn • tallied

10 pass breakups and two interceptions during the 2011 season • also racked up

33 tackles during his sophomore campaign • helped lead Blinn to a No. 1 national

ranking during 2011 season • team finished 8-3 and 9-2 in his two seasons with

the Buccaneers • recorded 25 tackles as a freshman • coached by Ronny Feldman.

PERSONAL:

Born November 20, 1990 • son of Charles and Pamela Baltazar.

Joey BAltHAZOR

59 | LIINEBACKER

junior (RS) | 6.3 | 235

Hartland, Wis.

Arrowhead High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Arrowhead High School (Wis.) • helped lead Arrowhead High

School to a 2007 Wisconsin Division I State Championship • also helped lead

Warhawks to a 39-3 record over final three seasons • earned 2008 all-state honors

from the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association •

two-time all-conference selection • unanimous choice as Classic 8 Conference

Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 • two-time all-county selection • also named

all-Lake Country and all-area by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • four-year letterwinner

and three-year starter • finished with 104 tackles, three sacks, eight

tackles for loss, two interceptions and two blocked punts in 2008 • coached by

Tom Taraska.

PERSONAL:

Son of Joseph and Linda Balthazor • born April 14, 1991 • biochemistry major.

BALTHAZOR’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 7/0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011 11/0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Total 18/0 2 1 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011:

Did not see game action.

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A.J. BARKeR

82 | WIDE RECEIVER

junior (RS) | 6.1 | 197

St. Paul, Minn.

De La Salle High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in two games during the 2011 season • earned second varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in four games during the 2010 season • made one catch for a 17-yard

gain against Iowa (11/27) • earned first varsity letter.

2009:

Redshirted.

Cole BANHAm

31 | RUNNING BACK

sophomore (RS) | 5.9 | 177

Lakeville, Minn.

Minnesota State / Lakeville North High School

PREVIOUS SCHOOL:

Transferred from Minnesota State, where he did play in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a standout student-athlete at Lakeville North High School.

PERSONAL:

Born March 10, 1992 • son of Don and Mel Banham • grandfather was a member

of the UMPD for more than 30 years • has a younger sister, Rachel, who plays for

the Gopher women's basketball team and was named the 2012 Big Ten Freshman

of the Year • also has a younger brother, Blake, and a younger sister, Paige.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of De La Salle High School (Minn.) • earned 13 varsity letters (5

basketball, 4 football, 2 track and field, 1 golf, 1 baseball) during his career at De

La Salle • four-time all-conference selection on the gridiron • two-time all-metro

and all-state selection • also a two-time honorable mention all-state performer •

hauled in 45 receptions for 795 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior • holds state

career records for receiving yardage (4,018) and receiving touchdowns (50) • led

his team to section championships as a junior and senior, while finishing as the

state runner-up each season.

PERSONAL:

Son of John and Jan Barker • born March 25, 1991 • economics major.

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2011:

Redshirted.

Quinn BAuDuCCO

47 | DEFENSIVE END

freshman (RS) | 6.3 | 225

Moorpark, Calif.

Moorpark High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Moorpark High School • was voted Moorpark High Iron Man as

team's top two-way player by his teammates • earned first-team All-Marmonte

League honors last two seasons • named first-team all-Los Angeles by the Daily

News • named second-team all-county by the Ventura County Coaches Association

• recorded 53 tackles, four hurries, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery

and one pass break-up in 2010 • also recorded eight receptions for 98 yards

last season • was the third-leading tackler in the Marmonte League as a junior in

2009, recording 80 stops and 12 tackles-for-loss • helped lead the Musketeers to

the CIF-SS Northern Division Finals in 2009 • started at both linebacker and fullback

as a sophomore in 2008 • coached by Tim Lins.

PERSONAL:

Born January 4, 1993 • son of Paul and Kathy Bauducco.

Brendan BeAl

1 | LINEBACKER

junior (RS) | 6.3 | 250

Bangor, Pa.

Florida / Liberty High School

2011:

Did not see action, missing season with a knee injury.

2010:

Sat out of competition due to NCAA transfer.

2008-09 (FLORIDA):

Red-shirted his first season at the University of Florida after suffering an ACL injury

• did not see action for the Gators in 2009, missing season with injury.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Parade All-American • EA Sports second-team All-American on defense • AP Class

AAAA first-team all-state selection as a senior • Participant in the U.S. Army All-

American Bowl • USA Today High School first-team Defensive All-American •

Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year • Selected to the All-EasternPAFootball.com

Big School team • Led Liberty with 148 tackles (18 for a loss)

while forcing eight fumbles and collecting 10 sacks in his senior year • Picked up

151 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior while picking off two passes • Racked up a

career-high 17 tackles against Easton • Garnered 121 tackles among six sacks and

an interception as a sophomore at Roxbury High School • Ranked as the secondbest

inside linebacker prospect by Rivals.com • Member of the ESPN 150 class •

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and earned five-star billing from Scout.com.

PERSONAL:

Son of Craig and Bettina Beal • born October 12, 1989 • has two sisters, Kailee

and Amanda • business and marketing education major.

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Alex BiSCH

47 | TIGHT END

sophomore (RS) | 6.6 | 245

Northfield, Minn.

Northfield High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Two-time all-conference and all-metro selection • earned honorable mention allstate

honors following both his junior and senior seasons • named team MVP and

team captain in 2009 • tallied 443 yards on 17 receptions (26.1 avg) • racked up

85 tackles, seven tackles for loss, eight sacks and seven pass break-ups as a defensive

end during his senior season • notched four catches for 120 yards as a junior

• recorded 44 tackles, three sacks in 2008 • Helped lead team to 18-7 record

over his final two seasons of high school, including a state runner-up finish in

2008 • also a standout basketball and baseball player, earning three letters in

each • coached by Bubba Sullivan.

PERSONAL:

Born September 29, 1991 • son of Steven and Pauline Bisch • kinesiology major.

2011:

Redshirted.

Joe BJORKluND

73 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 295

Rosemount, Minn.

Rosemount High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Rosemount High School • earned Associated Press All-State

honors • also received all-state recognition from the Pioneer Press and the Minnesota

Vikings • helped lead the Irish to a 12-1 record during his senior season •

his team advanced to the Class 5A Prep Bowl • named to the Star-Tribune and

KARE-11 all-metro teams • team went 7-4 during his junior season, advancing to

the section finals • coached by Jeff Erdman.

PERSONAL:

Son of Carol Ames • born May 10, 1993.


Briean BODDY

29 | CORNERBACK

sophomore | 5.11 | 185

Wilmington, Del.

Coffeyville CC / Wilmington Delcastle Tech High School

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College • named second-team All-

Jayhawk Conference as a cornerback after his one season with the Red Ravens •

earned Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors twice and Special

Teams Player of the Week once in 2011 • tallied 40 tackles, four interceptions,

three fumble recoveries and a blocked kick during his freshman season • helped

lead team to 6-4 mark • coached by Darian Dulin.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Wilmington Delcastle Technical • earned first-team all-conference

accolades as a defensive back and kick returner after the 2010 season •

was also a first-team all-state defensive back and second-team all-state kick returner

as a senior • named first-team all-conference and third-team all-state as

a defensive back following his junior season • three-time honorable mention allconference

selection as a quarterback • was also a standout in track and field

and basketball • earned all-state honors as a high jumper • two-time all-conference

selection as a point guard in basketball • third-team all-state in basketball

as a senior.

PERSONAL:

Born January 12, 1993 • son of Wendy Boddy.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games • recorded six tackles (one solo, five assisted) with one

tackle-for-loss • earned first varsity letter • named Academic All-Big Ten. Gameby-Game:

Saw action in season opener at USC (9/3) • recorded one solo tackle in

2011 home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • tallied two total tackles in 29-23

victory vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • appeared vs. North Dakota State (9/24) and at

Michigan (10/1) • assisted on one tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched an

assisted tackle-for-loss vs. Nebraska (10/22) • appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa

(10/29), at Michigan State (11/5) and vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • assisted on one

tackle in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois

(11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

Cameron BOttiCelli

46 | DEFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.5 | 280

Milwaukee, Wis.

Marquette University High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football

Coaches Association • also named first-team all-conference, all-area and allregion

• helped lead his team to a 2009 Division I state championship and a 14-0

record • named area Player of the Year by Time-Warner Cable • recorded 121 tackles,

10 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season • also

caught three passes for 48 yards and a score • team was 33-5 over the last three

seasons • coached by Dick Basham.

PERSONAL:

Born on October 19, 1991 • political science major.

BOTTICELLI’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 12/0 1 5 6 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Total 12/0 1 5 6 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011:

Redshirted.

Gavin BRONSON

42 | DEFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.4 | 245

Burnsville, Minn.

Apple Valley High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Former standout at Apple Valley High School.

PERSONAL:

Son of Lisa Bronson • born on November 13, 1992.

2011:

Redshirted.

Foster BuSH

77 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 300

Menasha, Wis.

Menasha High School

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HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Menasha High School • helped lead his team to a Fox Valley

Association co-championship in 2010 • Bluejays finished the 2010 season with a

9-2 mark • team finished No. 2 in the Fox Valley Association in total offense and

scoring offense • earned first-team all-area honors as a senior • coached by

Jeramie Korth.

PERSONAL:

Born October 4, 1993 • son of Perry Bush and Jenny Straight.

2011:

Redshirted.

Josh CAmpiON

65 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 315

Fergus Falls, Minn.

Fork Union Military Academy / Fergus Falls High School

PREP SCHOOL:

Graduate of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy • helped lead Blue Devils to a VISAA

Division I State Championship with a 16-14 victory over Collegiate in the title game

• coached by Micky Sullivan.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Fergus Falls High School • earned 2009 all-state honors from the Associated

Press, the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and the Minnesota

Vikings • named honorable mention all-state by the St. Paul Pioneer-Press • was

one of 10 finalists for Minnesota's Mr. Football award • earned All-Central Lakes

Conference honors • helped lead his team to a 10-1 mark in 2008 • also a standout

wrestler for the Otters • was ranked the No. 1 Class AA wrestler in the state at

285 pounds • was also a standout wrestler in high school • high school football

coach was Richard Rusbrudt.

PERSONAL:

Josh Campion was born December 4, 1990 • son of Ruth and Pete Campion.

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Michael CARteR

6 | DEFENSIVE BACK

senior | 5.11 | 185

Pompano Beach, Fla.

Ely High School

CAREER NOTES:

Talented defensive back who has seen action in 24 games through his first two

seasons as a Gopher, including six starts • has a career total of 44 tackles, one

sack and two interceptions.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Appeared in five games • recorded nine tackles (eight solos, one assist) • earned

third varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Saw first action of the season and tallied

three tackles (two solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • recorded

two solo tackles in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched three solo tackles in

loss to Nebraska (10/22) • did not see action in Iowa, Michigan State or Wisconsin

games • had one solo tackle in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • saw action

in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26) with one tackle.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in seven games, making four starts • recorded 24 tackles (22 solo) on

the season including one tackle for a loss • also recorded two interceptions and

one forced fumble. Game-by-Game: recorded one solo tackle at cornerback against

the Blue Raiders (9/2) • recorded first-career interception in the South Dakota

game (9/11) and recorded three solo stops • also tallied three solo tackles against

USC (9/18) as a reserve • appeared as a reserve against Northern Illinois (9/25)

but did not record any statistics • had a game-high and career-best performance

against Northwestern (10/2) • recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) including one tackle

for a loss • posted second interception of the season against the Wildcats and returned

the pick for seven yards • also forced one fumble against Northwestern •

did not appear against Wisconsin (10/9) • recorded four solo stops against Purdue

(10/16) • made two solo stops against Penn State (10/23) • hauled in one kick

return against Ohio State (10/30).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Talented young player appeared in 12 games as a freshman, earning his first start

against South Dakota State • had a career game in his first start, notching three

total tackles and a sack, which resulted in an 11-yard loss and a fumble for Minnesota’s

only touchdown of the game • posted a solid performance in the 42-34

Halloween night victory over Michigan State, finishing with two solo stops • as a

true freshman, he was already one of the Gophers’ top players in the secondary •

earned first varsity letter. Game-By-Game: Appeared in first career game in the

season opening 23-20 OT win against Syracuse (9/5) • appeared in the 20-13 win

over Air Force (9/12), did not record any statistics • finished with one tackle in the

35-21 loss to #8 Cal (9/19) • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26)

and the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3), but did not record any statistics • tallied

first career solo tackle in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) • in the 20-0 loss at

No. 14 Penn State (10/17) tallied one solo tackle • appeared in the 38-7 loss to

No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) notched

a career-high two solo tackles • did not appear against Illinois • earned his first

career start in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) and tallied three

total tackles including his first career sack for an 11-yard loss • started in the 12-

0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finishing with two solo and three total tackles • appeared

in the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Recorded 48 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior • scored

five touchdowns in 2008 as well • selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American

game • was named to the 2008 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press-

Register • named Class 6A first-team all-state by the St. Petersburg Times as a

senior • named first-team All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

as a senior • ranked as the No. 12 corner in the nation and the No. 140 player overall

by Rivals.com • earned a four-star prospect ranking from Rivals • also named

third-best athlete and most physical among cornerbacks by Rivals • ranked as the

No. 17 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • rated the No. 35

cornerback in the country by Scout.com • named a three-star prospect by Scout

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• named his team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior • named Ely High’s top defensive

back as a junior • recorded 45 tackles, 18 passes broken up, seven interceptions

and four defensive touchdowns as a junior in 2007 • broke up 16 passes, made 15

tackles and notched one interception during his sophomore season in 2006 • was

also named team MVP of the Ely HS baseball team as a junior • coached by James

Jones.

PERSONAL:

Born April 22, 1991 • son of Peggy and Michael Carter • cousin Tyrone Carter was a

two-time All-America performer for Minnesota in 1998 and 1999 and winner of the

1999 Jim Thorpe Award • business and marketing education major.

CARTER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2009 12/2 8 3 11 1.0-11 0 2 0 1 1.0-11

2010 8/4 22 2 24 1.0-1 2 0 0 1 0.0-0

2011 5/0 8 1 9 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Total 25/6 38 6 44 2.0-12 2 2 0 2 1.0-11

CARTER’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 11 vs. Northwestern 10-2-10

Solo Tackles 9 vs. Northwestern 10-2-10

Sacks 1 vs. South Dakota State 11-14-09

Forced Fumbles 1 twice

Pass Break-ups 2 vs. South Dakota State 11-14-09

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

C.J. CeSARiO

17 | WIDE RECEIVER

sophomore (RS) | 5.10 | 185

Arlington Heights, Ill.

St. Viator High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned All-East Suburban Catholic Conference honors as a defensive back for St.

Viator High School in 2006 • helped lead his team to a conference championship

in 2006 • served as a team captain in 2007 • standout sprinter for his high

school's track and field team • earned St. Viator's "Lion Award" for men's track and

field in 2008.

PERSONAL:

Born on July 9, 1989 • son of Chuck and Debbie Cesario • kinesiology major.


2011:

Redshirted.

Jon CHRiSteNSON

63 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.4 | 290

Minnetonka, Minn.

Minnetonka High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Standout at Minnetonka High School • helped lead Skippers to a 5-5 mark as a senior

• served as a team captain during the 2010 season • during his junior season,

he helped lead his team to an 8-3 mark and a berth in the Class 5A Section 6 finals

• coached by Dave Nelson.

PERSONAL:

Son of Margie and Kurt Christenson • born June 29, 1992 • biology major.

David COBB

27 | RUNNING BACK

sophomore | 5.11 | 220

Killeen, Texas

Ellison High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in four games • tallied 10 carries for 57 yards• earned first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Ellison High School • helped lead team to a 4-6 record in 2010

• named All District 12-5A following his senior season • was a three-year starter

for the Eagles • rushed for nearly 3,000 yards in his high school career, going for

2,946 yards and 35 touchdowns • ran for nearly 1,400 yards with 17 touchdowns

as a senior • had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, rushing for 1,209 yards and 14

TDs as a junior • coached by Buddy McBryde.

PERSONAL:

Son of Caesar and Nina Cobb • born June 3, 1993.

COBB’S CAREER STATISTICS

RUSHING RECEIVING

Year G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. TD Long

2011 4/0 10 57 5.7 0 29 0 0 0 0

Totals 4/0 10 57 5.7 0 29 0 0 0 0

2011:

Redshirted.

Thieren COCKRAN

55 | DEFENSIVE END

freshman (RS) | 6.6 | 235

Homestead, Fla.

Homestead High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Homestead high school • helped lead Homestead to a 5-4

record in 2010 • was the Broncos' top pass rusher in 2010 • named the Miami Dolphins

Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game • helped lead a defense that ranked

in the top three in Dade County • Bronco defense allowed just 94 yards rushing,

78 yards passing and 9.6 points per game in 2010 • coached by Bobby McCray.

PERSONAL:

Thieren Cockran was born September 10, 1992 • son of Pamela Knight • computer

science major.

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Keanon COOpeR

4 | LINEBACKER

senior (RS) | 6.0 | 220

Dallas, Texas

Skyline High School

CAREER NOTES:

Valuable linebacker who has seen action in all 37 games since joining the Gophers

• has 188 career tackles and 3.0 sacks through his first three seasons.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games and started at outside linebacker in nine games •

recorded 77 tackles (34 solo, 43 assisted) • had six tackles for loss including one

sack • forced two fumbles and recovered one • broke-up two passes • earned

third varsity letter• named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Notched four

tackles (one solo, three assisted), plus one tackle-for-loss in season opener at USC

(9/3) • racked up nine tackles (four solo, five assists), one tackle-for-loss and

forced a fumble in home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • tallied nine stops

(four solo, five assists) in 29-23 home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • recorded

one tackle in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • notched four tackles (three

solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • tied a career-high in solo

tackles with six and recorded one tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble in loss at Purdue

(10/8) • recorded a career-high with team-best 12 tackles (four solo, 8 assists),

while also breaking up one pass in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10/22)

• notched five tackles (two solo, three assists) in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29)

• recorded seven stops (one solo, six assists) and recovered his first career fumble

in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • had six tackles (three solo, three assists)

in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • tallied nine tackles (three solo, six assists),

along with half a tackle-for-loss in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • recorded

five tackles (three solo, two assists) with 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack in 27-

7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts at linebacker • recorded 68 total tackles

(40 solo) • also made 4.5 tackles for a loss • broke up one pass and forced one

fumble in 2010. Game-by-Game: earned first-career start at linebacker in seasonopener

against Middle Tennessee State on 9/2 • recorded six total tackles (five

solo, one assist) in the 24-17 win over the Blue Raiders • tallied six solo tackles

and two assists against USC (9/11) • tied with Mike Rallis for a team-high nine

total tackles (six solo, three assists) against South Dakota (9/18) • tallied two

tackles (one solo) and broke up one pass against Northern Illinois (9/25) • tallied

one solo tackle against Northwestern (10/2) as a reserve • recorded one tackle

against Wisconsin (10/9) • contributed nine tackles (five solo) against Purdue

(10/16) including one tackle behind the line • recorded five total tackles (four

solo) against Penn State (10/23) • recorded 10 tackles (six solo) against Ohio

State (10/30) • made five tackles (four solo) against Michigan State (11/6) including

one stop behind the line • made nine stops (three solo) against Illinois

(11/13) including one tackle behind the line and half a sack • contributed three

tackles (two solo) in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Reserve linebacker whose 43 total tackles ranked him seventh on the team • produced

several strong performances throughout the season • saw extensive action

against California and tallied six total tackles • blocked a punt vs. Wisconsin •

registered double-digit tackles for the first time in his career, as well as his first

sack and first forced fumble against Illinois • also picked up his second career

blocked punt late in the game against Illinois, which led to the Gophers’ final

touchdown • earned first varsity letter • named to the Big Ten All-Academic team.

Game-by-Game: Appeared in first career game as a Golden Gopher in the season

opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5) • recorded first career tackle vs. the Orange

• saw action in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12) • saw first extensive

playing time as a Golden Gopher in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19) • finished

with six solo tackles and seven total tackles vs. the Bears, each the second-best

mark on the team • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), but did

not record any statistics • in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3), registered four

tackles and also blocked a punt • in the 35-20 win over Purdue, had his best game

of the season, finishing second on the team with a career high 10 tackles, in-

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cluding his first career sack, for a loss of three yards • in the 20-0 loss at No. 14

Penn State (10/17) collected six total tackles including two solos and 0.5 tackles

for a loss • in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) finished with two total

tackles • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), finished with one pass

break-up, the first of his career • in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7) tallied one

tackle and blocked a punt late in the game that led to the Gophers’ final touchdown

• in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) finished among the

team leaders with five tackles • appeared in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finishing

with one tackle • saw action (12/31) at the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State, but

did not record any statistics.

2008:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Skyline High School, where he was a three-year starter • key member

of a top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game in 2007 • helped

lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the

Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final • posted staggering statistical

numbers as both a junior and a senior • totaled 141 tackles, three blocked

punts, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a

senior in 2007 • member of the ESPN 150 • rated as the No. 128 overall player in

the nation by ESPN.com • No. 12 outside linebacker and the No. 6 player in Texas

by ESPN.com • tabbed as the No. 13 player in the Dallas Metroplex by the Dallas

Morning News • received four stars from Rivals, which rates him as the nation’s No.

24 safety and the No. 45 overall player in Texas • rated as a three-star prospect and

the No. 37 safety in the country by Scout • selected to play in the prestigious Under

Armor All-America Game • earned Class 5A first team all-state honors from The Associated

Press • a second team all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association

• also earned first team All-Area honors from the Dallas Morning News

and was a first team All-District 11-5A pick • racked up 143 tackles, including

four sacks, nine interceptions, five fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles as

a junior in 2006 • also had a blocked punt return for a touchdown • earned first

team All-Area and first team District 11-5A honors • coached by Reginald Samples.

PERSONAL:

Born October 28, 1989 • son of Vickie Cooper • sports management major.

COOPER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2009 13/0 22 21 43 2.5-9 0 1 0 1 1.0-3

2010 12/10 40 28 68 4.5-13 0 1 0 0 0.5-6

2011 12/12 34 43 77 6.0-19 0 2 1 2 1.5-6

Total 37/22 96 92 188 13.0-41 0 4 1 3 3.0-15

COOPER’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 10 twice

Solo Tackles 6 four times

Tackles For Loss 2.5 vs. South Dakota 9-11-10

COOPER’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Syracuse 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Air Force 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

California 6 1 7 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Purdue 5 5 10 1.0-3 1.0-3 1 0 0 0

at Penn State 2 4 6 0.5-3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Ohio State 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

South Dakota State 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Iowa 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

vs. Iowa State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 22 21 43 2.5-9 1.0-3 1 0 0 1

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GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 1 3 4 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

New Mexico State 4 5 9 1.0-0 0.0-0 1 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 4 5 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

North Dakota State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 6 0 6 1.0-3 0.0-0 1 0 0 0

Nebraska 4 8 12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

Iowa 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

at Michigan State 1 6 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

Wisconsin 3 3 6 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 3 6 9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Illinois 3 2 5 1.5-10 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 34 43 77 6.0-19 1.0-10 2 1 0 2

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 5 1 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 6 3 9 2.5-4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 6 2 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

at Wisconsin 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 5 4 9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 6 4 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 4 5 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 3 6 9 1.0-7 0.5-6 0 0 0 0

Iowa 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 40 28 68 4.5-13 0.5-6 0 0 0 1


Devin CRAWfORD-tuftS

80 | WIDE RECEIVER

sophomore | 6.2 | 195

Edina, Minn.

Edina High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in nine games as a true freshman • hauled in eight receptions for 156 yards

• led the Gophers in receiving yards in victory over Iowa • also had career-long

catch of 61 yards vs. Hawkeyes• earned first career varsity letter. Game-by-Game:

Saw his first collegiate action against North Dakota State (9/24) • recorded first

collegiate receptions with two for 15 yards at Michigan (10/1) • saw action at Purdue

(10/8) • tallied two catches for 17 yards against Nebraska (10/22) • hauled

in two receptions for 100 yards against Iowa (10/29) • first career 100-yard receiving

game vs. Hawkeyes • career-long reception of 61 yards vs. Iowa • one

catch for 21 yards, three kickoff returns for 59 yards at Michigan State (11/5) • saw

action as reserve vs. Wisconsin (11/12). • one catch for three yards at Northwestern

(11/19) • saw action vs. Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Edina High School • caught a team-high six touchdowns for

the Hornets as a senior • led team with 35 receptions for 540 yards, averaging

15.4 yards per reception • long reception of 75 yards in 2010 • rushed four times

for 25 yards as a senior • hauled in 21 receptions for 534 yards and four scores

as a junior in 2009 • won the Minnesota Class AA state championship in the 100

and 200 meters, while finishing as the state runner-up in the long jump • coached

by Kim Nelson.

PERSONAL:

Devin Crawford-Tufts was born December 13, 1992 • son of Gary Crawford and

Debbie Tufts.

CRAWFORD-TUFTS' CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 9/0 8 156 19.5 0 61

Totals 9/0 8 156 19.5 0 61

CRAWFORD-TUFTS' GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 2 three times

Receiving Yards 100 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Long Reception 61 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Curran DelANeY

89 | DEFENSIVE LINE

senior (RS) | 6.1 | 300

Victoria, Minn.

Holy Family High School

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Did not see game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

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HIGH SCHOOL:

Named Most Valuable Player for Holy Family High School in 2008 • also earned the

team's Best Defensive Player award in both 2002 and 2003 • earned All-River Conference

accolades • recorded the first touchdown, interception and two-point conversion

in Holy Family football history.

PERSONAL:

Born on November 1, 1985 • son of Gerald and Bonnie Delaney • served in the

United States Marine Corps following high school • volunteer coach at Holy Family

High School in 2009 • history major.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played running back for the first three games of the season • transitioned to linebacker

for the final nine games, starting one • recorded 17 tackles (six solo, 11 assists)

• earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Recorded his first career carry

in the season opener at USC (9/3) • carried the ball seven times for 17 yards and

a touchdown in home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in 29-23

home victory against Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • played his first game on defense in

loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • tallied three tackles (one solo, two assists) in

Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • made first career start at Purdue (10/8) and

tallied three solo tackles • recorded six tackles (two solo, four assists) in loss to

Nebraska (10/22) • had an assist in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • assisted on

one tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • one total tackle in 42-13 home

loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • assisted on two tackles in 28-13 loss at Northwestern

(11/19) • appeared in 27-7 win over Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

Lamonte eDWARDS

32 | LINEBACKER

sophomore (RS) | 6.2 | 210

Woodbury, Minn.

Woodbury High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Woodbury High School • helped lead his team to a 6-4 record

in 2009 • earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press in 2009

• rushed for 1,053 yards as a senior, despite playing in just seven games • scored

13 rushing touchdowns in 2009 • also played defensive back for the Royals, recording

45 tackles and forcing four fumbles • tallied 159 yards rushing and three

scores on just 20 carries as a junior in 2008 • also tallied three receptions and a

TD during his junior season • tallied 29 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery

during his junior season • coached by Beau LaBore.

PERSONAL:

Born Sept. 9, 1991 • son of Nethdra Pugh and step-father Sherwin Pugh.

EDWARDS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 12/0 6 11 17 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Total 12/0 6 11 17 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

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Scott eKpe

97 | DEFENSIVE TACKLE

freshman | 6.4 | 275

Lewisville, Texas

Lewisville High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Lewisville High School • earned second-team All-District 8-5A

honors as an offensive lineman as a senior • was a second-team All-District 8-5A

defensive line choice following his junior season • tallied 30 tackles, three tackles-for-loss,

one sack and three forced fumbles in 2010 • recorded 24 total stops,

2.5 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble as a senior • coached by

Dick Olin.

PERSONAL:

Scott Ekpe was born March 10, 1994 • son of Joel and Edith Ekpe.

Derrick eNgel

18 | WIDE RECEIVER

junior (RS) | 6.2 | 180

Chaska, Minn.

Winona State / Chaska High School

2011:

Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2009-10 (WINONA STATE):

Saw action in 10 games at Winona State in 2010 season, earning All-Northern Sun

Intercollegiate Conference honors • led team in receptions and receiving yards

with 39 catches for 584 yards • hauled in four touchdown passes • also returned

six punts and four kickoffs for the Warriors in 2010 • tallied 25 receptions for 686

yards and five touchdowns in 2009 • earned honorable mention All-NSIC honors as

a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Chaska High School in 2008•

tallied 50 receptions for 637 yards and nine scores during his senior season • tallied

30 catches for 503 yards and three TDs as a junior in 2007 • was named his

team's MVP following his senior year, while also serving as a team captain in 2008

• was also a standout track and field athlete, earning all-conference honors in

2007.

PERSONAL:

Born January 5, 1991 • son of Joel and Karen Engel • marketing major.

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2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in all 12 games and started the last eight along the offensive line• earned

first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: saw action on special teams at USC (9/3) and

vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • saw action as a reserve offensive lineman vs. Miami

(Ohio) (9/17) • saw action as a reserve against North Dakota State (9/24) • made

first career start at Michigan (10/1) • second career start at Purdue (10/8) •

started third consecutive game vs. Nebraska (10/22) • made his fourth start vs.

Iowa (10/29) • started at Michigan State (11/5) • part of protection unit that allowed

Gophers to pass for season-high 295 yards vs. Spartans • started at left

guard against Wisconsin (11/12) • started at Northwestern (11/19) • part of an

offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats

• in starting lineup vs. Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

Zac eppiNg

52 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.2 | 310

Kenosha, Wis.

Tremper High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Tremper High School • helped lead his team to a 6-5 record in

2009 and a 24-9 record in his three years as a starter • earned WFCA All-State honors

• three-time all-Southeast Conference selection • three-time all-Kenosha

County selection • 2009 Southeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year • 2009

winner of the Alan Ameche Award as the top player in Kenosha County • named his

team’s Defensive MVP in 2009 • recorded 128 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 4.5

sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick on defense as

a senior • recorded 99 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and six sacks as a junior

in 2008 • coached by Frank Matrise.

PERSONAL:

Zac Epping was born January 21, 1992 • son of Liz and Mark Epping.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams• earned first varsity letter.

2010:

Redshirted.

Sean feRguSON

70 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.6 | 300

Philadelphia, Pa.

The Hun School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A December 2009 graduate of the Hun School in Princeton, N.J. • helped lead his

team to a 4-4 record in 2009 • team was ranked as the No. 1 prep school in the

area by the Newark Star-Ledger • earned first-team all-prep school honors as an

offensive lineman from the Newark Star-Ledger • played offensive and defensive

line for Malvern (Pa.) Prep from 2006-08 • helped lead Malvern to records of 10-

0 (2008), 9-1 (2007) and 8-2 (2006) • coached by Dave Dudeck at the Hun School

and Gamp Pellegrini at Malvern.

PERSONAL:

Sean Ferguson was born March 17, 1991 • son of Bonnie and Derrick Ferguson.


2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in all 12 games • successfully converted 99 long snaps (15 FG, 25 PAT, 59

punt) during the 2011 season • earned second varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in nine games as Minnesota’s long snapper on punts • earned first varsity

letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned Second Team All-Middle Border Conference honors as a tight end in 2008

• was a three-sport athlete for Prescott High School • earned All-America honors

as a high school wrestler in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines •

was an honor student at Prescott.

PERSONAL:

Born on February 19, 1981 • son of Tom and Janice Filkins • Jake was also a

member of the Gopher wrestling team in 2009-10 and 2010-11 • kinesiology

major.

2011:

Redshirted.

Jake filKiNS

48 | LONG SNAPPER

junior | 6.2 | 240

Prescott, Wis.

Prescott High School

Dexter fORemAN

3 | QUARTERBACK

freshman (RS) | 6.1 | 220

Manvel, Texas

Manvel High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Passed for more than 3,000 yards and nearly 30 touchdowns in his Manvel High

School career • as a senior, Foreman rushed for 402 yards and four scores, while

completing 90-of-142 passes for 1,198 yards, with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions

• completed 80-of-147 passes for 843 yards and four TDs with five interceptions

during his junior season • as a sophomore, passed for 1,251 yards

and 15 touchdowns, after completing 104-of-225 pass attempts with 10 interceptions.

PERSONAL:

Son of Dexter and Courtney Foreman • born October 13, 1992.

Isaac fRueCHte

14 | WIDE RECEIVER

sophomore (RS) | 6.3 | 205

Caledonia, Minn.

Rochester CTC / Caledonia High School

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JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College • named

second-team All-Minnesota Junior and Community College Conference as a wide

receiver after his freshman season with the Yellowjackets in 2010 • recorded 30

receptions for 805 yards and nine touchdowns • tallied 15 tackles on special

teams.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Caledonia High School • played his prep football for his father Carl •

named to the Pioneer Press All-State team following his senior season • two-time

Associated Press Honorable Mention all-state selection • three-time All-3 Rivers

conference selection • helped lead his team to two state championships (2007,

2008), three section championships and two 3 Rivers Conference titles • also a

standout track and field athlete, earning four straight berths at the state championships.

PERSONAL:

Isaac Fruechte was born March 7, 1991 • son of Carl and Becky Fruechte.

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2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in eight games • recorded five tackles (three solo, two assisted) with 0.5

tackles-for-loss • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Saw first action

of season and recorded one tackle versus New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in

29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • tallied 0.5 tackles-for-loss in 37-24 loss

to North Dakota State (9/24) • garnered two tackles (one solo, one assist) in Big

Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • notched a solo stop at Purdue (10/8) • appeared

vs. Nebraska (10/22) and Iowa (10/29).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games this season, starting six • recorded 13 tackles (five solo)

in 2010 including one hit behind the line • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: debuted as Minnesota's starting defensive end against Middle Tennessee

State (9/2) in a 24-17 Minnesota win • recorded one assisted tackle against the

Blue Raiders • did not record statistics against South Dakota (9/11), USC (9/18)

and Northern Illinois (9/25) • returned to the starting lineup at nose tackle against

Northwestern (10/2) and made three tackles (one solo) • appeared against Wisconsin

(10/9) but did not record any stats • made two solo stops against Purdue

(10/16) • did not record any statistics against Penn State (10/23) or Ohio State

(10/30) • had a career-game against Michigan State (11/6) with four tackles (two

solo) including one tackle for a three-yard loss • made two tackles against Illinois

(11/13) • contributed one tackle in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27).

2009:

Redshirted.

Matt gARiN

49 | DEFENSIVE END

junior (RS) | 6.4 | 240

Apple Valley, Minn.

Eastview High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Holds Eastview High School records for career sacks, career tackles for loss, single-game

sacks and single-game tackles for loss • ranked as the No. 6 senior in

the state of Minnesota by Rivals.com • rated as the No. 21 defensive end in the

nation by Rivals and No. 30 by Scout.com • earned a four-star rating from Scout,

while Rivals listed him as a three-star prospect • served as a team captain in

2008 • helped lead his team to a 7-4 mark in his last season, after helping the

Lightning to an 11-2 record and a Minnesota Prep Bowl semifinal berth in 2007 •

earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press, Minnesota Football

Coaches Association, Minnesota Vikings and St. Paul Pioneer Press • named firstteam

all-metro by the Star-Tribune and KARE-11 • played in the Hawaii Prep Classic

following the 2008 season • tallied three sacks and four tackles in the Hawaii

Prep Classic • earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press as

a junior • two-time all-conference selection • four-time football letterwinner •

also a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse • coached by Kelly Sherwin.

PERSONAL:

Born September 19, 1990 • son of Dave and Jodie Garin • business and marketing

education major.

GARIN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 12/6 5 8 13 1.0-3 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011 8/0 3 2 5 1.5-3 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 20/6 8 10 18 2.5-6 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

GARIN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 4 at Michigan State 11-6-10

Solo Tackles 2 twice

Tackles For Loss 1.0 at Michigan State 11-6-10

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GARIN’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 2 2 4 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 5 8 13 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

James gillum

21 | RUNNING BACK

junior | 5.11 | 204

Pearl River, La.

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC / Pearl River High School

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College • named a team captain

for the Bulldogs for the 2011 season • ranked 12th in the nation in rushing as a

sophomore and eighth as a freshman • rushed for 1,042 yards (4.6 yards per

carry) and nine touchdowns in 2011 • recorded 1,297 yards (5.5 ypc) and 16 scores

in 2010 • helped lead team to a 10-2 mark in 2011, including a division championship

and a victory in the Mississippi Bowl • coached by Steve Campbell.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Pearl River High School • earned all-state honors as a senior • threetime

all-metro honoree by the New Orleans Times-Picayune • three-time all-district

selection • rushed for 1,787 yards as a senior • ran for more than 1,400 yards

and 20 scores in 2008 • led the State of Louisiana with 2,213 yards and 24 scores

as a sophomore • coached by Joe Harris.

PERSONAL:

Born November 30, 1990 • son of Louis and Candatha Burnett.


2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Started first five games at right tackle, before missing the rest of season with an

injury • earned first varsity letter • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game:

started at right tackle in season-opener at Southern California (9/3) • helped

guide an offensive line which gained 20 first downs against the Trojans • started

in Week Two vs. New Mexico State • helped guide an offense that recorded 399

yards of total offense in week three victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • started at

right tackle against North Dakota State (9/24) • started at right tackle at Michigan

(10/1).

2010:

Redshirted.

Jimmy gJeRe

76 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.7 | 325

New Brighton, Minn.

Irondale High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Irondale High School • selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American

Game • helped lead his team to a 6-4 record in 2009 • team advanced to second

round of the state playoffs • first-team Associated Press All-State selection • Twotime

All-North Suburban Conference selection • honored as North Suburban Conference

Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2008 and 2009 • two-time All-Metro

selection • second-team all-state as a junior in 2008 • threw two passes last

season, completing both for a total of 84 yards and a touchdown • coached by Ben

Geisler.

PERSONAL:

Born January 16, 1992 • son of Niki and Gregory Gjere.

Drew gOODgeR

83 | TIGHT END

sophomore | 6.5 | 255

Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Northwest High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in 10 games as a true freshman • recorded two catches for seven yards.

Game-by-Game: Saw action in first collegiate game as reserve in season-opener

at Southern California (9/3) • made an appearance against New Mexico State

(9/10) • saw action in Week Three win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • recorded his

first career reception, which went for three yards, at Michigan (10/1) • saw action

at Purdue (10/8) • notched one catch for four yards against Nebraska (10/22) •

saw action vs. Iowa (10/29) • saw action as reserve at Michigan State (11/5) •

saw action against Wisconsin (11/12) • saw action against Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School • helped lead his

team to a 6-5 record in 2010 • Cougars were 4-4 in Sunflower League action •

earned First-Team Kansas Large School All-State honors as a defensive end earned

all-state honorable mention honors as a junior • named First-Team All-Sunflower

League both as a tight end and defensive end following both his junior and senior

seasons • also a Kansas City all-metro selection as a senior and an honorable

mention all-metro choice in 2009 • recorded 103 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, four

sacks and seven forced fumbles last season • coached by Aaron Barnett.

PERSONAL:

Drew Goodger was born Sept. 13, 1992 • son of Tim and Cathy Goodger.

GOODGER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 10/0 2 7 3.5 0 4

Totals 10/0 2 7 3.5 0 4

Ryan gRANt

43 | LINEBACKER

senior (RS) | 6.2 | 230

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Eden Prairie High School

n Player Profiles

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games • recorded five tackles (four solo, one assisted) • earned

third varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Tallied one solo tackle in season opener at USC

(9/3) • appeared in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10), victory versus

Miami (Ohio) (9/17) and in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • recorded two tackles

(one solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • notched a solo

tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) • appeared vs. Nebraska (10/22) • appeared in 22-

21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • garnered one solo tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan

State (11/5) • appeared vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-13 loss at Northwestern

(11/19) • appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games this season including four starts at linebacker • recorded

21 total tackles (12 solo) • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Made

one solo stop against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) • appeared against South

Dakota (9/11), USC (9/18) and Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record any stats

• made four solo stops against Northwestern (10/2) • made first career start

against Wisconsin (10/9), making four tackles (one solo) • made three tackles (one

solo) against Purdue (10/16) • made three total tackles (one solo) against Penn

State (10/23) • made one solo stop against Ohio State (10/30) • made one tackle

against Michigan State (11/6) • had four tackles (three solo) against Illinois

(11/13) • appeared in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) but did not record any

stats.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Saw action in 11 games, mostly on special teams • recorded one tackle, which

came at Northwestern (9/26) • earned first varsity letter.

2008:

Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Quarterbacked Eden Prairie High School to back-to-back Minnesota Class 5A titles

in 2006 and 2007 • compiled a record of 27-0 as the Eagles’ starting quarterback

• completed 52-of-83 passes for 868 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior

• Named to the 2007 Minnesota Associated Press All-State first team as well as

the Minnesota Vikings high school all-state team at quarterback • also a 2007

All-Metro selection by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • helped lead EP to a perfect

14-0 mark as the Minnesota Class 5A state title as a junior • completed 61 percent

of his passes in 2006, throwing for 1,431 yards and 22 touchdowns • earned

honorable mention all-state accolades • coached by father Mike Grant • also a

standout on the Eagles’ basketball team • ranked as the No. 93 athlete in the nation

by ESPN.com • Two-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout • Rivals’ No. 9

player in the state of Minnesota • the No. 65 weakside linebacker in the nation by

Scout.

PERSONAL:

Biology major • born August 27, 1989 • son of Colleen and Mike Grant • father is

the head football coach at Eden Prairie High School • grandson of Minnesota

Vikings coaching legend and former Gopher great Bud Grant.

GRANT’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2009 11/0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2010 12/4 12 9 21 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011 12/0 4 1 5 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 35/4 17 10 27 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

GRANT’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 4 three times

Solo Tackles 4 vs. Northwestern 10-2-10

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MarQueis gRAY

5 | QUARTERBACK

senior | 6.4 | 245

Indianapolis, Ind.

