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Minnesota Football 2009 Table of Contents

THIS IS GOPHER NATION

Head Coach Tim Brewster TCF Bank Stadium Minnesota Football Facilities State of Minnesota Football Pro Style Offense Smart. Tough. Dependable. Defense Athletic Training Player Development Why Train With Coach Hill? Equipment Minnesota Football Tradition Championships Golden Gophers In The NFL Gopher NFL Greats Minnesota’s All-Americans Academics Life Skills National Exposure Big Ten Network Bowl Games The University of Minnesota University Campus The Twin Cities Twin Cities Entertainment Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Athletics Facilities 2009 Team Photo

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Linebackers/Special Teams Coach John Butler Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator Tim Davis Running Backs Coach Thomas Hammock Wide Receivers Coach Richard Hightower Tight Ends Coach Derek Lewis Strength & Conditioning Coach Mark Hill Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach Will Peoples Director of Football Operations Dan O’Brien Recruiting Coordinator Dan Berezowitz Support Staff University President Robert Bruininks Athletics Director Joel Maturi

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RECORDS & HISTORY Year-By-Year Resuts All-Time Letterwinners All-Big Ten Selections Team Awards NFL Draft History All-Time NFL Roster College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time Captains 2008 Results 2008 Statistics

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TCF Bank Stadium map Media Information Gopher Radio Network

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2009 TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Roster Roster Breakdown Player Profiles

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GOLDEN GOPHER STAFF Head Coach Tim Brewster Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach Tim Cross Co-Defensive Coordinator Kevin Cosgrove Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Jedd Fisch Co-Defensive Coordinator/Def. Backs Coach Ronnie Lee

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RECRUITING GUIDE CREDITS Executive Editor/Design and Layout: Jeff Keiser Editors: Andy Seeley, Dan Berezowitz Photography: Eric Miller, Jerry Lee, Jordan Heighway, Christopher Mitchell, Brad Person, Hannah Foslien, Alicia Jerome, Jeff Keiser. Additional photography by Jim Rosvold, Andy King, Anissa Lightner, Patrick O’Leary, Walt Middleton, Bruce Kluckhohn, Craig Lassig. Other photographs provided by David Sherman Photography, Target Center, Big Ten Network, Sean Smuda, Scott Dobry, Wireimage, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens (Phil Hoffmann), Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears (Bill Smith), Cleveland Browns (John H. Reid III), Dallas Cowboys (James D. Smith), Denver Broncos (Rich Clarkson & Associates), Detroit Lions (Tom Albert), Indianapolis Colts (Don Larson, A.J. Macht), Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings (Rick Kolodziej), Minnesota Wild (Bruce Kluckhohn), New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins (Ned Dishman), Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers/Mike Fabus, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Printing: University of Minnesota Printing Services Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and the staff at University of Minnesota Printing Services © 2009 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.

Quick Facts UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment: 50,883 Founded: 1851 Colors: Maroon & Gold Conference: Big Ten Mascot: Goldy Gopher University President: Robert H. Bruininks Director of Athletics: Joel Maturi Faculty Athletics Representatives: Dr. Perry Leo, Linda Brady

FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach: Tim Brewster (Illinois, 1983) Career Record: 8-17 (third season) Coaching Staff: Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Jedd Fisch Co-Defensive Coordinator: Kevin Cosgrove Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs: Ronnie Lee Linebackers/Special Teams: John Butler Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line: Tim Cross Offensive Line/Running Game: Tim Davis Running Backs/Assistant Recruiting Coordinator: Thomas Hammock Wide Receivers: Richard Hightower Tight Ends: Derek Lewis Head Strength and Conditioning: Mark Hill Assistant Strength and Conditioning: Will Peoples Recruiting Coordinator: Dan Berezowitz Director of Football Operations: Dan O’Brien Football Office Phone: (612) 624-6004 Football Office Email: football@umn.edu