Ben Davis High School

One of the most highly-regarded dual threat quarterbacks in the nation as a member

of the 2008 recruiting class – signed with the Gophers in February 2008, but enrolled

in January 2009 – set school records for single-game and single-season

rushing by a quarterback in 2011 – rushed for 174 yards in season finale vs. Illinois

and led the Gophers in rushing with 966 yards last season – has passed for

1,581 yards with 9 TDs and 9 INTs in his career – has rushed for 1,362 career yards.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Played in 11 games and started 10 at quarterback • named starting quarterback

before season after splitting time between wide receiver and quarterback previously

in his Gopher career • was 108-of-213 for 1,495 yards through the air • threw

for eight touchdowns and ran for six more, both team-highs • set school-record for

rushing yards by a quarterback in a game with 174 on 27 carries vs. Illinois • went

19-of-32 through the air for 298 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan State

(11/5) • passing attempts, yards and touchdowns vs. Spartans were all careerbest

marks • Gray's 64-yard TD pass to Da'Jon McKnight at Michigan State was a

career-long completion • carried ball 11 times for 62 yards and scored go-ahead

touchdown vs. Iowa • carried ball 199 times for team-high 966 yards, which set

school record for single-season rushing by a quarterback • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Made first career start at quarterback in season-opener at

USC (9/3) • 7-of-12 passing for 94 yards, 16 rushes for team-high 65 yards vs. the

Trojans • recorded 211 yards passing on 16-of-32 accuracy vs. New Mexico State

(9/10) • threw for two TDs vs. the Aggies • led team in rushing vs. NMSU with 110

yards • broke school-record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 171 on 25 carries

in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • 11-of-21 passing for 163 yards and one TD

vs. the Red Hawks • 52 yards passing, 23 yards rushing vs. North Dakota State

(9/24) • did not play at Michigan (10/1) due to a toe injury • came off bench at Purdue

(10/8) to go 8-of-20 for 104 yards • recorded first rushing TD of season vs. the

Boilermakers • started under center vs. Nebraska (10/22) and was 9-of-18 for 122

yards , while rushing 17 times for 67 yards and one TD • 11-of-17 for 193 yards and

one score vs. Iowa (10/29), while carrying the ball 11 times for 62 yards and one TD,

which was the go-ahead score • passed for a career-best 287 yards at Michigan

State (11/5) • threw for career-best three TDs vs. the Spartans • 6-of-14 through

the air for 51 yards vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • 19 carries for 68 yards against the

Badgers • 9-of-21 for 124 yards passing at Northwestern (11/19), hwile rushing for

147 yards against the Wildcats • set single-game school-record for rushing yards

by a quarterback for second time in 2011 with 174 yards on 27 carries vs. Illinois

(11/26) • was 7-of-14 for 85 yards passing with one TD against the Illini.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Made appearances in all 12 games including seven starts at wide receiver • tallied

42 catches for 587 yards • hauled in five touchdowns through the air • also

had 119 rushing yards on 23 carries while completing two of eight passes for 24

yards in 2010 • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared as a reserve

against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) • only reception against the Blue Raiders was

a 22-yard catch that set up a Minnesota field goal • earned second-career start

against South Dakota (9/11) and led the receiving corps with nine catches for 91

yards • one of three Gophers receivers to haul in a touchdown pass against the

Coyotes • also lead the team in receiving against USC with four catches for 98

yards including a 22-yard touchdown reception with 11 seconds remaining in the

game • also recorded a career-long 37-yard reception during Minnesota's first scoring

drive against the Trojans • again led the Gophers in receiving against Northern

Illinois (9/25), breaking the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career •

tallied eight catches for 117 yards with one touchdown against the Huskies in his

second start of the season • posted two catches for a total of eight yards against

Northwestern (10/2) • recorded two receptions for 13 yards against Wisconsin (10/9)

including a nine-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half • caught a

two-point conversion attempt from Adam Weber with three minutes remaining in the

fourth quarter against Purdue (10/16) for his only statistic against the Boilermakers

• hauled in seven catches against Penn State (10/23) for 83 yards including a

25-yard pickup • led Minnesota with three catches for 81 yards against Ohio State

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(10/30) • completed 2-of-6 passes for 24 yards against Michigan State (11/6) • also

ran for 31 yards on five carries and caught one pass -a nine-yard touchdown reception

that would be Minnesota's only score of the game against the Spartans •

gained 40 net yards on the ground against Illinois (11/13) on 10 carries • also

caught two passes for 32 yards and made one unsuccessful pass attempt against

the Illini • tallied his first career rushing touchdown in Minnesota's win over Iowa

(11/27) while racking up 39 rushing yards on eight carries • led the Gophers through

the air with three catches for 33 yards.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Saw action as both a quarterback and wide receiver during his freshman season •

had a breakout game against Ohio State going 5-of-6 passing for 51 yards and

tossing his first TD pass, all career highs • also had a career day running ball

against Ohio State with career highs of 11 carries and 81 yards • scored his first

collegiate touchdown on a reception against Cal • with 265 yards rushing, he ended

the regular season as the team’s fourth-leading rusher • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Appeared in first career game as a Golden Gopher in the season

opening 23-20 overtime win at Syracuse (9/5) • rushed two times for 15 yards in the

20-13 win over Air Force (9/12) • scored his first career touchdown in the 35-21 loss

to No. 8 Cal (9/19), when he lined up as a wide receiver and caught a seven-yard

TD pass from Eric Decker to tie the game at 21-21 in the third quarter • in the 35-

24 win at Northwestern (9/26) rushed five times for 33 yards including a long of 18

• in the 35-20 win over Purdue, attempted his first career pass and rushed once for

one yard • appeared in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17), did not tally any

statistics • in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) rushed for a team, and career-high

81 yards, including a long of 27 and completed 5-of-6 passes for 51 yards

and the Gophers only touchdown on a pass to Troy Stoudermire • in the 42-34 win

over Michigan State (10/31), carried the ball eight times for 23 yards • in the 16-

13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) rushed seven times for 47 yards to average

a game-best 7.8 yards per carry • in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finished as the

team’s second leading rusher with 23 yards on seven carries • caught two passes

for 37 yards, ran for 34 yards (an average of 11.3 yards per carry) and was 1-of-2

passing for 11 yards vs. Iowa State at the Insight Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Attended Ben Davis High School, where he was a three-year starter • rated as a

four-star prospect by Rivals • also the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation

and the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana by Rivals • received four stars from

Scout, which ranks him as the nation’s No. 14 high school quarterback • ESPN.com’s

No. 13 quarterback nationally • selected to participate in the Elite 11 Quarterback

Camp • played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 3-of-7

passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 41 yards and a TD • missed

the majority of his senior season after suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing

arm • saw action in just five games during 2007, including three after returning

from the injury • connected on 26-of-41 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns

• also rushed for 302 yards on 64 carries with four TDs and caught five passes for

86 yards and a score • completed 73 of 140 passes for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns

as a junior, while rushing for 603 yards and seven touchdowns on 127 carries

• earned honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors • won the Giants’ starting

quarterback job midway through his sophomore year in 2005 and ended the season

with 959 yards passing • coached by Coach Mike Kirschner.

PERSONAL:

Born November 7, 1990 • son of Lisa and Donald Gray • youth studies major.

GRAY’S CAREER STATISTICS

PASSING

Year G/GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD Int. Eff.

2009 13/1 6 15 40.0 62 1 1 83.39

2010 12/5 2 8 25.0 24 0 0 50.20

2011 11/10 108 213 50.7 1495 8 8 114.50

Totals 36/16 116 236 49.2 1581 9 9 110.40

RUSHING RECEIVING

Year G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. TD Long

2009 13/1 47 265 5.6 0 28 6 58 1 21

2010 12/5 23 110 4.8 1 14 42 587 5 37

2011 11/10 199 966 4.9 6 37 0 0 0 0

Totals 36/16 269 1341 5.0 7 37 48 645 6 37


GRAY’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Pass Attempts 32 twice; last at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Pass Completions 19 at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Passing Yards 295 at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Passing Touchdowns 3 at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Rushing Attempts 27 twice; last vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

Rushing Yards 171 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Rushing Touchdowns 2 vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

Receptions 9 vs. South Dakota 9-11-2010

Receiving Yards 117 vs. Northern Illinois 9-25-2010

Receiving Touchdowns 1 six times

Long Reception 37 vs. USC 9-18-2010

GRAY’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

at USC 16 47 0 18 0 0 0 0

New Mexico State 17 110 0 16 0 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 25 171 0 37 0 0 0 0

North Dakota State 13 23 0 13 0 0 0 0

at Michigan injured - did not play

at Purdue 6 20 1 10 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 17 67 1 30 0 0 0 0

Iowa 11 62 1 18 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 21 71 0 19 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 19 68 0 13 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 27 160 1 24 0 0 0 0

Illinois 27 167 2 35 0 0 0 0

Totals 199 966 6 37 0 0 0 0

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

at Middle Tenn. State 0 0 0 0 1 22 0 22

South Dakota 0 0 0 0 9 91 1 19

USC 0 0 0 0 4 98 1 37

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0 8 117 1 29

Northwestern 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 7

at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 2 13 1 9

at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 0 0 0 7 83 0 25

Ohio State 0 0 0 0 3 81 0 35

at Michigan State 5 31 0 11 1 9 1 9

at Illinois 10 40 0 12 2 32 0 19

Iowa 8 39 1 14 3 33 0 19

Totals 23 110 1 14 42 587 5 37

GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Air Force 2 15 0 8 0 0 0 0

California 1 2 0 2 1 7 1 7

at Northwestern 5 33 0 18 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0

Purdue 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Ohio State 11 81 0 27 0 0 0 0

Michigan State 8 23 0 4 0 0 0 0

Illinois 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0

South Dakota State 6 47 0 15 1 6 0 6

at Iowa 7 23 0 8 2 8 0 6

vs. Iowa State 3 34 0 28 2 37 0 21

Totals 47 265 0 28 6 58 1 21

PASSING GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Comp Att Int TD Yds Lg

at USC 7 12 0 0 94 17

New Mexico State 16 32 2 2 211 35

Miami (Ohio) 11 21 0 1 136 59

North Dakota State 5 12 1 0 53 17

at Michigan injured - did not play

at Purdue 8 20 1 0 104 32

Nebraska 9 18 0 0 122 53

Iowa 11 17 0 1 193 61

at Michigan State 19 32 2 3 295 64

Wisconsin 6 14 1 0 51 12

at Northwestern 9 21 1 0 124 31

Illinois 7 14 0 1 85 17

Total 108 213 8 8 1495 64

PASSING GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Comp Att Int TD Yds Lg

at Middle Tenn. St. 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0

USC 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 2 6 0 0 24 15

at Illinois 0 1 0 0 0 0

Iowa 0 1 0 0 0 0

Total 2 8 0 0 24 15

PASSING GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Comp Att Int TD Yds Lg

at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0

Air Force 0 0 0 0 0 0

California 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0

Purdue 0 1 0 0 0 0

at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Ohio State 5 6 0 1 51 16

Michigan State 0 2 0 0 0 0

Illinois 0 1 0 0 0 0

South Dakota State 0 1 0 0 0 0

at Iowa 0 2 1 0 0 0

vs. Iowa State 1 2 0 0 11 11

Total 6 15 1 1 62 16

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CAREER NOTES:

Has started 10 games and seen action in 26 of 38 games during his first three seasons

as a Gopher • has a total of 42 receptions in his first two seasons at Minnesota,

averaging 14.3 yards per catch • has averaged 9.25 yards per punt return.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Played in all 12 games with eight starts • hauled in 15 receptions for 190 yards

and one touchdown • also returned six punts for 24 yards. Game-by-Game: Scored

on a touchdown reception in season-opener at USC (9/3) for 12 yards • caught

two balls for 24 yards against New Mexico State (9/10) • recorded one catch for

eight yards in victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • started vs. North Dakota State

(9/24), but did not record any statistics • two catches for 44 yards at Michigan

(10/1) • one catch for seven yards at Purdue (10/8) • one reception for six yards

vs. Nebraska (10/22) • one catch for four yards vs. Iowa (10/29) • two catches for

18 yards at Michigan State (11/5) • one catch for five yards vs. Wisconsin (11/12)

• two receptions for 49 yards at Northwestern (11/19) • recorded one catch for 14

yards vs. Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Appeared in two games as a punt returner and reserve • returned four punts for a

total of 37 yards on the season • returned two punts for 18 total yards against

MTSU (9/2) and two punts for 19 yards against South Dakota (9/11) • granted a

medical hardship waiver, restoring another year of eligibility.

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in 12 games, starting five • finished the season ranked fourth among the

Gophers’ receivers with 21 receptions • ranked fifth among Minnesota receivers in

receiving yards with 293 • lone touchdown reception of the season came in 42-34

win over Michigan State • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: In the

season-opener at Syracuse (9/5), hauled in three passes for 28 yards including a

long of 11 yards in the 23-20 OT win • caught two passes for 26 yards in the 20-

13 win over Air Force (9/12) • caught three passes for 39 yards in the 35-21 loss

to #8 Cal (9/19) • also tallied one solo tackle against Cal • picked up first start

of the season in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) and caught two passes for

37 yards, including a game long 27-yarder • both of his receptions vs. the Wildcats

converted third-and-long situations in Minnesota’s fourth-quarter scoring

drive to regain the lead • started for the second straight game in the 31-28 loss

to Wisconsin (10/3) • started for the third straight game in the 35-20 win over

Purdue (10/10), did not catch a pass • in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17)

caught two passes for 10 yards, including a long of 13 yards • in the 38-7 loss to

No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) caught two passes 22 yards including a long of 12 yards

• in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) caught two passes for 60 yards,

including a season-long 37-yarder for his only touchdown of the season • in the

35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7), led the Gophers with four receptions for 64 yards, including

a long of 21 yards • in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14)

caught one pass for seven yards • appeared in the final two games of the season

vs. Iowa and Iowa State (Insight Bowl), but did not record a reception.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in 12 games with starts in five of the final six games of the season •

hauled in 21 receptions for 306 yards to rank fifth on the team in receptions and

fourth in receiving yards • paced the Gophers in receiving yards three times •

earned first letter. Game-by-Game: saw his first collegiate action as a late-game

reserve at Bowling Green (9/6) but did not record any statistics • also came off the

bench to earn playing time vs. Montana State (9/13) • hauled in first career reception

on an athletic 7-yard grab near the goal line against Florida Atlantic (9/20)

• earned playing time against Ohio State (9/27), Indiana (10/4) and Illinois (10/11)

but did not record any statistics • made his first career start at Purdue (10/25) and

responded with a huge game • hauled in five receptions for a team-high 100 yards

vs. the Boilermakers, including a 71-yard catch that is the longest pass play of the

season for Minnesota and set up a touchdown • recorded five receptions for 37

22 | Minnesota Football

Brandon gReeN

1 | WIDE RECEIVER

senior (RS) | 6.0 | 190

Chicago, Ill.

Robeson High School

yards vs. Northwestern (11/1) • finished with two receptions for 36 yards against

Michigan (11/8) • hauled in five passes for 80 yards, including his first career

touchdown on a 4-yard reception at Wisconsin (11/15) • started vs. Iowa (11/22)

but did not record any statistics • caught two passes for 38 yards, including a 29yarder

vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Robeson High School, where he was a four-year varsity starter and

three-time first team All-Public League selection • had an unbelievable senior

season in 2007, making plays all over the field and leading the Raiders to a 9-2

record and a berth in the Illinois Class 5A state playoffs • caught 62 passes for

1,114 yards and 18 touchdowns • also totaled 138 yards and four touchdowns on

the ground on 19 carries • played quarterback down the stretch of the season for

the Raiders, completing 12-of-24 passes for 311 yards and four scores • was also

a consistent weapon on special teams, combining for 874 yards on kick and punt

returns • collected 29 tackles, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries as

a defender and kicked 10 extra points • had six multiple-touchdown games, including

an incredible six-TD effort (1 rush/3 rec./2 ret.) vs. Prosser • earned first

team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Champaign

News-Gazette and the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association • caught

49 passes for 874 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 • returned two

punts for touchdowns and three of his eight interceptions for scores • named first

team All-State by MaxPreps as a receiver and first team all-state as a defensive

back by the Champaign News-Gazette • four-star prospect by both Rivals and

Scout • considered the No. 39 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 6 overall

player from the state of Illinois by Rivals • Rivals also tapped him as the No. 1 receiver

prospect in the state of Illinois • also earned four stars from Scout • rated

as the No. 47 receiver prospect nationally by Scout and No. 51 by ESPN.com •

earned a spot on Street & Smith’s 2007 preseason All-American Team • hauled in

70 passes for 1,241 yards and 15 touchdowns and intercepted seven passes, two

of which were returned for scores, as a sophomore in 2005 • coached by Fabray

Collins • also ran track as a prep.

PERSONAL:

Born June 23, 1989 • son of Vernita and Jeff Bryant • youth studies major.

GREEN'S CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2008 12/5 21 306 14.6 1 71

2009 12/5 21 293 14.0 1 37

2010 2/0 0 0 0.0 0 0

2011 12/8 15 190 12.7 1 33

Totals 38/18 57 789 13.8 3 71

GREEN’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 5 Three times - Last: at Wisconsin 11-15-2008

Receiving Yards 100 at Purdue 10-25-2008

Receiving Touchdowns 1 at Wisconsin 11-15-2008

1 vs. Michigan State 10-31-2009

Long Reception 71 at Purdue 10-25-2008

GREEN’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Rec Yds Avg. TD Long

at USC 1 12 12.0 1 12

New Mexico State 2 24 12.0 0 17

Miami (Ohio) 1 8 8.0 0 8

North Dakota State 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Michigan 2 41 20.5 0 33

at Purdue 1 7 7.0 0 7

Nebraska 1 6 6.0 0 6

Iowa 1 4 4.0 0 4

at Michigan State 2 20 10.0 0 11

Wisconsin 1 5 5.0 0 5

at Northwestern 2 49 24.5 0 31

Illinois 1 14 14.0 0 14

Totals 15 190 12.7 1 33


GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Rec Yds Avg. TD Long

at Syracuse 3 28 9.3 0 11

Air Force 2 26 13.0 0 21

California 3 39 13.0 0 17

at Northwestern 2 37 18.5 0 27

Wisconsin 0 0 0.0 0 0

Purdue 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Penn State 2 10 5.0 0 13

at Ohio State 2 22 11.0 0 12

Michigan State 2 60 30.0 1 37

Illinois 4 64 16.0 0 21

South Dakota State 1 7 7.0 0 7

vs. Iowa State 0 0 0.0 0 0

Totals 21 293 14.0 1 37

GAME-BY-GAME 2008

Rec Yds Avg. TD Long

at Bowling Green 0 0 0.0 0 0

Montana State 0 0 0.0 0 0

Florida Atlantic 1 7 7.0 0 7

at Ohio State 0 0 0.0 0 0

Indiana 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Illinois 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Purdue 5 100 20.0 0 71

Northwestern 5 37 7.4 0 11

Michigan 2 36 18.0 0 19

at Wisconsin 5 80 16.0 1 37

Iowa 1 8 8.0 0 8

vs. Kansas 2 38 19.0 0 29

Totals 21 306 14.6 1 71

Kendall gRegORY-mcgHee

91 | TIGHT END

junior (RS) | 6.5 | 260

Aurora, Colo.

Cherokee Trail High School

CAREER NOTES:

Recruited to Minnesota as a defensive end – saw action in 21 games as a defender,

recording 9 total tackles and one sack – moved to tight end prior to spring practice

in 2012.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in 11 games • made five tackles (three solo, two assisted) with 1.5 tackles-for-loss

• earned second varsity letter • recorded first tackle of the season vs.

North Dakota State (9/24) • tallied two solo stops in Big Ten opener at Michigan

(10/1) • recorded a tackle-for-loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched one tackle at Northwestern

(11/19)• earned his second varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games including one start • made four tackles (three solo) in

2010 • earned first varsity letter • recorded his first-career sack against USC (9/18)

• made his first-career start against Purdue (10/16), making one solo stop and

breaking up a pass.

2009:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped his Cherokee Trail High School team reach the 5A playoffs in just the school’s

fifth year in existence • earned All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post • was also

named first-team All-Class 5A by the Denver Post • named all-state, all-league and

all-city as both a defensive end and punter • ranked as the No. 4 senior in the State

of Colorado by Rivals.com • ranked No. 35 in the nation as an athlete by Rivals •

ranked as the No. 44 tight end in the nation by Scout.com • ESPN.com and Scouts

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rated him as the 28th-best tight end in the country • earned three-star ratings

from Scout and Rivals • recorded 71 tackles and eight sacks in 2008 from his defensive

end position • was selected to play in the 2009 Colorado All-Star game •

earned all-league honors as a tight end and punter following his junior season •

also a standout track and field athlete, he holds his school high jump record (6feet,

3-inches) and has recorded a 42-foot triple jump • also a basketball letterwinner

for a Cherokee Trail team that went 25-1 last season • will have earned 11

varsity letters by the end of his high school career • coached by Monte Thelen.

PERSONAL:

Born June 1, 1991 • son of Kanavis McGhee and Brooke Gregory • English major

• father was an All-America linebacker for Colorado and played in the NFL for the

New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Oilers • grandfather Ben Gregory

played running back for Nebraska and was a member of the Huskers’ all-century

team • uncle Morgan Gregory played wide receiver for Nebraska • half-brother

Davyon McGhee plays linebacker at Kansas State and half-brother Jacory McGhee

played wide receiver at Tyler Junior College.

GREGORY-McGHEE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 12/1 3 1 4 1.0-11 0 1 0 0 1.0-11

2011 11/0 3 2 5 1.5-11 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 23/1 6 3 9 2.5-22 0 1 0 0 1.0-11

GREGORY-McGHEE’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 2 vs. Northwestern 10-2-2010

at Michigan 10-1-2011

Solo Tackles 1 three times

Tackles For Loss 1.0 twice

Sacks 1.0 vs. USC 9-18-2010

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2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games • recorded 13 tackles (10 solo, three assisted) with four

tackles-for-loss, including two sacks • forced one fumble • earned second varsity

letter. Game-by-Game: Recorded one solo tackle in season opener at USC (9/3) •

appeared in home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in 29-23 victory

over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • saw action vs. North Dakota State (9/24, Michigan

(10/1) and Purdue (10/8), but did not record any statistics • tallied two tackles (one

solo, one assist) with one tackle-for-loss vs. Nebraska (10/22) • notched careerhigh

five tackles (four solo, one assist) in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • appeared

in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • recorded one solo tackle, including

one tackle-for-loss in 42-13 home loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • notched two tackles

(one solo, one assist) in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • recorded two

sacks and forced a fumble in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in eight games during the season as a reserve, making five tackles (one

solo).

2009:

Redshirted • switched from tight end to defensive line.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped his Washburn High team to an 8-2 mark and a 5-1 conference record •

named all-state by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Football Coaches Association,

the Associated Press and the Minnesota Vikings • was also named allmetro

by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • earned all-conference honors as well •

hauled in 11 touchdown passes as a senior in 2008 • played in Under Armour All-

America Game • ranked as the No. 1 tight end prospect and the No. 97 prospect

in the nation overall by recruiting expert Tom Lemming • ranked the No. 3 player

in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 6 tight end in the nation

by Rivals • Scout.com, ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. rate him the 11th best in

the nation at his position • earned a four-star rating from Scout • earned a threestar

rating from Rivals • caught 25 passes for 663 yards and 12 touchdowns as

a junior in 2007 • two time all-state and all-metro selection • three-time all-city

honoree • also a standout basketball player, who was highly sought-after as a

basketball recruit • averaged nearly 12 points per game on the hardwood as a junior

• played basketball for Howard Pulley AAU team • football coach was Giovanni

Jenkins.

PERSONAL:

Born August 8, 1990 • son of Eric Hageman and Jill Coyle • youth studies major •

oldest of five children in the Hageman family.

HAGEMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 8/0 1 4 5 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

2011 12/0 10 3 13 3.5-18 0 0 0 1 2.0-14

Totals 20/0 11 7 18 3.5-18 0 0 0 1 2.0-14

HAGEMAN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 5 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Solo Tackles 4 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Sacks 2 vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

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Ra’Shede HAgemAN

99 | DEFENSIVE LINE

junior (RS) | 6.6 | 300

Minneapolis, Minn.

Washburn High School

Austin HAHN

90 | DEFENSIVE TACKLE

senior (RS) | 6.4 | 270

Hartford, Wis.

Hartford High School

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Did not see action • awarded second varsity letter • named Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in seven games before suffering a season-ending injury, making one start

at defensive tackle • finished the season with three tackles (one solo) • earned first

varsity letter • made his first career start at Michigan State (11/6).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see game action.

2008:

Redshirted • walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Hartford Union High School, where he helped lead his team to a 30-6

record from his sophomore to senior seasons • two-time All-Wisconsin Little Ten

Conference honoree • two-time all-county, all-area and all-region selection •

recorded 70 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior • tallied 75 tackles

and three sacks during his senior season • also a three-time all-conference

performer in track and field.

PERSONAL:

Son of Perry and Barbara Hahn • born November 27, 1989 • child psychology major

• brother Adam played defensive tackle for Northwestern.

HAHN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 7/1 1 2 3 0.5-1 0 1 0 0 0.0-0

2011 0/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 7/1 1 2 3 0.5-1 0 1 0 0 0.0-0

HAHN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 3 at Michigan State 11-6-2010

Solo Tackles 1 at Michigan State 11-6-2010

Tackles For Loss 0.5 at Michigan State 11-6-2010


Jared HARtmAN

40 | LONG SNAPPER

freshman (RS) | 6.3 | 235

Falcon Heights, Minn.

Cretin-Derham Hall High School

2011:

Did not see action • redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a standout long-snapper at Cretin-Derham Hall during his prep career.

PERSONAL:

Son of Karen and Chris Hartman • born Nov. 2, 1992 • engineering major.

Chris HAWtHORNe

36 | KICKER

junior | 6.4 | 200

Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina State / Leesville Road High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in seven games during first season as a Gopher • handled all the Gophers'

placekicking duties through the first seven weeks of the season, before suffering a

leg injury • converted 14-of-15 PAT attempts and 6-of-9 field goals with a long

conversion of 47 • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Was a perfect 2-of-

2 on PAT's in the season-opener at Southern California (9/3) • hit 1-of-3 field goals

at USC • missed a 39-yard attempt vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • connected on 3of-3

FG attempts vs. Miami (Ohio) • hit a 36-yarder vs. North Dakota State (9/24)

• also a perfect 3-of-3 on PATs against the Bison • one kickoff went for touchback

at Michigan (10/1) • four kickoffs for 266 yards and one touchback for average of

66.5 yards at Purdue (10/8) • made a 47-yard FG, his longest of season, at Purdue

• three kickoffs for 196 yards for an average of 65.3 yards against Nebraska (10/22).

2010 (NORTH CAROLINA STATE):

Walked on at North Carolina State • saw action in three games for the Wolfpack in

2010 • saw action as primary placekicker vs. Wake Forest when starter went down

with an injury • successful on 5-of-5 point-after touchdown attempts and a 25-yard

field goal vs. the Demon Deacons • kicked off 17 times with one touchback.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead Leesville Road to a 9-4 record in 2009 • the Pride advanced to the second

round of the North Carolina 4A playoffs during his senior season • kicked off

72 times with 31 touchbacks • converted 8-of-8 field-goal attempts and was 44of-46

on point-after-touchdown attempts during his one year of high school football

• also served as the team's punter, averaging more than 37 yards per punt •

coached by David Green.

PERSONAL:

Chris Hawthorne was born March 12, 1992 • son of Michael and Evelyn Hawthorne.

HAWTHORNE’S CAREER FIELD GOAL STATISTICS

Year M-A Pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long Blk

2011 6-9 .667 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-2 0-1 47 1

Total 6-9 .667 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-2 0-1 47 1

2011:

Redshirted.

Ernie HeifORt

75 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 250

Bemidji, Minn.

Bemidji High School

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HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record in 2010 • Lumberjacks advanced to the quarterfinals

of the Class 4A state playoffs • second-team all-state honors from the

Associated Press • as a senior, he recorded 134 tackles, three sacks, nine tackles

for loss, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery • led the state in tackles as a

junior, recording 179 total stops • helped lead his team to the Class 4A quarterfinals

in 2009 • coached by Troy Hendricks.

PERSONAL:

Son of Ernest and Shannon Heifort • born December 8, 1992.

Mike HeNRY

30 | H-BACK

junior (RS) | 6.1 | 240

Mahtomedi, Minn.

Iowa Western College / Mahtomedi High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Moved to h-back in the spring of 2011 • played in all 12 games • saw action as

a reserve H-Back and on special teams • eaned second varsity letter • named Academic

All-Big Ten.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Saw action in three games during 2010 season as a backup linebacker • earned

first varsity letter.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL:

Did not see action in freshman season at Iowa Western Community College •

Named to Academic All-Region First team with a 4.0 GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Three-sport letterwinner at Mahtomedi High School (football, Lacrosse and

wrestling) • finished high school career with 135 tackles, four forced fumbles and

one interception • named to Classic Suburban all-conference team • member of

the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:

Born March 10, 1991 • son of Mike and Kathy Henry • business and marketing

education major.

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2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Missed first three games due to injury but played in the final nine • started games

vs. North Dakota State and Michigan • recorded 32 tackles (16 solo, 16 assisted)

• recorded one tackle-for-loss and one sack • tallied one pass break-up • awarded

Gophers' Butch Nash Award for being competitive in the field and in the classroom

• earned second varsity letter • named Academic All-Big Ten.Game-by-Game: Did

not play in first three games, due to injury • tallied five tackles (two solo, three assists)

in first start of the season vs. North Dakota State (9/24) • recorded four tackles

(one solo, three assists) at Michigan (10/1) • appeared loss at Purdue (10/8) •

garnered two solo tackles vs. Nebraska (10/22) • notched two tackles (one solo, one

assist) in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • tallied three tackles (one solo, two assists)

with 0.5 sacks and a pass break-up in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5)

• five tackles (four solo, one assist) in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • notched three

assists and 0.5 sacks in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • recorded eight tackles

(five solo, three assists) in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games including two starts • finished the year with 14 tackles

(10 solo) while also recovering one fumble • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: made his first career start at linebacker against Northern Illinois (9/25) •

has made 12 total tackles (eight solo) • earned starting nod against Northwestern

(10/2), recovering one fumble against the Wildcats • made two solo stops against

Purdue (10/16) • tallied one solo stop against Ohio State (10/30) • made one tackles

against Michigan State (11/6) • contributed two solo stops in Minnesota's win

over Iowa (11/27).

2009:

Redshirted • walk-on.

Aaron Hill

57 | LINEBACKER

junior (RS) | 6.2 | 225

St. Charles, Mo.

Lutheran High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

First-team all-state selection as a senior • third-team all-metro selection • earned

conference player of the year honors as a senior at Lutheran HS • earned all-conference

honors as a running back and linebacker in both his junior and senior seasons

• also named all-conference as a linebacker following his sophomore season

• also an all-district selection as a senior • holds Lutheran HS records for touchdowns

scored (46) and total yards • two-time team MVP • two-time team offensive

player of the year • earned honorable mention (running back) and second-team

(kick returner) all-conference honors as a freshman • also a standout on the basketball

court • was a two-time all-conference selection and a two-time team MVP

on the hardwood • holds No. 4 spot in school history with 611 rebounds • qualified

for track and field state championship meet in 2008 and 2009, earning all-state

honors both seasons.

PERSONAL:

Son of Jack and Nancy Hill • born Sept. 5, 1990 • kinesiology major.

HILL’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 12/2 10 4 14 0.0-0 0 0 1 0 0.0-0

2011 9/0 16 16 32 1.0-1 0 1 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 21/2 26 20 46 1.0-1 0 1 1 0 0.0-0

HILL’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 8 vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

Solo Tackles 5 vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

Fumbles Recovered 1 vs. Northwestern 10-2-2010

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HILL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC Did not play - injury

New Mexico State Did not play - injury

Miami (Ohio) Did not play - injury

North Dakota State 2 3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 2 3 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

Wisconsin 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 0 3 3 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Illinois 5 3 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 16 16 32 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

at Wisconsin 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 10 4 14 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see action.

2010:

Redshirted.

Logan HuttON

89 | WIDE RECEIVER

sophomore (RS) | 6.1 | 180

La Marque, Texas

La Marque High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of La Marque High School • earned first-team All District 4A-24

honors • earned first-team all-district honors as both a wide receiver and as a

punter • caught 35 balls for 375 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2009

• averaged more than 40 yards per punt last season • turned in a six-reception,

115-yard performance vs. North Shore in 2009 • caught 21 passes for 290 yards and

two scores as a junior in 2008 • coached by Darrell Jordan.

PERSONAL:

Logan Hutton was born May 12, 1992 • son of Lee and Dianne Hutton • brother of

former Gopher Lee Hutton, who is now a Minneapolis attorney • biology, society and

environment major.


Eric JACQueS

62 | DEFENSIVE LINE

junior (RS) | 6.2 | 290

Pompano Beach, Fla.

Ely High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in seven games • assisted on four tackles in 2011 • earned first varsity

letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC (9/3) and home opener

vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • tallied first two tackles of season in 29-23 victory

over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • recorded an assist in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State

(9/24) • appeared in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • assisted on one tackle

in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) • appeared vs. Nebraska (10/22).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Saw action in one game as a backup defensive lineman.

2009:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped his Ely High squad to 21-13 record over his last three seasons at the school

• earned All-Broward County honors following his senior seaosn • three-time team

offensive lineman of the year • named his team’s academic player of the year in

2006 • tallied 70 total tackles during his senior season • recorded 20 solo tackles

and five sacks this past season • ranked as the No. 61 offensive guard in the

nation by Rivals.com • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals as well • coached

by James Jones.

PERSONAL:

Born July 28, 1990 • son of Childeric and Kettlie Jacques • business and marketing

education major.

JACQUES’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 7/0 0 4 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 7/0 0 4 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Marcus JONeS

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sophomore | 5.8 | 170

Wake Forest, N.C.

Wake Forest-Rolesville High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in the first seven games of the season before missing the rest of the season

with a knee injury • made first career start in first collegiate game at USC •

first Gopher since 2007 to return a kickoff for a touchdown at Purdue in Week Six •

tallied nine receptions for 142 yards • 370 kick return yards with one TD • earned

first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Three catches for 51 yards in collegiate debut

at USC (9/3) • two receptions for 19 yards vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • started in

win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • caught two passes for 31 yards vs. North Dakota

State (9/24) • five kick-returns for 119 yards at Michigan (10/1) • one catch for 32

yards at Purdue (10/8) • five kick-returns for 159 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown

return against the Boilermakers • one reception for nine yards vs. Nebraska

(10/22) • three kick returns for 92 yards vs. the Cornhuskers • did not see action

in final five games due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School • helped lead his team to a 14-2

record and a state Class 4AA runner-up finish• named All-Cap 8 Conference following

his senior season • was a three-year starter for the Cougars • played both

offense and defense in high school • rushed for 797 yards on just 98 carries last

season, an average of more than eight yards per carry • scored 19 rushing touchdowns

for the Cougars in 2010 • also returned kicks for 92 yards and tallied an in-

terception last season • coached by Reginald Lucas.

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PERSONAL:

Marcus Jones was born October 2, 1993 • son of Guy and Patricia Jones.

JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING KICK RETURNS

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long No. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 7/1 9 142 15.8 0 32 13 370 28.5 1 92

Totals 7/1 9 142 15.8 0 32 13 370 28.5 1 92

JONES’ GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 3 at USC 9-3-2011

Receiving Yards 51 at USC 9-3-2011

Long Reception 32 at Purdue 10-8-2011

Kickoff Returns 5 twice; last at Purdue 10-8-2011

Kickoff Return Yards 159 at Purdue 10-8-2011

Long Kickoff Return 92 at Purdue 10-8-2011

JONES’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Rec Yds Avg. TD Long

at USC 3 51 17.0 0 23

New Mexico State 2 19 9.5 0 14

Miami (Ohio) 0 0 0.0 0 0

North Dakota State 2 31 15.5 0 26

at Michigan 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Purdue 1 32 32.0 0 32

Nebraska 1 9 9.0 0 9

Iowa did not play - injured

at Michigan State did not play - injured

Wisconsin did not play - injured

at Northwestern did not play - injured

Illinois did not play - injured

Totals 15 190 12.7 1 33

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2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Saw action in seven games • earned second varsity letter.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in six games during the 2010 season • recorded one catch for a oneyard

gain against Penn State (10/23) • earned first varsity letter.

2009:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead his North Broward team to a 10-0 regular-season record and a berth

in the state playoffs • missed much of the 2008 season with a stress fracture in

his left foot, but still contributed 11 receptions for 221 yards and four touchdowns

• recorded 51 receptions for 869 yards and seven TDs during his junior season •

earned second-team all-state honors from the South Florida Sun Sentinel as a junior

• Miami Herald named him third-team all-state and first-team all-county •

was third-team all-Broward as a sophomore • also a standout basketball player,

who was named to the Rock Holiday Classic all-tournament team last season •

earned 10 varsity letters in his high school career • ranked as the No. 98 wide receiver

in the nation by Rivals.com • ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. grade him as the

No. 133 wide receiver in the country • earned a three-star rating from Rivals •

named a two-star prospect by Scout.com • football coach was Jeff Dellenbach.

PERSONAL:

Born March 30, 1991 • son of Victor Keise Jr. and Tiffany Davis • psychology major.

KEISE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2010 6/0 1 1 1.0 0 1

2011 7/0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Totals 13/0 1 1 1.0 0 1

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Victor KeiSe

84 | WIDE RECEIVER

junior (RS) | 6.1 | 180

Coral Springs, Fla.

North Broward Prep High School

Donnell KiRKWOOD

20 | RUNNING BACK

sophomore (RS) | 5.10 | 216

Delray Beach, Fla.

Atlantic High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games • made his first career start in Week Nine at Michigan

State • rushed 63 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Game-by-Game:

Saw action on special teams at USC (9/3) and vs. New Mexico State (9/10 • saw

first action in backfield in win over Miami (Ohio), with 23 carries for 55 yards and

a TD (9/17) • carried ball 10 times for 70 yards and two TDs vs. North Dakota State

(9/24) • 30-yard scoring run vs. NDSU was longest rush as a Gopher • three carries

for three yards at Michigan (10/1) • rushed 12 times for 27 yards at Purdue

(10/8) • carried ball eight times for 17 yards vs. Nebraska (10/22) • four carries

for three yards at Michigan State (11/5) • eight carries for 20 yards vs. Wisconsin

(11/12) • saw action as a reserve at Northwestern (11/19) • three rushes for 24

yards vs. Illinois (11/25).

2010:

Appeared in four games as a reserve running back • carried the ball 27 times in

2010, gaining 112 yards • missed remainder of season with a leg injury • granted

medical hardship waiver • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: recorded 50

yards on 12 carries including a 18-yard gain on his first-career carry against Middle

Tennessee State (9/2) • appeared against South Dakota (9/11) but did not

record any stats • returned to the backfield against USC (9/18) and led the team

with 44 yards on 10 carries • carried the ball five times and picked up 18 yards

against Northern Illinois (9/25).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Atlantic High School • helped lead his team to a 5-5 record in

2009 • earned second-team all-conference honors last season • was a first-team

all-conference selectin in 2008 as a junior • rushed for 491 yards and seven touchdowns

in 2009 • toted the pigskin for 1,013 yards and 14 scores as a junior in 2008

• coached by Christopher Bean.

PERSONAL:

Donnell Kirkwood was born Oct. 29, 1991 • son of Theresa and Donnell Kirkwood

Sr.

KIRKWOOD’S CAREER STATISTICS

RUSHING RECEIVING

Year G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2010 4/0 27 107 4.0 0 18 0 0 0.0 0 0

2011 12/1 63 229 3.6 3 30 0 0 0.0 0 0

Total 16/1 90 336 3.7 3 30 0 0 0 0 0

KIRKWOOD’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Rushes 13 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Rushing Yards 70 vs. North Dakota State 9-24-2011

Long Rush 30 vs. North Dakota State 9-24-2011

KIRKWOOD’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Att Yds Avg. TD Long

at USC 0 0 0.0 0 0

New Mexico State 0 0 0.0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 13 55 4.2 1 16

North Dakota State 10 70 7.0 2 30

at Michigan 3 3 1.0 0 3

at Purdue 12 27 2.3 0 10

Nebraska 8 17 2.1 0 4

Iowa 6 18 3.0 0 6

at Michigan State 4 3 0.8 0 2

Wisconsin 4 12 3.0 0 4

at Northwestern 0 0 0.0 0 0

Illinois 3 24 8.0 0 12

Totals 63 229 3.6 3 30

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

at Middle Tenn. State 12 50 0 18 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

USC 10 40 0 15 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 5 17 0 8 0 0 0 0

Totals 27 107 0 18 0 0 0 0


2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Did not see action.

2010:

Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2008-09 (NORTHERN STATE):

Transferred from Northern State • recorded five receptions for 69 yards as a freshman

in 2008 • also handled some placekicking duties for the Wolves, going 2-for-

4 on field goal attempts and 7-of-9 on PATs • also a member fo the Northern State

track and field team.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Coon Rapids High School • four-sport athlete who competed

in football, track, basketball, and soccer • three-year letterwinner in football, where

he was named All-Conference, All-Metro, and All-State • also a Special Teams

Player of the Year for his conference • was a four-year letterwinner in track and field

and was named All-Conference.

PERSONAL:

Son of Gregg and Julie Kloss • born January 1, 1990 • history major.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

Matt KlOSS

19 | WIDE RECEIVER

senior | 6.0 | 200

Coon Rapids, Minn.

Northern State / Coon Rapids High School

Harold legANiA

94 | DEFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.4 | 300

New Orleans, La.

Edna Kerr High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Edna Karr High School • helped lead his team to an 11-2

record in 2009 • team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs • earned

Class 4A all-state honors • two-time all-district selection • tallied 78 total tackles,

including 28 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a senior • recorded 60 tackles,

15 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior in 2008 • ranked as the No. 33

player in Louisiana by Rivals.com • listed as the No. 37 player in Louisiana by SuperPrep

• coached by Jabbar Juluke.

PERSONAL:

Born November 7, 1991 • son of Joy Lee Legania.

Mitch leiDNeR

7 | QUARTERBACK

freshman | 6.4 | 230

Lakeville, Minn.

Lakeville South High School

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HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Lakeville South High School • helped lead his team to a 15-

7 record over the past two seasons, including a section championship in 2010 •

earned all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior • also named honorable

mention all-state in 2011 • all-conference and honorable mention all-state choice

as a junior in 2010 • passed for 2,096 yards and 17 scores in 2010 • tallied 1,872

yards and 20 touchdowns passing as a senior • holds school record for singlegame

touchdown passes with six • was also an honorable mention all-conference

selection on the basketball court as a junior • coached by Larry Thompson.

PERSONAL:

Mitch Leidner was born January 17, 1994 • son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in six games • started final two games of 2011 season at left tackle •

earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Made his first collegiate appearance

at Michigan (10/1) • saw action as reserve at Purdue (10/8) • saw action against

Nebraska (10/22) • played numerous snaps against Iowa (10/29) • saw action at

left tackle against Wisconsin (11/12) • made first career start at left tackle at

Northwestern (11/19) • part of an offensive line that paved the way for a seasonhigh

269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats • started second consecutive game at left

tackle in victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

Marek leNKieWiCZ

74 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore (RS) | 6.5 | 275

Tinley Park, Ill.

Victor J. Andrew High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Victor J. Andrew High School • helped lead his team to a 6-4

record and a playoff berth in 2009 • earned 2009 Illinois Coaches Association

first-team all-state honors • named second-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune

• 2009 all-area selection • named Offensive Player of the Year in the Southwest

Suburban League Red Conference • two-time all-conference selection •

helped lead his team to an 8-3 record, a playoff berth and a conference championship

as a sophomore in 2007 • coached by Jim Zimmer.

PERSONAL:

Marek Lenkiewicz was born January 30, 1992 • son of Vicki and Marek Lenkiewicz.

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2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in five games • recorded three total tackles • earned first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Eden Prairie High School • helped lead his team to a 9-2 record in

2010 • Eagles reached the Class 5A state quarterfinals • named to the Minnesota

Vikings, Associated Press and St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State teams • earned

KARE-11 All-Metro honors as a defensive back • finished the season with 47 tackles

and three interceptions • returned one of his INTs for a touchdown • coached

by Mike Grant.

PERSONAL:

Grayson Levine was born July 6, 1993 • son of Gino Levine and Jenny Larsen.

LEVINE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 5/0 0 3 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

Totals 5/0 0 3 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0

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Grayson leViNe

23 | DEFENSIVE BACK

sophomore | 5.11 | 195

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Eden Prairie High School

James mANuel

24 | LINEBACKER

junior | 6.2 | 215

Indianapolis, Ind.

Warren Central High School

CAREER NOTES:

Recruited to Minnesota as a defensive back – saw action in 22 games as a defensive

back, including three starts during his freshman season – recorded 40

total tackles and one interception in two seasons at safety – moved to linebacker

prior to 2012 spring practice.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games • recorded 11 tackles (six solo, five assisted) • earned

second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Recorded a solo tackle in season opener at

USC (9/3) • tallied two solo tackles in 2011 home opener vs. New Mexico State

(9/10) • appeared in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • appeared in loss to

North Dakota State (9/24) • garnered one total tackle in Big Ten opener at Michigan

(10/1) • appeared in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched two tackles (one

solo, one assist) in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10/22) • appeared in 22-21

victory over Iowa (10/29) •assisted on two tackles in loss at Michigan State (11/5)

• had three tackles (two solo, one assist) vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-

13 road loss at Northwestern (11/19) • appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois

(11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games, starting three • made 29 total tackles (14 solo), forcing

two turnovers and breaking up one pass • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: Debuted with first-career start at strong safety in a 24-17 Gophers win over

Middle Tennessee State (9/2) • finished the game with four total tackles (three

solo, one assist) • tallied five total tackles (three solo, two assists) against South

Dakota (9/11) • forced two turnovers to set up Minnesota touchdowns against USC

(9/18) • recorded first-career interception against the Trojans in the third quarter

to set up a Minnesota touchdown, putting the Gophers up 14-13 • forced a

fumble and recovered the loose ball late in the game, setting up the game's final

scoring drive • finished the USC game with seven total tackles (three solo, four assists)

with one pass break up • appeared against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did

not record any stats • made one solo stop against Northwestern (10/2) • appeared

as a reserve against Wisconsin (10/9), making seven stops (three solo) • appeared

against Purdue (10/16) but did not record any statistics • made one total tackles

against Penn State (10/23) • made one tackle against Ohio State (10/30) • notched

two tackles (one solo) against Michigan State (11/6) • made one tackle against Illinois

(11/13) • appeared against Iowa (11/27) but did not record any stats.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Warren Central High School • helped lead his team to a 13-2

record and a state championship in 2009 • the Warriors defeated Carmel High

School 42-36 in double overtime to take the Indiana 5A title • earned Honorable

Mention All-State honors from the Associated Press • ranked as the No. 79 safety

in the country by Rivals.com • listed as the No. 6 player in Indiana by Rivals •

rated as the No. 37 safety in the nation by ESPN and Scouts Inc. • rated as the No.

50 safety in the country by Scout.com • played for the Mainland squad in the 2009

Aloha Prep Classic in Hawaii • tallied 115 tackles to rank No. 3 on the squad last

season • racked up three interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries

and one forced fumble in 2009 • recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions, four pass

break-ups and a blocked field goal as a junior in 2008 • coached by John Hart.

PERSONAL:

James Manuel was born March 17, 1991 • son of Janet and Clyde Manuel.

MANUEL’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 12/3 14 15 29 0.0-0 1-0 1 1 1 0-0

2011 12/0 6 5 11 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0

Totals 24/3 20 20 40 0.0-0 1-0 1 1 1 0-0

MANUEL’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 7 twice

Solo Tackles 3 four times

Forced Fumbles 1 vs. USC 9-18-2010

Fumbles Recovered 1 vs. USC 9-18-2010

Interceptions 1 vs. USC 9-18-2010

Pass Break-ups 1 vs. USC 9-18-2010

MANUEL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 3 1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 3 4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 1 1 1

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 3 4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 14 15 29 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 1 1 1


2011:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Atlantic High School • helped lead his team to a 7-5 record

during the 2010 season • two-time Class 6A-5A-4A All-Palm Beach County selection

by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel • recorded 90 tackles, including 10 tackles

for loss during his senior season for the Eagles • also tacked on four

interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2010 • tallied 113 tackles, including 12

sacks, 19 tackles-for-loss and five fumble recoveries in his junior season •

coached by Christopher Bean.

PERSONAL:

Jephte Matilus was born August 10, 1992 • son of Wilmer and Juliette Matilus.

2011:

Redshirted.

Jephte mAtiluS

34 | LINEBACKER

freshman (RS) | 6.1 | 230

Delray Beach, Fla.

Atlantic High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Bloomington High School • helped lead the Purple Raiders to

a 6-4 mark in the 2010 season • team advanced to the Illinois state playoffs •

two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection 2010 Class 5A All-State selection named

honorable mention all-state by the Chicago Tribune • coached by Rigo Schmelzer.

PERSONAL:

Kyle McAvoy was born October 15, 1992 • son of Tim and Deborah McAvoy • twin

brother of current Gopher linemate Luke McAvoy.

2011:

Redshirted.

Kyle mcAVOY

71 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 305

Bloomington, Ill.

Bloomington High School

Luke mcAVOY

66 | OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman (RS) | 6.5 | 285

Bloomington, Ill.

Bloomington High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2011 graduate of Bloomington High School • helped lead the Purple Raiders to

a 6-4 mark in the 2010 season • team advanced to the Illinois state playoffs •

earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors following his senior season

coached by Rigo Schmelzer.

PERSONAL:

Luke McAvoy was born October 15, 1992 • son of Tim and Deborah McAvoy • twin

brother of current Gopher linemate Kyle McAvoy.

Gabe meZZeNgA

39 | TIGHT END

sophomore (RS) | 6.4 | 240

Shoreview, Minn.

Totino Grace High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

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HIGH SCHOOL:

All-state and all-metro selection as a senior in 2009 • named North Suburban

Conference Defensive Player of the Year • two-time all-conference selection • twotime

all-conference academic selection • helped lead Totino Grace to the 2007

and 2009 state championship • recorded 140 tackles, one interception and nine

sacks as a senior • tallied 98 tackles, one interception and four sacks in 2008 •

notched 75 stops, one interception and three sacks as a sophomore • coached by

Jeff Ferguson.

PERSONAL:

Born Oct. 10, 1991 • son of Tony and Rainie Mezzenga • business and marketing

education major.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Saw action in two games, against North Dakota State on Sept. 24 and at Michigan

on October 1.

2010:

Redshirted.

Dwayne mitCHell

17 | LINEBACKER

sophomore (RS) | 6.2 | 210

New Orleans, La.

Edna Karr High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Edna Karr High School • helped lead his team to an 11-2

record in 2009 • team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs • listed

as the No. 43 player in Louisiana by Rivals.com • earned Class 4A all-state honors

in both 2008 and 2009 • also named back-to-back all-metro and all-district

• named his team's Defensive Player of the Year • recorded 86 total tackles last

season • racked up 39 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in 2009 • holds the Edna Karr

High School record for season and career sacks • coached by Jabbar Juluke.

PERSONAL:

Born April 12, 1991 • son of Amanda Scott.

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2011:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Miramar High School • helped lead his team to a 7-3 record during

his senior season • team advanced to the second round of the Florida Class 6A

playoffs during his senior season • recorded 67 tackles, with three interceptions

and two forced fumbles for the Patriots in 2010 • tallied 68 tackles and three interceptions

as a junior • took part in the Miami Dolphins' Broward-Dade All-Star

Game • was listed among the Top 25 players to watch coming into the 2010 season

by the South Florida Sun Central • coached by Damon Cogdell.

PERSONAL:

Steven Montgomery was born Dec. 3, 1990 • son of Steven Montgomery and Cassandra

Johnson.

2011:

Redshirted.

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Steven mONtgOmeRY

16 | DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman (RS) | 5.10 | 205

Miramar, Fla.

Miramar High School

Peter mORtell

37 | PUNTER

freshman (RS) | 6.2 | 200

Green Bay, Wis.

Notre Dame Academy

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead Tritons to a 5-5 mark as a senior • ranked as the No. 8 punter in the

nation by Kohl's Professional Kicking & Punting Camps • earned first-team allstate

honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association • named winner of

the Kevin Stemke Award as the state's top senior kicker or punter • first-team

all-conference selection • averaged 44.8 yards per punt as a senior • was also a

second-team all-conference selection at wide receiver, after hauling in 22 receptions

for 343 yards and 8 scores • also earned honorable mention all-conference

honors at defensive back, after tallying two interceptions • coached by John

Nowak.

PERSONAL:

Son of Jerry and Ellen Mortell • born December 29, 1992.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Saw action as a reserve in six games. Game-by-Game: Saw action as reserve in

season-opener at Southern California (9/3) • saw action vs. Nebraska (10/22) •

made an appearance against Iowa (10/19) • saw action against Wisconsin (11/12)

• saw action as a reserve along the offensive line at Northwestern (11/19) • appeared

against Illinois (11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2009:

Redshirted • walk-on.

Zach mOttlA

62 | OFFENSIVE LINE

junior (RS) | 6.2 | 290

Edina, Minn.

Cretin-Derham Hall HS

HIGH SCHOOL:

Honorable mention all-state selection in 2008 • named third-team all-metro and

first-team All-Suburban East Conference this past season • helped lead Cretin-

Derham Hall to a 25-2 record over the past two seasons • also helped lead Raiders

to a Class 5A state semifinal berth in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2007 • served

as team captain as a senior • registered 110 pancake blocks in 2008 • ranked as

the No. 8 center in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • coached by Mike

Scanlan.

PERSONAL:

Son of Lisa and Chris Mottla • born Sept. 28, 1990 • economics major.


Malcolm mOultON

86 | WIDE RECEIVER

junior | 5.11 | 185

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Fort Scott CC / Central Gwinett HS

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in all 12 games with three appearances in starting lineup • finished first season

as a Gopher with 14 receptions for 174 yards • tallied a career-best 59-yard reception

vs. Miami (Ohio) in Week Three • earned first career letter. Game-by-Game:

Turned in team-high four catches for 51 yards in Gopher debut at Southern California

(9/3) • pulled down two receptions for 23 yards vs. New Mexico State (9/10) •

caught four passes for 72 yards with career-long of 59 in win over Miami (Ohio)

(9/17) • one catch for four yards against North Dakota State (9/24) • saw action at

Michigan (10/1) • two receptions for 20 yards at Purdue (10/8) • saw action against

Nebraska (10/22) • had one kickoff return for 10 yards at Michigan State (11/5) •

saw action as a reserve against Wisconsin (11/12) • three kick returns for 58 yards

and one reception for four yards at Northwestern (11/19) • saw action in victory

over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Played one season at Fort Scott Community College • hauled in 44 receptions for 714

yards and five touchdowns for the Greyhounds in 2010 • was listed as the No. 31

junior college player in the nation and is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Central Gwinnett (Ga.) High School, where he turned in a 40-reception

season for 545 yards in 2007 • that reception total ranks him No. 7 on the school's

single-season receiving records chart.

PERSONAL:

Son of Alvin and Colette Moulton • born October 12, 1990 • business and marketing

education major.

MOULTON’S CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING KICK RETURNS

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long No. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 12/3 14 174 12.4 0 59 13 260 20.0 0 36

Totals 12/3 14 174 12.4 0 59 13 260 20.0 0 36

MOULTON’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 4 twice; last vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Receiving Yards 72 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Long Reception 59 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Kickoff Returns 4 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Kickoff Return Yards 82 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Long Kickoff Return 36 vs. North Dakota State 9-24-2011

MOULTON’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Rec Yds Avg. TD Long

at USC 4 51 12.3 0 16

New Mexico State 2 23 11.5 0 18

Miami (Ohio) 4 72 18.0 0 59

North Dakota State 1 4 4.0 0 4

at Michigan 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Purdue 2 20 10.0 0 12

Nebraska 0 0 0.0 0 0

Iowa 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Michigan State 0 0 0.0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0.0 0 0

at Northwestern 1 4 4.0 0 4

Illinois 0 0 0.0 0 0

Totals 14 174 12.4 0 59

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

Philip NelSON

9 | QUARTERBACK

freshman | 6.2 | 225

Mankato, Minn.

Mankato West High School

2009:

Worked out at wide receiver before moving to tight end • redshirted.

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HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Mankato West High School • led team to 11-1 record, conference and

section championship and berth in state semifinals • winner of Minnesota Mr.

Football award following his senior season • also named ESPN Gatorade Minnesota

Player of the Year and Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year in

2011 • named all-state by the Minnesota Vikings and the Associated Press •

earned All-America recognition by the Semper Fidelis All-Star Game • named Big

Nine Conference Player of the Year and was a two-time Big Nine Offensive Player

of the Year • MaxPreps' Tom Lemming rates him the No. 2 pro-style quarterback

in the nation, the No. 40 overall player in the country and his National Sleeper of

the Year • three-time all-conference selection • set state records for single-season

total touchdowns (55) and career touchdowns (135) • finished career No. 2

on state charts for attempts (801), completions (490), passing yards (7,561) and

touchdown passes (94) • passed for 2,784 yards and 35 scores, while rushing for

1,243 yards and 20 TDs as a senior • coached by Mark Esch.

PERSONAL:

Philip Nelson was born September 11, 1993 • son of Pat and Norma Nelson.

Sahr NgeKiA

87 | TIGHT END

junior (RS) | 6.4 | 245

Richfield, Minn.

Academy of Holy Angels

HIGH SCHOOL:

Pulled down 16 receptions for 307 yards (19.2 yards per reception) and one touchdown

in 2008 • coached by Mike Smalley.

PERSONAL:

Son of Fatima Ngekia • born Sept. 29, 1990 • journalism major.

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2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in all 12 games and had 10 starts at left tackle • earned second varsity letter

• named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started at left tackle in season-opener

at USC (9/3) • helped produce offensive output of five yards per play

vs. Trojans • started at left tackle against New Mexico State (9/10) and helped

lead way to season-high 419 yards of total offense • helped pave way for Gophers'

236 yards rushing in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • started at left tackle against

North Dakota State (9/24) • started at left tackle at Michigan (10/1) • started at

left tackle at Purdue (10/8) • made 15th career start at left tackle vs. Nebraska

(10/22) • started at left tackle vs. Iowa (10/29) • started at left tackle at Michigan

State (11/5) • part of protection unit that allowed Gophers to pass for seasonhigh

295 yards vs. Spartans • started his 18th career game at left tackle vs.

Wisconsin (11/12) • saw action as a reserve against Northwestern (11/19) • part

of an offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the

Wildcats • saw action at left tackle against Illinois (11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Started eight games in 2010 at left tackle • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: Earned the start in the season-opening, 24-17 win at Middle Tennessee

State (9/2) • offense accounted for school record 45:34 of possession time, accounted

for 27 first downs and 281 rushing yards vs. Blue Raiders • started in

losses to South Dakota (9/11), Southern California (9/18) and Northern Illinois

(9/25) • saw action in loss to Northwestern (10/2) • returned to starting lineup vs.

Wisconsin (10/9), Purdue (10/16) and Penn State (10/23) • saw action as a reserve

vs. Ohio State (10/30) • started in the loss at Michigan State (11/6).

2009:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Mahtomedi High School (Minn.) • helped lead the Mahotmedi

Zephyrs to a Class 4A state runner-up finish as a junior in 2007 • earned 2008 firstteam

all-state honors from the Associated Press, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the

Minnesota Football Coaches Association • also earned all-metro honors from the

Minneapolis Star Tribune • was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated

Press following his junior season • was a three-year starter for the Zephyrs

• anchored an offensive line that paved the way for a back-to-back 2,000-yard

rusher • three-year letterwinner for the Zephyrs • named his team’s most valuable

lineman as a junior and senior • served as a team captain in 2008 • coached by

Dave Muetzel.

PERSONAL:

Born October 5, 1990 • son of Ed and Kelly Olson • business and marketing education

major • following his father’s footsteps at Minnesota • Ed Sr. played for the

Gophers from 1980-82 • played in the 2007 Prep Bowl, alongside his brother

Tommy, who is a sophomore for the Gophers.

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Ed OlSON

58 | OFFENSIVE TACKLE

junior (RS) | 6.7 | 305

Mahtomedi, Minn.

Mahtomedi High School

Tommy OlSON

53 | OFFENSIVE LINE

sophomore | 6.4 | 295

Mahtomedi, Minn.

Mahtomedi High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in 11 games with three starts at right guard • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams at USC (9/3), returning a kickoff for

16 yards • saw special teams action vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • saw action on

special teams in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • returned two kicks for 21 yards vs.

Redhawks • saw action as reserve against North Dakota State (9/24) • made first

career start at Purdue (10/8) • started his second consecutive game against Nebraska

(10/22) • started Iowa game (10/29) • saw action as reserve against Wisconsin

(11/12) • saw action as reserve at Northwestern (11/19) • part of an

offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats

• saw action as reserve in win over Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Mahtomedi High School • helped lead his team to a 10-3 record in

2010, advancing to the state semifinals • played in the Class 4A Prep Bowl as a

freshman • team rushed for more than 270 yards per game and averaged more

than six yards per carry • earned Second-Team All-America honors from Rivals.com

• named Classic Suburban Conference Lineman of the Year named to the Minnesota

Vikings 2010 All-State team • two-time Associated Press All-State honoree

• two-time All-Metro selection by KARE-11 and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune •

earned all-conference honors in each of his four seasons with the Zephyrs •

coached by Dave Muetzel.

PERSONAL:

Tommy Olson was born October 21, 1992 • son of Ed and Kelly Olson • his father

was a three-time letterwinner for the Gophers from 1980-82 • his brother Ed plays

left tackle for the Gophers.


Dan ORSeSKe

41 | PUNTER

junior (RS) | 6.3 | 205

Chicago, Ill.

Brother Rice High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Played in all 12 games • punted 57 times for an average of 37.0 yards • hit a career-long

68-yard punt vs. Iowa in Week Eight • tallied six punts of 50 yards or

more • placed 12 kicks inside the opponents' 20-yard line• earned second varsity

letter. Game-by-Game: totaled four punts for an average of 45.2 yards in season-opener

at USC (9/3) • punted four times for an average of 46.0 yards against

New Mexico State (9/10) • placed three punts inside the 20 vs. Aggies • punted

three times for an average of 46 yards vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • punted once for

48 yards against North Dakota State (9/24) • punted the ball 10 times for an average

of 36.3 yards at Michigan (10/1), including a 64-yarder • five punts for an

average of 42.6 yards at Purdue (10/8) • dropped two punts inside the 20-yard line

vs. the Boilermakers • six punts for an average of 33.2 yards vs. Nebraska (10/22)

• five punts for an average of 42.6 yards vs. Iowa (10/29) • nailed a career-long

68-yard punt vs. the Hawkeyes • punted five times for an average of 36.6 yards

at Michigan State (11/5) • four punts for an average of 31.2 yards vs. Wisconsin

(11/12) • four punts for 74 yards at Northwestern • seven punts for 190 yards, including

two inside the 20-yard line.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in all 12 games this season as the Gophers regular punter • totaled 49

punts for 1,771 yards including three touchbacks and 15 punts inside the 20-yard

line • earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: returned to the Gophers lineup

against MTSU (9/2) as a redshirt freshman after missing most of 2009 with

mononucleosis • recorded three punts totaling 116 yards in the 24-17 win over the

Blue Raiders including a booming 51-yard punt on his first attempt of the season

that was only two yards off his career long • held MTSU without a punt return with

two free catches and a touchback • recorded one 37-yard punt against South

Dakota (9/11) • notched seven punts against USC (9/18) totaling 271 yards including

a career-long 54-yard boot • put three kicks inside the 20 and forced one

touchback against the Trojans • made six punts for 208 total yards against Northwestern

(10/2) • booted four punts against Wisconsin (10/9) for a total of 153

yards • sent six punts for 215 yards against Purdue (10/16) • made six punts for

244 yards against Penn State (10/23) • made four punts for 138 yards against

Ohio State (10/30) • made three punts for 108 yards against Michigan State

(11/6), landing one inside the 20 • sent six punts for 196 yards against Illinois

(11/13) including landing three inside the 20 • sent four punts off against Iowa

(11/27) for 150 total yards, placing two inside the 20-yard line.

2009:

Earned starting punter role in fall camp • punted in the first two games of the season,

before being diagnosed with mononucleosis, which held him out for the remainder

of the season and resulted in a red-shirt year • averaged 44.6 yards per

punt on nine kicks in two games • two of his nine punts went for 50 yards or more

• three of his nine punts pinned Minnesota’s opponent inside its own 20-yard line.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned first-team all-state honors for the Brother Rice High School Crusaders in

2008 • named All-Catholic League as a senior • two-time all-area selection (2007,

2008) • three-year starter at punter for Brother Rice • averaged 39.3 yards per

punt with a net average of 38.9 • had 13 of his 29 punts (44.8 percent) downed

inside the 20-yard line • nine punts (31 percent) were downed inside the 10-yard

line • coached by Steve Nye.

PERSONAL:

Born March 28, 1991 • son of Laura and Dan Orseske • business and marketing

education major.

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ORSESKE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Punting

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long FC I20 TB

2009 9 401 44.6 53 2 3 1

2010 49 1771 36.1 54 16 15 3

2011 57 2111 37.0 68 20 12 5

Totals 115 4283 37.2 68 38 30 9

ORSESKE’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Punts 10 at Michigan 10-1-2011

Long Punt 68 vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Judd pAffRAtH

48 | LINEBACKER

junior (RS) | 6.2 | 225

Alexandria, Minn.

Concordia-Moorhead / Alexandria High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL:

Did not see action in freshman season at Concordia College Moorhead.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate from Alexandria High School • high school coach was Dennis

Kalpin • four-year football letterwinner, two-year track and field letterwinner • finished

senior season with 72 tackles and eight sacks • named to the 2008 Central

Lakes defensive all-conference team • Cardinals won Central Lakes title his sophomore

season.

PERSONAL:

Son of Joel and Sally Paffrath • born April 25, 1989 • business and marketing education

major.

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2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Started all 12 games at defensive end • recorded 15 tackles (six solo, nine assisted)

• made 2.5 tackles-for-loss with one sack • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Notched first career start and tallied one tackle in season opener

at USC (9/3) • started in home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • recorded one

stop in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • started in 37-24 loss to North

Dakota State (9/24) • garnered one solo tackle in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1)

• tallied career-best three solo tackles with two tackles-for-loss and one sack in

45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) • assisted on one tackle vs. Nebraska (10/22) •

matched career-high with three total tackles (one solo, two assists) in 22-21 victory

over Iowa (10/29) • assisted on two tackles in 31-24 loss at Michigan State

(11/5) • started at defensive end vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • recorded one tackle in

28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • recorded two tackles (one solo, one assist)

with 0.5 tackles-for-loss loss in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate Southlake Carroll High School • led his team to an 11-2 record

and the second round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs • named second-team All-District

6-5A • ranked eighth on the team with 46 total tackles • finished second on

the team with seven sacks in 2009 • tallied two pass break-ups and forced one

fumble • also a standout track and field athlete as a discus thrower • coached by

Hal Wasson.

PERSONAL:

Born August 25, 1991 • son of Ben Perry Sr. and Kim Perry • mechanical engineering

major.

PERRY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 12/12 6 9 15 2.5-6 0 0 0 0 1.0-1

Totals 12/12 6 9 15 2.5-6 0 0 0 0 1.0-1

PERRY’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 3 twice; last vs. Iowa 10-29-2011

Solo Tackles 3 at Purdue 10-8-2011

Tackles For Loss 2.0 at Purdue 10-8-2011

PERRY’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

New Mexico State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

North Dakota State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 3 0 3 2.0-5 1.0-1 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Illinois 1 1 2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 6 9 15 2.5-6 1.0-1 0 0 0 0

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Ben peRRY

93 | DEFENSIVE END

sophomore (RS) | 6.5 | 245

Southlake, Texas

Carroll High School

John RABe

81 | TIGHT END

senior | 6.4 | 255

Iowa Falls, Iowa

Ellsworth CC / Iowa Falls-Alden High School

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Played in all 12 games with six starts • recorded four receptions for 36 yards and

two touchdowns• earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Saw action as a reserve

in season-opener at Southern California (9/3) • started at H-Back against

New Mexico State (9/10) • started in Week Three and recorded first career touchdown

on first career reception in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • saw action as a

reserve against North Dakota State (9/24) • saw action at Michigan (10/1) • saw

action at Purdue (10/8) • started at H-Back vs. Nebraska (10/22) • saw action

against Iowa (10/29) • tallied two catches for 27 yards at Michigan State (11/5)

• saw action against Wisconsin and had three kick returns for 28 yards (11/12) •

started at tight end at Northwestern (11/19) • in starting lineup against Illinois

(11/26) • caught a touchdown pass in victory over Illini.

2019-10 • JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Graduate of Ellsworth Community College • graduated in December and will have

three years to play two at Minnesota • led his team to a 9-1 overall record and a

7-0 mark in Midwest Football Conference play in the 2010 season • Panthers played

in the Graphic Edge Bowl • team finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation

• earned Junior College All-America honors following his sophomore season was a

second-team all-region selection as a freshman and first-team all-region as a

sophomore • tallied 43 receptions for 406 yards and two touchdowns in 2010

caught 25 balls for 488 yards and two scores as a freshman in 2009 • coached by

Mike Virden.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Iowa Falls-Alden High School • first-team all-state selection as a middle

linebacker following his senior season • two-time all-district selection as a

linebacker for the Cadets • racked up 128 tackles and 11.5 tackles-for-loss as a

senior • was also a standout basketball player at Iowa Falls-Alden • coached by

Patrick Norem.

PERSONAL:

John Rabe was born on March 25, 1991 • son of Gary Rabe and Susan Tystahl •

business and marketing education major.

RABE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 12/6 4 36 9.0 2 24

Totals 12/6 4 36 9.0 2 24

RABE’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 2 at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Receiving Yards 27 at Michigan State 11-5-2011

Receiving Touchdowns 1 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-10-2011

1 vs. Illinois 11-26-2011

Long Reception 24 at Michigan State 11-5-2011


Mike RAlliS

26 | LINEBACKER

senior (RS) | 6.2 | 245

Edina, Minn.

Edina High School

CAREER NOTES:

Has seen action in the defensive backfield and at outside linebacker throughout

his Gopher tenure – moved to middle linebacker in Spring 2012 – battled injuries

early in his career, missing most of 2009 season with a broken leg – was awarded

a medical red-shirt for the 2009 season – played in nine games, missing three with

injuries in 2010 - came back to start all 12 games in 2011 – most tackles (83) in

2011 of any returning Gopher defender – came to Minnesota as a walk-on, but

was quickly awarded a scholarship.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Started at outside linebacker all 12 games • ranked third on team with 83 tackles

(53 solo, 30 assists) • had five tackles-for-loss with 1.5 sacks • recovered

one fumble • broke up two passes • earned third varsity letter • named Academic

All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Tallied three tackles (two solo, one assist) and recovered

a fumble in season opener at USC (9/3) • led team with 13 tackles (12

solo, one assist), including one tackle-for-loss in home opener vs. New Mexico

State (9/10) • recorded four tackles (two solo, two assists) and broke-up a pair of

passes in 29-23 home victory against Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • notched five tackles

(four solo, one assist) in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • tallied two

tackles (one solo, one assist) at Michigan (10/1) • tied for team-high seven tackles

while recording one sack and two tackles-for-loss in loss at Purdue (10/8) • tallied

six tackles (four solo, two assists) in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10/22) •

had 10 tackles (three solo, seven assists) in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • led

team with nine tackles (six solo, three assists) in 31-24 loss at Michigan State

(11/5) • had eight tackles (six solo, two assists) along with one tackle-for-loss vs.

Wisconsin (11/12) • tied career-high with 13 stops and 0.5 sacks in loss to Northwestern

(11/19) • three total tackles in 27-7 win over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in nine games this season, starting six at linebacker • tallied 37 total

tackles (23 solo) with six tackles for a loss • also tallied three interceptions •

earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: returned to the lineup and made

first-career start against MTSU (9/2) after missing all but three games in 2009

with a leg injury • finished with a game-high seven total tackles (four solo, three

assists) • also recorded his first career interception against the Blue Raiders and

returned the pick for three yards • tied for a team-high and career-best nine tackles

(six solo, three assists) and recorded his second interception of the season to

set up a Minnesota touchdown against South Dakota (9/11) • tallied three total

tackles (one solo, two assists) against USC (9/18) • Appeared against Northern Illinois

(9/25) but did not record any statistics • did not appear against Northwestern

(10/2) or Wisconsin (10/9) • made one tackle against Purdue (10/16) • led the

Gophers with seven tackles (five solo) against Penn State (10/23) including 1.5

tackles for a loss • made five tackles (one solo) against Ohio State (10/30) including

one tackle for a three-yard loss • picked off his team-leading third interception

against Michigan State (11/6) while making three tackles (one solo) •

contributed two solo stops in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27).

2009:

Saw action in three games, before suffering broken leg vs. No. 8 Cal on 9/19 •

recorded six tackles, including five solo stops • awarded a red-shirt after missing

remainder of season following broken leg.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Earned a scholarship during preseason camp • appeared in all 13 games as a

defensive back and on special teams • got his first collegiate start at the Insight

Bowl • totaled 20 tackles • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter.

Game-by-Game: Recorded a solo tackle in his first collegiate appearance in the

season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • assisted on two tackles at Bowling

Green (9/6) • made an unassisted tackle against Montana State (9/13) • credited

with two total tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • credited with a solo tackle at

Ohio State (9/27) • fought off a block an made a spectacular solo tackle on kick-

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off coverage vs. Indiana (10/4) • tallied two total stops at Illinois (10/11) •

recorded an unassisted tackle at Purdue (10/25) • saw playing time vs. Northwestern

(11/1) and Michigan (11/8) but did not record any statistics • came off

the bench to have a big game at Wisconsin (11/15), finishing with a team- and

season-high eight tackles (six solo), including his first career tackle for loss • collected

a solo tackle vs. Iowa (11/22) • started vs. Kansas (12/31), but did not

record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead Edina High School to a 10-1 mark and a Classic Lake Conference title

as a senior in 2007 • earned all-conference, all-area and all-state honors following

his senior season • named the MNpreps.com Offensive Player of the Year in

2007 • tallied more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns during his

senior campaign • coached by Kim Nelson.

PERSONAL:

Born October 10, 1989 • son of Stewart and Monica Rallis • enrolled in the Carlson

School of Management with a marketing and entrepreneurial management

major.

RALLIS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2008 13/1 14 6 20 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0-0

2009 3/0 5 1 6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2010 9/6 23 14 37 6.0-20 3 0 0 0 0-0

2011 12/12 53 30 83 5.0-14 0 2 1 0 1.5-6

Totals 37/19 95 51 146 12.0-35 3 2 1 0 1.5-6

RALLIS’ GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 13 twice; last at Northwestern 11-19-2011

Solo Tackles 12 vs. New Mexico State 9-10-2011

Tackles for Loss 2 twice; last at Purdue 10-8-2011

Interceptions 1 three times

RALLIS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0

New Mexico State 12 1 13 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 2

North Dakota State 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 7 0 7 2.0-8 1.0-4 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 4 2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 3 7 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 6 3 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Wisconsin 6 2 8 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 6 7 13 1.0-3 0.5-2 0 0 0 0

Illinois 0 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 53 30 83 5.0-14 1.5-6 0 1 0 2

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 4 3 7 1.5-8 0-0 0 0 1 0

South Dakota 6 3 9 2.0-8 0-0 0 0 1 0

USC 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 5 2 7 1.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 4 1 5 1.0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0

Iowa 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 23 14 37 6-20 0-0 0 0 3 0

GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Syracuse 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Air Force 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

California 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

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Totals 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

GAME-BY-GAME 2008

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

Northern Illinois 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

at Bowling Green 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Montana State 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Florida Atlantic 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

at Ohio State 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Indiana 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

at Illinois 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

at Purdue 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Michigan 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

at Wisconsin 6 2 8 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Iowa 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

vs. Kansas 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

Totals 14 6 20 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

Dave RAmlet

96 | LONG SNAPPER

sophomore (RS) | 6.2 | 240

Appleton, Wis.

Xavier High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Xavier High School • first-team all-conference and all-area as

an offensive lineman as a senior in 2009 • served as a team captain last season

• named his team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 2009 • started 34 consecutive

varsity games • helped lead Xavier HS to a conference title last season •

helped lead his team to a 33-12 mark during his high school career • also a standout

baseball player (third-team all-conference) • coached by David Hinkens.

PERSONAL:

March 26, 1991 • son of Phil Ramlet and Vicki Winter • enrolled in the Carlson

School of Management.

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Spencer ReeVeS

8 | LINEBACKER

senior | 6.2 | 230

Dallas, Texas

Skyline High School

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Appeared in 10 games • recorded eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) • earned

third varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC (9/3) • did

not play in home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • appeared in home victory

over Miami (Ohio) (9/27) • appeared in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) •

recorded two assists in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • tallied one solo tackle

in loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched two tackles (one solo, on assist) in loss to Nebraska

(10/22) • appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • garnered three

tackles (two solo, one assist) in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • appeared

in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) •

did not play in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in 11 games including two starts, making 23 total tackles (13 solo) with

two stops behind the line • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Tallied

three total tackles (one solo) against USC (9/16) • recorded two solo stops against

Northern Illinois (9/25) • made his first-career start against Northwestern (10/2),

posting a career-best seven tackle performance (five solo) • recorded five tackles

(two solo) as Minnesota's starting linebacker against Wisconsin (10/9) • did not

record any statistics against Purdue (10/16) or Penn State (10/23) • made five

tackles (two solo) against Ohio State (10/30) including one tackle for a one-yard

loss • made one solo stop for five-yard loss against Michigan State (11/6) • did

not play in the season finale against Iowa.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in nine games, recording one tackle • earned first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated from Skyline High School • key member of a top-ranked defense that

allowed just 203.8 yards per game • helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its

deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division

Region Final • recorded an eye-popping 160 tackles as a senior • also blocked

3 punts, returning one for a touchdown • the Dallas Morning News 2007 Defensive

Player of the Year • three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout • tapped as

the No. 25 weakside linebacker in the country by Scout • Rivals ranks him as the

No. 59 overall prospect in Texas and the No. 35 outside linebacker in the nation •

rated as the No. 49 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com • played middle

linebacker in high school • one of four Skyline products to sign with the Gophers,

along with Keanon Cooper, Troy Stoudermire and Da’Jon McKnight • earned first

team Class 5A All-State honors from the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Sports

Writers Association • also named the Class 5A state defensive MVP by the TSWA

• selected honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press • collected 99

tackles and three interceptions as a junior in 2006 • earned first team All-District

11-5A honors • coached by Reginald Samples.

PERSONAL:

Born December 19, 1989 • son of Deidre Reeves • youth studies major.

REEVES’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2009 9/0 0 1 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2010 11/2 13 10 23 2.0-6 0 0 0 0 0-0

2011 10/0 4 4 8 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

Totals 30/2 17 15 32 2.0-6 0 0 0 0 0-0

REEVES’ GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 7 vs. Northwestern 10-2-2010

Solo Tackles 5 vs. Northwestern 10-2-2010

Tackles for Loss 1 twice


REEVES’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 2 3 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 0 1 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 13 10 23 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 0

2011:

Redshirted.

Dominic SCHultZ

35 | LINEBACKER

freshman (RS) | 6.1 | 215

Port Huron, Mich.

Port Huron High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Standout player at Port Huron High School • earned All-East Metro honors from the

Detroit News following his senior season.

PERSONAL:

Son of Sara Schultz-Mullins• born December 20, 1992.

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Earned second varsity letter • played in two games with two punts for 47 yards •

named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: One punt for 25 yards at Purdue

(10/8) • one punt for 22 yards at Northwestern (11/19).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared as a punter, making one punt for 31 yards in his first career appearance

• sent two kickoffs a total of 113 yards against Wisconsin (10/9) • booted

three kickoffs for 178 yards against Purdue (10/16) • had three kickoffs for 167

yards against Penn State (10/23) • sent three kickoffs for 172 yards against Ohio

State (10/30) • had two kickoffs for 93 total yards against Illinois (11/13) • sent

three kickoffs for 141 yards against Iowa (11/27) • earned first varsity letter.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see any game action.

David SCHWeRmAN

38 | KICKER/PUNTER

senior (RS) | 6.0 | 195

Kettle Moraine, Wis.

Kettle Moraine High School

2008:

Walk-on redshirted the 2008 season • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Kettle Moraine (Wis.) High School • two-time All-Classic 8 Conference

performer • also a two-time all-area selection • named all-state following his

senior season in 2007 • helped lead Kettle Moraine to the Wisconsin State Playoffs

in 2004 and 2007 • earned four letters • holds his school’s record for most

points in a career • coached by Mike Fink.

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PERSONAL:

Born April 15, 1990 • parents are Jack and Linda Schwerman • enrolled in Carlson

School of Management with a major in accounting • sister Kelly played basketball for

Marquette.

SCHWERMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Punting

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long FC I20 TB

2010 1 31 31.0 31 0 0 0

2011 2 47 23.5 25 0 0 0

Totals 3 78 26.0 31 0 0 0

Martez SHABAZZ

3 | DEFENSIVE BACK

junior | 5.11 | 165

DeSoto, Texas

Trinity Valley CC / DeSoto High School

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Trinity Valley Community College • helped lead his team to an 8-

3 record and a berth in the Citizen's Bank Bowl as a sophomore for the Cardinals

• earned All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honors following the

2011 season • was a three-time All-SWJCFC Defensive Player of the Week for TVCC

during his sophomore campaign • recorded 21 pass break-ups to go along with

43 tackles and one interception in 2011 • coached by Brad Smiley.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of DeSoto High School • helped lead his team to a share of the District

11-5A championship during his senior season of 2008 • named second-team All-

District 11-5A following the 2008 season.

PERSONAL:

Martez Shabazz was born January 3, 1993 • son of Tarian and Alamin Shabazz.

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2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in eight games with two starts under center • saw action in his first collegiate

game as a true freshman at USC and responded by nearly leading the Gophers

to a fourth-quarter comeback • made first career start at quarterback vs.

Michigan in Week Five, which was the first time a freshman started at QB for the

Gophers since 1984 • made his second start under center at Purdue in Week Six •

finished season 26-of-54 for 309 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Game-by-Game: Completed 7-of-13 passes for 98 yards in season-opener at

USC(9/3) • threw his first career touchdown pass to Brandon Green for 12 yards

against the Trojans • rushed once for 22 yards and was 2-of-7 passing vs. New

Mexico State (9/10) • made an appearance in two plays in win over Miami (Ohio)

(9/17) • 4-of-8 passing for 71 yards and one TD vs. North Dakota State (9/24) •

made first career start at Michigan (10/1) • 11-of-22 for 104 yards passing against

Wolverines • his start against Michigan was first time a freshman started at QB for

the Gophers since 1984 • 2-of-3 passing for nine yards in a start at Purdue (10/8)

• saw action vs. Iowa (10/29) • made an appearance vs. Wisconsin (11/12).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Bishop Miege High School • led his team to a 6-4 record last season

• led Stags to a 12-2 mark and a Kansas Class 4A State Championship as a junior

in 2009 • two-time Honorable Mention All-Eastern Kansas League selection •

completed 147-of-277 passes (53.1 percent) last season • threw for 2,643 yards,

21 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 2010 • completed 144-of-250

passes (57.6 percent) for 2,524 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a junior

• coached by former Kansas City Chief Pro Bowler Tim Grunhard.

PERSONAL:

Max Shortell was born August 22, 1992 • son of Tom and Susan Shortell.

SHORTELL’S CAREER STATISTICS

PASSING

Year G/GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD Int. Eff.

2011 8/2 26 54 48.1 309 2 2 101.0

Totals 8/2 26 54 48.1 309 2 2 101.0

RUSHING

Year G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2011 8/2 11 14 1.3 0 22

Totals 8/2 11 14 1.3 0 22

SHORTELL’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Pass Attempts 22 at Michigan 10-1-2011

Pass Completions 11 at Michigan 10-1-2011

Passing Yards 104 at Michigan 10-1-2011

Passing Touchdowns 1 twice; last vs. NDSU 9-24-2011

Rushing Attempts 4 twice; last at Michigan 10-1-2011

Rushing Yards 22 vs. New Mexico State 9-10-2011

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Max SHORtell

11 | QUARTERBACK

sophomore | 6.6 | 235

Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Bishop Miege High School

Troy StOuDeRmiRe

11 | CORNERBACK

senior (RS) | 5.10 | 200

Dallas, Texas

Skyline High School

CAREER NOTES:

Versatile performer has done a little bit of everything during his Gopher career –

was recruited at cornerback and began his career in the secondary – opened his

freshman season at corner, but was moved to receiver midway through the season

– moved back to cornerback midway through 2010 season – suffered a broken arm

early in 2011 and missed final eight games of year – was awarded medical hardship

waiver for 2011 season - has been a standout kick returner throughout his career

– currently holds the Minnesota and Big Ten records for career kickoff-return

yards (3,102) – needs just 315 kick return yards to set NCAA career record.

2011:

Started at cornerback in the first four games before missing the final eight games

due to injury • granted medical redshirt • recorded 24 tackles (20 solo, four assisted)

• tallied three tackles-for-loss • grabbed two interceptions • broke-up

three passes in four games. Game-by-Game: Second on team with 11 tackles (10

solo, one assist) and broke up one pass in season opener at USC (9/3) • notched

six solo tackles with one tackle-for-loss, grabbed an interception, broke up a pass

vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • broke all-time Big Ten return yards record during

home opener • recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists) and an interception

in 29-23 home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • tallied two tackles (one solo, one

assist) and broke up one pass in loss to North Dakota State (9/24).

2010 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Appeared in 11 games including six starts at cornerback • returned 29 kicks for

789 yards in 2010 including a career-best 90-yard return against Illinois • passed

Melvin Anderson (1983-86) for Minnesota's career kickoff return record, currently

sitting with 114 • made first-career start at cornerback against Purdue (10/16) •

has recorded 37 tackles (28 solo) as well scooping up two fumbles, picking off one

interception and breaking up five passes • earned third varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: Appeared as Minnesota's regular kick returner on 9/2 against Middle Tennessee

State • returned three kickoffs for 78 yards including a long of 47 yards •

also caught one pass for 22 yards to set up a game-tying field goal for the Gophers

in the fourth quarter • returned four kicks for 90 yards including a long of 44

against South Dakota (9/2) • caught three passes against the Coyotes for 69 yards

• hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that was a teamlong

for the game and Stoudermire's first scoring reception of the season • racked

up 88 yards on four returns against USC (9/18) • also hauled in two catches for

22 yards against the Trojans • returned one kickoff for 14 yards against Northwestern

(10/2) while also recovering a fumble on another return and gaining 13

yards • tallied four returns against Wisconsin (10/9) for 107 yards including a 47yard

return that tied a season long • made first-career start at cornerback against

Purdue (10/16), making seven total tackles (six solo) • also returned a fumble for

four yards against the Boilermakers • broke up a pass against Penn State (10/23)

and made four tackles (two solo) • finished the Ohio State game (10/30) with

seven tackles (four solo) including one stop behind the line • also returned five

kicks against the Buckeyes for 144 yards • tallied six tackles (four solo) against

Michigan State (11/6) including one tackle for a loss • also broke up one pass

against the Spartans and returned five kicks for 134 yards • picked off his first career

interception against Illinois (11/13) and returned it 24 yards • returned two

kickoffs for 112 yards against the Illini including a career-long 90 yard return to

set up the game winning score • also made three solo stops and broke up one pass

against the Illini • paced the defense in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) with

four solo stops • also forced two fumbles against the Hawkeyes, recovering one,

and broke up one pass.

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Hauled in 26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns, which ranked third on the

team in receptions and fourth in receiving yards • ranked 53rd in the nation at

24.6 yards per kickoff return • his 1,376 all-purpose yards in 2009 led the team •

earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Made his second career start in the

season-opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5) • caught four passes for 22 yards,


including the Golden Gophers only receiving touchdown, at Syracuse • in the 20-

13 win over Air Force (9/12), caught three passes for 34 yards, including a long

of 19 yards • also returned two kick-offs for 62 yards vs. the Falcons • in the 35-

21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19), caught three passes for 19 yards and returned three

kicks for 29 yards • in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), returned four kickoffs

for 111 yards including a game-long 37-yarder • in 31-28 loss to Wisconsin

(10/3), caught three passes for 46 yards • also against Wisconsin, returned four

kickoffs for a game-high 138 yards, including a long of 41 yards • in the 35-20

win over Purdue (10/10) returned three kickoffs for 86 yards, including a long g

44 yards • in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) returned three kicks for

45 yards and caught one pass for five yards • in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio

State (10/24), caught a team-high four passes for 47 yards including the Gophers’

only touchdown • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), caught one

pass for a career-long 48 yards and returned six kickoffs for 192 total yards including

a career long 71-yarder • in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7), returned

five kickoffs for 120 yards with a long of 33 yards • in the 16-13 win over South

Dakota State (11/14) caught two passes for 30 yards, including a team-long of

18 yards • in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21) caught two passes for 22 yards and

returned two kickoffs 38 yards • caught three passes for 33 yards at the Insight

Bowl.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Exciting player saw action in all three phases of the game • worked primarily as

a receiver during conference play after opening the year at cornerback • finished

the season as the Big Ten’s No. 1 kickoff returner • ranked No. 26 in the nation in

kickoff return yards • set single-season school kickoff return records for both returns

(42) and yards (1,083) • appeared in all 13 games on special teams, with

one start on offense • had one tackle on defense to go with three receptions for

13 yards and five rushes for 19 yards on offense • averaged 25.8 yards on 42

kickoff returns to tie for the eighth-best average in Minnesota history • had seven

kick returns of 35 yards or more, with a long of 60. Game-by-Game: had two kickoff

returns for 74 yards, including a 39-yarder, in his first collegiate appearance

vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • had a 48-yard kickoff return at Bowling Green (9/6)

• had four returns for 103 yards, with a 46-yarder, vs. Montana State (9/13) • had

a 26-yard kickoff return vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • returned two kickoffs for 41

yards, with a long of 24, at Ohio State (9/27) • made his first appearance on the

offensive side of the ball vs. Indiana (10/4), hauling in two receptions for 13 yards

to go with a 3-yard rush and a 21-yard kickoff return • collected his first career

tackle and had a 1-yard rush at Illinois (10/11) • did not record any offensive

statistics but did have a 15-yard kickoff return at Purdue (10/25) • averaged

17.7 yards on three kickoff returns vs. Northwestern (11/1) • hauled in a pass for

no gain and had a 2-yard rush to go along with a season-high six kickoff returns

for 128 yards (21.3 avg.) against Michigan (11/8) • made his first career start on

offense and totaled 63 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 40-yarder, at

Wisconsin (11/15) • had a 58-yard kickoff return and tied the school record with

nine kickoff returns for a Minnesota single-game record of 283 yards against Iowa

(11/22) • also had a 9-yard rush vs. the Hawkeyes • returned six kicks for 174

yards, including a 60-yarder vs. Kansas (12/31) • also recorded a six-yard run.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Skyline High School • helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its

deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division

Region Final • rushed for 1,153 yards in 150 carries (7.7 ypc) with 10 touchdowns

as a senior in 2007 • also had 19 receptions for 268 yards and three

touchdowns and passed for 514 yards and a four scores • return three punts for

touchdowns • attended Seagoville High School as a junior in 2006 • led the Dallas

Metroplex area in rushing among 4A schools with 2,135 yards on 304 carries

• scored 26 touchdowns • also passed for 590 yards with three TDs • named the

Class 4A Region II as well as the District 14-4A MVP • earned second team allarea

honors from the Dallas Morning News • coached by Reginald Samples at

Skyline and Clint Roddy at Seagoville.