TEAM INFORMATION Primary Offense/Defense: Multiple / 4-3 Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium (50,805) Surface: Field Turf Lettermen Returning/Lost: 53/12 Offense: 31/3 • Defense: 22/7 • Special Teams: 1/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/6 Offense: 10/1 • Defense: 8/3 • Special Teams: 0/2 First Year of Competition: 1882 • National Titles: 6 All-Time Record: 627-450-44 • All-Time Big Ten Record: 316-341-28 The 2009 Minnesota Football Recruiting Guide is published by University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications. Additional copies may be purchased for $20 (shipping & handling included) by sending a check made payable to the University of Minnesota and mailing to: University of Minnesota Athletic Communications 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building • 516 15th Ave. SE Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 For more information, please contact the athletic communications office at: Phone: (612) 625-4090 Fax: (612) 625-0359 Email: gophers@umn.edu GOLDEN GOPHER ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT To serve as a window to the University, in an environment of integrity and equity, that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.

1 * Minnesota Football

Experience

Tim Brewster led Minnesota to an amazing six-win turnaround and a berth in the Insight Bowl in just his second season as head coach.

• 23-year coaching veteran • Served under coaching legends Mack Brown, Marty Schottenheimer and Mike Shanahan • Well-rounded coach with 15 years of collegiate coaching experience at Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina and Purdue and seven years of NFL coaching with the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers • Coached in 11 bowl games and played in two at Illinois • Position coach for NFL All-Pro Antonio Gates Brewster helped Willie VanDeSteeg (left) to All-Big Ten honors in 2008 and a contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Brewster helped Antonio Gates (right) blossom into one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Mike Shanahan, a former Gophers’ assistant coach (1979) returned to the U of M in 2007 to visit his former Broncos assistant, Tim Brewster.

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About Coach Brewster

"Tim worked with us for 13 years and is not only one of the best football coaches I've ever coached with, but he's also a great friend. He's a high-energy guy who has gained experience and been a part of winning programs at every level. He's had success as a high school head coach, as an assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at two major college football programs and coached with two of the best NFL coaches ever in Mike Shanahan and Marty Schottenheimer.” – Mack Brown, Texas Head Coach “He can do it all. From a football aspect, he’ll X and O with anybody, but what sets him apart is that he has a personality, he has a vision and he’s a guy who gets the most out of people. He’s smart on how he delegates and he gets the big picture. He’s been around a lot of programs that have won, and I think Minnesota will see in time not only will he recruit, he’ll do a great job with the Xs and Os as well.” – Mike Shanahan, Denver Broncos Head Coach “I think he’s a terrific football coach. Interestingly enough, I wasn’t exactly sure that pro football was where he would have a chance to grow and advance, but clearly he did, and he is one of the finest coaches I’ve ever been around. He’s a great teacher. He’s a very demanding individual, who gets the best out of his players. Tim also has extensive experience in the administrative aspects of coaching on the collegiate level.” – Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coaching great “Tim is one of the main reasons I developed and improved as a player. He saw my potential before anyone else did and he believed in me. I have dealt with guys who weren’t honest with me, and when I was looking for a genuine guy, Tim didn't promise me this or that. He was realistic with me. As a coach, he taught that success comes down to the details of the game and that’s what separates people." – Antonio Gates, All-Pro TE, San Diego Chargers

Tim

BREWSTER Recruiting...Recruiting...Recruiting

• In his first season, signed the 14th-best recruiting class in the nation. Class is rated as the best in school history. • Proven college recruiter at North Carolina and Texas under head coach Mack Brown. • Inked the likes of future NFL stars Vince Young, Alge Crumpler, Chris Simms, Cedric Griffin and Bo Scaife.

Recruiting Philosophy

I want kids to know that I care about them as people. If kids genuinely believe you care about them as people, then they’re going to give you their heart and soul on Saturday afternoon. I go to great lengths of getting to know our football players, and getting to know them on a level where there is no intimidation factor. I don’t deal with intimidation or fear. I don’t think that stuff works. I want to create an environment that is conducive to winning.