PERSONAL:

Troy Stoudermire was born July 1, 1990 • son of Keana Ervin and Troy Stoudermire,

Sr. • youth studies major.

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STOUDERMIRE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Rushing Receiving

Year G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long

2008 13/1 5 19 3.8 0 9 3 13 4.3 0 11

2009 13/9 6 13 2.2 0 9 26 306 11.8 2 48

2010 11/6 0 0 0.0 0 0 6 114 19.0 1 49

2011 4/4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Totals 41/16 11 32 2.9 0 9 35 433 12.4 3 49

Kickoff Returns

Year G KR Yds. Avg. TD Long

2008 13 42 1,083 25.8 0 60

2009 13 43 1,057 24.6 0 71

2010 11 29 789 27.2 0 90

2011 4 8 173 21.6 0 25

Totals 41 122 3,102 25.4 0 90

Defense

Year G Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2008 13 2 0 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2009 13 3 1 4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2010 11 28 9 37 2.0-2 1 5 2 2 0-0

2011 4 20 4 24 3.0-13 2 3 0 0 0-0

Totals 41 53 14 67 5.0-15 3 8 2 2 0-0

STOUDERMIRE’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions 4 twice

Receiving Yards 69 vs. South Dakota 9-11-2010

Receiving Touchdowns 1 three times

STOUDERMIRE’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 11 at USC 9-3-2011

Solo Tackles 10 at USC 9-3-2011

Tackles for Loss 2.0 at USC 9-3-2011

Interceptions 1 three times; last vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

Fumbles Forced 2 vs. Iowa 11-27-10

Fumbles Recovered 1 twice

STOUDERMIRE’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 10 1 11 2.0-5 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

New Mexico State 6 0 6 1.0-8 0.0-0 0 0 1 1

Miami (Ohio) 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 1 0

North Dakota State 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1

Totals 20 4 24 3.0-13 0.0-0 0 0 2 2

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1

Penn State 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1

Ohio State 4 3 7 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 4 2 6 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1

at Illinois 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1

Iowa 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 1

Totals 28 9 37 2-2 0-0 2 2 1 5

STOUDERMIRE’S OFFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

at Syracuse 2 3 0 9 4 22 1 9

Air Force 0 0 0 0 3 34 0 19

California 0 0 0 0 3 19 0 13

at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 3 46 0 17

Purdue 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0

at Penn State 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5

at Ohio State 2 6 0 4 4 47 1 16

Michigan State 0 0 0 0 1 48 0 48

Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota State 0 0 0 0 2 30 0 18

at Iowa 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 14

vs. Iowa State 1 1 0 1 3 33 0 17

Totals 6 13 0 9 26 306 2 48

GAME-BY-GAME 2008

Rushing Receiving

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Bowling Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Montana State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Indiana 1 3 0 3 2 13 0 11

at Illinois 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Michigan 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 0

vs. Kansas 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 0

Totals 6 13 0 9 3 13 0 11

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Cedric tHOmpSON

27 | DEFENSIVE BACK

sophomore | 5.10 | 205

Calipatria, Calif.

Calipatria High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in seven games • recorded 16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted) • earned first

varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Played his first career game at Purdue (10/8) and

recorded six tackles (five solo, one assist) • tallied five tackles (three solo, two assists)

vs. Nebraska (10/22) • notched two tackles (one solo, one assist) in 22-21

victory over Iowa (10/29) • appeared in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • had

two assisted tackles in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared in 28-13 road loss to

Northwestern (11/19) • recorded a solo tackle in 27-7 win over Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Calipatria High School • helped lead his team to a 4-7 record as a

senior in 2010, while the Hornets went 6-5 in 2009 • rushed for 1,808 yards and

27 touchdowns on just 157 carries during his senior season • earned first-team All-

Pacific League honors on offense following his senior campaign • also recorded 41

tackles, with 34 solo stops, three sacks and four interceptions from his defensive

back position in 2010 • rushed for 1,446 yards with 14 scores as a junior • tallied

45 tackles and two interceptions as a junior • coached by David Shaw.

PERSONAL:

Son of Cedric Thompson and Flossie Bradford • born February 10, 1993.

THOMPSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 7/0 10 6 16 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

Totals 7/0 10 6 16 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

THOMPSON’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 6 at Purdue 10-8-2011

Solo Tackles 5 at Purdue 10-8-2011

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Did not see game action.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Did not see game action.

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see game action.

Nathan tOW-ARNett

40 | DEFENSIVE BACK

senior (RS) | 6.1 | 205

Redwood Falls, Minn.

Redwood Falls High School

2008:

Redshirted as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2001 high school graduate • was home schooled and played his prep football

at Redwood Falls (Minn.) High School.

PERSONAL:

Son of Duane Tow and Bette Jo Arnett • business marketing education major •

oldest member of the Golden Gopher football team • born July 25, 1982.


Brock VeReeN

21 | DEFENSIVE BACK

junior | 6.0 | 195

Valencia, Calif.

Valencia High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Started at cornerback all 12 games • recorded 67 tackles (46 solo, 21 assisted) •

tallied 3.5 tackles-for-loss • forced one fumble • grabbed one interception • brokeup

five passes • earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Led team with 13

tackles (10 solo, three assists) in season opener at USC (9/3) • tallied an interception,

three tackles (two solo, one assist) with a half tackle-for-loss and a pass

break-up in 2011 home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • recorded five

tackles (three solo, two assists) and broke-up a team high three passes in 29-23

victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • garnered six tackles (four solo, two assists) vs.

North Dakota State (9/24) • tallied five solo tackles with one tackle-for-loss at

Michigan (10/1) • tied for team-best seven tackles at Purdue (10/8) • assisted on

four tackles vs. Nebraska (10/22) • notched five tackles (two solo, three assists)

in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • recorded six tackles (five solo, one assist) and

one pass break-up in loss at Michigan State (11/5) • had five tackles (four solo,

one assist) vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • tallied five tackles (one solo, four assists) in

28-13 road loss at Northwestern (11/19) • garnered three tackles (two solo, one assist)

with two pass break-ups in victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in nine games with four starts • recorded 10 total tackles (seven solo)

in 2010 • earned first career varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared against

MTSU (9/2) and South Dakota (9/11) but did not record any stats • earned his

first-career start against USC (9/18), making four total tackles (three solo) •

started against Northern Illinois (9/25) and again made four total tackles (three

solo) • appeared against Wisconsin (10/9) but did not record any stats • made the

start at cornerback in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) and contributed two tackles

(one solo).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Valencia High School • helped lead his team to a 12-1 record

in 2009, falling in the Northern Division semifinals • two-time All-CIF selection •

tallied 51 tackles, eight interceptions, two pass break-ups and one sack last season

• also played wide receiver, registering 20 receptions for 474 yards and seven

touchdowns • ranked as the No. 66 cornerback in the country by Rivals.com •

listed as the No. 57 cornerback in the nation by ESPN and Scouts Inc. • ranked as

the No. 166 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com • earned a three-star ranking

from Rivals and a two-star rating from Scout • also a standout track and field

athlete • coached by Larry Muir.

PERSONAL:

Born August 17, 1992 • son of Venita and Henry Vereen • brother Shane played running

back for California • held a 4.4 grade-point average in high school.

VEREEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 9/4 7 3 10 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2011 12/12 46 21 67 3.5-8 1 7 0 1 0-0

Totals 21/16 53 24 77 3.5-8 1 7 0 1 0-0

VEREEN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 13 at USC 9-3-2011

Solo Tackles 10 at USC 9-3-2011

Pass Breakups 3 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-17-2011

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VEREEN’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 10 3 13 2.0-3 0.0-0 1 0 0 0

New Mexico State 2 1 3 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 1 1

Miami (Ohio) 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 3

North Dakota State 4 2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 5 0 5 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 7 0 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 0 4 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 5 1 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1

Wisconsin 4 1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 1 4 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Illinois 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 2

Totals 46 21 67 3.5-8 0.0-0 1 0 1 7

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue did not play

Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State did not play

at Michigan State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois did not play

Iowa 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 7 3 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

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Kenny WAtKiNS

28 | DEFENSIVE BACK

junior (RS) | 6.0 | 200

Detroit, Mich.

Brother Rice High School

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Appeared in three games.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in three games as a reserve • made five total tackles (three solo) with

one forced fumble. Game-by-Game: made Gophers debut against Middle Tennessee

State (9/2) in a 24-17 Minnesota win • recorded one solo tackle and one

forced fumble against the Blue Raiders • tallied four total tackles (two solo, two

assists) against South Dakota (9/11).

2009:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead the Brother Rice Warriors to a 7-4 mark as a senior • tallied 62 tackles,

including 50 solo stops, as a senior in 2008 • also tallied two interceptions,

a sack and a blocked field goal last season • earned all-area honors from the Observer

& Eccentric newspapers • named honorable mention All-North by the Detroit

Free Press • named all-conference • chosen for the Michigan Fab 50 • helped

lead Brother Rice to a state championship and a 12-1 record as a freshman in

2005 • Rivals listed him as the No. 16 player in the state of Michigan • named the

No. 42 safety in the nation by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 75 safety in the

country by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • Scout.com rated him as the No. 110 cornerback

in the country • earned a three-star prospect ranking from Rivals as a

safety • coached by Al Fracassa.

PERSONAL:

Born November 12, 1990 • son of Kenneth and Nina Watkins • communications

studies major.

WATKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2010 3/0 3 2 5 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2011 3/0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

Totals 6/0 3 2 5 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

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Derrick WellS

13 | DEFENSIVE BACK

sophomore | 6.0 | 205

Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Lehigh High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Appeared in 11 games • recorded eight tackles (three solo, five assisted) in 2011

• earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC

(9/3) and home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) • notched first career tackle

in 29-23 home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • appeared against North Dakota

State (9/24) • tallied an assist in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • recorded

first career solo tackle at Purdue (10/8) • appeared in loss to Nebraska (10/22) •

did not see action vs. Iowa (10/29) • assisted on two tackles in 31-24 loss at

Michigan State (11/5) • notched two solo tackles vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • appeared

at Northwestern (11/19) • garnered one assisted tackle in 27-7 victory

over Illinois (11/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Lehigh High School • helped lead his team to a 5-6 record as a senior

in 2010 • the Lightning was 7-6 in 2009, beginning the season 0-4 before advancing

to the Class 3A Regional finals • two-time second-team all-area selection

by the News-Press • took part in the John Carrigan Rotary Classic all-star game

• tallied 80 tackles in his senior season • recorded 75 tackles and six interceptions

as a junior in 2009 • also a track and field standout, taking part in the 200

and 400-meter dashes • coached by Pete Fominaya.

PERSONAL:

Derrick Wells was born July 8, 1993 • son of Edward Wells and Margaret Babb.

WELLS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2011 11/0 3 5 8 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

Totals 11/0 3 5 8 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0

2011:

Redshirted.

Peter WeSteRHAuS

18 | LINEBACKER

freshman (RS) | 6.3 | 230

Chanhassen, Minn.

Holy Family High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduate of Holy Family High School • helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and

a berth in the Prep Bowl in 2010 • his team was 9-2 in 2009 • named Minnesota's

Mr. Football for 2010 • named Second-Team All-America as a tight end by Rivals.com

• earned All-State honors from the Minnesota Vikings and Associated

Press • recorded 139 tackles and scored 11 touchdowns, playing both ways as a

senior for the Fire • tallied 121 tackles, blocked three kicks and caught 29 passes

for 668 yards and eight scores during his junior season • registered 74 tackles,

including a pair of sacks, as a sophomore in 2008 • coached by Dave Hopkins.

PERSONAL:

Peter Westerhaus was born Dec. 4, 1992 • son of Jon and Sue Westerhaus.


2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Played in six games and handled all the placekicking duties for last six weeks of

season • connected on career-best 51-yard FG vs. Illinois • successful on 6-of-6

field goal attempts • converted 9-of-10 extra point attempts • kicked off 24 times

for an average of 63.5 yards • scored his first career touchdown on a fake field goal

run of five yards vs. Wisconsin in Week 10 • earned Big Ten Special Teams Player

of the Week honors for performance vs. Iowa • earned first varsity letter • named

Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Two kickoffs for 134 yards for an average

of 67.0 yards vs. North Dakota State (9/24) • connected on first career FG attempt

from 28 yards out vs. Iowa (10/29) • four kickoffs for an average of 61.5 yards

against the Hawkeyes • 1-of-1 with a 27-yard FG at Michigan State (11/5) • five

kickoffs for an average of 63.4 yards against Spartans • scored Gophers' first

points of game vs. Wisconsin on fake field goal (11/12) • three kickoffs for an average

of 62 yards vs. the Badgers • hit a 48-yard FG at Northwestern (11/19) • hit

a career-long 51-yarder vs. Illinois (11/26) • six kickoffs for an average of 67.2

yards vs. Illinois.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Did not see game action.

Jordan WettSteiN

39 | KICKER

senior | 5.11 | 185

De Pere, Wis.

De Pere High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of De Pere High School.

PERSONAL:

Born September 7, 1989 • son of Lisa Schneider-Wettstein and Jeff Wettstein • enrolled

in the Carlson School of Management with an accounting major.

WETTSTEIN’S CAREER FIELD GOAL STATISTICS

Year M-A Pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long Blk

2011 6-6 1.000 0-0 3-3 0-0 2-2 1-1 51 0

Total 6-6 1.000 0-0 3-3 0-0 2-2 1-1 51 0

D.L. WilHite

95 | DEFENSIVE END

senior | 6.4 | 250

Lexington, Ky.

Bryan Station High School

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Started at defensive end in eight games, while seeing action in all 12 • recorded

16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted) with three tackles-for-loss • ranked second on

team with 3.0 sacks • forced one fumble • earned third varsity letter. Game-by-

Game: Recorded a pair of solo tackles in season opener at USC (9/3) • started in

the home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • came off the bench to tally two

tackles (one solo, one assist) in 29-23 victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • appeared

in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • garnered three solo, one sack

and forced a fumble in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • tallied one solo tackle

in loss at Purdue (10/8) • saw action vs. Nebraska (10/22) • recorded a sack in

22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • tallied one tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State

(11/5) • started at defensive end vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • notched career-high five

tackles (two solo, three assists) and one sack in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19)

• assisted on one tackle in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Earned eight starting nods this season at defensive end and appeared in all 12

games • made 14 total tackles (10 solo) and one sack for a three-yard loss •

earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: started but did not record any sta-

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tistics against MTSU (9/2) • recorded three tackles against South Dakota (9/11) including

one for a loss • made two solo stops against USC (9/18) including one for

a loss • started against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record an stats • tallied

first sack of the season against Northwestern (10/2) as one of two solo stops

against the Wildcats • recorded one solo stop against Wisconsin (10/9) • appeared

against Purdue (10/16) but did not record any statistics • made four solo stops

against Penn State (10/23) • did not record any stats against Ohio State (10/30)

• made two tackles (one solo) against Michigan State (11/6).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Earned Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News and Second-Team

Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele • three of his four tackles on the

season were sacks • recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble • returned a

fumble recovery for a score against South Dakota State, recording the Gophers’

only touchdown of the contest • saw action in 11 games • earned first varsity letter

• member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team. Game-by-Game: In the season

opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5), finished with one of three Minnesota sacks

• appeared in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19), but did not record any statistics

• in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), tallied two total tackles including a

sack for a seven-yard loss • the sack against the Wildcats came with less than two

minutes left in the game and iced Minnesota’s victory • saw action against to Wisconsin

(10/3), Purdue (10/10), Penn State (10/17), Ohio State (10/24) and Michigan

State (10/31), but did not record any statistics • in the 16-13 win over South

Dakota State (11/14), scored the Gophers only touchdown when he recovered a

fumble and returned it three yards to the end zone • appeared in the 12-0 loss to

Iowa (11/21), but did not record any statistics • tallied a sack for a loss of 10 yards

at the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State (12/31).

2008:

Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Attended Bryan Station High School as a senior in 2007 • helped lead the Defenders

to a berth in the 2007 Kentucky Class 5A state playoffs • named second team

all Fayette County at running back by the Lexington Herald-Leader • selected to play

in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl postseason all-star game • started his

prep career at Paris (Ky.) High School • rushed for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns

as a junior • coached by Dr. Oliver Lucas at Bryan Station and Brian Washington

at Paris.

PERSONAL:

Born July 21, 1990 • son of Pamela and Donald Wilhite • history major.

WILHITE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU FR FF Sacks

2009 11/0 3 1 4 3.0-26 0 0 2 1 3.0-26

2010 12/8 10 4 14 2.5-5 0 0 0 0 1.0-3

2011 12/8 10 6 16 3.0-23 0 0 0 1 3.0-23

Totals 35/16 23 11 34 8.5-54 0 0 2 2 7.0-29

WILHITE’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles 5 at Northwestern 11-19-2011

Solo Tackles 4 vs. Penn State 10-23-2010

Sacks 1 seven times

Fumbles Forced 1 twice; last at Michigan 10-1-2011

Fumbles Recovered 1 twice

WILHITE’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2011

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at USC 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

New Mexico State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Ohio) 1 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

North Dakota State 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan 3 0 3 1.0-8 1.0-8 1 0 0 0

at Purdue 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Nebraska 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 1 0 1 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

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Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 2 3 5 1.0-8 1.0-8 0 0 0 0

Illinois 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 10 6 16 3.0-23 3.0-23 1 0 0 0

GAME-BY-GAME 2010

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Middle Tenn. State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota 0 3 3 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

USC 2 0 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern 2 0 2 1-3 1-3 0 0 0 0

at Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Purdue 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Penn State 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Michigan State 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Illinois 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Iowa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals 7 3 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

WILHITE’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

GAME-BY-GAME 2009

Solo Asst Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU

at Syracuse 1 0 1 1-9 1-9 0 0 0 0

California 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Northwestern 1 1 2 1-7 1-7 1 1 0 0

Wisconsin 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Purdue 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

at Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Michigan State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

South Dakota State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0

at Iowa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

vs. Iowa State 1 0 1 1-10 1-10 0 0 0 0

Totals 3 1 4 3-26 3-26 1 1 0 0

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2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Did not see game action.

2010:

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Rockwall-Heath High School (Texas) • high school coach was

Mickey Moss • finished senior season with 568 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

PERSONAL:

Born December 9, 1991 • son of Donald and Kim Wilson.

Devon WRigHt

25 | RUNNING BACK

sophomore (RS) | 6.0 | 195

Coral Springs, Fla.

Taravella High School

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Played in nine games • recorded one carry at Michigan (10/1) • made two tackles

on special teams (one solo, one assist).

2010:

Did not see action.

Cameron WilSON

8 | WIDE RECEIVER

sophomore (RS) | 6.3 | 210

Rockwall, Texas

Rockwall Heath High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2010 graduate of Taravella High School • team finished with a 4-6 record in

2009 • named Broward County Player of the Year by the Miami Sun-Sentinel • twotime

all-state and all-county selection • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com

and ESPN Scouts Inc.• ranked as the No. 22 running back in the nation

by ESPN and Scouts Inc. • led Broward County in rushing yards as both a junior and

senior • topped the 200-yard mark in four games last season • rushed for 1,835

yards and 18 touchdowns in 2009 • toted the pigskin 241 times for 1,622 yards

and 19 scores in 2008 as a junior • rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 11

scores as a sophomore • coached by Dan Marguriet.

PERSONAL:

Devon Wright was born Oct. 8, 1991 • son of Vanessa Russell and Stanley Wright

Sr.


Duke ANYANWu

ATHLETE

freshman | 6.4 | 230

Blaine, Minn.

Blaine High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 17 player in Minnesota and the No. 289 wide receiver in the nation

by ESPN • earned a two-star ranking from both Rivals.com and Scout.com •

lined up as a linebacker, quarterback and receiver in high school and showed the

ability to produce at each position • solid coverage skills as a linebacker • good

tackling ability could prove beneficial in special teams coverage units • as a receiver,

shows ability as a big possession receiver • capable of working inside, taking

a hit and securing the catch • does a good job finding an open spot in the

defense • good hands, with the ability to adjust to balls thrown out of the frame.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Blaine High School • helped lead his team to an 8-3 record as

a senior • Blaine advanced to section championship game in 2011• earned Honorable

Mention All-State honors at the All-Purpose position • completed 101-of-174

passes for 926 yards with 5 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior • rushed

for 1,130 yards on 199 carries with 18 touchdowns in 2011 • coached by Shannon

Gerrety.

PERSONAL:

Duke Anyanwu was born September 21, 1994 • son of Maryanne Anwanyu.

Cedric DiCKe

DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman | 6.3 | 200

Cannon Falls, Minn.

Cannon Falls High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com • saw action on both sides of the ball

in high school, but projects as a safety at the collegiate level.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attending Cannon Falls High School • recorded 52 tackles with three interceptions

as a linebacker during his senior season • rushed for 773 yards and

seven TDs, caught 21 passes for 324 yards and two TDs in 2011 • completed 11of-26

passes for 184 yards as a senior • earned team MVP and team offensive

player of the year honors • earned all-conference honors • coached by Josh Hofstedt.

PERSONAL:

Duke Anyanwu was born September 21, 1994 • son of Maryanne Anwanyu.

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Jamel HARBiSON

WIDE RECEIVER

freshman | 5.11 | 195

Charlotte, N.C.

Mallard Creek High School

OVERVIEW:

Earned a four-star ranking by ESPN, which also rated him as the No. 32 wide receiver

in the nation and the No. 11 player in North Carolina • deemed a three-star

prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com • ranked as the No. 29 player in North

Carolina by Rivals.com and the No. 148 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com

• ranked as the No. 20 player in North Carolina by Super Prep magazine • explosive

wide receiver with a thick build • has the ability to play inside or out • good

burst off the line • reliable hands • good speed • will take a hit after making the

catch • good body control, displays a knack for coming down with jump balls and

contested passes.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Mallard Creek High School • helped lead his team to a 13-1 mark

and a berth in the state semifinals during his senior season • also helped lead

Mavericks to three straight I-MECK league championships • tallied 21 touchdowns

with more than 50 receptions as a senior • recorded 52 receptions for more than

800 yards and 14 scores as a junior • stood out at Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas,

returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown in that game • also a standout baseball

player, he batted .329 with two home runs and 28 RBIs as a junior • coached

by Michael Palmieri.

PERSONAL:

Jamel Harbison was born January 19, 1994.

JoJuan HARpeR

RUNNING BACK

freshman (RS) | 5.10 | 195

Columbia Heights, Minn.

NDSCS / Columbia Heights High School

PREVIOUS SCHOOL:

Transferred from North Dakota State College of Science • did not play for the Wildcats.

HIGH SCHOOL:

2011 graduate of Columbia Heights High School • earned all-conference honors

following the 2011 season • named his team’s Most Valuable Player following his

senior campaign • rushed for more than 1,400 yards and scored 14 touchdowns in

2011 • also took part in track and field for the Hylanders • two-time letterwinner

in both football and track and field.

PERSONAL:

Son of Djuna Harper and Joseph Henderson.

Tyler HARtmANN

DEFENSIVE LINE

freshman | 6.3 | 245

Andover, Minn.

Andover High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attending Andover High School • saw action in just two games as a senior,

before suffering a season-ending injury • earned all-state honorable mention

accolades following his junior season • named to the all-metro third team in 2010

• recorded 61 tackles, including 5.5 sacks and 21 tackles-for-loss in the 2010

season • honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore • recorded 53 tackles,

5.5 sacks and 9 tackles-for-loss in 2009 • both his parents were student-athletes

at Minnesota • coached by Rich Wilkie.

PERSONAL:

Son of Karen and Chris Hartmann • born November 2, 1992.

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Isaac HAYeS

OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman | 6.2 | 275

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

St. Thomas Academy

OVERVIEW:

Rated the No. 112 prospect in the nation on the ESPNU 150 • earned a four-star

ranking, while also being named the top player in the state of Minnesota and the

No. 9 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN • deemed a three-star prospect by Rivals.com

and Scout.com • Rivals ranks him the 39th best guard in the class, while

Scout ranks him No. 75 • ranked the No. 106 player in the Midwest by Super Prep

magazine • has been dominant at the high-school level • good explosion coming

off the ball, along with ability to finish blocks • size and athleticism necessary to

play guard at the college level • good flexibility, balance and agility • persistent

leg drive • runs well and locates defenders while on the move • uses his hands effectively.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends St. Thomas Academy • helped lead team to 20-2 record over last

two seasons, including berths in the section finals (2011) and the state semifinals

(2010) • named first-team all-state by the Associated Press and the Pioneer Press

following his senior season • garnered Star-Tribune and KARE-11 All-Metro accolades

following the 2011 season • also named first-team all-conference after his

senior year • honorable mention all-conference choice as a junior • helped lead

Cadets to more than 370 yards per game over the last two seasons • coached by

Dave Ziebarth.

PERSONAL:

Isaac Hayes was born November 21, 1993 • son of Julie Scharber.

Jordan HiNOJOSA

OFFENSIVE LINE

freshman | 6.3 | 275

Miami, Fla.

Central High School

OVERVIEW:

Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect • ESPN and Scout.com both project him

as a two-star recruit • rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in Florida, the No. 120

defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 88 player in the state of Florida by

Scout.com • ESPN ranks him as the 138th-best defensive tackle in the nation and

the No. 264 player in Florida • highly competitive lineman will play through the

whistle on every snap • good motor • nose for the ball • gets off the ball well •

will chase a play down from behind • hard to block without utilizing a doubleteam.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Miami Central High School • helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and

a runner-up finish in the Florida Class 6A State Championship game • selected to

take part in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game • earned second-team Associated

Press Class 6A All-State honors following his senior campaign • coached by

Telley Lockett.

PERSONAL:

Jordan Hinojosa was born January 22, 1993.

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Ben HOlCOmB

DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman | 6.4 | 200

Germantown, Wis.

Germantown High School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead Warhawks to a 7-3 mark as a senior • grabbed 31 receptions for 728

yards (23.5 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns during his senior season •

tallied 63 tackles, five tackles for loss and three interceptions as a senior • served

as a team captain for 2011 • named all-state honorable mention, first-team allconference,

first-team all-region, all-county and all-area following the 2011 season

• recorded 84 tackles with six interceptions during his junior season • earned

all-conference accolades in 2010 • also a standout track athlete, qualifying for the

state track championships in the 110-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles and

the 800-meter relay • holds school records for both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles

• coached by Jake Davis.

PERSONAL:

Son of Amy and Randy Holcomb.

Antonio JOHNSON

DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman | 6.0 | 190

Cleveland, Ohio

Shaker Heights High School

OVERVIEW:

Earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com • ranked No. 157 in the nation at the

safety position by ESPN, which also listed him as the No. 132 player in the State

of Ohio • named the No. 180 outside linebacker prospect in the country by

Scout.com • listed as a two-star prospect by both Scout.com and ESPN • versatile

player was successful on both sides of the ball (running back, defensive back)

in high school • competitiveness and playing speed appear to project at defensive

back • tackles with authority and wraps up well in space • has proven to be very

effective covering punts and kickoffs on special teams • diagnoses run/pass

quickly and moves through traffic well • shows an ability to get to the football and

plays through the whistle • breaks on underneath routes well, but has the discipline

to play deep.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Shaker Heights High School • scored 23 touchdowns and rushed

for 1,137 yards as a running back during his senior season • recorded 84 total

tackles (51 solo, 33 assists) in 2011 • also tacked on a pair of interceptions during

his senior season • coached by Jarvis Gibson.

PERSONAL:

Antonio Johnson was born January 25, 1994.


Roland JOHNSON

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

junior | 6.1 | 295

Camden, S.C.

Butler County CC / Byrnes High School

OVERVIEW:

Named a three-star prospect by Rivals.com • awarded a two-star ranking by

Scout.com • noted as a run-stuffer and a very disruptive internior line player •

gets off the ball well at the snap • is very effective when stunting and slanting •

gets low and gets up-field • locates the ball well • great motor, never gives up on

a play • solid, physical tackler.

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Transferred from Butler County Community College • earned first-team All-Jayhawk

Conference honors as a sophomore for the Grizzlies • recorded 27 total tackles,

including 7.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.0 sacks for Butler County in 2011• also

tallied a forced fumble, recovered a fumble and broke up one pass during his sophomore

campaign • helped lead Butler to a No. 2 final ranking and a win in the Citizen's

Bank Bowl • Grizzlies finished 2011 with an 11-1 mark, winning the

conference and region titles • coached by Troy Morrell at BCC • played his freshman

season at Western Carolina • started 10 of 11 games at WCU as a true freshman

• recorded 45 total tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and two sacks in 2010 for

the Catamounts.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played his senior season at Byrnes High School • tallied nearly 160 tackles and 16

sacks, while earning Area Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior • recorded

150 tackles, including 95 solo stops, as a junior at Camden (S.C.) High School •

recorded more than 300 total tackles in his high school career.

PERSONAL:

Roland Johnson was born May 14, 1992.

Alex KeitH

DEFENSIVE END

freshman | 6.3 | 230

Columbia, Mo.

Hickman High School

OVERVIEW:

Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN • ESPN also

listed him as the No. 19 player in the State of Missouri and the No. 192 defensive

end in the nation • active, physical defender is usually around the football • good

initial burst • holds his ground and knocks blockers back when he fires out low and

shoots his hands • good motor and hustle • good speed and range.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead Hickman to its first state playoff berth since 2004 as a senior • earned

Class 6A First-Team All-State honors following the 2011 season • also an all-district

selection following his senior campaign for the Kewpies • second-team allstate

selection as a junior • recorded 67 total tackles, including 22 tackles-for-loss

and 12.5 sacks in his final season of prep football • also tallied five forced fumbles

and recovered four loose balls in 2011 • saw action as a tight end/wide receiver

as well during his senior season, catching five touchdown passes • tallied

75 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four blocked kicks and three forced fumbles as a junior •

coached by Arnel Munroe.

PERSONAL:

Alex Keith was born November 20, 1993 • son of Kevin and Charity Keith.

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Ben lAueR

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

freshman | 6.6 | 265

Plymouth, Minn.

Wayzata High School

OVERVIEW:

Earned a two-star ranking from Scout.com • rated the No. 168 offensive tackle

prospect in the nation by Scout.com • size and frame to allow for added strength

and weight later in his collegiate career • solid run blocker • wingspan allows for

pass blocking potential • shows good balance and agility • good flexibility • comes

out of three-point stance low and hard • sustains and finishes blocks well.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Wayzata High School • helped lead his team to consecutive Prep

Bowl appearances • Trojans finished 12-1 and state runners-up in 2011, while

winning the state title and going 11-0 in 2010 • helped pave the way for an offensive

unit that gained 341.9 yards per game, including nearly 208 yards per

game on the ground • named All-State by the Associated Press • earned All-Metro

honors from KARE-11 and the Star-Tribune • coached by Brad Anderson.

PERSONAL:

Ben Lauer was born July 11, 1994 • son of Bill and Jeanine Lauer.

Jack lYNN

LINEBACKER

freshman | 6.3 | 210

Lake Zurich, Ill.

Lake Zurich High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 27 player in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com, which also listed

him as a three-star prospect • rated as a three-star recruit and ranked the No. 100

outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com • picked up a two-star ranking from

ESPN • listed by ESPN as the No. 52 player in Illinois and the No. 174 outside linebacker

in the country • productive against both run and pass • prototypical size

for the outside linebacker position at the college level • good open-field tackling

skills could translate to special teams play • diagnoses plays well and gets a good

jump on inside running plays • plays downhill and can create havoc in the backfield.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Lake Zurich High School • helped lead his team to three berths

in the state semifinals and one berth in the state title game • named Class 7A All-

State by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association • first-team all-state selection

by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Tribune • named honorary

captain of the Daily Herald Lake County all-area team • four-year starter • played

wide receiver as well as linebacker • recorded 93 tackles, including seven tacklesfor-loss

and 2.5 sacks in 2011 • also recovered two fumbles, snagged one interception

and forced one fumble in 2011 • caught 13 passes for 271 yards and four

touchdowns during senior campaign • coached by Bryan Stortz.

PERSONAL:

Jack Lynn was born August 6, 1993 • son of Pat and Sandy Lynn.

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KJ mAYe

ATHLETE

freshman | 5.10 | 190

Mobile, Ala.

Murphy High School

OVERVIEW:

Earned three-star rankings from both ESPN and Rivals.com • ranked the No. 38

player in the State of Alabama and the No. 95 athlete in the nation by ESPN • received

a two-star designation from Scout.com • played quarterback in high school,

but shows potential to be a playmaker at wide receiver or even safety • dangerous

as a runner, despite being a pass-first quarterback as a prep • good elusiveness,

initial burst and explosiveness as a runner • very good speed and change-of-direction

skills.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Murphy High School • helped lead his team to a 22-12 record over

the past three seasons • earned all-state honorable mention honors from the Alabama

Sports Writers Association • 70-of-123 passing for 1,122 yards, 13 touchdowns

and seven interceptions as a senior • rushed for 1,041 yards and eight TDs

on 186 carries in 2011 • also saw time at wide receiver as a senior, snagging 10

receptions for 199 yards and three scores • missed much of junior season with injury

• 74-of-143 passing for 1,126 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions

as a sophomore • rushed 91 times for 446 yards and four scores in 2009 •

coached by Ronn Lee.

PERSONAL:

KJ Maye was born February 25, 1994.

Andre mcDONAlD

WIDE RECEIVER

freshman | 6.2 | 200

Minnetonka, Minn.

Hopkins High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the State of Minnesota and the No. 68 wide receiver

in the nation by Rivals.com • rated the No. 2 player in Minnesota and the No. 37

wide receiver in the nation by ESPN • Scout.com lists him as the No. 75 wide receiver

in the country • MaxPreps' Tom Lemming rates him the No. 12 wide receiver

and the No. 132 player overall in the country • named a four-star prospect by ESPN

• earned three-star rankings from Rivals.com and Scout.com • listed as the No.

72 overall player in the Midwest by Super Prep magazine • big, physical receiver

makes plays on the ball with size, strength and great hands • good athlete who

works to get open • big target, who knows how to use his body to get position • excellent

athletic ability • adjusts well while ball is in the air and makes acrobatic

catches • solid in jump-ball, one-on-one situations.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Hopkins High School • two-time Associated Press All-State selection

• two-time member of the KARE-11 and Star-Tribune All-Metro teams •

two-time All-Lakes Conference selection • took part in the Semper Fidelis All-American

Bowl • invited to International Bowl All-Star Game • snagged 60 receptions

for 1,253 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior • recorded 64 receptions for 1,144

yards and 19 scores in 2010 • finished his prep career with 138 catches for 2,699

yards and 39 scores • coached by John Denhartog.

PERSONAL:

Andre McDonald was born November 14, 1993.

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John mcKelVeY

ATHLETE

freshman | 6.0 | 190

Hunting Valley, Ohio

University School

HIGH SCHOOL:

Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record in 2011 • Preppers advanced to the regional

quarterfinals • grabbed 29 receptions for 417 yards and eight touchdowns as a

senior • rushed for 197 yards on 24 carries in 2011 • tallied 26 total tackles •

recorded three interceptions, with two going back for touchdowns • returned a

kickoff for a TD • honorable mention all-state selection • first-team all-northeast

Ohio • named Team MVP • coached by James Stephens.

Eric muRRAY

DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman | 6.0 | 178

Milwaukee, Wis.

Riverside University High School

OVERVIEW:

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com • listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com

• ranked as the No. 4 player in the State of Wisconsin by Rivals.com • listed as the

No. 79 player in the Midwest by Super Prep magazine • good athleticism • physical

player in the secondary • solid in run support and isn't afraid to get involved

in contact • smart football player • understands how he fits into the defensive

scheme • solid coverage skills • good speed.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Riverside University High School • helped lead the Tigers to an

11-2 mark in the 2011 season • team was undefeated (6-0) in league play and also

won the city championship • named first-team all-state as a defensive back by

both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press • named

all-southeast region by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association • played running

back and cornerback • recorded three interceptions during his senior campaign

• rushed for 444 yards and six touchdowns, while tallying 434 receiving

yards with five scores as a senior • scored 27 total touchdowns during his high

school career • coached by Patrick Wagner.

PERSONAL:

Eric Murray was born January 7, 1994 • son of Lela Peavy.


Jonah piRSig

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

freshman | 6.9 | 295

Blue Earth, Minn.

Blue Earth Area High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 4 player in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • listed as the

No. 35 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com • rated the No. 48 offensive

tackle and the No. 4 player in Minnesota by ESPN • earned a three-star ranking

from Rivals, Scout and ESPN • listed as the No. 15 prospect in the Midwest by

Super Prep magazine • MaxPreps' Tom Lemming rates him the No. 198 overall

prospect and the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country • huge frame should be capable

of handling even more bulk with time in collegiate strength program • dominant

blocker in high school • also played defensive end, but projects on the

offensive side of the ball in college • good balance, agility and flexibility for his size

• good blocking base and leg drive • creates good running lanes by walling off defenders

• aggressive finishing attitude • agility and wingspan are assets in pass

protection.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Blue Earth Area High School• helped lead team to a 10-2 record

and a berth in the state quarterfinals • paved the way for an offense that racked

up 4,655 yards during the 2011 campaign • selected to take part in the Semper

Fidelis and Offense-Defense All-American Bowls • named first-team all-state by

the Associated Press and the Pioneer Press • finalist for Minnesota Mr. Football

award • named Area Player of the Year by the Fairmont Sentinel • two-time all-area

selection • two-time all-South Central Conference honoree • coached by Randy

Kuechenmeister.

PERSONAL:

Jonah Pirsig was born May 4, 1993 • son of David and Kristin Pirsig.

Lincoln plSeK

ATHLETE

freshman | 6.4 | 245

Waco, Texas

Reicher High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 103 defensive end and the No. 135 overall player in the State

of Texas by ESPN • earned three-star rankings from both ESPN and Rivals.com •

rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com • played both ways and listed as an athlete,

who could project to either side of the ball on the collegiate level • good size

and frame should be able to add more mass in college strength program • solid

ability to get off the line of scrimmage • generates good power on contact • delivers

a pop, whether blocking on offense or tackling on defense • good motor.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Reicher High School • earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive

lineman following his senior campaign • also named First-Team Super

Centex (Central Texas) by the Waco Tribune in 2011 • earned first-team all-district

honors on the defensive side of the ball and second-team all-district accolades as

an offensive lineman in 2011 • earned second-team all-district recognition as an

offensive lineman following his junior season • named honorable mention Super

Centex as an offensive lineman in 2010 • invited to participate in the Tom Hillary

DFW Classic all-star game • coached by Mark Waggoner.

PERSONAL:

Lincoln Plsek was born August 18, 1994.

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Nick RAlliS

LINEBACKER

freshman | 5.11 | 220

Edina, Minn.

Edina High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as the No. 8 player in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • Listed as the

No. 65 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com • rated the No. 10 player in

the State of Minnesota and the No. 121 safety in the nation by ESPN • ranked as

a three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout • listed as a two-star recruit by

ESPN • tough, physical player • produced on both sides of the ball in high school,

but projects to the defensive side at the collegiate level • shows explosiveness

and burst • solid range and good pursuit speed • takes good angles to the ball with

proper leverage • drives through ball-carriers on contact • solid tackler, who limits

second-efforts and can force turnovers with his hitting ability • fundamentally

sound with a good nose for the ball.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Edina High School • missed all but three games of his senior season

with an injury • honorable mention all-state selection by the Associated Press

at defensive back as a junior • earned all-Lake Conference honors in 2010 • also

named third-team all-metro by the Star-Tribune following his junior campaign •

honorable mention All-Lake Conference pick as a sophomore • totaled 13 tackles

and one pass break-up in three games, before season-ending injury in 2011 • also

rushed for 122 yards on 22 carries with one score as a senior • tallied 72 stops,

including 57 solo tackles, in 2010 • carried the ball 54 times for 251 yards and five

scores in 2010 • recorded six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and three

blocked kicks as a junior • tallied 81 total tackles, one sack and one interception

as a sophomore in 2009 • coached by Reed Boltmann.

PERSONAL:

Nick Rallis was born on July 13, 1993 • son of Stew and Monica Rallis • brother

Mike will be a senior for the Gophers in 2012 and was a starting linebacker during

the 2011 season.

Yoshoub timmS

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

freshman | 6.2 | 265

Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Fort Walton Beach High School

OVERVIEW:

Ranked as a four-star prospect by ESPN • rated as the No. 83 defensive tackle

prospect in the nation and the No. 171 player in Florida by ESPN • listed as a twostar

recruit by Rivals.com • very physical player along the line of scrimmage •

shows flashes of getting off the ball very well • is solid against the run • delivers

a blow when he engages blockers • establishes position well • good motor, always

hustling.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Fort Walton Beach High School • compiled a total of 27 tackles

and one sack during his senior season • recorded 48 total stops and two sacks as

a junior in 2010 • named first-team all-area by the Northwest Florida Daily News

• named a member of the 2011 Daily News Dandy Dozen • also a state qualifier

in the shot put • also a member of his high school's weight lifting team.

PERSONAL:

Yoshoub Timms was born January 18, 1993.

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Damarius tRAViS

DEFENSIVE BACK

freshman | 6.2 | 205

Pensacola, Fla.

Pensacola High School

OVERVIEW:

Earned a three-star evaluation from Rivals.com • physical player in the secondary

• solid in run support • likes contact• smart football player • very competitive

player • good speed • played quarterback as well as defensive back, but

projects to be a defender at the college level.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Pensacola High School • helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and

a district championship during his senior season • Tigers season ended with a

loss in the regional semifinals • named second-team Florida Class 6A all-state •

earned all-area honors • coached by Mike Bennett.

PERSONAL:

Damarius Travis was born April 19, 1994 • son of Gregory and Catherine Travis.

Maxx WilliAmS

TIGHT END

freshman | 6.4 | 235

Waconia, Minn.

Waconia High School

OVERVIEW:

Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 7 player in the State of Minnesota • ranked as

the No. 48 tight end in the nation by Scout.com • earned three-star rankings from

both Rivals.com and Scout.com • extremely versatile player lined up at six different

positions during his high school career • very athletic • good frame projects

as a tight end at the college level • good hands • makes the tough catch • solid

blocker.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Waconia High School • played in Semper Fidelis All-American

Bowl as a punter, but also saw action at tight end, catching a touchdown pass

during the all-star game • earned All-State honors from the Associated Press and

the Minnesota Vikings • third-team All-Metro by the Star-Tribune following his

senior season • earned All-Metro honors from KARE-11 as a punter in 2010 •

passed for 784 yards and eight touchdowns as a quarterback in 2011, while rushing

120 times for 902 yards and 13 scores • recorded 80 tackles and two interceptions

on the defensive side of the ball as a senior • coached by Pat Foley.

PERSONAL:

Maxx Williams was born April 12, 1994 • son of Brian and Rochele Williams • father

played at Minnesota, was drafted by and played for the New York Giants from

1989-99 • grandfather Robert played quarterback at Notre Dame and was drafted

by Chicago in 1959 • mother played volleyball at the University of Minnesota •

uncle Ron played football for the Gophers and played two seasons of professional

football for Barcelona in the World League of American Football.

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Rodrick WilliAmS

RUNNING BACK

freshman | 5.11 | 228

Lewisville, Texas

Lewisville High School

OVERVIEW:

Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com • earned two-star rankings from

both Scout.com and ESPN • listed as the No. 88 running back in the nation and the

No. 224 player in the State of Texas by ESPN • No. 143 at the running back position,

according to Scout.com • versatility shows in running and pass-catching

ability • good speed for a bigger back • gets downhill quickly • runs through many

arm-tackles • good field vision allows him to plant, cut and run to daylight.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Currently attends Lewisville High School • back-to-back second-team All-District

8-5A selection • rushed for 850 yards on 157 carries with five touchdowns in 2011

• caught 26 passes for 389 yards and three TDs as a senior • totals from his 2011

campaign ranked No. 10 in total rushing yards in the state and No. 25 in yards per

game • ranked No. 9 in Texas in all-purpose yards for 2011 with 1,239 • carried

the ball 94 times for 465 yards and four scores during his junior season of 2010 •

coached by Dick Olin.

PERSONAL:

Rodrick Williams was born March 29, 1994 • son of Quwonia Williams.


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Jerry KILL

HEAD COACH • SECOND SEASON

Jerry Kill was named head coach of the University of Minnesota football program on

December 7, 2010. Kill is the 27th head coach in the history of Gopher football.