Vince Young Alge Crumpler

Chris Simms

About Brewster’s First Recruiting Class “Minnesota has proven with their 2008 class that their recruiting net is capable of reaching far and wide in areas they have not been to before with great success. This class is fast, athletic and could be one that Gophers fans look back on and say this class is what helped us get over the hump. They have upgraded at significant positions of need at QB, offensive skill and defensive front seven players.” Tom Luginbill ESPN Scouts Inc. • National Recruiting Director/College Football Analyst “Even better news is the way Minnesota is recruiting. Brewster gives recruiting the highest priority each and every day of the year. He and his staff work as hard as anyone, combing the country for future Gophers. To be successful, you need to recruit well consistently over time and that’s exactly what he has in mind.” Jamie Newberg National Recruiting Analyst • Scout.com

Cedric Griffin

“There’s no question that Minnesota’s class goes down as the biggest surprise in the nation for me. We knew he could recruit when he was at Texas and other places, but the job that he did this season with the results on the field is amazing. He’s surrounded himself with great assistant coaches that work just as hard as he does, and the end result is a class chock-full of impact guys that should help them out right away.” Jeremy Crabtree National Recruiting Analyst • Rivals.com

About Brewster’s Recruiting Ability

"Coach Brewster is extremely intense and passionate about the game and he has been around some great football minds in his career. I have no doubt this will serve him well and he will be a great head coach. As a recruiter, he is extremely easy to talk to and he is a true friend. He seemed like just one of the guys." – Chris Simms, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers “I’m really impressed by Coach Brewster and the staff that he has put together. He has some very good recruiters. I think that it’s a sign that Minnesota has entered its hey day as far as recruiting the next few years.” – Tom Lemming, National Recruiting Advisor, CSTV “Tim will go after the best recruits nationally. He became one of the best recruiters in the country at Texas. I would be surprised if Minnesota’s recruiting class next season isn’t in the top five in the Big Ten.” – Tom Lemming, National Recruiting Advisor, CSTV “From a recruiting standpoint, it’s a very exciting time for Minnesota. He’s going to bring a very different energy and vibe.” – Jeremy Crabtree, National Recruiting Analyst, Rivals.com “Recruiters were always around but Brewster separated himself from the rest by wanting to know everything about you. He talked to my teammates, all of my coaches, people in the hallway, everybody. He went the extra mile.” – Cedric Griffin, CB, Minnesota Vikings

Bo Scaife

“This class is phenomenal. Minnesota has to be one of the biggest stories nationally. I believe Tim is one of the Top 10 recruiters I’ve ever seen, and he’s showing why in the class. Recruiting is all about perception, and nobody does it better than Tim. I’ve been covering recruiting for over 30 years and this is by far the best class Minnesota has ever signed and may be the best ever in school history. Tim has shown that you can recruit nationally by signing players from 16 different states.” Tom Lemming CSTV National Recruiting Advisor

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Make History Again

Above: Brewster leads the Gophers off the field after a road win at Purdue in 2008. Below: Brewster has engaged Gopher alumni and brought them back to campus to speak to the current team.

• Has reconnected with the rich tradition and history of Gopher Football, pledging to return Minnesota to its rightful place among the nation’s elite programs. • Has linked the Gopher legends of the past and recent stars to the players that will carry the torch in the future. • Invited former stars like Tony Dungy, Bobby Bell, Carl Eller, Laurence Maroney, Marion Barber III and Judge Dickson back to campus to inspire the current Gophers while recognizing their past accomplishments.

Minnesota’s illustrious running back alumni Darrell Thompson, Marion Barber III, Laurence Maroney and Thomas Tapeh.

“I heard him at his first press conference and he had such a high level of passion for football, and I am also very passionate about football, so I loved it. When he talked about how much he loved football I knew that he was going to be my kind of guy and then he started to reach out to former Gophers like myself and (Marion) Barber III, (Laurence) Maroney, (Thomas) Tapeh, David Williams and Bobby Bell. It started making sense to me that this is someone that I can really get behind and support.” – Darrell Thompson, Gopher great (1986-89) and NFL first round draft pick Brewster with Super Bowl winning coach and Gopher alum Tony Dungy.

Brewster with legendary Gopher head coach Murray Warmath.

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Brewster with Gopher legends Judge Dickson and Bobby Bell.