The Gophers were 3-9 in Kill's first season at the helm in Minnesota. The Gophers

finished the 2011 season on a positive note, retaining Floyd of Rosedale with

a rivalry game victory over Big Ten foe Iowa and a season-ending Big Ten win over

Illinois.

Kill came to Minnesota after spending three seasons on the sidelines at Northern

Illinois University. Kill led the Huskies to three consecutive bowl games during

his tenure. He also coached NIU to a berth the Mid-American Conference Championship

game in 2010. Kill put together a 23-16 record in his three seasons with the

Huskies.

In three seasons, Kill coached two winners of the Mid-American Conference

Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the conference's top football player.

Defensive end Larry English won the award in 2008, Kill's first season with the

Huskies. Running back Chad Spann was honored as the conference's top player in

2010. English went on to be the No. 16 overall choice in the 2009 NFL Draft and currently

plays for the San Diego Chargers.

During the 2010 season, Kill mentored six first-team All-MAC selections. In his

three seasons, the Huskies earned 10 first-team all-MAC honors. His 2010 squad

ranked No. 7 in the nation in rushing offense, No. 12 in scoring offense, No. 19 in

total offense, No. 14 in scoring defense, No. 26 in total defense, No. 24 in rushing

defense and No. 44 in passing defense.

Following the 2010 season, Kill was named the National Coach of the Year by

the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In 2009, Kill was presented with the National Football Foundation Courage

Award by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College

Football Hall of Fame.

Kill's overall collegiate head coaching record stands at 130-82 in 18 seasons.

In four previous stops as a head coach, he has never left a school with a sub-.500

record. In three of his previous four head coaching positions, he took over a team with

a losing record and turned in a winning season in three years or less.

Prior to serving as the head coach at Northern Illinois, Kill was in charge of the

football program at Southern Illinois University, an FCS (formerly Division I-AA) program

in Carbondale, Ill. He spent seven years on the Saluki sideline and compiled

a 55-32 record. Kill's record over his final five seasons with Southern Illinois was 50-

14 and included five consecutive NCAA FCS Playoff appearances.

Kill was the head coach at Emporia (Kan.) State for two seasons in 1999-2000.

He went 11-11 with the Hornets, who play at the NCAA Division II level. Prior to

coaching at Emporia State, Kill was the head coach at NCAA Division II member

Saginaw Valley State from 1994-1998. He compiled a 38-14 record with the Cardinals.

Kill served as defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator in two different

stops at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. He helped lead the Gorillas to three NAIA

playoff appearances in three years as the defensive coordinator from 1985-87. Kill

returned to Pitt State as the offensive coordinator from 1990-93. In that four-year

span, the Gorillas advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs four times, reaching

the championship game twice and winning the 1991 national title.

Sandwiched in between his stints at Pittsburg State, Kill was the head coach

at Webb City (Mo.) High School. He was 25-1 in two seasons at Webb City and won

a state championship in 1989.

In addition to winning on the field, Kill's tenure at Northern Illinois has also in-


KILL At A Glance

Born

August 24, 1961

Hometown

Cheney, Kan.

High School

Cheney (Kan.) High School

Alma Mater

Southwestern College, 1983

Coaching Experience

2011- University of Minnesota Head Coach

2008-10 Northern Illinois Head Coach

2001-07 Southern Illinois Head Coach

1999-2000 Emporia State Head Coach

1994-98 Saginaw Valley State Head Coach

1991-93 Pittsburg State Offensive Coordinator

1988-90 Webb City (Mo.) High School

1985-87 Pittsburg State Defensive Coordinator

Playing Experience

1979-82 Southwestern College (Kan.), Linebacker

Team Captain, 1981-82

Honors and Awards

2010 FCA National Coach of the Year

2009 NFF Courage Award

2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

2004 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year

2004 I-AA Region 4 Coach of the Year

2004 Gateway Conf. Coach of the Year

2004 Southwestern College Hall of Fame

2003 I-AA Region 4 Coach of the Year

2003 Gateway Conf. Coach of the Year

Year-By-Year Head Coaching Record

Year School Overall Postseason

1994 Saginaw Valley St. 6-4 —

1995 Saginaw Valley St. 7-3 —

1996 Saginaw Valley St. 7-3 —

1997 Saginaw Valley St. 9-2 —

1998 Saginaw Valley St. 9-2 —

1999 Emporia State 5-6 —

2000 Emporia State 6-5 —

2001 Southern Illinois 1-10 —

2002 Southern Illinois 4-8 —

2003 Southern Illinois 10-2 FCS Playoffs First Round

2004 Southern Illinois 10-2 FCS Playoffs First Round

2005 Southern Illinois 9-4 FCS Playoffs Second Round

2006 Southern Illinois 9-4 FCS Playoffs Second Round

2007 Southern Illinois 12-2 FCS Playoffs Semifinals

2008 Northern Illinois 6-7 Independence Bowl

2009 Northern Illinois 7-6 International Bowl

2010 Northern Illinois 10-3 Humanitarian Bowl

2011 Minnesota 3-9

Total 130-82

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cluded achievement in the classroom. In his first two seasons at

Northern Illinois, his team compiled the highest cumulative gradepoint

averages in school history. In his first two seasons, 50 NIU student-athletes

earned their bachelor's degrees, helping the Huskies

rank among the top three teams in the MAC in Graduation Success

Rate (GSR). NIU's most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 975

ranked the Huskies 10th among all NCAA Division I schools.

Kill is married to the former Rebecca Smith. He has two daughters

-- Krystal (24) and Tasha (21).

KILL BY THE NUMBERS

.613 Winning percentage as a collegiate head

coach

1 National Championship. Won as

offensive coordinator at Pittsburg (Kan.)

State University in 1991

2 Mid-American Conference Vern Smith

Leadership Award (MVP) winners in

three years at NIU

2 National Coach of the Year honors.

2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

2004 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year

3 Bowl-eligible teams in three seasons at

Northern Illinois University.

2008 Independence Bowl

2009 International Bowl

2010 Humanitarian Bowl

5 NCAA Football Championship

Subdivision Playoff appearances as

head coach at Southern Illinois University

10 First-team All-MAC selections in his

three-year tenure at Northern Illinois

14 Winning seasons (out of 18) as a

collegiate head coach

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TracyCLAEYS

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR • SECOND SEASON

THE CLAEYS FILE

Tracy Claeys has been the defensive coordinator for the University of Minnesota football

program since head coach Jerry Kill's arrival in December of 2010.

Claeys started his coaching career at Santa Fe Trail High School in 1994. He

joined up with Kill in 1995 at Saginaw Valley State, where he coached the defensive

line. Claeys became Kill's defensive coordinator at Emporia State in 1999. He remained

in that capacity when Kill took over at Southern Illinois in 2001 and Northern

Illinois in 2008.

Claeys led a Northern Illinois defensive unit that was ranked No. 14 in the nation

and No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference in scoring defense, allowing an average

of just 19.08 points per game in the 2010 season. The Huskies were also No. 32

in the nation in pass efficiency defense, No. 27 in total defense and No. 27 in rushing

defense in Claeys' final season at NIU.

Claeys' defense topped the MAC and ranked 30th in the country in total defense

in 2009. The Huskies were also among the top 30 FBS teams in the country in scoring

defense last season and held opponents below 125 yards per game on the ground.

In 2008, his first season at NIU, Claeys and the defensive staff engineered one of the

biggest turnarounds in the country, as the Huskies led the MAC in pass defense, total

defense and scoring defense. The Huskies finished in the top 20 nationally in three

categories - fifth in pass defense, 14th in scoring defense and 17th in total defense.

Rivals.com named Claeys as the MAC's Defensive Coordinator of the Year for 2008.

Both Claeys and offensive coordinator Limegrover deserve credit for Northern

Illinois’ turnover margin of +0.79 per game in 2010, which ranked No. 2 in the MAC

and No. 17 in the nation. The Huskie offense turned the ball over just 14 times in 13

games this season to rank No. 5 in the nation.

Claeys’ resumé also includes coaching several standout defensive players, most

recently NIU's Larry English, the first-round draft choice of the NFL's San Diego Chargers

in 2009. Claeys also coached Seattle Seahawks' 1999 first-round draft choice

Lamar King at Saginaw Valley State. Other NFL players he tutored include 10-year

NFL veteran DE Paul Spicer at Saginaw Valley State, and current New York Jets' linebacker

Bart Scott at Southern Illinois.

Claeys graduated from Kansas State University in 1994. He is a native of Clay

Center, Kan.

CLAEYS At A Glance

Born

December 25, 1968

Hometown

Clay Center, Kan.

High School

Clay Center (Kan.) Community, 1987

Alma Mater

Kansas State, 1994

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Defensive Coordinator

2008-10 Northern Illinois Defensive Coordinator

2001-07 Southern Illinois Defensive Coordinator

1999-2000 Emporia State Defensive Coordinator

1995-98 Saginaw Valley State Defensive Line

1994 Santa Fe Trail High School Co-Defensive Coord.


MattLIMEGROVER

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR • SECOND SEASON

THE LIMEGROVER FILE

Matt Limegrover is in his second season as the University of Minnesota's offensive

coordinator.

Limegrover has been on head coach Jerry Kill's staff since 1999. He began his

coaching career in 1991 at the University of Chicago, where he coached the tight

ends in 1991, the offensive line in 1992, became offensive coordinator in 1993 and

interim head coach in 1994. Limegrover then moved on to a graduate assistant position

at Northwestern for two seasons. He was the offensive line coach and run

game coordinator at Ferris State in 1997 and 1998.

Limegrover then caught on with Kill as offensive line coach at Emporia State

in 1999. He coached the offensive line and ran the offense when Kill took over the

Southern Illinois program and maintained both of those responsibilities with NIU.

The Gophers rushed for 160.0 yards per game in 2011, ranking No. 58 in the

nation. That mark improved from No. 86 in 2010.

Limegrover was in charge of an offensive unit that ranked among the nation's

best in 2010. The Huskies finished the season No. 7 in the nation and No. 1 in the

MAC in rushing offense (260.4 ypg). NIU also led the MAC in scoring offense (38.0

ppg, No. 12 in the nation) and total offense (450.0 ypg, No. 19 in the nation).

In addition to the team rankings, Limegrover's NIU offense produced the No. 1

rusher in the MAC for two conseuctive seasons. Chad Spann currently averaged just

less than 100 yards per game and ranked No. 19 in the nation in rushing as a senior

in 2010. Spann was a two-time first-team All-MAC selection and was chosen as

the league's most valuable player in 2010.

During his three seasons at Northern Illinois, Limegrover's offensive linemen

earned All Mid-American Conference recognition seven times, including 2010 firstteam

selections Scott Wedige and Trevor Olson.

The Huskie line gave up only 15 quarterback sacks in 2009. NIU also led the

MAC and ranked 19th nationally in rushing with 202.42 yards per game that year.

Limegrover spent seven seasons with Kill at Southern Illinois. With the Salukis, he

coordinated a prolific offense that ranked in the top 10 in scoring for six straight

years (2002-07).

During his tenure, SIU averaged 207.8 yards per game on the ground, and totaled

more than 3,000 rushing yards in four different seasons. Four of the top five

rushing seasons in school history came under the guidance of Limegrover.

Limegrover's rushing offense gained more than 18,000 yards on the ground at SIU,

and his passing attack produced better than a 2-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Limegrover coached five FCS All-Americans at SIU, including two offensive linemen.

Under Limegrover's direction, the Salukis' 2004 offense set school records for

yards (502.7) and points (42.6) per game and touchdowns (67). In 2007, the Salukis

produced 3,293 yards and scored 28 touchdowns through the air, also school records.

Both defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys and Limegrover deserve credit for

Northern Illinois' turnover margin of +0.79 per game in 2010, which ranked No. 2 in

the MAC and No. 17 in the nation. The Huskie offense turned the ball over just 14

times in 13 games this season to rank No. 5 in the nation.

Limegrover is a 1991 graduate of the University of Chicago. The Pittsburgh,

Pa. native holds a master's degree from Northwestern, where he served as a graduate

assistant coach and was a part of two Big Ten championship teams. He and

his wife Ann have two children - Emma (8) and T.J. (6).

LIMEGROVER At A Glance

n Coaching Staff

Born

November 26, 1968

Hometown

Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School

Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School

Alma Mater

University of Chicago, 1994 (B.S.)

Northwestern University, 2000 (M.S.)

Family

wife, Ann; daughter, Emma; son, T.J.

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

2008-10 Northern Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Offensive

Line

2001-07 Southern Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Offensive

Line

1999-2000 Emporia State Offensive Line

1997-98 Ferris State Offensive Line/Running Game

1995-96 Northwestern Graduate Assistant

1994 University of Chicago Interim Head Coach

1993 University of Chicago Offensive Coordinator/

Offensive Line

1992 University of Chicago Offensive Line

1991 University of Chicago Tight Ends

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n Coaching Staff

THE MILLER FILE

Bill Miller is in his second go-round on the University of Minnesota coaching staff.

Miller holds the title of assistant head coach and is responsible for coaching the linebackers.

Prior to joining the Gophers, the 32-year coaching veteran most recently coached

the linebackers and served as the co-defensive coordinator for the Kansas Jayhawks

in the 2009 season.

Miller's previous experience at Minnesota was from 1986-88, when he served as

the Gophers' defensive backs coach. Miller coached the linebackers at Louisville in

2008 and had been promoted to defensive coordinator before accepting the aforementioned

position at Kansas. Miller was the defensive coordinator at Western Michigan

in 2007. He was the defensive coordinator at Arizona State from 2005-06. In

2003-04, Miller was the associate head coach and linebackers coach at Florida. He

spent 1999-2002 at Michigan State as the Spartans' defensive coordinator. From

1995-98, he ran the defense for Miami (Fla.). From 1989-94, Miller was the defensive

coordinator at Oklahoma State. He coordinated the defense at Nevada from 1983-85.

His first full-time job in collegiate coaching was in 1981, when he coached the secondary

at Drake for two seasons. Miller got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant

at Texas-Arlington in 1978. He followed that with a stint as a graduate

assistant for two seasons at Oklahoma State.

Miller has been on staff with five teams that have won conference championships.

He has coached in 10 bowl games. Miller is a graduate of Hutchinson (Kan.)

High School. He played two years at Hutchinson Junior College in 1974-75. He then

finished his collegiate career playing safety at Texas-Arlington in 1976-77. He earned

his bachelor's degree in psychology from UTA in 1978. Miller has coached under head

coaches such as Jimmy Johnson, Pat Jones, Chris Ault, Butch Davis, Nick Saban, Ron

Zook and Dirk Koetter.

Miller and his wife Lisa have two children, Cole and Jackson.

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BillMILLER

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH / LINEBACKERS • SECOND SEASON

MILLER At A Glance

Born

June 18, 1956

Hometown

Hutchinson, Kan.

High School

Hutchinson (Kan.) High School, 1974

Alma Mater

Texas-Arlington, 1978

Family

wife, Lisa;

sons, Cole, Jackson

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Asst. Head Coach/Linebackers

2009 Kansas Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

2008 Louisville Linebackers

2007 Western Michigan Defensive Coordinator

2005-06 Arizona State Defensive Coordinator

2005-06 Florida Associate Head Coach/Linebackers

1999-2002 Michigan State Defensive Coordinator

1995-98 Miami (Fla.) Defensive Coordinator

1988-94 Oklahoma State Defensive Coordinator

1986-88 Minnesota Defensive Backs

1983-85 Nevada Defensive Coordinator

1981-82 Drake Defensive Backs

1979-80 Oklahoma State Graduate Assistant

1978 Texas-Arlington Graduate Assistant

Playing Experience

1976-77 Texas-Arlington

1974-75 Hutchinson Junior College


BrianANDERSON

RUNNING BACKS • SECOND SEASON

THE ANDERSON FILE

Brian Anderson is in his second season on the Gopher Football staff. He serves as

Minnesota's running backs coach.

Anderson had been on head coach Jerry Kill's staff for 10 years prior to taking

his role with the Gophers. He coached the tight ends at Northern Illinois for three

years and coached the wide receivers and kick returners at Southern Illinois from

2001-07.

Prior to joining Coach Kill's staff at Southern Illinois, Anderson coached at Coffeyville

(Kan.) Community College from 1997-2000. At Coffeyville, three of his student-athletes

went on to play in the National Football League. Anderson also coached

for two seasons at Highland Community College in Kansas (1996-97).

He began his coaching career at Western Illinois, serving as a student assistant

in 1994, before being promoted to the restricted earnings position coaching the

wide receivers in 1995-96.

Anderson's playing career began at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls,

Iowa. At Ellsworth, Anderson took part in the 1988 Royal Crown Cola Bowl and the

1989 Mid-American Bowl, tha season's NJCAA national championship game. He then

moved on to Western Illinois, where he lettered in 1991 and 1992.

Anderson holds a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois. He is married to the

former Kerri Jackson. The couple has a daughter Annabelle.

ANDERSON At A Glance

Born

January 23, 1969

Hometown

Rockford, Ill.

High School

Rockford West (Ill.), 1988

Alma Mater

Western Illinois, 1994

Family

wife, Kerri

daughter, Annabelle

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Running Backs

2008-10 Northern Illinois Tight Ends

2001-07 Southern Illinois Wide Receivers/Returners

1997-2000 Coffeyville Comm. College Wide Receivers

1996-97 Highland Comm. College Wire Receivers/

Passing Game

1995-96 Western Illinois Wide Receivers

Playing Experience

1990-92 Western Illinois Wide Receiver

1988-90 Ellsworth C.C. Wide Receiver

n Coaching Staff

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n Coaching Staff

THE PHELPS FILE

Jeff Phelps is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Golden Gophers. He

coaches the defensive line.

Phelps joined the Minnesota staff after spending five years coaching at Northern

Illinois. From 2008-2010, he coached the Huskies' entire defensive line. In 2006-

07, Phelps was responsible for coaching the Huskie defensive tackles.

Phelps coached defensive end Larry English at NIU. English went on to be

named the Mid-American Conference's Most Valuable Player twice and was the 2008

MAC Defensive Player of the Year. He was the 16th overall pick in the 2009 NFL

Draft, going to the San Diego Chargers.

Phelps began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ball State in

1999. He then spent three seasons at DePauw, where he coached the running backs

for two seasons before going to the defensive side of the ball to coach the linebackers.

He then spent three seasons at Hillsdale (Mich.) College, where he coached

the defensive line from 2003-05 before joining the staff at NIU.

Phelps was a Second-Team All-MAC player at outside linebacker for Ball State

following his senior season in 1997. He was also an Honorable Mention All-MAC selection

as a junior. The Chicago native holds a bachelor's degree from Ball State.

Phelps is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School, where he was a three-sport

standout, earning seven letters - football (2), wrestling (2), track and field (3).

He is married to the former Tyla Turner. The couple has a son, Carsen.

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JeffPHELPS

DEFENSIVE LINE • SECOND SEASON

PHELPS At A Glance

Born

November 30, 1976

Hometown

Chicago, Ill.

High School

Crete-Monee (Ill.) High School, 1994

Alma Mater

Ball State, 1998

Family

wife, Tyla

son, Carsen

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Defensive Line

2008-10 Northern Illinois Defensive Line

2006-07 Northern Illinois Defensive Tackles

2003-05 Hillsdale College Defensive Line

2000-02 DePauw University Linebackers/Running Backs

1999 Ball State Graduate Assistant

Playing Experience

1994-97 Ball State (Linebacker)


PatPOORE

WIDE RECEIVERS • SECOND SEASON

THE POORE FILE

Pat Poore is in his second season as the University of Minnesota's wide receivers

coach.

Poore is a 26-year veteran of college coaching. Prior to his time at Minnesota,

he spent three seasons Northern Illinois. His first two years at NIU were spent coaching

the quarterbacks, while he coached the wide receivers in 2010.

Poore has coached with Gopher head coach Jerry Kill since 2001, when he

joined the staff at Southern Illinois. With the Salukis, Poore coached the quarterbacks.

Poore coached in three consecutive bowl games at Northern Illinois and also

coached in the NCAA FCS Playoffs for five consecutive seasons (2003-07) at Southern

Illinois. With the Salukis, quarterback Nick Hill broke five single-season school

records and was a Sports Network All-America performer. He also coached 2004

Gateway Conference Player of the Year Joel Sambursky, who still holds three SIU

records.

Prior to joining Kill's staff, Poore was an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma

(1999-2000), Tarleton State (1997-99) and Panhandle State (1995-96). Poore also

served as head coach at Iowa Wesleyan in 1994 and 1995. He also served as an assistant

coach at Iowa Wesleyan from 1992-94. Poore's coaching career has also included

stops at Colorado School of Mines (1990-91) and the University of Chicago

(1991-92), where he was on staff with Gopher offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover.

Poore began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at his

alma mater Fort Hays (Kan.) State in 1985. In 1987, he took a full-time position

with Fort Hays State, while also coaching the Tigers' baseball team. In 1988, he

gave up the baseball duties and was promoted to offensive coordinator, a role he

served in until 1989. Poore is a gradute of Stockton (Kan.) High School

Poore and his wife, Gwen have two children, Trevor and Taylor.

POORE At A Glance

n Coaching Staff

Born

July 25, 1962

Hometown

Plainville, Kan.

High School

Stockton (Kan.) High School, 1980

Alma Mater

Fort Hays State, 1984 (B.S.)

Fort Hays State, 1986 (M.S.)

Family

wife, Gwen

sons, Trevor, Tyler

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Wide Receivers

2008-10 Northern Illinois Quarterbacks

2001-07 Southern Illinois Quarterbacks

1999-2000 Central Oklahoma Assistant Coach

1997-98 Tarleton State Offensive Coordinator

1995-96 Panhandle State Offensive Coordinator

1994-95 Iowa Wesleyan Head Coach

1992-94 Iowa Wesleyan Offensive Coordinator

1991-92 University of Chicago

1990-91 Colorado School of Mines Defensive Backs/

Special Teams

1988-89 Fort Hays State Offensive Coordinator

1987-88 Fort Hays State Defensive Backs

1985-86 Fort Hays State Graduate Assistant

Playing Experience

1981-84 Fort Hays State (defensive back)

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n Coaching Staff

THE REEVES FILE

Rob Reeves is in his second season coaching the Gophers' H-backs and tight ends.

Reeves' association with head coach Jerry Kill dates back to his playing days

at Saginaw Valley State, where the Michigan native was an All-America quarterback.

For three seasons prior to joining the Minnesota staff, Reeves was the running

backs coach at Northern Illinois. At each stop, Reeves has helped Kill develop some

of the nation's top rushing attacks. Reeves coached NIU running back Chad Spann

to back-to-back First-Team All-MAC honors in 2009 and 2010. Spann was named

the MAC's Most Valuable Player in 2010 as well.

Prior to his stint at Northern Illinois, Reeves coached the running backs at

Southern Illinois. Saluki running backs coached by Reeves earned four All-America

accolades and eight all-conference awards. He also coached two Gateway Conference

Newcomers of the Year.

Reeves also served as the running backs coach at Emporia State from 1999-

2000. He was a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State from 1996-98. As a

player at Saginaw Valley, Reeves was a two-year starter at quarterback and was an

All-America selection in 1994. He was also a two-time All-Midwest Intercollegiate

Conference selection.

Reeves holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Saginaw Valley State. He

is a graduate of Saline (Mich.) High School.

Reeves and his wife Angie have four children -- Riley, Addison, Jackson and

Brady.

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RobREEVES

H-BACKS / TIGHT ENDS • SECOND SEASON

REEVES At A Glance

Born

February 22, 1973

Hometown

Saline, Mich.

High School

Saline (Mich.) High School, 1991

Alma Mater

Saginaw Valley State, 1996 (B.S.)

Saginaw Valley State, 2001 (M.P.A.)

Family

wife, Angie

children, Riley, Jackson, Addison, Brady

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota H-Backs/Tight Ends

2008-10 Northern Illinois Running Backs

2001-07 Southern Illinois Running Backs

1998-2000 Emporia State Running Backs

1996-98 Saginaw Valley State Graduate Assistant/

Quarterbacks

Playing Experience

1991-95 Saginaw Valley State (Quarterback)


JaySAWVEL

DEFENSIVE BACKS / SPECIAL TEAMS • SECOND SEASON

THE SAWVEL FILE

Jay Sawvel coaches the defensive backs and is the special teams coordinator. He has

coached under Jerry Kill for more than a decade, beginning at Southern Illinois in

2001 and moving on to Northern Illinois in 2008.

Sawvel helped lead NIU to a No. 14 national ranking in scoring defense in

2010. The Huskies also ranked No. 27 in total defense in 2010. Sawvel's defensive

backs were an integral part of a Huskie defense that recorded 16 interceptions in

2010, to rank No. 27 in the nation. In each of Sawvel's first two seasons at Northern,

the Huskies led the Mid-American Conference in total defense.

On special teams, the Huskies blocked 17 kicks in Sawvel's three seasons.

The Gophers blocked one punt for a touchdown and returned two kickoffs for scores

during the 2011 season.

In seven seasons at Southern Illinois, Sawvel's defensive backs helped hold opposing

offenses to just 18.5 points per game. In 2007, the Salukis tallied 21 interceptions

(fourth most in the nation) and the defensive backs accounted for nearly

53 percent of the team's total tackles. In 2004, SIU led the nation in scoring defense,

allowing just 13.2 points per game. The Salukis intercepted 17 passes, while allowing

just 12 passing touchdowns.

Special teams were strong at SIU under Sawvel, as well. The Salukis ranked No.

1 in the Gateway Conference and No. 7 in the nation in net punting, while leading

the conference and ranking No. 6 in the country in kickoff returns. Sawvel coached

two special teams All-Americans in 2007. Overall, Sawvel's units blocked multiple

kicks in six of his seven years at SIU.

Prior to coaching at SIU, Sawvel coached at Ferris State in 1999 and 2000.

FSU won the 1999 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 1999.

Sawvel also has experience as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame and Eastern

Kentucky.

On the field, Sawvel was a three-year letterwinner and an all-conference linebacker

in 1993 at Mount Union, which won the NCAA Division III Championship that

season. He holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Union and master's degrees from

both Eastern Kentucky and Notre Dame.

Sawvel and his wife, Jeannine, have two daughters: Mackenzie and Miranda.

SAWVEL At A Glance

n Coaching Staff

Born

March 14, 1971

Hometown

Barnsville, Ohio

High School

Barnsville (Ohio) High School, 1989

Alma Mater

Mount Union, 1993 (B.A.)

Eastern Kentucky, 1995 (M.A.)

Notre Dame, 1997 (M.A.)

Family

wife, Jeannine

daughters, Mackenzie, Miranda

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Defensive Backs

2008-10 Northern Illinois Defensive Backs/Special Teams

2001-07 Southern Illinois Defensive Backs/Special Teams

1999-2000 Ferris State Defensive Backs/Special Teams

1996-99 Notre Dame Graduate Assistant

1994-95 Eastern Kentucky Graduate Assistant

Playing Experience

1989-93 Mount Union (Linebacker)

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n Coaching Staff

THE ZEBROWSKI FILE

Jim Zebrowski is in his second season on the Gopher coaching staff. He is responsible

for coaching the quarterbacks.

Zebrowski spent the 2010 season as the quarterbacks coach at Northern Illinois,

prior to joining the Gophers. At NIU, he mentored Chandler Harnish to First-

Team All-MAC honors.

Prior to joining the NIU staff, Zebrowski was the offensive coordinator and

coached the quarterbacks at NCAA Division III power Wisconsin-Whitewater for three

seasons. During Zebrowski's tenure at UW-Whitewater, the Warhawks won the 2007

and 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship and finished as the runners-up

in 2008. The Warhawks compiled a 42-3 record during Zebrowski's three seasons

in Whitewater, including a perfect 15-0 mark in 2009. Zebrowski was named the

Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year and the FootballScoop.com

Division III Coordinator of the Year in 2009.

Prior to his time at UW-Whitewater, Zebrowski spent four seasons as the head

coach at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. His Lakeland teams compiled a 28-

12 mark, including a 24-4 record in the Illini-Badger Football Conference. Lakeland

won the 2004 and 2005 conference championships and advanced to the Division III

playoffs for the first time in school history in 2005. His Muskie teams never finished

lower than second place in the league.

Zebrowski was the offensive coordinator at Millikin from 2000-03. He was a

graduate assistant at Southern Illinois in 1997, before being elevated to a full-time

position. He coached the tight ends, wide receivers and quarterbacks during his

time at SIU.

Zebrowski began his coaching career in the high school ranks, serving as the

offensive coordinator at Preble Shawnee (Ohio) High School from 1991-94 and the

same role at Berea (Ohio) High School from 1994-97.

Zebrowski earned his bachelor's degree from Mount Union in 1991. He played

quarterback at mount Union in 1987 and 1988. He also holds a master's degree

from Southern Illinois. He is a graduate of Strongsville (Ohio) High School.

Zebrowski and his wife, Heather, a volleyball coach who was named Female

Athlete of the Year during her playing days at Southern Illinois, have two children,

Zachary and Lauryn.

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JimZEBROWSKI

QUARTERBACKS • SECOND SEASON

ZEBROWSKI At A Glance

Born

October 31, 1967

Hometown

Cleveland, Ohio

High School

Strongsville (Ohio) High School, 1986

Alma Mater

Mount Union, 1991 (B.S.)

Southern Illinois, 2000 (M.S.)

Family

wife, Heather

son, Zachary; daughter, Lauryn

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Defensive Backs

2010 Northern Illinois Quarterbacks

2007-09 Wisconsin-Whitewater Offensive Coordinator/

Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers

2000-03 Millikin Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

1998-2000 Southern Illinois Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers

1997 Southern Illinois Graduate Assistant

1994-97 Berea (Ohio) High School Offensive Coordinator

1991-94 Preble Shawnee (Ohio) High School Offensive

Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Outside Linebackers

Playing Experience

1987-88 Mount Union (Quarterback)


EricKLEIN

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH • SECOND SEASON

THE KLEIN FILE

Eric Klein is the head strength and conditioning coach for University of Minnesota

football. A Minnesota native, Klein has been coaching with head coach Jerry Kill

since 1994.

For three years prior to joining the Gopher staff, Klein served as the Director of

Sports Performance at Northern Illinois, where he oversaw sports performance for

all 17 sports. During Klein's three years at NIU, student-athletes in all sports made

significant strides in strength, agility and endurance which positively impacted

their competitive performances.

Klein coached at Southern Illinois from 2001-07. During his time at Southern

Illinois, Klein designed the strength and conditioning programs for the five-time

Missouri Valley Conference Champion Saluki men's basketball team and the threetime

Gateway Conference Champion football team. Klein also helped design a new

strength and conditioning center while he was at Southern Illinois.

Prior to taking on the strength and conditioning program, Klein coached the defensive

line at SIU in 2000 and 2001. Klein coached the defensive line and implemented

the strength and conditioning program at Emporia (Kan.) State from

1999-2000. He began his coaching career at Saginaw Valley State in 1994, where

he designed and created the strength and conditioning program. He also served as

an assistant football and track and field coach at Saginaw Valley.

Klein is a member of and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning

Association, USA Weightlifting and the National Association of Speed and Explosion.

He is also a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Association.

Klein holds a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and graduated from

Apple Valley High School. He holds a master's degree from Emporia State.

Klein is married to the former Allison Temple and they have a daughter, Taegan.

KLEIN At A Glance

n Coaching Staff

Born

October 25, 1970

Hometown

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School

Apple Valley (Minn.) High School, 1989

Alma Mater

Carleton College, 1993 (B.A.)

Emporia State, 2000 (M.Ed.)

Family

wife, Allison

daughter, Taegan

Coaching Experience

2011- Minnesota Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

2008-10 Northern Illinois Director of Sports Performance

2001-07 Southern Illinois Head Strength & Conditioning

Coach

2000-01 Southern Illinois Strength & Conditioning/

Defensive Line

1999-2000 Emporia State Strength & Conditioning/

Defensive Line

1994-99 Saginaw Valley State Strength & Conditioning/

Assistant Football Coach/Track & Field Coach

Playing Experience

1990-03 Carleton College (Football, Track & Field)

Certifications

Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning

Association

USA Weightlifting Club Coach - USA Weightlifting

Speed and Explosion - National Association of Speed and Explosion

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n Coaching Staff

THE O’BRIEN FILE

Dan O’Brien is in his fifth season with the University of Minnesota football program. He serves

as the Director of Football Operations and also as a liaison with the high school football coaches

in Minnesota as the Director of High School Relations.

O’Brien came to Minnesota after spending nearly six years as director of athletics at Hamline

University in St. Paul, Minn. During his tenure with the Hamline athletic department, O’Brien

saw the number of Hamline student-athletes competing in the postseason rise from one to 121

during his tenure.

Under O’Brien’s leadership, 23 Hamline teams qualified for MIAC or national postseason

play or finished the season in the top four in the conference.

Prior to joining the staff at Hamline, O’Brien was emplolyed at Concordia University-St.

Paul from 1995-2002 in capacities which included head football coach and director of athletics.

During his time at Concordia-St. Paul, he was instrumental in moving the Golden Bears athletic

program from the NAIA level to NCAA Division II.

As the head football coach, O’Brien led Concordia-St. Paul to its first two football wins as

a member of NCAA Division II. He began his tenure at Concordia as assistant head football coach.

He was promoted to and served as head coach in 1999 and 2000, while also working as director

of athletics.

O’Brien has experience working at the NAIA, NCAA Division III, NCAA Division II and NCAA

Division I levels. He also has high school coaching experience.

O’Brien was the head coach at Bemidji High School from 1993 through 1995. He was an

assistant coach at Lakeville High School from 1989-93 and began his coaching career in 1987

at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School.

As an undergraduate at the University of St. Thomas, O’Brien earned All-Minnesota Intercollegiate

Athletic Conference honors as a defensive back. He played for St. Thomas for three seasons,

serving as a team captain during his final two years. Prior to his time at St. Thomas,

O’Brien earned all-conference honors at Normandale Community College and played in the Midwest

Bowl.

O’Brien is a 1987 graduate of St. Thomas. He is a native of Winthrop, Minn.

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DanO’BRIEN

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS • FIFTH SEASON

O’BRIEN At A Glance

Born

May 16, 1963

Hometown

Winthrop, Minn.

High School

Winthrop (Minn.) High School

Alma Mater

St. Thomas, 1987

Family

wife, Chris;

daughter, Brittany; sons, Shay, Casey

Coaching/Administrative Experience

2008- Minnesota Director of Football Operations

2002-07 Hamline University Director of Athletics

1999-2002 Concordia-St. Paul Director of Athletics

1999-2000 Concordia-St. Paul Head Football Coach

1995-1999 Concordia-St. Paul Assistant Head Football Coach

1993-1995 Bemidji High School Head Football Coach

1989-1993 Lakeville High School Assistant Coach

1987-1989 Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School Asst. Coach


AdamCLARK

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL • SECOND SEASON

THE CLARK FILE

Adam Clark is Minnesota's director of player personnel. He oversees the Gophers' recruiting

efforts.

Prior to joining the Minnesota staff, Clark was the Director for Football Operations

at Northern Illinois for three seasons, eventually being promoted to the title

of Assistant Athletic Director before his departure.

At Northern Illinois, Clark was responsible for team travel, meals, game day operations

and numerous other organizational and operational duties. He served as a

liaison with the Huskie equipment staff and media relations office as well.

Clark began his career in 2005 at Texas A&M, where he served as a football operations

assistant through 2007. With the Aggies, Clark supervised team meals,

buses, hotels and practice security.

Clark holds a bachelor's degree from Pittsburg (Kan.) State, where he played

baseball for two seasons.

Clark and his wife Vanessa reside in Minneapolis.

CLARK At A Glance

BillyGLASSCOCK

n Coaching Staff

Born

June 15, 1980

Hometown

Frontenac, Kan.

High School

Frontenac (Kan.) High School

Alma Mater

Pittsburg State, 2004

Family

wife, Vanessa

Professional Experience

2011- Minnesota Director of Player Personnel

2008-10 Northern Illinois Director of Football Operations

2005-07 Texas A&M Football Operations Assistant

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING OPERATIONS • SECOND SEASON

THE GLASSCOCK FILE

Billy Glasscock is the Gophers' director of recruiting operations. Glasscock oversees

official visits, walk-on recruiting and other aspects of the recruiting operation.

Glasscock was a recruiting operations assistant and assistant strength and

conditioning coach at Northern Illinois for two years prior to joining the Minnesota

staff. He has also coached at Arizona Western College and Joliet Junior College.

Glasscock holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Sports Academy.

He and his wife Amanda reside in Minneapolis. They are the parents of twin

daughters, Ava and Maddie.

GLASSCOCK At A Glance

Born

July 7, 1977

Hometown

Bloomington, Ill.

High School

Bloomington (Ill.) High School

Alma Mater

United States Sports Academy, 2009

Family

wife, Amanda; daughters, Ava, Maddie

Professional Experience

2011- Minnesota Director of Recruiting Operations

2008-10 Northern Illinois Recruiting Operations Assistant

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

2008 Arizona Western Wide Receivers/Passing Game

2003-07 Joliet Junior College Wide Receivers/Running Backs

2002 Joliet Junior College Defensive Backs

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ChadPEARSON

ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH • SECOND SEASON

THE PEARSON FILE

Chad Pearson was named assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Gopher

football program in December, 2010. Pearson comes to Minnesota after two years

as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Northern Illinois University.

In his two years at NIU, Pearson worked primarily with women's basketball,

football, baseball and softball.

His previous experience includes work as a graduate assistant at Southern

Illinois University and also at NIU while finishing up his master's degree in kinesiology.He

earned his master's degree from Southern Illinois in 2009.

A 2006 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Chad was a

two sport athlete while playing tailback for the Beaver football team and a sprinter

on the track team. He earned all-conference honors on both the gridiron and the

track.

The native of Polk City, Iowa is a graduate of North Polk High School in Alleman,

Iowa.

Chad is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and

also a member of USAW as a USAW Sports Performance Coach. He is also an international

level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor.

SheaTHOMPSON

ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH

Shea Thompson was named assistant strength and conditioning

coach for the Gopher football program in January,

2012. Thompson came to Minnesota after a four-month internship

at the United States Olympic Training Center in

Colorado Springs. Prior to his internship at the USOTC, he

was the Director of Athletic Physical Preparation at Fit2Live

in Iowa City, Iowa.

During his time at Fit2Live, Thompson was involved

in developing all aspects of training for athletes whose age

and skill level ranged from junior high to professional athletes.

Thompson also served as an assistant strength and

conditioning coach and a graduate assistant at Northern

Illinois from August 2008 through June 2010.

His previous experience included work as an assistant

and intern at the University of Nebraska. Thompson

also served as the volleyball strength and conditioning

coach at Buena Vista (Iowa) University during his undergraduate

career at the school.

A 2007 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm

Lake, Iowa, Thompson also holds a master's degree from

Northern Illinois. He played football for Buena Vista and

also holds a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Thompson is a certified strength and conditioning

specialist through the NSCA.

PEARSON At A Glance

Born

Septemner 29, 1983

Hometown

Polk City, Iowa

High School

North Polk (Iowa) High School

Alma Mater

Buena Vista University, 2006 (B.S.)

Southern Illinois, 2009 (M.S.)

Professional Experience

2011- Minnesota Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

2008-10 Northern Illinois Asst. Sports Performance Coach

2008-09 Northern Illinois Graduate Assistant

DustinPERRY

ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH

Dustin Perry was named Football Strength and Conditioning

Assistant in February, 2012. In his current role, Perry

assists in the education and evaluation of student-athletes

in strength and conditioning, specific to football.

Before joining the Minnesota Strength and Conditioning

staff, Perry worked with Josh Heupel’s 14 Foundation

and its Day of Champions event. He served as the Head

Strength and Conditioning Coach for the program.

Perry also has experience as a performance coach at

Fit 4 Austin in Austin, Texas. In that role he was responsible

for instruction and assessment of students of all levels

with various athletic backgrounds. In addition, Perry

has also served as a strength and conditioning coach at

Marcellus (Mich.) Public High School in 2008.

A 2009 graduate of Western Michigan University,

Perry is pursuing a master’s degree at Minnesota. He is a

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the

National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also

certified in Child and Adult CPR.


NateGRIFFIN

OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL

Nate Griffin is in his first season on the Golden Gopher

Football staff. He serves as Minnesota's offensive quality

control assistant.

Griffin comes to Minnesota from Truman State University

in Kirksville, Mo., where he served as the defensive

line coach last season. Griffin worked with Gopher head

coach Jerry Kill at Northern Illinois as a graduate assistant

in 2008 and 2009, where he worked with the running backs

and fullbacks.

At Minnesota, Griffin will be involved in the evaluation

of recruiting film in addition to his duties in quality

control.

Griffin was on staff at Northern Colorado from 2006-

07, assisting the recruiting coordinator and overseeing the

video operations. As a student-athlete, Griffin played at

the University of Idaho from 2000-2003. He was named to

the Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll in 2002.

Griffin was a student-assistant strength coach for

the Vandals in 2004, then worked for one year at Poudre

High School in Fort Collins, Colo. as the linebackers coach

in 2005.

Griffin holds a bachelor's degree from the University

of Idaho. Griffin and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Maya.

JoshSTERNQUIST

ASSISTANT RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Josh Sternquist has been with Gopher Football as assistant

recruiting coordinator since the 2008 season.

He is involved with the Gophers' recruiting efforts

and also assists the Director of Football Operations in dayto-day

operations and other areas such as away game

travel and post-season bowl appearances.

Prior to arriving in Minneapolis, Sternquist was the

football and recruiting operations assistant at Wisconsin

for four years. He assisted in all recruiting functions, football

camps, team travel and operations. He began his career

in intercollegiate athletics as an operations intern for

Wisconsin Athletics in 2004. Sternquist also worked for

Wisconsin head football coach Barry Alvarez from 2004-

06.

Sternquist, a native of Belvidere, Ill., is a 2004 graduate

of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in physical education.

He was a three-year starter at defensive back and

a four-time WIAC Defensive Player of the Week. He finished

his career tied for fourth all-time at Whitewater in career

interceptions.

A native of Belvidere, Ill., Sternquist was a three-year

letterman and unanimous all-conference selection in the

NIC-9 as a defensive back.

Sternquist and his wife Kalen are the parents of three

children – Margaret and twins, Jackson and Lucas.

MelvinRICE

DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL

n Coaching Staff

Melvin Rice joined the Golden Gopher Football staff in the

spring of 2011. He serves as Minnesota's defensive quality

control assistant.

Rice came to Minnesota from Northern Illinois, where

he coached and played under then-Huskie head coach Jerry

Kill. He served as a graduate assistant, coaching defensive

backs in 2010 at NIU. The Huskies went 11-3 in 2010, winning

the Humanitarian Bowl and earning the Mid-American

Conference West Division title.

Prior to his coaching stint at NIU, Rice coached the

defensive backs at Morgan Park High School in Chicago

during the 2009 season. He helped lead Morgan Park to

conference and city championships and the team reached

the quarterfinals of the IHSA State Playoffs.

Rice played two games of professional Arena Football

for the Green Bay Blizzard in 2010, before accepting

the graduate assistant position at NIU. As a collegiate

player, Rice was a three-year starter for the Huskies. He

was named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Back in

2008 and was a second-team All-MAC selection.

Rice holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois.

DarylAGPALSA

OFFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Daryl Agpalsa is an offensive graduate assistant.

Agpalsa came to Minnesota from Hamline University

in St. Paul, Minn., where he spent three seasons as an assistant

coach, working with the offensive line. Prior to

working at Hamline, Agpalsa held a similar position with

Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. He coached the offensive

linemen at Linfield for four seasons. During his tenure,

Linfield won the 2004 NCAA Division III National Championship

and won three conference championships.

Agpalsa was a standout offensive lineman for Linfield

College and graduated from Linfield in 2002. He

played on three conference championship teams and made

two NCAA D-III Playoff appearances. Agpalsa was named a

consensus Division III All-America selection in 2002 and

was a three-time all-conference selection. He was a fouryear

starter and letterwinner.

Agpalsa is a Honolulu, Hawaii native. He currently

resides in Minneapolis.

ShawnKOSTICH

DEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Shawn Kostich is in his fourth season with Minnesota Football.

He spent the 2009, 2010 seasons working as an offensive

intern and was hired as the defensive graduate

assistant in June of 2011.

Prior to Minnesota, he served two years at Breck High

School coaching wide receivers and defensive backs from

2007-2008.

Kostich is a Moorhead, Minnesota native who is a

2008 University of Minnesota graduate, also received his

Masters in Applied Kinesiology in 2009. He comes from a

strong coaching lineage with father, Dan Kostich, serving

as a member of the Minnesota High School Football

Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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n Support Staff

FOOTBALL STAFF

Rachel Lee

Assistant to the

Head Coach

Travis Perry

Program Assistant

Kyle Gergely

Head Equipment

Manager

Andy Seeley

Associate Athletic

Communications Dir.

Derek Hillestad

TCF Bank Stadium

Director of Operations

Mike Sherels

Special Assistant to

the Head Coach

Ed Lochrie

Head Football Trainer

EQUIPMENT VIDEO ACADEMICS

Andy Harris

Assistant Equipment

Manager

Garry Bowman

Director of Athletic

Communications

Jeff Seifriz

Director of

Athletic Facilities

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James Slagle

Marketing

Jarrett Yehlen

Gibson-Nagurski

Facility Director

Brent Holck

Director of Ticketing

Jacki Lienisch

Director of Football

Academic Advising

Shea’na Grigsby

Academic Counselor

COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING/TICKETING

FACILITIES

Aaron Borland

Recruiting Assistant

Chris Ashton

Assistant Football

Trainer

Matt Schilling

Director of Video

Services

John Schaekel

Program Assistant

ATHLETIC MEDICINE

Adam Buchalski

Assistant Football

Trainer

Jordan Adams

Assistant Director

of Video Services

Tony Mortensen

TCF Bank Stadium

Operations

Tyler Yearby

Graduate Assistant

Strength Coach

Shelby Hoppis

Graduate Assistant

Trainer

Chad Rasmussen

Associate Ticket

Manager

Brian Grant

TCF Bank Stadium

Operations

Ryan Maiuri

Program Assistant

Dr. J. Patrick Smith

Team Physician

Orthopedics

Jay Nunez

Program Assistant

Dr. Suzanne Hecht

Team Physician

Mike Ricci

Video/Team Website

Dr. David Olson

Team Physician


n 2011 SEASON

REVIEW

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n 2011 Statistics

OVERALL: 3-9 (HOME: 3-4, ROAD: 0-5, NEUTRAL: 0-0)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE: 2-6 (HOME: 2-2, ROAD: 0-4)

2011 RESULTS/ATTENDANCE

DATE OPPONENT [TV] RESULT SCORE SITE ATTEND.

Sept. 3 at USC [ABC] L 17-19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 68.273

Sept. 10 New Mexico State [BTN] L 21-28 TCF Bank Stadium 48,807

Sept. 17 Miami (Ohio) [BTN] W 29-23 TCF Bank Stadium 49,950

Sept. 24 North Dakota State [BTN] L 24-37 TCF Bank Stadium 48,802

Oct. 1 at Michigan [BTN] L 0-58 Michigan Stadium 111,106

Oct. 8 at Purdue [ESPN] L 17-45 Ross-Ade Stadium 38,207

Oct. 22 Nebraska [ABC] L 14-41 TCF Bank Stadium 49,187

Oct. 29 Iowa [BTN] W 22-21 TCF Bank Stadium 46,543

Nov. 5 at Michigan State [BTN] L 24-31 Spartan Stadium 72,219

Nov. 12 Wisconsin [BTN] L 13-42 TCF Bank Stadium 49,158

Nov. 19 at Norhtwestern [BTN] L 13-28 Ryan Field 26,215

Nov. 26 Illinois [BTN] W 27-7 TCF Bank Stadium 41,549

TEAM STATISTICS

MINNESOTA OPPONENTS

SCORING 221 380

Points Per Game 18.4 31.7

FIRST DOWNS 195 267

Rushing 104 126

Passing 81 122

Penalty 10 19

RUSHING YARDAGE 1920 2237

Yards gained rushing 2128 2480

Yards lost rushing 208 243

Rushing Attempts 470 459

Average Per Rush 4.1 4.9

Average Per Game 160.0 186.4

TDs Rushing 14 23

PASSING YARDAGE 1804 2600

Comp-Att-Int 134-274-10 239-353-4

Average Per Pass 6.6 7.4

Average Per Catch 13.5 10.9

Average Per Game 150.3 216.7

TDs Passing 10 23

TOTAL OFFENSE 3724 4837

Total Plays 744 812

Average Per Play 5.0 6.0

Average Per Game 310.3 403.1

KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 55-1289 38-798

PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 7-54 7-38

INT RETURNS: #-Yards 4-19 10-172

KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.4 21.0

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 7.7 5.4

INT RETURN AVERAGE 4.8 17.2

FUMBLES-LOST 18-7 13-5

PENALTIES-Yards 68-593 54-445

Average Per Game 49.4 37.1

PUNTS-Yards 59-2158 43-1665

Average Per Punt 36.6 38.7

Net punt average 34.2 36.1

TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:09 30:51

3RD-DOWN Conversions 61/160 70/159

3rd-Down Pct 38% 44%

4TH-DOWN Conversions 12/22 14/22

4th-Down Pct 55% 64%

SACKS BY-Yards 19-116 22-95

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 27 51

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 12-15 9-15

ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 0-1

RED-ZONE SCORES 30-36 (86%) 43-533 (81%)

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 22-36 (61%) 37-53 (70%)

PAT-ATTEMPTS 23-25 (92%) 47-49 (96%)

ATTENDANCE 333996 316020

Games/Avg Per Game 7/47714 5/63204

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SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

Minnesota 38 69 51 63 221

Opponents 106 152 68 54 380

RUSHING

Player GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long YPG

Gray, MarQueis 11 199 1090 124 966 4.9 6 37 87.8

Bennett, Duane 12 166 659 20 639 3.8 3 25 53.2

Kirkwood, Donnell 12 63 243 14 229 3.6 3 30 19.1

Cobb, David 3 10 57 0 57 5.7 0 29 19.0

Shortell, Max 8 11 39 25 14 1.3 0 22 1.8

Moulton, Malcolm 12 1 13 0 13 13.0 0 13 1.1

Edwards, Lamonte 12 8 17 6 11 1.4 1 7 0.9

Wettstein, Jordan 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 5 0.8

Crawford-Tufts, Devin 9 2 5 4 1 0.5 0 5 0.1

Jones, Marcus 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0

McKnight, DaJon 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Wright, Devon 9 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 -0.1

TEAM 9 6 0 14 -14 -2.3 0 0 -1.6

Total 12 470 2128 208 1920 4.1 14 37 160.0

Opponents

PASSING

12 459 2480 243 2237 4.9 23 82 186.4

Player G Effic. Cmp-Att-Int Pct. Yards TD Long Avg/G

Gray, MarQueis 11 114.54 108-213-8 50.7 1495 8 64 135.9

Shortell, Max 8 101.03 26-54-2 48.1 309 2 33 38.6

Total 12 108.95 134-274-10 48.9 1804 10 64 150.3

Opponents 12 148.81 239-353-4 67.7 2600 23 69 216.7

RECEIVING

Player G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G

McKnight, DaJon 12 51 760 14.9 4 64 63.3

McGarry, Collin 12 16 120 7.5 2 20 10.0

Green, Brandon 12 15 190 12.7 1 33 15.8

Moulton, Malcolm 12 14 174 12.4 0 59 14.5

Lair, Eric 12 11 168 15.3 1 43 14.0

Jones, Marcus 7 9 142 15.8 0 32 20.3

Crawford-Tufts, Devin 9 8 156 19.5 0 61 17.3

Rabe, John 12 4 36 9.0 2 24 3.0

Bennett, Duane 12 3 23 7.7 0 9 1.9

Goodger, Drew 10 2 7 3.5 0 4 0.7

Harris, Ge'Shun 5 1 28 28.0 0 28 5.6

Tota 12 134 1804 13.5 10 64 150.3

Opponents 12 239 2600 10.9 23 69 216.7


TOTAL OFFENSE

Player G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G

Gray, MarQueis 11 412 966 1495 2461 223.7

Bennett, Duane 12 166 639 0 639 53.2

Shortell, Max 8 65 14 309 323 40.4

Kirkwood, Donnell 12 63 229 0 229 19.1

Cobb, David 3 10 57 0 57 19.0

Moulton, Malcolm 12 1 13 0 13 1.1

Edwards, Lamonte 12 8 11 0 11 0.9

Wettstein, Jordan 6 1 5 0 5 0.8

Crawford-Tufts, Devin 9 2 1 0 1 0.1

Wright, Devon 9 1 -1 0 -1 -0.1

TEAM 9 11 -14 0 -14 -1.6

Total 12 744 1920 1804 3724 310.3

Opponents 12 812 2237 2600 4837 403.1

SCORING

|-----------PATs-----------|

Player TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts.

Gray, MarQueis 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 36

Wettstein, Jordan 1 6-6 9-10 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 33

Hawthorne, Chris 0 6-9 14-15 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 32

Bennett, Duane 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30

McKnight, DaJon 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24

Kirkwood, Donnell 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18

McGarry, Collin 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12

Rabe, John 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12

Lair, Eric 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6

Green, Brandon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6

Edwards, Lamonte 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6

Jones, Marcus 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6

Shortell, Max 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 0

Total 27 12-15 23-25 0-1 0 0-1 0 0 221

Opponents 51 9-15 47-49 0-1 0 0-1 0 0 380

PUNT RETURNS

Player No. Yds Avg TD Long

Green, Brandon 6 24 4.0 0 15

Bennett, Duane 1 30 30.0 1 4

Total 7 54 7.7 1 15

Opponents 7 38 5.4 0 11

KICKOFF RETURNS

Player No. Yds Avg TD Long

Jones, Marcus 13 370 28.5 1 92

Moulton,Malcolm 13 260 20.0 0 36

Bennett, Duane 11 344 31.3 1 96

Stoudermire, Troy 8 173 21.6 0 25

Olson, Tommy 3 37 12.3 0 16

Rabe, John 3 28 9.3 0 10

Crawford-Tufts, Devin 3 59 19.7 0 21

Epping, Zac 1 18 18.0 0 18

Total 55 1289 23.4 2 96

Opponents 38 798 21.0 0 44

n 2011 Statistics

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Player No. Yds Avg TD Long

Stoudermire, Troy 2 19 9.5 0 19

Royston, Kim 1 0 0.0 0 0

Vereen, Brock 1 0 0.0 0 0

Total 4 19 4.8 0 19

Opponents 10 172 17.2 3 52

FUMBLE RETURNS

Player No. Yds Avg TD Long

Kirksey, Brandon 1 23 23.0 0 23

Rallis, Mike 1 3 3.0 0 3

Total 2 26 13.0 0 23

Opponents 2 94 47.0 2 83

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

Player G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G

Bennett, Duane 12 639 23 30 344 0 1036 86.3

Gray, MarQueis 11 966 0 0 0 0 966 87.8

McKnight, DaJon 12 0 760 0 0 0 760 63.3

Jones, Marcus 7 0 142 0 370 0 512 73.1

Moulton, Malcolm 12 13 174 0 260 0 447 37.2

Kirkwood, Donnell 12 229 0 0 0 0 229 19.1

Crawford-Tufts, Devin 9 1 156 0 59 0 216 24.0

Green, Brandon 12 0 190 24 0 0 214 17.8

Stoudermire, Troy 4 0 0 0 173 19 192 48.0

Lair, Eric 12 0 168 0 0 0 168 14.0

McGarry, Collin 12 0 120 0 0 0 120 10.0

Rabe, John 12 0 36 0 28 0 64 5.3

Cobb, David 3 57 0 0 0 0 57 19.0

Olson, Tommy 11 0 0 0 37 0 37 3.4

Harris, Ge'Shun 5 0 28 0 0 0 28 5.6

Epping, Zac 12 0 0 0 18 0 18 1.5

Shortell, Max 8 14 0 0 0 0 14 1.8

Edwards, Lamonte 12 11 0 0 0 0 11 0.9

Goodger, Drew 10 0 7 0 0 0 7 0.7

Wettstein, Jordan 6 5 0 0 0 0 5 0.8

Wright, Devon 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1

TEAM 9 -14 0 0 0 0 -14 -1.6

Total 12 1920 1804 54 1289 19 5086 423.8

Opponents 12 2237 2600 38 798 172 5845 487.1

PUNTING

Player No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd

Orseske, Dan 57 2111 37.0 68 5 20 12 0

Schwerman, David 2 47 23.5 25 0 0 0 0

Total 59 2158 36.6 68 5 20 12 0

Opponents 43 1665 38.7 77 3 11 19 1

KICKOFFS

Player No. Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn

Hawthorne, Chris 26 1679 64.6 5 2

Wettstein, Jordan 24 1523 63.5 3 0

Total 50 3202 64.0 8 2 798 44.9 25

Opponents 70 4275 61.1 9 3 1289 40.1 29

FIELD GOALS

Player FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk

Hawthorne, Chris 6-9 .667 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-2 0-1 47 1

Wettstein, Jordan 5-5 1.000 0-0 3-3 0-0 2-2 1-1 51 0

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n 2011 Statistics

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

# Player GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sacks Int-Yds PBU FR FF Blk Saf

3 Royston, Kim 12 71 52 123 3.5-10 1.0-7 1-0 2 . . . . .

51 Tinsley, Gary 12 43 44 87 9.0-33 4.0-25 . 3 . . . . .

26 Rallis, Mike 12 53 30 83 5.0-14 1.5-6 . 2 . 1-3 . . .

4 Cooper, Keanon 12 34 43 77 6.0-19 1.0-10 . 2 1 1-0 2 . .

21 Vereen, Brock 12 46 21 67 3.5-8 . 1-0 7 . . 1 . .

14 Henderson, Kyle 12 42 23 65 4.0-23 2.0-17 . 5 . . 1 . .

9 Lewis, Christyn 12 27 15 42 1.0-1 . . 2 . . . . .

57 Hill, Aaron 9 16 16 32 1.0-1 1.0-1 . 1 . . . . .

97 Jacobs, Anthony 12 13 13 26 6.0-13 1.0-7 . . . . 2 . .

11 Stoudermire, Troy 4 20 4 24 3.0-13 . 2-19 3 . . . . .

96 Kirksey, Brandon 12 8 11 19 1.0-2 . . . . 1-23 . . .

98 Amaefula, Michael 12 5 12 17 1.5-5 1.5-5 . . 1 2-0 . . .

32 Edwards,Lamonte 12 6 11 17 . . . . 1 . . . .

95 Wilhite, D.L. 12 10 6 16 3.0-23 3.0-23 . . 1 . 1 . .

27 Thompson, Cedric 7 10 6 16 . . . . . . . . .

93 Perry, Ben 12 6 9 15 2.5-6 1.0-1 . . . . . . .

99 Hageman, RaShede 12 10 3 13 3.5-18 2.0-14 . . . . 1 . .

29 Salamon, Shady 10 8 3 11 1.0-7 . . . . . . . .

24 Manuel, James 12 6 5 11 . . . . . . . . .

6 Carter, Michael 5 8 2 10 . . . . . . . . .

13 Wells, Derrick 11 3 5 8 . . . . . . . . .

8 Reeves, Spencer 11 4 4 8 . . . . . . . . .

36 Haviland, Chase 11 3 5 8 . . . 1 . . . . .

5 Johnson, Johnny 8 5 1 6 . . . . . . . . .

46 Botticell, Cameron 12 1 5 6 0.5-1 . . . . . . . .

50 Sveum, Pat 12 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . .

91 Gregory-McGhee,Kenda 11 3 2 5 1.5-11 . . . . . . . .

43 Grant, Ryan 12 4 1 5 . . . . . . . . .

49 Garin, Matt 8 3 2 5 1.5-3 . . . . . . . .

62 Jacques, Eric 7 . 4 4 . . . . . . . . .

23 Levine, Grayson 5 . 3 3 . . . . . . . . .

7 Hawthorne, Chris 7 2 1 3 . . . . . . . . .=

TM TEAM 9 3 . 3 2.0-2 . . . . . . . .

59 Balthazor, Joey 11 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . .

25 Wright, Devon 9 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . .

20 Kirkwood, Donnell 12 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . .

68 Bunders, Chris 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . .

22 Bennett, Duane 12 . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

Total 12 479 368 847 60-213 19-116 4-19 28 4 5-26 8 1 .

Opponents 12 433 356 789 60.0-174 22-95 10-172 25 7 7-94 9 1 .

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n 2011 Statistics

TEAM GAME-BY-GAME COMPARISON (MINNESOTA/OPPONENT)

Opponent Score 1st Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds C-A-I Pass Yds Total Plays-Yds Return Yds TOs

USC 17-19 20/24 6/8 12/14 2/2 34-110/28-67 14-26-1/34-45-0 192/304 60-302/73-371 91/92 1/1

NEW MEXICO STATE 21-28 22/25 10/7 10/15 2/3 35-181/37-133 18-40-2/20-31-2 238/288 75-419/68-421 84/44 2/2

MIAMI (OHIO) 29-23 18/17 13/3 5/14 0/0 47-236/21-80 11-21-0/27-48-1 163/325 68-399/69-405 87/123 0/1

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 24-37 18/17 11/5 6/9 1/3 41-168/28-139 9-20-2/16-21-0 124/197 61-292/49-336 119/207 2/0

Michigan 0-58 8/32 2/19 5/10 1/3 25-73/48-363 11-22-0/18-25-0 104/217 47-177/73-580 159/83 2/0

Purdue 17-45 11/22 6/11 4/9 1/2 33-100/47-217 10-23-1/18-27-0 113/155 56-213/74-372 161/92 3/0

NEBRASKA 14-41 11/27 7/20 4/7 0/0 39-132/56-346 9-18-0/14-23-0 122/169 57-254/79-515 195/44 1/0

IOWA 22-21 15/21 9/14 6/6 0/1 40-178/42-269 11-17-0/16-24-0 193/177 57-371/66-446 105/63 1/1

Michigan State 24-31 22/19 5/5 16/12 1/2 40-120/28-106 19-34-2/23-34-0 295/296 74-415/62-402 69/128 2/1

WISCONSIN 13-42 9/29 6/19 2/10 1/0 32-105/45-283 6-16-1/16-17-0 51/178 48-156/62-461 187/60 1/0

Northwestern 13-28 22/23 17/9 5/12 0/2 51-269/47-152 9-22-1/22-31-1 124/216 73-393/78-368 58/86 2/2

ILLINOIS 27-7 19/11 12/6 6/4 1/1 53-248/32-82 7-15-0/15-27-0 85/78 68-333/59-160 73/80 0/1

Opponent 3rd Down 4th Down Time Poss Margin Yds/Rush Yds/Pass Yds/Play Punting Penalty Yds

USC 6-14/6-13 1-1/0-2 27:16/32:44 -5:28 3.2/2.4 7.4/6.8 5.0/5.1 4-45.2/4-37.2 8-44/8-75

NEW MEXICO STATE 2-12/4-12 1-4/1-1 27:30/32:30 -5:00 5.2/3.6 5.9/9.3 5.6/6.2 4-46.0/5-37.2 6-58/9-57

MIAMI (OHIO) 3-13/7-16 3-4/2-3 34:59/25:01 9:58 5.0/3.8 7.8/6.8 5.9/5.9 3-46.0/4-38.0 4-25/0-0

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 9-14/6-9 1-3/0-0 28:39/31:21 -2:42 4.1/5.0 6.2/9.4 4.8/6.9 1-48.0/1-31.0 8-57/6-52

Michigan 0-11/6-11 0-0/0-0 23:38/36:22 -12:44 2.9/7.6 4.7/8.7 3.8/7.9 10-36.3/2-37.5 9-74/3-24

Purdue 4-12/8-16 1-1/1-1 26:03/33:57 -7:54 3.0/4.6 4.9/5.7 3.8/5.0 6-39.7/4-43.5 6-74/7-62

NEBRASKA 7-15/8-17 1-2/3-3 28:08/31:52 -3:44 3.4/6.2 6.8/7.3 4.5/6.5 6-33.2/2-24.5 5-55/5-43

IOWA 3-11/4-11 2-2/1-3 28:10/31:50 -3:40 4.4/6.4 11.4/7.4 6.5/6.8 5-42.6/1-19.0 4-40/3-12

Michigan State 6-14/4-13 0-1/1-2 34:28/25:32 8:56 3.0/3.8 8.7/8.7 5.6/6.5 5-36.6/5-35.0 8-73/5-40

WISCONSIN 6-13/7-10 2-3/0-0 25:21/34:39 -9:18 3.3/6.3 3.2/10.5 3.2/7.4 4-31.2/3-34.3 3-20/3-30

Northwestern 7-15/8-16 0-1/3-4 31:34/28:26 3:08 5.3/3.2 5.6/7.0 5.4/4.7 4-24.0/3-58.3 5-43/0-0

ILLINOIS 8-16/2-15 0-0/2-3 34:02/25:58 8:04 4.7/2.6 5.7/2.9 4.9/2.7 7-27.1/9-41.9 2-30/5-50

2011 MINNESOTA STARTING LINEUPS - OFFENSE

Opponent WR WR WR/HB/TE LT LG C RG RT TE QB RB

Southern Cal McKnight Jones Lair E. Olson Bunders Wynn Orton Gjere McGarry Gray Bennett

NEW MEXICO STATE McKnight Jones Rabe E. Olson Bunders Wynn Orton Gjere McGarry Gray Bennett

MIAMI (OHIO) McKnight Jones Rabe E. Olson Bunders Wynn Orton Gjere McGarry Gray Bennett

NORTH DAKOTA STATE McKnight Moulton Green E. Olson Bunders Wynn Orton Gjere McGarry Gray Bennett

Michigan McKnight Moulton Rabe E. Olson Bunders Wynn Epping Gjere McGarry Shortell Bennett

Purdue McKnight Moulton Green E. Olson T. Olson Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Shortell Bennett

NEBRASKA McKnight Green Rabe E. Olson T. Olson Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

IOWA McKnight Green Lair E. Olson T. Olson Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

Michigan State McKnight Green Kirkwood E. Olson Bak Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

WISCONSIN McKnight Green Lair E. Olson Bak Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

Northwestern McKnight Green Rabe Lenkiewicz Bak Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

ILLINOIS McKnight Green Rabe Lenkiewicz Bak Wynn Epping Bunders McGarry Gray Bennett

2011 MINNESOTA STARTING LINEUPS - DEFENSE

Opponent DE DT NT DE LB LB LB CB SS FS CB

Southern Cal Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Salamon Royston Stoudermire

NEW MEXICO STATE Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Salamon Royston Stoudermire

MIAMI (OHIO) Perry Jacobs Kirksey Amaefula Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Stoudermire

NORTH DAKOTA STATE Perry Jacobs Kirksey Amaefula Rallis Tinsley Hill Vereen Lewis Royston Stoudermire

Michigan Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Hill Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

Purdue Perry Jacobs Kirksey Amaefula Rallis Tinsley Edwards Vereen Haviland Royston Henderson

NEBRASKA Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Haviland Royston Henderson

IOWA Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

Michigan state Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

WISCONSIN Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

Northwestern Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

ILLINOIS Perry Jacobs Kirksey Wilhite Rallis Tinsley Cooper Vereen Lewis Royston Henderson

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MINNESOTA SCORING DRIVES

Opponent PLAYS-YDS TOP QTR CLOCK SCORING PLAY

USC 10-64 5:11 2 4:07 Chris Hawthorne 21-yard field goal

USC 3-33 0:59 3 9:37 Duane Bennett 9-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

USC 9-83 2:27 4 8:03 Brandon Green 12-yard pass from Max Shortell (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

New Mexico State 10-88 4:29 1 4:17 Lamonte Edwards 4-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

New Mexico State 6-69 0:43 2 0:08 Collin McGarry 10-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

New Mexico State 10-68 3:44 4 11:47 Da’Jon McKnight 4-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Miami (Ohio) 6-69 3:25 1 8:37 Chris Hawthorne 33-yard field goal

Miami (Ohio) 10-80 4:34 2 14:31 Donnell Kirkwood 4-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Miami (Ohio) 8-57 4:02 2 9:30 Chris Hawthorne 19-yard field goal

Miami (Ohio) 13-66 6:28 3 8:32 Chris Hawthorne 26-yard field goal

Miami (Ohio) 12-60 6:01 4 14:23 John Rabe 1-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Miami (Ohio) -- -- 4 10:23 Duane Bennett 4-yard blocked punt return (PAT missed)

North Dakota State 13-68 6:21 1 8:39 Donnell Kirkwood 4-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

North Dakota State 10-95 5:19 2 2:11 Donnell Kirkwood 30-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

North Dakota State 10-53 5:13 3 1:12 Chris Hawthorne 36-yard field goal

North Dakota State 10-46 5:41 4 9:05 Eric Lair 20-yard pass from Max Shortell (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Purdue 8-44 2:41 3 1:27 Chris Hawthorne 47-yard field goal

Purdue -- -- 3 0:43 Marcus Jones 92-yard kickoff return (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Purdue 13-78 6:13 4 7:55 MarQueis Gray 1-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Nebraska 4-57 1:56 3 6:45 MarQueis Gray 5-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Nebraska 16-89 7:59 4 1:41 Duane Bennett 6-yard run (Chris Hawthorne PAT)

Iowa 7-81 3:53 2 1:13 Collin McGarry 3-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Iowa 5-39 1:09 3 2:03 Jordan Wettstein 28-yard field goal

Iowa 11-80 5:29 4 8:22 Duane Bennett 1-yard run (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Iowa 12-59 5:34 4 2:48 MarQueis Gray 3-yard run (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Michigan State 4-82 1:45 1 11:02 Da’Jon McKnight 64-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Michigan State 2-26 0:36 1 5:51 Da’Jon McKnight 13-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Michigan State 15-83 8:26 2 1:03 Jordan Wettstein 27-yard field goal

Michigan State 11-80 5:16 3 9:40 Da’Jon McKnight 15-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Wisconsin 13-60 7:13 2 7:41 Jordan Wettstein 5-yard run (Jordan Wettstein kick failed)

Wisconsin -- -- 3 14:46 Duane Bennett 96-yard kickoff return (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Illinois 1-16 0:06 2 12:40 MarQueis Gray 16-yard run (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Illinois 7-46 3:36 2 6:59 John Rabe 8-yard pass from MarQueis Gray (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

Illinois 8-61 1:17 2 4:06 Jordan Wettstein 43-yard field goal

Illinois 5-26 0:01 2 0:23 Jordan Wettstein 51-yard field goal

Illinois 7-57 8:59 3 4:00 MarQueis Gray 14-yard run (Jordan Wettstein PAT)

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OPPONENT SCORING DRIVES

Opponent PLAYS-YDS TOP QTR CLOCK SCORING PLAY

USC 13-66 5:14 1 5:52 Robert Woods 7-yard pass from Matt Barkley (rush failed)

USC 3-54 0:47 2 9:25 Robert Woods 49-yard pass from Matt Barkley (pass failed)

USC 9-65 3:12 2 0:49 Robert Woods 2-yard pass from Matt Barkley (Heidari PAT)

New Mexico State 6-60 2:59 1 12:01 Taveon Rogers 26-yard pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler PAT)

New Mexico State 3-80 1:18 2 12:11 Taveon Rogers 41-yard pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler PAT)

New Mexico State 8-58 3:40 2 6:53 David Quiroga 4-yard pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler PAT)

New Mexico State 10-94 4:29 3 0:31 Robert Clay 2-yard run (Tyler Stampler kick)

Miami (Ohio) 7-75 2:58 1 2:58 Mason Krysinski 22-yard field goal

Miami (Ohio) 12-65 4:27 2 0:19 Erik Finklea 1-yard run (Mason Krysinski PAT)

Miami (Ohio) 7-77 3:08 3 5:24 Chris Givens 7-yard pass from Zac Dysert (PAT failed, snap mishandled)

Miami (Ohio) 8-80 2:34 4 7:49 Dawan Scott 26-yard pass from Zac Dysert (Mason Krysinski PAT)

North Dakota State 11-65 8:42 2 14:57 Brock Jensen 1-yard run (Ryan Jastram PAT)

North Dakota State 8-83 3:47 2 7:30 Sam Ojuri 3-yard run (Ryan Jastram PAT)

North Dakota State 5-71 1:47 2 0:24 DJ McNorton 2-yard run (Ryan Jastram PAT)

North Dakota State -- -- 2 0:00 Marcus Williams 52-yard interception return (Ryan Jastram PAT)

North Dakota State 12-55 8:35 3 6:25 Ryan Jastram 49-yard field goal

North Dakota State -- -- 4 2:36 Marcus Williams 40-yard interception return (PAT failed)

Michigan 7-80 3:35 1 11:25 Vincent Smith 3-yard run (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 6-75 3:01 1 6:00 Denard Robinson 9-yard run (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 9-85 4:05 2 14:52 Drew Dileo 17-yard pass from Vincent Smith (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 4-69 2:25 2 9:38 Vincent Smith 28-yard pass from Denard Robinson (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 5-29 2:30 2 5:07 Brendan Gibbons 25-yard field goal

Michigan 10-56 2:22 2 0:45 Kevin Koger 18-yard pass from Denard Robinson (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 5-54 2:23 3 8:18 Fitz Touissant 1-yard run (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Michigan 9-38 4:17 3 2:04 Brendan Gibbons 32-yard field goal

Michigan 10-58 5:28 4 9:17 Brendan Gibbons 38-yard field goal

Michigan -- -- 4 4:58 Courtney Avery 83-yard fumble return (Brendan Gibbons PAT)

Purdue 7-39 2:50 1 10:10 Ralph Bolden 2-yard run (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Purdue 11-36 3:12 1 5:18 Carson Wiggs 53-yard field goal

Purdue 7-11 3:24 1 1:30 Akeem Shavers 1-yard run (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Purdue -- -- 1 0:18 Ricardo Allen 37-yard interception return (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Purdue 11-70 4:32 2 4:08 OJ Ross 12-yard pass from Robert Marve (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Purdue 12-86 5:56 3 7:02 Akeem Shavers 10-yard pass from Caleb TerBush (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Purdue 7-86 3:41 3 0:56 Raheem Mostert 25-yard run (Carson Wiggs PAT)

Nebraska 11-47 4:09 1 8:03 Brett Maher 22-yard field goal

Nebraska 10-65 3:36 1 3:27 Tyler Legate 10-yard pass from Taylor Martinez (Brett Maher PAT)

Nebraska 1-82 0:15 2 14:38 Kenny Bell 82-yard run (Brett Maher PAT)

Nebraska 6-68 2:06 2 9:49 Brett Maher 25-yard field goal

Nebraska -- -- 2 9:34 Austin Cassidy 11-yard fumble return (Brett Maher PAT)

Nebraska 14-73 5:34 2 0:33 Rex Burkhead 4-yard run (Brett Maher PAT)

Nebraska 17-91 6:06 3 0:39 Aaron Green 4-yard run (Mauro Bondi PAT)

Iowa 10-53 4:41 2 5:06 Marvin McNutt 12-yard pass from James Vandenberg (Mike Meyer PAT)

Iowa 8-63 4:20 3 8:44 Marcus Coker 1-yard run (Mike Meyer PAT)

Iowa 7-71 3:12 4 13:51 Marcus Coker 1-yard run (Mike Meyer PAT)

Michigan State 5-90 1:46 1 9:12 Keith Nichol 4-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy PAT)

Michigan State 4-54 1:31 2 14:57 Le’Veon Bell 1-yard run (Dan Conroy PAT)

Michigan State 8-74 0:51 2 0:05 Todd Anderson 2-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy PAT)

Michigan State 5-19 1:38 4 14:49 Dan Conroy 40-yard field goal

Michigan State 5-58 2:22 4 10:58 Le’Veon Bell 35-yard run (Dan Conroy PAT)

Wisconsin 14-81 8:08 1 6:52 Montee Ball 5-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch PAT)

Wisconsin 3-51 1:24 1 4:27 Montee Ball 14-yard run (Philip Welch PAT)

Wisconsin 7-56 3:19 2 14:54 Nick Toon 9-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch PAT)

Wisconsin 5-78 1:38 2 0:51 Nick Toon 17-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch PAT)

Wisconsin 11-57 5:48 3 8:58 Jacob Pedersen 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch PAT)

Wisconsin 7-50 3:43 4 9:07 Montee Ball 3-yard run (Philip Welch PAT)

Illinois 12-80 4:25 3 4:34 Troy Pollard 11-yard run (Derek Dimke PAT)

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n 2011 Superlatives

MINNESOTA INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes 27 Gray, MarQueis at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Gray, MarQueis vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Yards Rushing 171 Gray, MarQueis vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

TD Rushes 2 Kirkwood, Donnell vs No Dakota St (Sep 24, 2011)

Gray, MarQueis vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Long Rush 37 Gray, MarQueis vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Pass attempts 32 Gray, MarQueis vs New Mexico St (Sep 10, 2011)

Gray, MarQueis at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Pass completions 19 Gray, MarQueis at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Yards Passing 295 Gray, MarQueis at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

TD Passes 3 Gray, MarQueis at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Long Pass 64 Gray, MarQueis at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Receptions 9 McKnight, DaJon vs New Mexico St (Sep 10, 2011)

McKnight, DaJon at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Yards Receiving 173 McKnight, DaJon at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

TD Receptions 3 McKnight, DaJon at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Long Reception 64 McKnight, DaJon at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Field Goals 3 Hawthorne,Chris vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Long Field Goal 51 Wettstein, Jordan vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Punts 10 Orseske, Dan at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Punting Avg 48.0 Orseske, Dan vs North Dakota State (Sep 24, 2011)

Long Punt 68 Orseske, Dan vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

Long Punt Return 15 Green, Brandon vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Long Kickoff Return 96 Bennett, Duane vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

Tackles 17 Royston, Kim at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Sacks 2.0 Hageman, RaShede vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Tackles For Loss 3.0 Tinsley, Gary vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

Interceptions 1 Stoudermire, Troy vs New Mexico St (Sep 10, 2011)

Vereen, Brock vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

Stoudermire, Troy vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Royston, Kim at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

MINNESOTA TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes 53 vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Yards Rushing 269 at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Yards Per Rush 5.3 at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

TD Rushes 2 vs North Dakota State (Sep 24, 2011)

vs Nebraska (Oct 22, 2011)

vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Pass attempts 40 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

Pass completions 19 at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Yards Passing 295 at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Yards Per Pass 11.4 vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

TD Passes 3 at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Total Plays 75 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

Total Offense 419 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

Yards Per Play 6.5 vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

Points 29 vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Sacks By 5 vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

First Downs 22 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Penalties 9 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Penalty Yards 74 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

at Purdue (Oct 8, 2011)

Turnovers 3 at Purdue (Oct 8, 2011)

Interceptions By 2 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes 32 Coker, Marcus, vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

Yards Rushing 252 Coker, Marcus, vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

TD Rushes 2 Coker, Marcus, vs Iowa (Oct 29, 2011)

Bell, Le'Veon, at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Ball, Montee, vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

Long Rush 82 Bell, Kenny, vs Nebraska (Oct 22, 2011)

Pass attempts 47 Dysert, Zac, vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Pass completions 34 Barkley, Matt, at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Yards Passing 325 Dysert, Zac, vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

TD Passes 4 Wilson, Russell, vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

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Long Pass 69 Cousins, Kirk, at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Receptions 17 Woods, Robert, at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Yards Receiving 177 Woods, Robert, at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

TD Receptions 3 Woods, Robert, at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Long Reception 69 Cunningham, B., at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Field Goals 3 Gibbons, B., at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Long Field Goal 53 Wiggs, Carson, at Purdue (Oct 8, 2011)

Punts 9 Lankford, Ryan, vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Punting Avg 58.3 Williams, B., at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Long Punt 77 Williams, B., at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Long Punt Return 11 Robey, Nickell, at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Martin, Keshawn, at Michigan St (Nov 05, 2011)

Long Kickoff Return 44 Mark, Venric, at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Tackles 14 Gholston, W., at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

Brown, Jonathan, vs Illinois (Nov 26, 2011)

Sacks 2.5 Boyer, Coulter, vs North Dakota St (Sep 24, 2011)

Tackles For Loss 3.5 Boyer,Coulter, vs North Dakota St (Sep 24, 2011)

Interceptions 2 Robinson, T., at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes 56 vs Nebraska (Oct 22, 2011)

Yards Rushing 363 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Yards Per Rush 7.6 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

TD Rushes 3 vs North Dakota State (Sep 24, 2011)

at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

at Purdue (Oct 8, 2011)

vs Nebraska (Oct 22, 2011)

Pass attempts 48 vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Pass completions 34 at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Yards Passing 325 vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 17, 2011)

Yards Per Pass 10.5 vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

TD Passes 4 vs Wisconsin (Nov 12, 2011)

Total Plays 79 vs Nebraska (Oct 22, 2011)

Total Offense 580 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Yards Per Play 7.9 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Points 58 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Sacks By 5 vs North Dakota State (Sep 24, 2011)

First Downs 32 at Michigan (Oct 1, 2011)

Penalties 9 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

Penalty Yards 75 at USC (Sep 03, 2011)

Turnovers 2 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

at Northwestern (Nov 19, 2011)

Interceptions By 2 vs New Mexico State (Sep 10, 2011)

vs North Dakota State (Sep 24, 2011)

at Michigan State (Nov 05, 2011)


25+ YARD PLAYS

Yards Type Player(s) Opponent

*96 KR Bennett, Duane Wisconsin

*92 KR Jones, Marcus Purdue

*64 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis Michigan State

61 Pass Crawford-Tufts,Devin from Gray, MarQueis Iowa

59 Pass Moulton, Malcolm from Gray, MarQueis Miami (Ohio)

53 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis Nebraska

48 KR Jones, Marcus Nebraska

45 KR Bennett, Duane Wisconsin

43 Pass Lair, Eric from Gray, MarQueis Miami (Ohio)

39 Pass Crawford-Tufts,Devin from Gray, MarQueis Iowa

37 Rush Gray, MarQueis Miami (Ohio)

36 KR Moulton, Malcolm North Dakota St

35 Rush Gray, MarQueis Illinois

35 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis New Mexico St

34 KR Moulton,Malcolm Michigan

33 Pass Green, Brandon from Shortell, Max Michigan

32 Pass Jones, Marcus from Gray, MarQueis Purdue

32 KR Bennett, Duane Illinois

31 KR Moulton, Malcolm Northwestern

31 Pass Green, Brandon from Gray, MarQueis Northwestern

31 Pass Green, Brandon from Gray, MarQueis Northwestern

31 KR Moulton, Malcolm Northwestern

31 KR Jones, Marcus Michigan

*30 Rush Kirkwood, Donnell North Dakota St

30 Rush Gray, MarQueis Nebraska

30 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis New Mexico St

29 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis Northwestern

29 Rush Gray, MarQueis Illinois

29 Rush Cobb, David Michigan

29 Pass McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis Northwestern

28 Pass Harris, Ge'Shun from Gray, MarQueis Michigan State

28 Rush Gray, MarQueis Miami (Ohio)

28 KR Jones, Marcus Michigan

26 Pass Jones, Marcus from Shortell, Max North Dakota St

26 KR Bennett, Duane Nebraska

25 KR Stoudermire, Troy USC

25 KR Stoudermire, Troy USC

25 Rush Bennett, Duane USC

25 Rush Bennett, Duane USC

25 KR Moulton, Malcolm Iowa

* touchdown scored on play

n 2011 Longest Plays

LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS

Long Plays By Yards No. TD

100+ 0 0

90-99 2 2

80-89 0 0

70-79 0 0

60-69 2 1

50-59 2 0

40-49 3 0

30-39 17 1

20-29 57 1

Long Plays (20+) By Type No. TD

Rushing 16 1

Passing 32 2

Punt returns 0 0

Kick returns 34 2

Interceptions 0 0

Fumble returns 1 0

Other 0 0

TOTAL 83 5

20-YARD PLUS BY PLAYER

Player No. TD R P KR PR IR FR

Bennett, Duane 13 1 3 0 10 0 0 0

Jones, Marcus 13 1 0 6 7 0 0 0

McKnight, DaJon 13 1 0 13 0 0 0 0

Gray, MarQueis 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0

Stoudermire, Troy 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0

Moulton, Malcolm 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 0

Crawford-Tufts,Devin 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0

Lair, Eric 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0

Green, Brandon 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

Kirkwood, Donnell 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Harris, Ge'Shun 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Cobb, David 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rabe, John 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Kirksey, Brandon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Shortell, Max 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

McGarry, Collin 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOTAL 83 5 16 32 34 0 0 1

LONGEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR

Rushing

37 Gray, MarQueis vs Miami (Ohio) (9/17/2011)

Rushing Touchdown

30 Kirkwood, Donnell vs North Dakota State (9/24/2011)

Passing

64 McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis vs Michigan State (11/5/2011)

Passing Touchdown

64 McKnight, DaJon from Gray, MarQueis vs Michigan State (11/5/2011)

Punt Return

15 Green, Brandon vs Illinois (11/26/2011)

Kick Return

96 Bennett, Duane vs Wisconsin (11/12/2011)

Interception Return

19 Stoudermire, Troy vs New Mexico State (9/10/2011)

Fumble Return

23 Kirksey, Brandon vs Iowa (10/29/2011)

Punt

68 Orseske, Dan vs Iowa (10/29/2011)

Field Goal

51 Wettstein, Jordan vs Illinois (11/26/2011)

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n The Last Time

MINNESOTA INDIVIDUAL GAME

250+ yards rushing: 258, Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin, 10/15/05

200+ yards rushing: 206, Amir Pinnix vs. Michigan State, 11/12/05

150+ yards rushing: 167, MarQueis Gray vs. Illinois, 11/26/11

100+ yards rushing: 167, MarQueis Gray vs. Illinois, 11/26/11

2 players with 100+ yards rushing: 160, MarQueis Gray and 127, Duane Bennett at Northwestern, 11/19/11

Rusher with consecutive 100-yard games: 160 & 167, MarQueis Gray - at Northwestern, vs. Illinois - 11/19/11, 11/26/11

200+ yards receiving: 228, Ryan Thelwell vs. Ball State, 9/14/96

100+ yards receiving: 173, Da’Jon McKnight at Michigan State, 11/5/11

2 receivers with 100+ yards rcvg: 137, Logan Payne and 116, Ernie Wheelwright vs. Indiana, 11/4/06

50+ yard rush play: 61, Duane Bennett vs. Northern Illinois, 8/30/08

50+ yard pass play: 64, MarQueis Gray to Da’Jon McKnight at Michigan State, 11/5/11

10 or more receptions: 10, Eric Decker vs. Air Force, 9/12/09

300+ all-purpose yards: 333, Laurence Maroney vs. Purdue, 9/24/05

200+ all-purpose yards: 240, Troy Stoudermire vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

450+ yards passing: 478, Tim Schade vs. Penn State, 9/4/93

400+ yards passing: 416, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

350+ yards passing: 416, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

300+ yards passing: 416, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

Consecutive 300-yard passing gms: 2, Cory Sauter vs. Northwestern (303, 10/14/95) and Michigan St. (404, 10/21/95)

Four or more TDs rushing: 4, Marion Barber III at Ohio, 9/13/03

Three or more TDs rushing: 3, DeLeon Eskridge at Illinois, 11/13/10

Two or more TDs rushing: 2, MarQueis Gray vs. Illinois, 11/26/11

Five or more TDs receiving: 5, Omar Douglas vs. Purdue, 10/9/93

Four or more TDs receiving: 4, Logan Payne vs. Temple, 9/16/06

Three or more TDs receiving: 3, Da’Jon McKnight at Michigan State, 11/5/11

Two or more TDs receiving: 3, Da’Jon McKnight at Michigan State, 11/5/11

Six or more TDs passing: 6, Scott Eckers vs. Purdue, 10/9/93

Five or more TDs passing: 5, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

Four or more TDs passing: 5, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

Three or more TDs passing: 3, MarQueis Gray at Michigan State, 11/5/11

Two or more TDs passing: 3, MarQueis Gray at Michigan State, 11/5/11

500+ yds. total offense: 536, Tim Schade vs. Penn State, 9/4/93 (school record)

400+ yds. total offense: 411, Adam Weber vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

Five or more field goals: 5, Dan Nystrom vs Arkansas, 12/30/02

Four or more field goals: 5, Dan Nystrom vs Arkansas, 12/30/02

Three or more field goals: 3, Chris Hawthorne vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11

Two or more field goals: 2, Jordan Wettstein vs. Illinois, 11/26/11

Three or more interceptions: 3, Jeff Wright vs. Michigan St., 11/14/70

Two or more interceptions: 2, Kyle Theret vs. Iowa State, 12/31/09

Blocked punt: Duane Bennett vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11

Blocked punt return for TD: Duane Bennett vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11

Blocked field goal: Lee Campbell vs. Purdue, 10/10/09

Blocked FG return for TD: Traye Simmons vs. Purdue (47 yds.), 10/10/09

Blocked PAT: Lee Campbell vs. Iowa, 11/21/09

PAT Return for Defensive PAT: Mario Reese at Wisconsin, 10/14/06

Int. return for TD: Traye Simmons vs. Northwestern (23 yds.), 11/1/08

Punt return for TD: Tellis Redmon vs. Northwestern (83 yds.), 10/28/00

Kickoff return for TD: Duane Bennett (96 yds.) vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/11

Fumble return for TD: D.L. Wilhite (3 yds.) vs. South Dakota State, 11/14/09

Safety: UL-Monroe’s punt snap went out of end zone, 9/2/00

Made 2-pt. conversion: DeLeon Eskridge pass from Adam Weber at Michigan State, 11/6/10

Missed 2-pt. conversion: MarQueis Gray rush failed vs. Iowa, 10/29/11

Missed PAT: Jordan Wettstein vs. Wisconsin, 11/12/11

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OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME

400+ yards passing: 462, Juice Williams, at Illinois, 10/11/08

300+ yards passing: 325, Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11

200+ yards passing: 325, Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11

300+ yards rushing: 301, Anthony Davis, Wisconsin, 11/23/02

250+ yards rushing: 252, Marcus Coker, Iowa, 10/29/11

200+ yards rushing: 252, Marcus Coker, Iowa, 10/29/11

150+ yards rushing: 166, Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 11/12/11

100+ yards rushing: 166, Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 11/12/11

2 players with 100+ yards rushing: 118 and 111, James White and John Clay, Wisconsin, 10/9/10

Three or more TDs rushing: 4, Edwin Baker, Michigan State, 11/6/10

150+ yards receiving: 156, Will Powell, South Dakota, 9/11/10

100+ yards receiving: 137, AJ Jenkins, Illinois, 11/13/10

50+ yard rush play: 55, Mikel Leshoure, Illinois, 11/13/10

50+ yard pass play: 69, Kirk Cousins to BJ Cunningham, at Michigan State, 11/5/11

Four+ field goals: 5, K.C. Lopata, Michigan, 11/8/08

Blocked a punt: Jon Newsome, Ohio State, 10/30/10

Blocked a field goal: Matt Kalil, USC, 9/3/11

Missed PAT: Stefan Demos, Northwestern, 10/2/10

Blocked PAT: Usama Young, Kent State, 8/31/06

Made 2-pt. conversion: Tyler Sheehan to Marques Parks, Bowling Green, 9/1/07

Missed 2-pt. conversion: Pass failed, Illinois, 11/13/10

Punt return for TD: Nick Dugas (68 yds.), UL-Lafayette, 9/7/02

Blocked punt ret. for TD: Zach Domicone (rec. in end zone), Ohio State, 10/30/10

Kickoff return for TD: Derrell Johnson-Koulianous, 88 yards, Iowa, 11/27/10

Int. return for TD: Ricardo Allen, 37 yards, Purdue, 10/8/11

Fumble return for TD: Austin Cassidy (11 yds.), Nebraska, 10/22/11

Fumble recovered for TD: Richard Willock (rec. in end zone), Iowa, 11/23/96

Safety: Devon Still, Penn State, 10/23/10

MINNESOTA TEAM

100 points: 146 vs. Grinnell (W, 146-0), 10/22/1904

80 points: 81 vs. Butler (W, 81-0), 11/13/26

60+ points: 63 vs. Indiana (W, 63-26), 11/4/06

50+ points: 63 vs. Indiana (W, 63-26), 11/4/06

40+ points: 42 vs. Michigan State (W 42-34), 10/31/09

30+ points: 38 at Illinois (W 38-34), 11/13/10

0 points: at Michigan (L, 0-58), 10/1/11

0 points in first half: vs. Nebraska (L, 14-41), 10/22/11

No TDs in first half: vs. Nebraska (L, 14-41), 10/22/11

No offensive TDs in first half: vs. Nebraska (L, 14-41), 10/22/11

400+ rushing yards: 411 vs. Wisconsin, 10/15/05

300+ rushing yards: 306 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/8/07

200+ rushing yards: 248 vs. Illinois, 11/26/11

700+ total net yards: 704 vs. Toledo, 9/4/04

600+ total net yards: 704 vs. Toledo, 9/4/04

500+ total net yards: 505 vs. Michigan State, 10/31/09

400+ total net yards: 415 at Michigan State, 11/5/11

OPPONENT TEAM

400+ yards rushing: 448, at Illinois, 11/3/07

300+ yards rushing: 355, Nebraska, 10/22/11

200+ yards rushing: 283, Wisconsin, 11/12/11

< 100 yards rushing: 67, USC, 9/3/11

400+ yards passing: 462, at Illinois, 10/11/08

300+ yards passing: 325, Miami (Ohio), 9/17/11


n 2011 Game Recaps

82 | Minnesota Football

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MINNESOTA (0-1) 0 3 7 7 17

USC (1-0) 6 13 0 0 19

FIRST QUARTER

USC – 5:52, Woods 7 pass from Barkley (rush failed)

SECOND QUARTER

USC – 9;25, Woods 43 pass from Barkley (pass failed)

MINN – 4:07, Hawthorne 21 field goal

USC – 0:49, Woods 2 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 9:37, Bennett 9 run (Hawthorne kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN – 8:03, Green 12 pass from Shortell (Hawthorne kick)

weather: 74, sunny • kickoff: 12:36 p.m. (PDT) • time of game: 3:09

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USC

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-67

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

Passes Att-Comp.-Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-14-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-34-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-302 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-371

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-75

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-45.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-37.2

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-73

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27:16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32:44

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-16

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . .3.5 . . . . . . . .1

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . .2.9 . . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . .5.0 . . . . . . . .0

Lamonte Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . .0.0 . . . . . . . .0

USC

DJ Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . . .70 . . . . . . . . .3.9 . . . . . . . .0

Curtis McNeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . .5.5 . . . . . . . .0

Robert Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .-2 . . . . . . . .-2.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-7-0 . . . . . . . . . . .94 . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-7-1 . . . . . . . . . . .98 . . . . . . .1

USC

Matt Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-34-0 . . . . . . . . .304 . . . . . . .3

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .51 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .48 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .51 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .1

USC

Robert Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . .177 . . . . . . . . . . .3

Marqise Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brice Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Rhett Ellison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . . . .0

B. Carswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Randall Telfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Dillon Baxter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Xavier Grimble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota: Brock Vereen 10-3-13, Troy Stoudermire 10-1-11, Kim Royston 8-3-11

USC: TJ McDonald 5-3-8, Hayes Pullard 4-4-8, Tony Burnett 3-3-6, Chris Galippo 2-4-6

MINNESOTA 17

USC 19

September 3, 2010 • Los Angeles, Calif. • Los Angeles Coliseum

Attendance: 68,273

NEW MEXICO STATE 28

MINNESOTA 21

September 10, 2011 • Minneapolis • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 48,807

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

NEW MEXICO STATE (1-1) 7 14 7 0 28

MINNESOTA (0-2) 7 7 0 7 21

FIRST QUARTER

NMSU – 12:01, Rogers 26 pass from Manley (Stampler kick)

MINN – 4:17, Edwards 4 run (Hawthorne kick)

SECOND QUARTER

NMSU – 12:11, Rogers 41 pass from Manley (Stampler kick)

NMSU – 4:17, Quiroga 4 pass from Manley (Stampler kick)

MINN – 0:08, McGarry 8 pass from Gray (Hawthorne kick)

THIRD QUARTER

NMSU – 0:31, Clay 2 run (Stampler kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN – 11:47, McKnight 4 pass from Gray (Hawthorne kick)

weather: 88 degrees, sunny • kickoff: 2:37 p.m. (CDT) • time of game: 3:40

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NMSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-133 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-181

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238

Passes Att-Comp.-Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-20-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-18-2

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-421 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75-419

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-58

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-46.0

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-65

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27:30

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . .110 . . . . . . . . .6.5 . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . .2.8 . . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . .22.0 . . . . . . . .0

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . .13.0 . . . . . . . .0

Lamonte Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . .1.6 . . . . . . . .1

New Mexico State

Roberty Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . .97 . . . . . . . . .4.8 . . . . . . . .1

Victor Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .3.4 . . . . . . . .0

Andrew Manley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . .2.5 . . . . . . . .0

Kenny Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .0.3 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-16-2 . . . . . . . . .211 . . . . . . .2

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2-0 . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . .0

New Mexico State

Andrew Manley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-20-2 . . . . . . . . .288 . . . . . . .3

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . .146 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .26 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . .0

New Mexico State

Taveon Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .88 . . . . . . . . . . .2

Todd Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .51 . . . . . . . . . . .0

A Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .54 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Robert Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jackson Kaka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Kenny Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Trevor Walls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . .0

David Quiroga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .1

K Batemann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .-8 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota: Mike Rallis 12-1-13, Kim Royston 7-3-10, Keanon Cooper 4-5-9, Troy Stoudermire 6-0-6

NMSU: Jonte Green 10-0-10, A LaVoy 7-1-8, Ben Bradley 5-1-6, Bryan Bonilla 4-1-5


MIAMI (OHIO) 23

MINNESOTA 29

September 17, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 49,950

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MIAMI (0-2) 3 7 6 7 23

MINNESOTA (1-2) 3 10 3 13 29

FIRST QUARTER

MIAMI – 12:02, Krysinski 22 field goal

MINN – 8:37, Hawthorne 33 field goal

SECOND QUARTER

MINN – 14:31, Kirkwood 4 run (Hawthorne kick)

MINN – 9:30, Hawthorne 19 field goal

MIAMI – 0:19, Finklea 1 run (Krysinski kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 8:32, Hawthorne 26 field goal

MIAMI – 5:24, Givens 7 pass from Dysert (rush failed)

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN– 14:23, Rabe 1 pass from Gray (Hawthorne kick)

MINN – 10:23, Bennett 4 blocked punt return (Hawthorne kick missed)

MIAMI – 7:49, Scott 26 pass from Dysert (Krysinski kick)

weather: 63, mostly sunny • kickoff: 2:37 p.m. (CDT) • time of game: 3:13

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-236

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

Passes Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-27-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-11-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69-405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-399

Fumbles: No.-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-25

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-38.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-46.0

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-30

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-57

Interception Returns: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Fumble Returns: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25:01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34:59

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4

Sacks: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . .171 . . . . . . . . .6.8 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . .4.2 . . . . . . . .1

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . .1.7 . . . . . . . .0

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . .0

MIAMI

Erik Finklea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . .54 . . . . . . . . .3.6 . . . . . . . .1

Dawan Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . .7.0 . . . . . . . .0

Zac Dysert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . .3.3 . . . . . . . .0

Nich Harwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .2.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-11-0 . . . . . . . . .163 . . . . . . .1

MIAMI

Zac Dysert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-27-1 . . . . . . . . .325 . . . . . . .2

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . .0

John Rabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .1

MIAMI

Nick Harwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . .162 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Chris Givens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . .84 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Dawan Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .49 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Andy Cruse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Erik Finklea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Kendrick Bruton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

MIAMI: Anthony Kokal 3-10-13, Jerrell Wedge 4-8-12, Pat Hinkel 3-5-8, Austin Brown 3-3-6

Minnesota: Kim Royston 8-2-10, Keanon Cooper 4-5-9, Brock Vereen 3-2-5, Troy Stoudermire 3-2-5

NORTH DAKOTA ST. 37

MINNESOTA 24

n 2011 Game Recaps

September 24, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 48,802

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

NORTH DAKOTA STATE (3-0) 0 28 3 6 37

MINNESOTA (1-3) 7 7 3 7 24

FIRST QUARTER

MINN – 8:39, Kirkwood 4 run (Hawthorne kick)

SECOND QUARTER

NDSU – 14:57, Jensen 1 run (Jastram kick)

NDSU – 7:30, Ojuri 3 run (Jastram kick)

MINN - 2:11, Kirkwood 30 run (Hawthorne kick)

NDSU - 0:24, McNorton 2 run (Jastram kick)

NDSU - 0:00, Williams 52 interception return (Jastram kick)

THIRD QUARTER

NDSU – 6:25, Jastram 49 field goal

MINN – 1:12, Hawthorne 36 field goal

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN – 9:05, Lair 20 pass from Shortell (Hawthorne kick)

NDSU – 2:36, Williams 40 interception return (kick failed)

weather: 59, clear • kickoff: 6:07 p.m. (CDT) • time of game: 2:56

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NDSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-139 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-168

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

Passes Att-Comp.-Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-16-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-9-2

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-292

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-57

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-31.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-48.0

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-119

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28:39

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-14

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

NDSU

DJ McNorton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .92 . . . . . . . . .7.1 . . . . . . . .1

Brock Jense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .37 . . . . . . . . .6.2 . . . . . . . .1

Sam Ojuri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . .1.5 . . . . . . . .1

Minnesota

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .74 . . . . . . . . .5.7 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . .70 . . . . . . . . .7.0 . . . . . . . .2

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . .1.8 . . . . . . . .0

David Cobb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .3.0 . . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . .-2 . . . . . . . .-0.5 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

NDSU

Brock Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-16-0 . . . . . . . . .197 . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-5-1 . . . . . . . . . . .53 . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4-1 . . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . .1

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

NDSU

Warren Holloway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Ryan Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .74 . . . . . . . . . . .0

DJ McNorton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .36 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Matt Veldman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Garrett Bruhn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .39 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .41 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

NDSU: Colten Heagle 5-2-7, John Pike 3-4-7, Kyle Emanuel 2-5-7, Coulter Boyer 5-1-6

Minnesota: Kim Royston4-7-11, Gary Tinsley 2-6-8, Brock Vereen 4-2-6, Kyle Henderson 4-2-6

83 | Minnesota Football


n 2011 Game Recaps

MINNESOTA 0

MICHIGAN 58

October 1, 2011 • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Michigan Stadium

Attendance: 111,106

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MINNESOTA (1-4, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 0

MICHIGAN (5-0, 1-0) 14 24 10 10 58

FIRST QUARTER

MICH – 11:25, Smith run (Gibbons kick)

MICH – 6:00, Robinson 9 run (Gibbons kick)

SECOND QUARTER

MICH – 14:52, Dileo 17 pass from Smith (Gibbons kick)

MICH – 9:38, Smith 28 pass from Robinson (Gibbons kick)

MICH – 5:07, Gibbons 25 field goal

MICH – 0:45, Koger 18 pass from Robinson (Gibbons kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MICH – 8:18, Touissant 1 run (Gibbons kick)

MICH – 2:04, Gibbons 32 field goal

FOURTH QUARTER

MICH – 9:17, Gibbons 38 field goal

MICH – 4:58, Avery 83 fumble return (Gibbons kick)

weather: 52 degrees, windy • kickoff: 12:01 p.m. (EDT) • time of game: 3:15

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MICH

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-363

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-18-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-580

Fumbles: No.-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Penalties: No.-Yds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-36.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37.5

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-83

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23:38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36:22

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-11

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-16

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

David Cobb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .54 . . . . . . . . .6.8 . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . .3.7 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .1.0 . . . . . . . .0

Michigan

Fritz Touissant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . .108 . . . . . . . . .9.8 . . . . . . . .1

Thomas Rawls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . .73 . . . . . . . . .7.3 . . . . . . . .0

Michael Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .60 . . . . . . . . .7.5 . . . . . . . .0

Denard Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .51 . . . . . . . . .8.5 . . . . . . . .1

Devin Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .39 . . . . . . . . .6.5 . . . . . . . .0

Vincent Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .5.4 . . . . . . . .1

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-11-0 . . . . . . . . .104 . . . . . . .0

Michigan

Denard Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-15-0 . . . . . . . . .169 . . . . . . .2

Devin Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2-0 . . . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . .0

Vincent Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . .1

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .41 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Michigan

J. Hemingway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .56 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jeremy Gallon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .46 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Kevin Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Drew Dileo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Vincent Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .1

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota: Kyle Henderson 9-1-10, Gary Tinsley 2-4-6, Brock Vereen 5-0-5, Kim Royston 4-1-5

Michigan: Blake Countess 4-1-5, Craig Roh 4-1-5, Kenny Demens 3-2-5, Will Heininger 3-0-3

84 | Minnesota Football

MINNESOTA 17

PURDUE 45

October 8, 2011 • W. Lafayette, Ind. • Ross-Ade Stadium

Attendance: 38,207

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MINNESOTA (1-5, 0-2) 0 3 7 7 17

PURDUE (3-2, 1-0) 24 7 14 0 45

FIRST QUARTER

PUR – 10:10, Bolden 3 run (Wiggs kick)

PUR– 5:18, Wiggs 53 field goal

PUR – 1:30, Shavers 1 run (Wiggs kick)

PUR – 0:18, Allen 37 interception return (Wiggs kick)

SECOND QUARTER

PUR – 4:08, Ross 12 pass from Marve (Wiggs kick)

MINN – 1:27, Hawthorne 47 field goal

THIRD QUARTER

PUR – 7:02, Shavers 10 pass from TerBush (Wiggs kick)

PUR – 0:56, Mostert 25 run (Wiggs kick)

MINN – 0:43, Jones 92 kickoff return (Hawthorne kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN – 7:55, Gray 1 run (Hawthorne kick)

weather: 74, clear • kickoff: 12:01 p.m. (EDT) • time of game: 3:05

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PUR

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-217

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-10-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-18-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-213 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-372

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0

Penalties: No-Yds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-62

Punts (Number-Avg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-39.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-43.5

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-49

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-37

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26:03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33:57

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . .53 . . . . . . . . .3.5 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .2.2 . . . . . . . .0

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . .3.3 . . . . . . . .1

Purdue

Akeem Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . .60 . . . . . . . . .6.7 . . . . . . . .0

Akeem Shavers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . .52 . . . . . . . . .5.2 . . . . . . . .1

Ralph Bolden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . .2.8 . . . . . . . .1

Raheem Mostert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . .10.3 . . . . . . . .1

Reggie Pegram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . .10.0 . . . . . . . .0

Caleb TerBush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . .2.8 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-8-1 . . . . . . . . . .104 . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . .0

Purdue

Caleb TerBush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14-0 . . . . . . . . .140 . . . . . . .1

Robert Marve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4-0 . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . .1

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Purdue

OJ Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . . . . . .1

A Edison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .38 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Justin Siller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Crosby Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Akeem Shavers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota: Mike Rallis 7-0-7, Brock Vereen 7-0-7, Gary Tinsley 6-1-7, Keanon Cooper 6-0-6

Purdue: D Beckford 4-4-8, WIll Lucas 3-5-8, Albert Evans 3-1-4, Kawann Short 3-1-4


NEBRASKA 41

MINNESOTA 14

October 22, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 49,187

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

NEBRASKA (6-1, 2-1) 10 24 7 0 41

MINNESOTA (1-6, 0-3) 0 0 7 7 14

FIRST QUARTER

NEB – 8:03, Maher 22 field goal

NEB – 3:37, Legate 10 pass from Martinez (Maher kick)

SECOND QUARTER

NEB – 14:38, Bell 82 run (Maher kick)

NEB – 9:49 Maher 25 field goal

NEB – 9:34, Cassidy 11 fumble return (Maher kick)

NEB – 0:33, Burkhead 4 run (Maher kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 6:45, Gray 5 run (Hawthorne kick)

NEB – Green 4 run (Bondi kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

MINN – 1:41, Bennett 6 run (Hawthorne kick)

weather: 61, sunny, clear • kickoff: 2:36 p.m. (CDT) • time of game: 2:59

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-346 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-132

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-14-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-9-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79-515 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-254

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1

Penalties: No.-Yds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-55

Punts(Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-33.2

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-519 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-196

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28:08

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-15

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Nebraska

Rex Burkhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . .117 . . . . . . . . .5.1 . . . . . . . .1

Kenny Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .82 . . . . . . . .82.0 . . . . . . . .1

Taylor Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . .52 . . . . . . . . .5.2 . . . . . . . .0

Braylon Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .42 . . . . . . . . .6.0 . . . . . . . .0

Ameer Abdullah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . . . . . .4.3 . . . . . . . .0

Aaron Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . .3.3 . . . . . . . .1

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . . .3.9 . . . . . . . .1

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . .55 . . . . . . . . .4.6 . . . . . . . .1

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . .2.1 . . . . . . . .0

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . .0.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Nebraska

Taylor Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-13-0 . . . . . . . . .162 . . . . . . .1

Brion Carnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-9-0 . . . . . . . . . .122 . . . . . . .0

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Nebraska

Kenny Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Kinnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .58 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Ben Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .25 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jamal Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Khiry Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .77 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Marcus Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Drew Goodger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Nebraska: Austin Cassidy 3-3-6, Lavonte David 2-4-6, PJ Smith 4-1-5, Andrew Green 1-4-5

Minnesota: Keanon Cooper 4-8-12, Kim Royston 4-6-10, Kyle Henderson 7-1-8

IOWA 21

MINNESOTA 22

n 2011 Game Recaps

October 29, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 46,543

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

IOWA (5-3, 2-2) 0 7 7 7 21

MINNESOTA (2-6, 1-3) 0 7 3 12 22

SECOND QUARTER

IOWA – 5:06, McNutt 12 pass from Vandenberg (Meyer kick)

MINN – 1:13, McGarry 3 pass from Gray (Wettstein kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 8:44, Coker 1 run (Meyer kick)

MINN – 2:03, Wettstein 28 field goal

FOURTH QUARTER

IOWA – 13:51, Coker 1 run (Meyer kick)

MINN – 8:22, Bennett 1 run (pass failed)

MINN – 2:48, Gray 3 run (run failed)

weather: 51, clear • kickoff: 2:42 p.m. (CDT) • time of game: 3:00

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IOWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-269 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-178

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-16-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-11-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-446 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-371

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-40

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42.6

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-82

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-23

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28:10

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-11

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Iowa

Marcus Coker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 . . . . . . . . .252 . . . . . . . . .7.9 . . . . . . . .2

Marvin McNutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . .19.0 . . . . . . . .0

D Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .1.5 . . . . . . . .0

James Vandenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .-5 . . . . . . . .-0.7 . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . .101 . . . . . . . . .5.1 . . . . . . . .1

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . .62 . . . . . . . . .5.6 . . . . . . . .1

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . .3.0 . . . . . . . .0

David Cobb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . .0.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Iowa

James Vandenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-16-0 . . . . . . . . .177 . . . . . . .1

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-11-0 . . . . . . . . .193 . . . . . . .1

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Iowa

Marvin McNutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . .101 . . . . . . . . . . .1

K Martin-Manley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .35 . . . . . . . . . . .0

C Fiedorowicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Woody Orne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brad Herman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jordan Cotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .62 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . .100 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Iowa: James Morris 10-3-13, Tanner Miller 6-0-6, Christian Kirksey 3-3-6, Tyler Nielsen 2-4-6

Minnesota: Kim Royston 8-8-16, Mike Rallis 3-7-10, Kyle Henderson 4-5-9, Gary Tinsley 3-5-8

85 | Minnesota Football


n 2011 Game Recaps

86 | Minnesota Football

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MINNESOTA (2-7, 1-4) 14 3 7 0 24

MICHIGAN STATE (7-2, 4-1) 7 14 0 10 31

FIRST QUARTER

MINN – 11:02, McKnight 64 pass from Gray (Wettstein kick)

MSU – 9:12, Nichol 4 pass from Cousins (Conroy kick)

MINN – 5:51, McKnight 13 pass from Gray (Wettstein kick)

SECOND QUARTER

MSU – 14:57, Bell 1 run (Conroy kick)

MINN – 1:03, Wettstein 27 field goal

MSU – 0:05, Anderson 2 pass from Cousins (Conroy kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 9:40, McKnight 15 pass from Gray (Wettstein kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

MSU – 14:49, Conroy 40 field goal

MSU – 10:58, Bell 35 run (Conroy kick)

weather: 43, clear and crisp • kickoff: 12:01 p.m. (EDT) • time of game: 3:20

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MSU

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-106

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-19-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-34-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-415 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-402

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-36.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35.0

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-117

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34:28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25:32

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-13

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . . .71 . . . . . . . . .3.4 . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .42 . . . . . . . . .3.2 . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .5.0 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .0.8 . . . . . . . .0

Michigan State

Le’Veon Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . .96 . . . . . . . . .6.4 . . . . . . . .2

Edwin Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . .2.5 . . . . . . . .0

BJ Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .3.0 . . . . . . . .0

Keshawn Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .1.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-19-2 . . . . . . . . .295 . . . . . . .3

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . .0

Michigan State

Kirk Cousins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-23-0 . . . . . . . . .296 . . . . . . .2

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . .173 . . . . . . . . . . .3

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . . .0

John Rabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Ge’Shun Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .28 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Michigan State

Keshawn Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . .77 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Le’Veon Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .38 . . . . . . . . . . .0

BJ Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . .104 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Keith Nichol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .41 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Bennie Fowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brian Linthicum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Todd Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . .1

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota.: Mike Rallis 6-3-9, Kim Royston 5-2-7, Keanon Cooper 1-6-7, Brock Vereen 5-1-6

Michigan St.: William Gholston 5-9-14, Isaiah Lewis 6-6-12, Max Bullough 3-5-8, K Elsworth 2-5-7

MINNESOTA 24

MICHIGAN STATE 31

Nov. 5, 2011 • E. Lansing, Mich. • Spartan Stadium

Attendance: 72,219

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

WISCONSIN (8-2, 4-2) 14 14 7 7 42

MINNESOTA (2-8, 1-5) 0 6 7 0 13

FIRST QUARTER

WIS – 6:52, Ball 5 pass from Wilson (Welch kick)

WIS – 4:27, Ball 14 run (Welch kick)

SECOND QUARTER

WIS – 14:54, Toon 9 pass from Wilson (Welch kick)

MINN – 7:41, Wettstein 5 run (kick failed)

WIS – 0:51, Toon 17 pass from Wilson (Welch kick)

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 14:46, Bennett 96 kickoff return (Wettstein kick)

WIS – 8:58, Pederson 3 pass from Wilson (Welch kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

WIS – 9:07, Ball 3 run (Welch kick)

weather: 61, mostly cloudy • kickoff: 2:45 p.m. (CST) • time of game: 2:46

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-283 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-105

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-16-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-6-1

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-461 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-156

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20

Punts(Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-34.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-31.2

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1--1

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-188

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34:39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25:21

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Wisconsin

Montee Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . .166 . . . . . . . . .7.2 . . . . . . . .2

James White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . .87 . . . . . . . . .6.2 . . . . . . . .0

Russell Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . .2.7 . . . . . . . .0

Jeffrey Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . .11.0 . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . .68 . . . . . . . . .3.6 . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . .2.5 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . .3.0 . . . . . . . .0

Jordan Wettsetein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .5.0 . . . . . . . .1

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Wisconsin

Russell Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-16-0 . . . . . . . . .178 . . . . . . .4

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-6-1 . . . . . . . . . . .51 . . . . . . .0

Max Shortell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . .0

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Wisconsin

Nick Toon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . .100 . . . . . . . . . . .2

Jacob Pedersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Jared Abbrederis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jeff Duckworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Bradie Ewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Montee Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Wisconsin: Mike Taylor 8-5-13, Chris Borland 4-3-7, Louis Nzegwu 3-0-3, Jordan Kohout 2-1-3

Minnesota: Gary Tinsley 7-5-12, Kim Royston 4-5-9, Mike Rallis 6-2-8, Kyle Henderson 5-3-8

WISCONSIN 42

MINNESOTA 13

November 12, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 49,158


MINNESOTA 13

NORTHWESTERN 28

November 19, 2011 • Evanston, Ill. • Ryan Field

Attendance: 26,215

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

MINNESOTA (2-9, 1-6) 7 3 0 3 13

NORTHWESTERN (6-5, 3-4) 21 0 0 7 28

FIRST QUARTER

NW – 13:34, Colter 7 pass from Persa (Budzien kick)

MINN – 11:09, Gray 5 run (Wettstein kick)

NW – 8:13, Fields 28 pass from Persa (Budzien kick)

NW – 2:29, Green 2 run (Budzien kick)

SECOND QUARTER

MINN – 6:20, Wettstein 28 field goal

FOURTH QUARTER

NW – 11:02, Schmidt 1 run (Budzien kick)

MINN – 7:28, Wettstein 48 field goal

weather: 49, partly sunny • kickoff: 11:01 a.m. (CST) • time of game: 2:59

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NW

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-269 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-152

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-9-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-22-1

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73-393 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78-368

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-24.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-58.3

Punt Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-86

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28:26

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 . . . . . . . . .147 . . . . . . . . .5.7 . . . . . . . .1

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . .127 . . . . . . . . .5.5 . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .-4 . . . . . . . .-4.0 . . . . . . . .0

Northwestern

Jacob Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .69 . . . . . . . . .5.3 . . . . . . . .1

Adonis Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . .31 . . . . . . . . .3.1 . . . . . . . .0

Treyvon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . .2.9 . . . . . . . .1

Kain Colter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . .2.7 . . . . . . . .0

Dan Persa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . .1.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-9-1 . . . . . . . . . .124 . . . . . . .0

Northwestern

Dan Persa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-22-1 . . . . . . . . .216 . . . . . . .2

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .52 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .49 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Eric Lair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Malcolm Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Devin Crawford-Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Northwestern

Jeremy Ebert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . .62 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Kain Colter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . .47 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Rashad Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .29 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Demetrius Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . .1

Drake Dunsmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Charles Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .0

LEADING TACKLERS

Minnesota: Kim Royston 8-9-17, Mike Rallis 6-7-13, Gary Tinsley 3-6-9, Keanon Cooper 3-6-9

Northwestern: Brian Peters 8-3-11, Bryce McNaul 5-6-11, I Campbell 4-3-7, Jordan Mabin 4-2-6

ILLINOIS 7

MINNESOTA 27

n 2011 Game Recaps

November 26, 2011 • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium

Attendance: 41,549

SCOREBOARD 1 2 3 4 FINAL

ILLINOIS (6-5, 2-5) 0 0 7 0 7

MINNESOTA (3-9, 2-6) 0 20 7 0 27

SECOND QUARTER

MINN – 12:40, Gray 16 run (Wettstein kick)

MINN – 6:59, Rabe 8 pass from Gray (Wettstein kick)

MINN – 1:17, Wettstein 43 field goal

MINN – 0:01, Wettstein 51 field goal

THIRD QUARTER

MINN – 8:59, Gray 14 run (Wettstein kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

ILL – 4:24, Pollard 11 run (Dimke kick)

weather: 42, windy, overcast • kickoff: 2:42 p.m. (CST) • time of game: 2:57

TEAM STATISTICS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MINN

FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

RUSHES-YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-248

PASSING YARDS (NET) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Passes Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-15-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-7-0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-333

Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0

Penalties: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-30

Punts (Number-Avg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-41.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-27.1

Punt Returns: No.-Yds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23

Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-50

Interception Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Fumble Returns: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25:58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34:02

Third Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16

Fourth Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

Sacks By: No.-Yds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att . . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . .Avg . . . . . . .TD

Illinois

Jason Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . .43 . . . . . . . . .3.9 . . . . . . . .0

Troy Pollard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .33 . . . . . . . . .5.5 . . . . . . . .1

Reilly O’Toole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . .26 . . . . . . . . .4.3 . . . . . . . .0

Jay Prosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . .9.0 . . . . . . . .0

Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . .-29 . . . . . . . .-3.6 . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .167 . . . . . . . . .6.2 . . . . . . . .2

Duane Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 . . . . . . . . . .57 . . . . . . . . .2.5 . . . . . . . .0

Donnell Kirkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . .8.0 . . . . . . . .0

PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att-Comp.-Int . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . .TD

Illinois

Reilly O’Toole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-11-0 . . . . . . . . . .63 . . . . . . .0

Nathan Scheelhaase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4-0 . . . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

MarQueis Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-7-0 . . . . . . . . . . .85 . . . . . . .1

RECEIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No . . . . . . . .Yds . . . . . . . . . .TD

Illinois

AJ Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .30 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jake Kumerow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Darius Millines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jason Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . .-2 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Matt LaCosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Jon Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Ryan Lankford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Spencer Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Minnesota

Da’Jon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . .46 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Collin McGarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . . . .0

Brandon Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . .0

John Rabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . .1

LEADING TACKLERS

Illinois: Jonathan Brown 9-5-14, P Nixon-Youman 5-5-10, Ian Thomas 5-2-7, A Spence 4-3-7

Minnesota: Kim Royston 8-5-13, Kyle Henderson 6-3-9, Aaron Hill 5-3-8, Gary Tinsley 5-1-6

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Eric Decker

n RECORDS


Laurence Maroney (2003-05) •

season leader in rushing yards and

100-yard rushing games

Darrell Thompson (1986-89) • career leader in rushing yards and touchdowns

Rushing RecoRds

ATTEMPTS

Game: 57^, Kent Kitzmann vs. Illinois, 11/12/77

Season: 308, Thomas Hamner, 1999

Career: 936, Darrell Thompson, 1986-89

^ also a Big Ten record

NET YARDS

Game: 294, Chris Darkins vs. Purdue, 10/7/95

Season: 1,464, Laurence Maroney, 2005

Career: 4,654, Darrell Thompson, 1986-89

YARDS PER ATTEMPT

Season: 6.92, Laurence Maroney, 2003

7.73#, Wayne “Red” Williams, 1944

Career: 6.06, Rick Upchurch, 1973-74

6.25#; “Red” Williams, 1942-45

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Game: 4, Marion Barber III vs. Ohio, 9/13/03

Darrell Thompson vs. Bowling Green, 9/1/86

John King vs. Iowa, 10/21/72

Jim Carter vs. Iowa, 11/1/69

Curtis Wilson vs. Indiana, 11/18/67

Season: 18, Gary Russell, 2005

Career: 40, Darrell Thompson, 1986-89

LONGEST RUSH

98, Darrell Thompson vs. Michigan, 11/7/87

100#, O.C. Nelson vs. Carleton, 10/1/1898

200-YARD RUSHING GAMES

Season: 3, Laurence Maroney, 2005

Career: 3, Laurence Maroney, 2003-05

Chris Darkins, 1992-95

Darrell Thompson, 1986-89

Garry White, 1977-80

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

Season: 8, Laurence Maroney, 2005;

Laurence Maroney, 2004

Career: 23, Darrell Thompson, 1986-89

Consecutive: 7, Laurence Maroney, 12/31/03-10/09/04

FRESHMAN RECORDS

Season Attempts: 242, Darrell Thompson, 1986

Season Yards: 1,376, Darrell Thompson, 1986

Season Touchdowns: 10, Laurence Maroney, 2003

Game Yards: 205, Darrell Thompson, 9/1/86

SOPHOMORE RECORDS

Season Attempts: 247, Marion Barber, 1978

Season Yards: 1,368, Tellis Redmon, 2000

Season Touchdowns: 18, Gary Russell, 2005

Game Yards: 246, Tellis Redmon, 12/27/00

JUNIOR RECORDS

Season Attempts: 293, Tellis Redmon, 2000

Season Yards: 1,464, Laurence Maroney, 2005

Season Touchdowns: 12, Marion Barber, 1979

Game Yards: 266, Kent Kitzmann, 11/12/77

SENIOR RECORDS

Season Attempts: 308, Thomas Hamner, 1999

Season Yards: 1,426, Thomas Hamner, 1999

Season Touchdowns: 13, Jim Perkins, 1976

Game Yards: 294, Chris Darkins, 10/7/95

# Pre-Modern Era (before 1945) record

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n Rushing Records

SEASON RECORDS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

Season Attempts

1. Thomas Hamner, 1999 308

2. Tellis Redmon, 2000 293

3. Laurence Maroney, 2005 281

4. Chris Darkins, 1994 277

5. Darrell Thompson, 1989 260

6. Amir Pinnix, 2006 252

7. Marion Barber, 1978 247

8. Darrell Thompson, 1986 242

9. Terry Jackson II, 2002 239

10. John King, 1972 237

11. Marion Barber III, 2004 231

12. Darrell Thompson, 1987 224

13. Laurence Maroney, 2004 217

14. Darrell Thompson, 1988 210

15. Thomas Hamner, 1998 209

16. Marion Barber III, 2003 207

17. Paul Giel, 1952 201

RUSHING YARDAGE

Season Yards

1. Laurence Maroney, 2005 1,464

2. Chris Darkins, 1994 1,443

3. Thomas Hamner, 1999 1,426

4. Darrell Thompson, 1986 1,376

5. Tellis Redmon, 2000 1,368

6. Laurence Maroney, 2004 1,348

7. Terry Jackson II, 2002 1,317

8. Amir Pinnix, 2006 1,272

9. Marion Barber III, 2004 1,269

10. Darrell Thompson, 1987 1,229

11. Marion Barber, 1978 1,210

12. Marion Barber III, 2003 1,196

13. John King, 1972 1,164

14. Darrell Thompson, 1989 1,139

15. Gary Russell, 2005 1,130

16. Laurence Maroney, 2003 1,121

17. Tellis Redmon, 2001 1,091

RUSHING AVG. PER CARRY (MIN. 100 ATT.)

Season (Att.) Avg.

1. Wayne “Red” Williams, 1944# (128) 7.73

2. Laurence Maroney, 2003 (162) 6.92

3. Francis “Pug” Lund, 1934# (100) 6.67

4. Garry White, 1979 (135) 6.37

5. Bob McNamara, 1954 (112) 6.32

6. Marion Barber III, 2001 (118) 6.28

7. Laurence Maroney, 2004 (217) 6.21

8. Rick Upchurch, 1974 (153) 6.16

9. Gary Russell, 2005 (186) 6.08

10. Valdez Taylor, 1985 (112) 6.07

11. Rick Upchurch, 1973 (141) 5.97

12. Tellis Redmon, 2001 (185) 5.90

# Pre-Modern Era (before 1945) record

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RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Season TD

1. Gary Russell, 2005 18

2. Marion Barber III, 2003 17

3. Darrell Thompson, 1987 13

Jim Perkins, 1976 13

5. Laurence Maroney, 2004 12

Marion Barber, 1979 12

7. Marion Barber III, 2004 11

Thomas Tapeh, 2003 11

Chris Darkins, 1994 11

Marion Barber, 1980 11

John King, 1972 11

Bob McNamara, 1954 11

13. Amir Pinnix, 2006 10

Laurence Maroney, 2005 10

Laurence Maroney, 2003 10

Billy Cockerham, 1999 10

Thomas Hamner, 1999 10

Darrell Thompson, 1989 10

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

Season Gms

1. Laurence Maroney, 2005 8

Laurence Maroney, 2004 8

3. Marion Barber III, 2003 7

Tellis Redmon, 2000 7

Thomas Hamner, 1999 7

Darrell Thompson, 1989 7

Darrell Thompson, 1986 7

8. Tellis Redmon, 2001 6

Chris Darkins, 1994 6

Darrell Thompson, 1987 6

Marion Barber, 1978 6

12. Amir Pinnix, 2006 5

Marion Barber III, 2004 5

Laurence Maroney, 2003 5

Paul Giel, 1951 5

Wayne “Red” Williams, 1944# 5

GAME RECORDS

NET YARDS RUSHING

294 Chris Darkins vs. Purdue (10/7/95)

282 Clarence Schutte# vs. Illinois (11/15/24)

266 Kent Kitzmann at Illinois (11/12/77)

258 Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin (10/15/05)

246 Tellis Redmon vs. N.C. State (12/27/00)

239 Terry Jackson II vs. Northwestern (10/10/02)

238 Terry Jackson II at Michigan State (10/19/02)

234 Chris Darkins vs. Purdue (10/8/94)

233 Marion Barber vs. Illinois (11/18/78)

232 Pug Lund vs. Mississippi (11/5/32)#

231 Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana State (9/30/89)

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

57 Kent Kitzmann at Illinois (11/12/77)

46 Laurence Maroney vs. Purdue (9/24/05)

43 Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin (10/15/05)

42 Kent Kitzmann vs. Western Michigan (9/23/76)

42 Tellis Redmon vs. N.C. State (12/27/00)

40 Kent Kitzmann vs. Wisconsin (11/19/77)

38 Chris Darkins vs. Purdue (10/7/95)

38 Thomas Hamner at Penn State (11/6/99)

37 Terry Jackson II at Michigan State (10/19/02)

37 Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana State (9/30/89)

37 Marion Barber III vs. Alabama (12/31/04)

TOUCHDOWNS

4 Marion Barber III at Ohio (9/13/03)

4 Darrell Thompson vs. Bowling Green (9/1/86)

4 John King vs. Iowa (10/21/72)

4 Jim Carter vs. Iowa (11/1/69)

4 Curtis Wilson vs. Indiana (11/18/67)

CAREER RECORDS

CAREER 1,000-YARD RUSHERS

Player Yds

1. Darrell Thompson, 1986-89 4,654

2. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 3,933

3. Thomas Hamner, 1996-99 3,810

4. Marion Barber III, 2001-04 3,276

5. Chris Darkins, 1992-95 3,235

6. Marion Barber, 1977-80 3,094

7. Tellis Redmon, 1999-2001 2,481

8. Amir Pinnix, 2004-07 2,439

9. Garry White, 1977-80 2,353

10. Francis “Pug” Lund, 1932-34# 2,264

11. Paul Giel, 1951-53 2,188

12. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 2,150

13. Duane Bennett, 2007-11 2,126

14. Wayne “Red” Williams, 1942-45# 1,999

15. Thomas Tapeh, 2000-03 1,958

16. Herb Joesting, 1925-27# 1,850

17. Barry Mayer, 1968-70 1,829

18. Antonio Carter, 1990-93 1,817

19. Billy Bye, 1946-49 1,784

20. Rick Upchurch, 1973-74 1,783

21. Kent Kitzmann, 1976-78 1,761

22. John King, 1971-73 1,758

23. DeLeon Eskridge, 2008-10 1,754

24. Ernie Cook, 1969-71 1,680

25. Terry Jackson II, 2001-03 1,660

26. Shorty Almquist, 1925-27# 1,645

27. Jim Carter, 1967-69 1,457

28. MarQueis Gray, 2009- 1,341

29. Harold Van Every, 1937-39# 1,302

30. Valdez Baylor, 1982-85 1,286

31. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 1,280

32. Gary Russell, 2004-05 1,274

33. Jack Manders, 1930-32# 1,245

34. Byron Evans, 1996-99 1,226

35. George “Sonny” Franck, 1938-40# 1,197

36. Bob McNamara, 1953-55 1,179

37. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 1,165

38. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 1,158

39. Julius Alfonse, 1933-34, '36# 1,157

40. Tony Hunter, 1981-84 1,114

41. David Puk, 1982-85 1,062

CAREER RUSHING ATTEMPTS

1. Darrell Thompson, 1986-89 936

2. Thomas Hamner, 1996-99 882

3. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 660

Marion Barber, 1977-80 660

5. Chris Darkins, 1992-95 643

6. Marion Barber III, 2001-04 575

7. Paul Giel, 1951-53 551

8. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 540

9. Duane Bennett, 2007-11 526

10. Tellis Redmon, 1999-2001 478

11. Amir Pinnix, 2004-07 462

12. DeLeon Eskridge, 2008-10 451

13. Antonio Carter, 1990-93 448

14. Garry White, 1977-80 444

15. Kent Kitzmann, 1976-78 443


RUSHING AVG. PER CARRY (MIN. 200 ATT.)

Season (Att.) Avg.

1. Wayne “Red” Williams, 1942-45# (320) 6.25

2. Gary Russell, 2004-05 (210) 6.07

3. Rick Upchurch, 1973-74 (294) 6.06

4. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 (660) 5.96

5. Marion Barber III, 2001-04 (575) 5.70

6. Bob McNamara, 1953-55 (217) 5.54

7. Francis “Pug” Lund, 1932-34# (416) 5.44

8. Amir Pinnix, 2004-07 (462) 5.40

9. George “Sonny” Franck, 1938-40# (225) 5.32

10. Harold Van Every, 1937-39# (245) 5.31

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

1. Darrell Thompson, 1986-89 40

2. Marion Barber III, 2001-04 35

3. Marion Barber, 1977-80 34

4. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 32

5. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 25

6. Thomas Tapeh, 2000-03 24

7. Herb Joesting, 1925-27# 23

8. Thomas Hamner, 1996-99 21

Chris Darkins, 1992-95 21

10. Jim Carter, 1967-69 20

Paul Giel, 1951-53 20

Billy Bye, 1946-49 20

Shorty Almquist, 1925-27# 20

14. Jim Perkins, 1974-76 19

15. Amir Pinnix, 2004-07 18

Gary Russell, 2004-05 18

Sandy Stephens, 1959-61 18

CAREER 200-YARD RUSHING GAMES

1. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 3

Chris Darkins, 1992-95 3

Darrell Thompson, 1986-89 3

Garry White, 1977-80 3

5. Terry Jackson II, 2001-03 2

Tellis Redmon, 1999-2001 2

CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

1. Darrell Thompson, 1986-89 23

2. Laurence Maroney, 2003-05 21

3. Thomas Hamner, 1996-99 15

4. Marion Barber III, 2001-04 14

5. Tellis Redmon, 1999-2001 13

6. Marion Barber, 1977-80 12

7. Chris Darkins, 1992-95 9

Paul Giel, 1951-53 9

9. Amir Pinnix, 2004-07 8

Garry White, 1977-80 8

Wayne “Red” Williams, 1942-45# 8

12. Kent Kitzmann, 1976-78 7

Barry Mayer, 1968-70 7

14. Rick Upchurch, 1973-74 6

John King, 1971-73 6

CONSECUTIVE MILESTONES

200-YARD RUSHING GAMES

2 Terry Jackson II, 10/10 & 10/19/02

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

7 Laurence Maroney, 12/31/03-10/9/04

6 Laurence Maroney, 11/13/04-9/24/05

5 Amir Pinnix, 11/11-9/8/07

5 Thomas Hamner, 10/2-10/30/99

5 Paul Giel, 10/20-11/17/51

4 Tellis Redmon, 9/30-10/21/00

3 Marion Barber III, 10/25-11/8/03

3 Laurence Maroney, 10/25-11/8/03

3 Marion Barber III, 9/13-9/27/03

3 Terry Jackson II, 10/3-10/19/02

3 Thomas Tapeh, 10/3-10/19/02

3 Chris Darkins, 10/1-10/15/94

3 Darrell Thompson, 10/21-11/4/89

3 Darrell Thompson, 10/3-10/17/87

3 Paul Giel, 10/17-11/7/53

GAMES WITH A RUSHING TOUCHDOWN

8 Marion Barber III, 8/30/03-10/18/03

7 Darrell Thompson, 11/22/86-10/16/87

6 Thomas Hamner, 11/14/98-10/2/99

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH TWO 100-YARD

RUSHERS

3 Marion Barber III & Laurence Maroney,

10/25-11/8/03

at Illinois, 10/25/03 (Barber 129, Maroney 179)

vs. Indiana, 11/1/03 (Barber 107, Maroney 164)

vs. Wisconsin, 11/8/03 (Barber 139, Maroney 135)

3 Thomas Tapeh & Terry Jackson II, 10/3-10/20/02

vs. Illinois, 10/3/02 (Tapeh 159, Jackson 113)

vs. Northwestern, 10/10/02 (Tapeh 176, Jackson 239)

at Michigan St., 10/20/02 (Tapeh 147, Jackson 238)

100 YARDS RUSHING IN A GAME BY THREE

PLAYERS

Garry White (129), Duane Gregory (128),

Marion Barber (118) vs. Northwestern, 1980

John King (188), Doug Beaudoin (157), Bob Morgan

(133) vs. Northwestern, 1972

200-YARD RUSHING GAMES IN A SEASON

4 Laurence Maroney (203) at Tulsa, 9/1/05

Laurence Maroney (217) vs. Purdue, 9/24/05

Laurence Maroney (258) vs. Wisconsin, 10/15/05

Amir Pinnix (206) vs. Michigan State, 11/12/05

100 YARDS RUSHING IN A GAME BY TWO

PLAYERS

MarQueis Gray (160), Duane Bennett (114)

at Northwestern, 2011

Alex Daniels (155), Amir Pinnix (114)

at Kent State, 2006

Laurence Maroney (258), Gary Russell (139)

vs. Wisconsin, 2005

Laurence Maroney (129), Gary Russell (128)

vs. Michigan, 2005

Laurence Maroney (145), Gary Russell (116)

vs. Florida Atlantic, 2005

Marion Barber III (187), Laurence Maroney (105)

vs. Alabama, 2004

Marion Barber III (167), Laurence Maroney (156)

vs. Iowa, 2004

Marion Barber III (201), Laurence Maroney (132)

vs. Colorado State, 2004

Marion Barber III (149), Laurence Maroney (141)

vs. Illinois St., 2004

Marion Barber III (139), Laurence Maroney (135)

vs. Wisconsin, 2003

Laurence Maroney (164), Marion Barber III (107)

vs. Indiana, 2003

Laurence Maroney (179), Marion Barber III (129)

at Illinois, 2003

Marion Barber III (197), Asad Abdul-Khaliq (106)

vs. Michigan, 2003

Laurence Maroney (132), Marion Barber III (120)

n Rushing Records

vs. ULL, 2003

Terry Jackson II (238), Thomas Tapeh (147)

at Michigan State, 2002

Terry Jackson II (239), Thomas Tapeh (176)

vs. Northwestern, 2002

Terry Jackson II (159), Thomas Tapeh (113)

vs. Illinois, 2002

Marion Barber III (152), Tellis Redmon (126)

vs. Michigan State, 2001

Thomas Hamner (174), Billy Cockerham (111)

vs. Indiana, 1999

Thomas Hamner (184), Billy Cockerham (100)

vs. Illinois, 1999

Thomas Hamner (148), Byron Evans (108)

vs. Iowa, 1998

Javon Jackson (120), Rafael Cooper (102)

vs. Arkansas State, 1995

Garry White (162), Marion Barber (118)

vs. Illinois, 1980

Marion Barber (233), Garry White (102)

vs. Illinois, 1978

Rick Upchurch (210), John Jones (125)

vs. Iowa, 1974

John King (179), Larry Powelll (128)

at Iowa, 1973

John King (173), Doug Beaudoin (135)

vs. Iowa, 1972

John King (174), Bob Morgan (127)

vs. Indiana, 1972

Ernie Cook (119), Craig Curry (107)

vs. Kansas, 1971

Jim Carter (121), Barry Mayer (113)

vs. Wisconsin, 1968

John Wintermute (135), Curtis Wilson (118)

vs. Indiana, 1967

Billy Bye (140), Ev Faunce (105)

vs. Wyoming, 1946

Red Williams (105), Victor Kulbitski (108)

vs. Indiana, 1944

LONGEST RUNS

98 Darrell Thompson vs. Michigan, 11/7/87

93 Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin, 10/15/05

93 Byron Evans vs. Memphis, 9/19/98

86 Rick Upchurch vs. Iowa, 10/19/74

81 Billy Bye vs. Wyoming, 10/19/46

80 Laurence Maroney vs. Michigan, 10/9/04

80 Laurence Maroney vs. Illinois State, 9/11/04

POSITIONAL RECORDS

QUARTERBACK

SEASON RUSHING YARDS

1. MarQueis Gray, 2011 966

2. Billy Cockerham, 1999 831

3. Rickey Foggie, 1984 647

4. Adam Weber, 2007 617

5. Sandy Stephens, 1961 534

CAREER RUSHING YARDS

1. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 2,150

2. MarQueis Gray, 2009- 1,341

3. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 1,280

4. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 1,165

5. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 1,158

SEASON TOUCHDOWNS

1. Billy Cockerham, 1999 10

2. Rickey Foggie, 1985 9

Sandy Stephens, 1960 9

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n Rushing Records

4. Craig Curry, 1971 8

5. John Hankinson, 1964 7

CAREER TOUCHDOWNS

1. Rickey Foggie,1984-87 25

2. Sandy Stephens, 1959-61 18

3. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 16

Tony Dungy, 1973-76 16

5. Craig Curry, 1969-71 14

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

1. MarQueis Gray, 2009- 4

Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 4

Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 4

3. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 2

Craig Curry, 1969-71 2

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

171 MarQueis Gray vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17/11)

167 MarQueis Gray vs. Illinois (11/26/11)

160 MarQueis Gray at Northwestern (11/19/11)

160 Sandy Stephens vs. Michigan (10/28/61)

156 Billy Cockerham vs. Illinois State (9/18/99)

153 Rickey Foggie vs. Wisconsin (10/13/84)

149 Tony Dungy vs. North Dakota (9/21/74)

140 Rickey Foggie vs. Wichita State (9/14/85)

136 Rickey Foggie vs. Northwestern (10/10/87)

133 Bob Morgan vs. Northwestern (11/11/72)

128 Bob Cox vs. Michigan State (11/17/56)

127 Bob Morgan vs. Indiana (9/16/72)

122 Billy Cockerham at Iowa (11/20/99)

118 Curtis Wilson vs. Indiana (11/18/67)

111 Billy Cockerham vs. Indiana (11/13/99)

110 MarQueis Gray vs. New Mexico St. (9/10/11)

110 Marquel Fleetwood vs. Colorado (9/19/92)

107 Craig Curry vs. Kansas (10/2/71)

106 Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs. Michigan (10/10/03)

103 Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs.Toledo (9/14/02)

101 Rickey Foggie vs. Michigan (11/10/84)

100 Billy Cockerham at Illinois (10/16/99)

100 Craig Curry vs. Indiana (10/10/70)

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RECORDS BY CLASS

FRESHMAN

SEASON RUSHING YARDS

1. Darrell Thompson, 1986 1,376

2. Laurence Maroney, 2003 1,121

3. Marion Barber III, 2001 742

4. DeLeon Eskridge, 2008 678

5. Rickey Foggie, 1984 647

SOPHOMORE

SEASON RUSHING YARDS

1. Tellis Redmon, 2000 1,368

2. Laurence Maroney, 2004 1,348

3. Terry Jackson II, 2002 1,317

4. Darrell Thompson, 1987 1,229

5. Marion Barber III, 2003 1,196

JUNIOR

SEASON RUSHING YARDS

1. Laurence Maroney, 2005 1,464

2. Chris Darkins, 1994 1,443

3. Amir Pinnix, 2006 1,272

4. Marion Barber III, 2004 1,269

5. Marion Barber, 1978 1,210

SENIOR

SEASON RUSHING YARDS

1. Thomas Hamner, 1999 1,426

2. Darrell Thompson, 1989 1,139

3. Garry White, 1980 959

4. Rick Upchurch, 1974 942

5. Ernie Cook, 1971 881

ALL-TIME TOP 10 RUSHERS

Year Att. Yards Avg. TD

1. DARRELL THOMPSON

1986 242 1,376 5.7 8

1987 224 1,229 5.5 13

1988 210 910 4.3 9

1989 260 1,139 4.4 10

Total 936 4,654 5.0 40

2. LAURENCE MARONEY

2003 162 1,121 6.9 10

2004 217 1,348 6.2 12

2005 281 1,464 5.2 10

Total 660 3,933 6.0 32

3. THOMAS HAMNER

1996 195 883 4.5 3

1997 170 663 3.9 4

1998 209 838 4.0 4

1999 308 1,426 4.6 10

Total 882 3,810 4.3 21

4. MARION BARBER III

2001 118 742 6.3 7

2002 19 69 3.6 0

2003 207 1,196 5.8 17

2004 231 1,269 5.5 11

Total 575 3,276 5.7 35

5. CHRIS DARKINS

1992 78 357 4.6 0

1993 124 610 4.9 4

1994 277 1,443 5.2 11

1995 164 825 5.0 6

Total 643 3,235 5.0 21

6. MARION BARBER

1977 132 589 4.5 3

1978 247 1,210 4.9 8

1979 127 526 4.1 12

1980 154 769 5.0 11

Total 660 3,094 4.7 34

7. TELLIS REDMON

1999 8 22 2.8 1

2000 293 1,368 4.7 8

2001 185 1,091 5.9 6

Total 486 2,481 5.1 15

8. AMIR PINNIX

2004 26 137 5.3 2

2005 78 467 6.0 1

2006 252 1,272 5.0 10

2007 106 563 5.3 5

Total 462 2.439 5.4 18

9. GARRY WHITE

1977 65 261 4.0 0

1978 67 272 4.1 1

1979 135 861 6.4 6

1980 177 959 5.4 9

Total 444 2,353 5.3 16

10. FRANCIS “PUG” LUND

1932 163 867 5.3 3

1933 153 730 4.8 4

1934 100 667 6.7 6

Total 416 2,264 5.4 13

YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS

Year Player Att. Yards TD

1925 Shorty Almquist 97 505 —

1926 Herb Joesting 188 962 —

1927 Shorty Almquist 138 687 —

1928 Win Brockmeyer 91 549 —

1929 Art Pharmer 109 570 —

1930 Jack Manders 102 413 —

1931 Jack Manders 128 459 6

1932 Francis “Pug” Lund 163 867 2

1933 Francis “Pug” Lund 153 730 4

1934 Francis “Pug” Lund 100 667 6

1935 George Roscoe 123 648 4

1936 Andy Uram 64 456 2

1937 Harold Van Every 91 526 3

1938 Wilbur Moore 98 555 2

1939 Harold Van Every 133 733 3

1940 Bruce Smith 76 542 3

1941 Bill Daley 157 726 3

1942 Bill Daley 88 552 4

1943 Red Williams 99 561 7

1944 Red Williams 128 989 8

1945 Vic Kulbitski 112 485 5

1946 Billy Bye 70 467 5

1947 Billy Bye 87 433 5

1948 Ev Faunce 116 558 4

1949 Billy Bye 138 561 7

1950 Dick Gregory 66 315 1

1951 Paul Giel 152 789 6

1952 Paul Giel 201 650 5

1953 Paul Giel 198 749 9

1954 Bob McNamara 112 708 11

1955 Dick Borstad 96 440 5

1956 Bobby Cox 130 553 6

1957 Bob Blakely 65 324 6

1958 Bill Kauth 92 361 4


1959 Tom Robbins 93 339 2

1960 Roger Hagberg 101 443 3

1961 Sandy Stephens 122 534 8

1962 Jerry Jones 98 453 3

1963 Mike Reid 102 392 3

1964 Fred Farthing 113 433 3

1965 Joe Holmberg 106 352 4

1966 Curtis Wilson 138 546 4

1967 Jim Carter 142 519 3

1968 Barry Mayer 130 662 3

1969 Barry Mayer 162 745 3

1970 Ernie Cook 107 495 6

1971 Ernie Cook 177 881 5

1972 John King 237 1,164 11

1973 Rick Upchurch 141 841 9

1974 Rick Upchurch 153 942 4

1975 Bubby Holmes 132 573 3

1976 Kent Kitzmann 168 696 1

1977 Kent Kitzmann 175 723 4

1978 Marion Barber 247 1,210 8

1979 Garry White 135 861 6

1980 Garry White 177 959 9

1981 Frank Jacobs 147 636 8

1982 Tony Hunter 69 395 3

1983 David Puk 73 287 2

1984 Rickey Foggie 145 647 2

1985 Valdez Baylor 112 680 6

1986 Darrell Thompson 242 1,376 8

1987 Darrell Thompson 224 1,229 13

1988 Darrell Thompson 210 910 9

1989 Darrell Thompson 260 1,139 10

1990 Mark Smith 196 700 5

1991 Antonio Carter 165 660 1

1992 Antonio Carter 133 572 3

1993 Chris Darkins 124 610 4

1994 Chris Darkins 277 1,443 11

1995 Chris Darkins 164 825 6

1996 Thomas Hamner 195 883 3

1997 Thomas Hamner 170 663 4

1998 Thomas Hamner 209 838 4

1999 Thomas Hamner 308 1,426 10

2000 Tellis Redmon 293 1,368 8

2001 Tellis Redmon 185 1,091 6

2002 Terry Jackson II 239 1,317 6

2003 Marion Barber III 207 1,196 17

2004 Laurence Maroney 217 1,348 12

2005 Laurence Maroney 281 1,464 10

2006 Amir Pinnix 252 1,272 10

2007 Adam Weber 146 617 5

2008 DeLeon Eskridge 184 678 7

2009 Duane Bennett 98 376 6

2010 DeLeon Eskridge 193 698 7

2011 MarQueis Gray 199 966 6

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

PERFORMANCES SINCE 1942

Name, Opponent (Date) Yards

Bill Daley vs. Iowa Seahawks (10/3/42) 165

Wayne “Red” Williams at Iowa (11/14/42) 149

Loren Palmer vs. Nebraska (10/2/43) 111

Wayne “Red” Williams vs. Iowa (11/13/43) 143

Wayne “Red” Williams vs. Iowa Seahawks (9/23/44) 131

Wayne “Red” Williams vs. Missouri (10/14/44) 158

Wayne “Red” Williams at Ohio State (10/28/44) 156

Wayne “Red” Williams vs. Northwestern (11/4/44) 124

Wayne “Red” Williams vs. Indiana (11/11/44) 105

Victor Kulbitski vs. Indiana (11/11/44) 108

Wayne “Red” Williams at Wisconsin (11/25/44) 128

Victor Kulbitski vs. Missouri (9/22/45) 113

Bob Mealey at Nebraska (10/6/45) 113

Tom Cates vs. Northwestern (10/20/45) 111

Tom Cates vs. Ohio State (10/27/45) 104

Billy Bye vs. Wyoming (10/19/46) 140

Ev Faunce vs. Wyoming (10/19/46) 105

Billy Bye vs. Iowa (11/16/46) 112

Ev Faunce vs. Iowa (11/15/47) 137

Ev Faunce at Washington (9/25/48) 175

Dick Gregory at Ohio State (10/15/49) 129

Kermit Klefsaas vs. Purdue (11/18/50) 112

Kermit Klefsaas vs. Wisconsin (11/25/50) 121

Paul Giel vs. Nebraska (10/20/51) 105

Paul Giel vs. Michigan (10/27/51) 104

Paul Giel vs. Iowa (11/3/51) 166

Paul Giel vs. Indiana (11/10/51) 117

Paul Giel vs. Purdue (11/17/51) 165

Paul Giel vs. Purdue (11/8/52) 105

Paul Giel vs. Illinois (10/17/53) 142

Paul Giel vs. Michigan (10/24/53) 112

Paul Giel vs. Indiana (11/7/53) 101

Melvin Holme vs. Wisconsin (11/21/53) 121

Bob McNamara vs. N’western (10/9/54) 120

Ken Yackel vs. Illinois (10/16/54) 107

Bob McNamara vs. Oregon State (11/6/54) 161

Bob McNamara vs. Iowa (11/13/54) 115

Dick Borstad vs. Northwestern (10/8/55) 142

Dick Borstad vs. USC (10/29/55) 104

Bob Schultz vs. Wisconsin (11/19/55) 117

Bob Cox vs. Michigan State (11/17/56) 128

Roger Hagberg vs. Iowa (11/5/60) 103

Sandy Stephens vs. Michigan (10/28/61) 160

Joe Holmberg vs. Indiana (10/9/65) 115

Curtis Wilson vs. Stanford (9/24/66) 109

Curtis Wilson vs. Ohio State (10/29/66) 138

Curtis Wilson vs. Northwestern (11/5/66) 101

Jim Carter vs. Illinois (10/14/67) 118

Mo Forte vs. Iowa (11/4/67) 149

John Wintermute vs. Indiana (11/18/67) 135

Curtis Wilson vs. Indiana (11/18/67) 118

Barry Mayer vs. Iowa (11/2/68) 179

Jim Carter vs. Purdue (11/9/68) 101

Barry Mayer vs. Indiana (11/16/68) 177

Jim Carter vs. Wisconsin (11/23/68) 121

Barry Mayer vs. Wisconsin (11/23/68) 113

Jim Carter vs. Arizona State (9/20/69) 101

Barry Mayer vs. Indiana (10/11/69) 130

Jim Carter vs. Ohio State (10/18/69) 100

Barry Mayer vs. Iowa (11/1/69) 135

Ernest Cook vs. Northwestern (11/8/69) 141

Barry Mayer vs. Wisconsin (11/22/69) 216

Barry Mayer vs. Ohio (9/26/70) 118

Craig Curry vs. Indiana (10/10/70) 100

John Marquesen vs. Michigan State (11/14/70) 102

Ernest Cook vs. Kansas (10/2/71) 119

Craig Curry vs. Kansas (10/2/71) 107

Ernest Cook vs. Iowa (10/16/71) 175

John Marquesen vs. Wisconsin (11/20/71) 115

John King vs. Indiana (9/16/72) 174

Bob Morgan vs. Indiana (9/16/72) 127

John King vs. Iowa (10/23/72) 173

Doug Beaudoin vs. Iowa (10/23/72) 135

John King vs. Northwestern (11/11/72) 188

Doug Beaudoin vs. Northwestern (11/11/72) 157

Bob Morgan vs. Northwestern (11/11/72) 133

John King vs. Michigan State (11/18/72) 138

John King vs. North Dakota (9/22/73) 110

John King vs. Iowa (10/13/73) 179

Larry Powell at Iowa (10/20/73) 128

Rick Upchurch at Northwestern (11/3/73) 154

n Rushing Records

Rick Upchurch vs. Purdue (11/10/73) 177

Rick Upchurch vs. Wisconsin (11/24/73) 167

Rick Upchurch vs. Ohio State (9/14/74) 107

Tony Dungy vs. North Dakota (9/21/74) 149

John Jones vs. Iowa (10/19/74) 125

Rick Upchurch vs. Iowa (10/19/74) 210

Rick Upchurch at Purdue (11/9/74) 120

Dexter Pride at Indiana (9/13/75) 167

Bubby Holmes vs. Ohio (10/4/75) 110

Greg Barlow vs. Northwestern (11/22/75) 102

Greg Barlow vs. Wisconsin (11/22/75) 102

Kent Kitzmann vs. Washington State (9/18/76) 111

Kent Kitzmann vs. Western Michigan (9/25/76) 183

Kent Kitzmann at Washington (10/2/76) 101

Kent Kitzmann at Michigan State (10/16/76) 112

Jeff Thompson vs. Western Mich. (9/10/77) 109

Kent Kitzmann at Washington (10/2/77) 101

Marion Barber at Indiana (10/29/77) 111

Kent Kitzmann at Illinois (11/12/77) 266

Kent Kitzmann vs. Wisconsin (11/19/77) 154

Marion Barber vs. Toledo (9/16/78) 122

Marion Barber vs. Iowa (10/14/78) 130

Marion Barber at Northwestern (10/21/78) 110

Marion Barber vs. Indiana (11/4/78) 177

Garry White vs. Illinois (11/18/78) 102

Marion Barber vs. Illinois (11/18/78) 233

Marion Barber at Wisconsin (11/25/78) 111

Garry White vs. Ohio State (9/15/79) 221

Marion Barber vs. Northwestern (9/29/79) 143

Garry White vs. Michigan St. (11/10/79) 140

Garry White vs. Wisconsin (11/17/79) 230

Marion Barber vs. Ohio (9/13/80) 126

Marion Barber vs. USC (9/27/80) 101

Garry White vs. Northwestern (10/4/80) 129

Duane Gregory vs. Northwestern (10/4/80) 128

Marion Barber vs. Northwestern (10/4/80) 118

Marion Barber vs. Illinois (11/1/80) 162

Garry White vs. Illinois (11/1/80) 103

Garry White vs. Indiana (11/8/80) 145

Garry White vs. Michigan State (11/15/80) 201

Marvell Ross vs. Ohio (9/12/81) 102

Frank Jacobs vs. Illinois (10/3/81) 114

Frank Jacobs vs. Northwestern (10/10/81) 182

Manny Henry vs. Indiana (10/17/81) 105

Tony Hunter vs. Ohio (9/11/82) 124

Tony Hunter vs. Michigan State (11/13/82) 131

Tony Hunter vs. Indiana (10/6/84) 116

Rickey Foggie vs. Wisconsin (10/13/84) 153

Rickey Foggie vs. Michigan (11/10/84) 101

Rickey Foggie vs. Wichita State (9/14/85) 140

Valdez Baylor vs. Indiana (10/19/85) 141

Darrell Thompson vs. Bowling Green (9/1/86) 205

Darrell Thompson vs. Pacific (9/27/86) 117

Darrell Thompson vs. Northwestern (10/11/86) 176

Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana (10/18/86) 191

Darrell Thompson vs. Wisconsin (11/8/86) 117

Darrell Thompson vs. Iowa (11/22/86) 104

Darrell Thompson vs. Tennessee (12/29/86) 136

Darrell Thompson vs. Northern Iowa (9/12/87) 156

Darrell Thompson vs. California (9/19/87) 156

Darrell Thompson vs. Purdue (10/3/87) 101

Darrell Thompson vs. Northwestern (10/10/87) 144

Rickey Foggie vs. Northwestern (10/10/87) 136

Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana (10/17/87) 103

Darrell Thompson vs. Michigan (11/7/87) 201

Darrell Thompson vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17/88) 179

Darrell Thompson vs. Northern Ill. (9/24/88) 102

Darrell Thompson vs. Northwestern (10/8/88) 156

Darrell Thompson vs. Iowa State (9/16/89) 106

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n Rushing Records

Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana State (9/30/89) 231

Darrell Thompson vs. Indiana (10/21/89) 117

Darrell Thompson vs. Ohio State (10/28/89) 133

Darrell Thompson vs. Wisconsin (11/4/89) 143

Darrell Thompson vs. Michigan (11/18/89) 125

Darrell Thompson vs. Iowa (11/25/89) 122

Mark Smith vs. Northwestern (10/13/90) 169

Antonio Carter vs. Ohio State (11/9/91) 120

Antonio Carter vs. Wisconsin (11/16/91) 136

Marquel Fleetwood vs. Colorado (9/19/92) 110

Chris Darkins vs. Purdue (10/9/93) 149

Chris Darkins vs. Pacific (9/10/94) 179

Chris Darkins vs. San Diego State (9/17/94) 155

Chris Darkins at Indiana (10/1/94) 146

Chris Darkins at Purdue (10/8/94) 234

Chris Darkins vs. Northwestern (10/15/94) 110

Chris Darkins vs. Iowa (11/19/94) 188

Chris Darkins at Syracuse (9/23/95) 205

Javon Jackson vs. Arkansas State (9/30/95) 120

Rafael Cooper vs. Arkansas State (9/30/95) 102

Chris Darkins vs. Purdue (10/7/95) 294

Thomas Hamner vs. NE Louisiana (9/7/96) 158

Thomas Hamner at Northwestern (10/12/96) 128

Thomas Hamner at Hawaii (8/30/97) 104

Thomas Hamner at Memphis (9/20/97) 102

Thomas Hamner at Penn State (10/18/97) 154

Thomas Hamner vs. Arkansas State (9/5/98) 137

Thomas Hamner vs. Memphis (9/19/98) 128

Thomas Hamner vs. Iowa (11/21/98) 148

Byron Evans vs. Iowa (11/21/98) 108

Thomas Hamner vs. UL Monroe (9/11/99) 174

Billy Cockerham at Illinois State (9/18/99) 156

Thomas Hamner at Northwestern (10/2/99) 118

Thomas Hamner vs. Wisconsin (10/9/99) 144

Billy Cockerham at Illinois (10/16/99) 100

Thomas Hamner at Illinois (10/16/99) 184

Thomas Hamner vs. Ohio State (10/23/99) 115

Thomas Hamner vs. Purdue (10/30/99) 166

Billy Cockerham vs. Indiana (11/13/99) 111

Thomas Hamner vs. Indiana (11/13/99) 174

Billy Cockerham at Iowa (11/20/99) 122

Tellis Redmon vs. UL Monroe (9/2/00) 101

Thomas Tapeh at Baylor (9/16/00) 183

Tellis Redmon vs. Illinois (9/30/00) 183

Tellis Redmon vs. Penn State (10/7/00) 150

Tellis Redmon at Ohio State (10/14/00) 118

Tellis Redmon at Indiana (10/21/00) 103

Tellis Redmon at Wisconsin (11/4/00) 211

Tellis Redmon vs. N.C. State (12/27/00) 246

Marion Barber III vs. Louisiana-Laf. (9/8/01) 173

Tellis Redmon at Purdue (9/29/01) 152

Tellis Redmon at Northwestern (10/13/01) 143

Marion Barber III vs. Michigan St. (10/20/01) 152

Tellis Redmon vs. Michigan State (10/20/01) 126

Tellis Redmon vs. Murray State (10/27/01) 108

Tellis Redmon vs. Ohio State (11/3/01) 103

Tellis Redmon vs. Wisconsin (11/24/01) 128

Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs.Toledo (9/14/02) 103

Terry Jackson II vs. Buffalo (9/21/02) 124

Terry Jackson II vs. Illinois (10/3/02) 159

Thomas Tapeh vs. Illinois (10/3/02) 113

Terry Jackson II vs. Northwestern (10/10/02) 239

Thomas Tapeh vs. Northwestern (10/10/02) 176

Terry Jackson II at Michigan State (10/20/02) 238

Thomas Tapeh at Michigan State (10/20/02) 147

Thomas Tapeh vs. Arkansas (12/30/02) 100

Marion Barber III at Ohio (9/13/03) 104

Marion Barber III vs. La-Lafayette (9/20/03) 120

Laurence Maroney vs. La-Lafayette (9/20/03) 132

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Marion Barber III at Penn State (9/27/03) 134

Marion Barber III vs. Michigan (10/10/03) 197

Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs. Michigan (10/10/03) 106

Marion Barber III at Illinois (10/25/03) 129

Laurence Maroney at Illinois (10/25/03) 179

Marion Barber III vs. Indiana (11/1/03) 107

Laurence Maroney vs. Indiana (11/1/03) 164

Marion Barber III vs. Wisconsin (11/8/03) 139

Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin (11/8/03) 135

Laurence Maroney vs. Oregon (12/31/03) 135

Laurence Maroney vs. Toledo (9/4/04) 108

Marion Barber III vs. Illinois St. (9/11/04) 149

Laurence Maroney vs. Illinois St. (9/11/04) 141

Marion Barber III at Colorado State (9/18/04) 201

Laurence Maroney at Colorado State (9/18/04) 132

Laurence Maroney vs. Northwestern (9/25/04) 145

Laurence Maroney vs. Penn State (10/2/04) 144

Laurence Maroney at Michigan (10/9/04) 145

Marion Barber III vs. Illinois (10/23/04) 138

Marion Barber III vs. Iowa (11/13/04) 167

Laurence Maroney vs. Iowa (11/13/04) 156

Marion Barber III vs. Alabama (12/31/04) 187

Laurence Maroney vs. Alabama (12/31/04) 105

Laurence Maroney at Tulsa (9/1/05) 203

Laurence Maroney vs. Colorado State (9/10/05) 133

Laurence Maroney vs. Florida Atlantic (9/17/05) 145

Gary Russell vs. Florida Atlantic (9/17/05) 116

Laurence Maroney vs. Purdue (9/24/05) 217

Laurence Maroney at Michigan (10/8/05) 129

Gary Russell at Michigan (10/8/05) 128

Laurence Maroney vs. Wisconsin (10/15/05) 258

Gary Russell vs. Wisconsin (10/15/05) 139

Laurence Maroney vs. Ohio State (10/29/05) 127

Gary Russell at Indiana (11/5/05) 188

Amir Pinnix vs. Michigan State (11/12/05) 206

Laurence Maroney vs. Virginia (12/30/05) 109

Alex Daniels at Kent State (8/31/06) 155

Amir Pinnix at Kent State (8/31/06) 114

Amir Pinnix at Purdue (9/23/06) 173

Amir Pinnix at Michigan State (11/11/06) 113

Amir Pinnix vs. Iowa (11/18/06) 119

Amir Pinnix vs. Texas Tech (12/29/06) 179

Amir Pinnix vs. Bowling Green (9/1/07) 168

Amir Pinnix vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8/07) 126

Jay Thomas vs. Northwestern (10/13/07) 100

Duane Bennett vs. Michigan (10/27/07) 106

DeLeon Eskridge vs. Montana State (9/13/08) 114

DeLeon Eskridge at Illinois (10/13/08) 124

Duane Bennett at Middle Tenn. St. (9/2/10) 187

Duane Bennett vs. South Dakota (9/11/10) 104

DeLeon Eskridge vs. Northwestern (10/2/10) 119

DeLeon Eskridge vs. Penn State (10/23/10) 111

MarQueis Gray vs. New Mexico State (9/10/11) 110

MarQueis Gray vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17/11) 171

Duane Bennett vs. Iowa (10/29/11) 101

MarQueis Gray at Northwestern (11/19/11) 160

Duane Bennett at Northwestern (11/19/11) 114

MarQueis Gray vs. Illinois (11/26/11) 167


Bryan Cupito (2003-06) •

career leader in touchdown-interception

ratio

Adam Weber (2007-10) • career leader in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts and completions

Passing RecoRds

ATTEMPTS

Game: 67, Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State, 11/7/81

Season: 449, Adam Weber, 2007

Career: 1,594, Adam Weber, 2007-10

COMPLETIONS

Game: 37, Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State, 11/7/81

Season: 258, Adam Weber, 2008

Career: 909, Adam Weber, 2007-10

YARDS

Game: 478, Tim Schade vs. Penn State, 9/4/93

Season: 2,895, Adam Weber, 2007

Career: 10,917, Adam Weber, 2007-10

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Game: 6, Scott Eckers vs. Purdue, 10/9/93

Season: 24, Adam Weber, 2007

Career: 72, Adam Weber, 2007-10

MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED

Game: 6, Don Swanson vs. Wisconsin, 11/20/54

Season: 19, Marquel Fleetwood, 1992

Mike Hohensee, 1982

Paul Giel, 1951

Adam Weber, 2007

Career: 51, Adam Weber, 2007-10

TOUCHDOWN-INTERCEPTION RATIO

Season: 3.40, Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 (17-5)

Career: 2.20, Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 (55-25)

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE

Game: 1.000, Cory Sauter vs. Ohio State, 1995 (7 of 7)

Mark Carlson vs. Ohio State, 1978 (7 of 7)

Season: .632, Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 (158 of 250)

Career: .572, Mark Carlson, 1976-79 (255 of 477)

CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS

14, Adam Weber at Bowling Green, 9/6/2008

CAREER AVG GAIN PER COMPLETION

16.8 yards, Rickey Foggie, 1984-87

LONGEST GAIN

96 yards, Asad Abdul-Khaliq to Jared Ellerson at

Northwestern, 10/4/03

94 yards, Marquel Fleetwood to John Lewis vs.

Michigan, 10/24/92

FRESHMAN RECORDS

Completions: 258, Adam Weber, 2007

Passing Yardage: 2,895, Adam Weber, 2007

Touchdown Passes: 24, Adam Weber, 2007

SOPHOMORE RECORDS

Completions: 255, Adam Weber, 2008

Passing Yardage: 2,761, Adam Weber, 2008

Touchdown Passes: 18, Cory Sauter, 1995

JUNIOR RECORDS

Completions: 200, Cory Sauter, 1996

Passing Yardage: 2,582, Adam Weber, 2009

Touchdown Passes: 20, Mike Hohensee, 1981

SENIOR RECORDS

Completions: 214, Bryan Cupito, 2006

Passing Yardage: 2,819, Bryan Cupito, 2006

Touchdown Passes: 22, Bryan Cupito, 2006

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n Passing Records

SEASON RECORDS

PASSING YARDAGE

Season Yards

1. Adam Weber, 2007 2,895

2. Bryan Cupito, 2006 2,819

3. Adam Weber, 2008 2,761

4. Adam Weber, 2010 2,679

5. Cory Sauter, 1995 2,600

6. Adam Weber, 2009 2,582

7. Cory Sauter, 1996 2,578

8. Bryan Cupito, 2005 2,530

9. Mike Hohensee, 1981 2,412

10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 2,401

11. Mike Hohensee, 1982 2,380

12. Tim Schade, 1994 2,338

13. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2002 2,190

14. Mark Carlson, 1979 2,188

15. Marquel Fleetwood, 1992 2,168

PASSING ATTEMPTS

Season Attempts

1. Adam Weber, 2007 449

2. Adam Weber, 2008 410

3. Marquel Fleetwood, 1992 385

4. Adam Weber, 2010 368

5. Adam Weber, 2009 367

6. Mike Hohensee, 1981 362

7. Mike Hohensee, 1982 360

8. Bryan Cupito, 2006 359

9. Cory Sauter, 1995 352

10. Tim Schade, 1994 341

11. Cory Sauter, 1996 338

12. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2002 315

13. Mark Carlson, 1979 300

14. Bryan Cupito, 2005 297

15. Tim Schade, 1993 286

PASSING COMPLETIONS

Season Completions

1. Adam Weber, 2007 258

2. Adam Weber, 2008 255

3. Bryan Cupito, 2006 214

4. Mike Hohensee, 1982 210

5. Adam Weber, 2010 205

6. Cory Sauter, 1995 204

7. Cory Sauter, 1996 200

8. Marquel Fleetwood, 1992 192

9. Adam Weber, 2009 191

10. Tim Schade, 1994 187

11. Mike Hohensee, 1981 182

12. Mark Carlson, 1979 177

13. Bryan Cupito, 2005 176

14. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2002 165

15. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 158

16. Marquel Fleetwood, 1991 155

17. Travis Cole, 2000 147

Billy Cockerham, 1999 147

19. Tim Schade, 1993 135

20. Cory Sauter, 1997 126

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TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Season TDs

1. Adam Weber, 2007 24

2. Bryan Cupito, 2006 22

3. Adam Weber, 2010 20

Mike Hohensee, 1981 20

5. Bryan Cupito, 2005 19

Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2002 19

7. Cory Sauter, 1995 18

8. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 17

9. Adam Weber, 2008 15

Billy Cockerham, 1999 15

Tony Dungy, 1975 15

12. Bryan Cupito, 2004 14

Cory Sauter, 1996 14

Tim Schade, 1994 14

15. Adam Weber, 2009 13

Mike Hohensee, 1982 13

17. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2001 12

18. Travis Cole, 2000 11

Billy Cockerham, 1998 11

Mark Carlson, 1979 11

21. Rickey Foggie, 1984 10

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (MIN. 100 ATT.)

Season (Att.-Comp.) Pct.

1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 (250-158) .632

2. Adam Weber, 2008 (410-255) .622

3. Cory Sauter, 1995 (338-204) 604

4. Bryan Cupito, 2006 (359-214) 596

5. Bryan Cupito, 2005 (297-176) 593

6. Marquel Fleetwood, 1991 (264-155) .587

7. Travis Cole, 2000 (252-147) .583

Mike Hohensee, 1982 (360-210) .583

9. Adam Weber, 2007 (449-258) .575

10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2001 (187-107) .572

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

Season INT

1. Adam Weber, 2007 19

Marquel Fleetwood, 1992 19

Mike Hohensee, 1982 19

Paul Giel, 1951 19

5. Greg Murphy, 1983 16

John Hankinson, 1965 16

7. Adam Weber, 2009 15

8. Tony Dungy, 1975 14

9. Cory Sauter, 1995 13

Tim Schade, 1993 13

Tim Salem, 1980 13

Sandy Stephens, 1961 13

PASS EFFICIENCY RATING

1. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2003 162.31

2. Bryan Cupito, 2005 145.87

3. Bryan Cupito, 2006 140.78

4. Cory Sauter, 1995 134.85

5. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2001 134.55

6. Rickey Foggie, 1985 134.45

7. Travis Cole, 2000 133.25

8. Adam Weber, 2010 129.90

9. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000 129.35

10. Billy Cockerham, 1999 127.59

GAME RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL YARDS PASSING

478 Tim Schade vs. Penn State (9/4/93)

444 Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State (11/7/81)

416 Adam Weber vs. Michigan State (10/31/09)

404 Cory Sauter at Michigan State (10/21/95)

402 Scott Eckers vs. Purdue (10/8/93)

397 Cory Sauter vs. Ball State (9/14/96)

396 Bryan Cupito vs. Ohio State (10/29/05)

394 Tim Schade vs. Michigan (11/12/94)

388 Asad Abdul-Khaliq at Iowa (11/15/03)

378 Bryan Cupito vs. Indiana (11/4/06)

377 Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs. Michigan St. (10/18/03)

373 Adam Weber vs. Northern Illinois (9/25/10)

368 Cory Sauter vs. Houston (9/27/97)

365 Tim Schade vs. Iowa (11/19/94)

357 Greg Murphy at Indiana (10/8/83)

355 Cory Sauter vs. Wisconsin (11/11/95)

354 Tim Schade vs. Purdue (10/8/94)

352 Adam Weber vs. Wisconsin (11/17/07)

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

6 Scott Eckers vs. Purdue (10/9/93)

5 Adam Weber vs. Michigan State (10/31/09)

5 Adam Weber at Northwestern (10/13/07)

5 Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State (11/7/81)

5 Mike Hohensee vs. Oregon State (9/26/81)

4 Adam Weber at Florida Atlantic (9/15/07)

4 Adam Weber vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8/07)

4 Bryan Cupito vs. Indiana (11/4/06)

4 Bryan Cupito vs. Temple (9/16/06)

4 Bryan Cupito vs. Virginia (12/30/05)

4 Asad Abdul-Khaliq vs. Michigan St. (10/18/03)

4 Asad Abdul-Khaliq at Northwestern (10/4/03)

4 Asad Abdul-Khaliq at La-Lafayette (9/7/02)

4 Cory Sauter vs. Michigan State (10/21/95)

4 Tony Dungy vs. North Dakota (9/21/74)

4 Sandy Stephens vs. Illinois (10/21/61)

PASSING ATTEMPTS

67 Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State (11/7/81)

66 Tim Schade at Penn State (9/4/93)

56 Marquel Fleetwood vs. Pittsburgh (9/26/92)

55 Mike Hohensee vs. Illinois (10/2/82)

54 Marquel Fleetwood vs. Colorado (9/19/92)

52 Greg Murphy vs. Indiana (10/8/83)

51 Mark Carlson vs. Michigan (10/13/79)

51 Adam Weber vs. Northwestern (11/1/2008)

50 Cory Sauter vs. Northwestern (10/14/95)

50 Tim Schade vs. Michigan (11/12/94)

50 Mike Hohensee vs. Indiana (10/16/82)

PASSING COMPLETIONS

37 Mike Hohensee vs. Ohio State (11/7/81)

35 Marquel Fleetwood vs. Pittsburgh (9/26/92)

34 Tim Schade at Penn State (9/4/93)

34 Mike Hohensee vs. Indiana (10/16/82)

31 Adam Weber vs. Northern Illinois (9/25/10)

31 Adam Weber vs. Northwestern (11/1/2008)

31 Adam Weber at Florida Atlantic (9/15/07)

30 Tim Schade vs. Michigan (11/12/94)

29 Cory Sauter vs. Northwestern (10/14/95)

28 Asad Abdul-Khaliq at Iowa (11/15/03)

28 Tim Schade vs. Purdue (10/8/94)

28 Craig Curry vs. Ohio State (10/17/70)

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

6 Don Swanson vs. Wisconsin (11/20/54)


CAREER RECORDS

PASSING YARDAGE

1. Adam Weber, 2007-10 10,917

2. Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 7,446

3. Cory Sauter, 1994-97 6,834

4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 6,660

5. Marquel Fleetwood, 1989-92 5,279

6. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 5,162

7. Mike Hohensee, 1981-82 4,792

8. Tim Schade, 1993-94 3,986

9. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 3,515

10. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 3,483

11. Scott Schaffner, 1987-91 3,472

12. Mark Carlson, 1976-79 3,128

13. Craig Curry, 1969-71 3,060

14. Travis Cole, 2000-01 2,747

15. John Hankinson, 1962-65 2,561

PASSING ATTEMPTS

1. Adam Weber, 2007-10 1,594

2. Cory Sauter, 1994-97 945

3. Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 918

4. Marquel Fleetwood, 1989-92 876

5. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 847

6. Mike Hohensee, 1981-82 722

7. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 628

8. Tim Schade, 1993-94 627

9. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 586

10. Scott Schaffner, 1987-91 515

11. Craig Curry, 1969-71 505

12. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 485

13. Mark Carlson, 1976-79 447

14. Phil Hagen, 1967-69 421

15. John Hankinson, 1962, 64-65 392

PASSING COMPLETIONS

1. Adam Weber, 2007-2010 909

2. Cory Sauter, 1994-97 539

3. Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 513

4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 481

5. Marquel Fleetwood, 1989-92 465

6. Mike Hohensee, 1981-82 392

7. Tim Schade, 1993-94 322

8. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 311

9. Scott Schaffner, 1987-91 278

10. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 274

11. Mark Carlson, 1976-79 256

12. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 252

13. Craig Curry, 1969-71 226

14. Phil Hagen, 1967-69 211

15. Travis Cole, 2000-01 205

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (MIN. 300 ATT.)

Name (Comp.-Att.) Pct.

1. Mark Carlson, 1976-79 (255-447) .572

2. Adam Weber, 2007-10 (909-1594) .570

Cory Sauter, 1994-97 (539-945) .570

4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 (481-847) .568

5. Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 (513-918) 558

6. Travis Cole, 2000-01 (205-367) .558

7. Mike Hohensee, 1981-82 (392-722) .543

8. Scott Schaffner, 1987-91 (278-515) .540

9. Marquel Fleetwood, 1989-92 (465-876) .531

10. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 (252-485) .520

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

1. Adam Weber, 2007-10 72

2. Bryan Cupito, 2003-06 55

Asad Abdul-Khaliq, 2000-03 55

4. Cory Sauter, 1994-97 40

5. Rickey Foggie, 1984-87 34

6. Mike Hohensee, 1981-82 33

7. Billy Cockerham, 1996-99 29

8. Tony Dungy, 1973-76 25

9. Tim Schade, 1993-94 22

Scott Schaffner, 1987-91 22

11. Marquel Fleetwood, 1989-92 18

12. Mark Carlson, 1976-79 17

13. Travis Cole, 2000-01 16

Craig Curry, 1969-71 16

John Hankinson, 1962,