“I had the good fortune to be here the day of Coach Brewster’s press conference. From that very first day I was excited because I knew then that all the right ideas were there. The only thing that is needed now is the execution of those ideas. As former players, we just appreciate that our contributions are recognized and that we get the opportunity to help in it. To be able to go out and talk to the guys and tell them we went through the same thing – it makes it a little easier for them to do the hard work. To see young people grow is just exciting. It’s wonderful. I am so thankful of Coach Brewster for embracing us and making us feel a part of his and this University’s program.” – Judge Dickson, Gopher great (1959-61)

Tim

BREWSTER In The Community

“The connection between our football program and the community is vital. When we say the community, it isn’t just the local community, we include the rest of the areas in the state in that comment. It goes back to the message of togetherness we’ve tried to put out there in the community. Together, the state of Minnesota – not just the University of Minnesota, but the state of Minnesota – can accomplish anything by doing it together. We want everyone in the state of Minnesota to feel ownership in our program, so every Saturday morning in the fall, they start to get the butterflies in their stomachs, right along with us.” – Tim Brewster

Golden Gopher head coach Tim Brewster is known as an outstanding recruiter. Prior to his first season at Minnesota, he instituted a program that helped him recruit in a little bit different way. Brewster initiated the Gopher Nation Women’s Football Clinic. The first event drew more than 500 women, including some who were new to the game and some who simply wanted to learn more about a sport and a team they love. Nonetheless, many new Gopher fans were found during the clinic and the event has continued to be very successful. The women were treated to hors d’oeuvres and then hit the field for personal instruction from Gopher players and coaches at a number of different stations. The clinic participants were also treated to a performance of the Rouser by the players and they got some insight as to what it took to run the Gopher program on a daily basis. The Gopher Nation Women’s Football Clinic has become an annual event and is expected to continue growing.

Gopher Nation Women’s Clinic

5 * Minnesota Football

The Gophers have implemented a Pro Style Offense under new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, designed to spread the field with multiple offensive sets.

Jedd Fisch, offensive coordinator

• Coached at various levels of the game from high school to collegiate to semi-pro football to professional football. • Tutored Denver Broncos wide receivers to two of the best seasons in franchise history, as both wideouts were top seven statistically in 2008. • Worked with several top NFL players such as Brandon Marshall (Broncos), Eddie Royal (Broncos), Steve McNair (Ravens), Derrick Mason (Ravens) and Jamie Sharper (Texans) to name a few. • Studied under some of the games brightest minds in Mike Shanahan, Brian Billick, Steve Spurrier and Dom Capers. • Intelligent and creative offensive mind that is considered by many to be one of the rising stars in the coaching circles. • Recruiting areas: National quarterbacks; Minnesota- west Minneapolis

About Coach Fisch

• Former Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan “Jedd will do a great job at Minnesota. He’s one of the top coaches I’ve been around. He’s one of the first guys I would hire. He did a great job for me last year. He relates very well to players and he really knows both the running and passing games.” • Former Baltimore Ravens Head Coach Brian Billick “Minnesota is getting a great one. Jedd is one of the brightest coaches I’ve ever been around. He will bring great energy and experience to the program at Minnesota. The kids there will love having him as a coach.” • South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach Steve Spurrier “Jedd and I have become good friends. I'm very proud of Jedd. I think he's going to be an outstanding offensive coordinator and I'm sure he's going to be a very good head coach some day.” • Former Houston Texans Head Coach, Current Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers “Minnesota has a very bright, innovative young coach. Jedd is very professional and is a very good communicator. He is one of the brightest young guys I’ve ever been around in the profession.” • Denver Broncos Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall “All the Minnesota fans and players are in for a real treat. He is going to make the offense there that much more explosive. He knows how to coach. He relates very well to players, and people in general.” • Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler “It’s going to be exciting to watch what he does at Minnesota and I know he will have a lot of success working with that program.”

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• Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Brandon Stokley “I think he’ll do a great job in recruiting, without a doubt. He’s young and energetic. Kids will really like him and like playing for him. His attention to detail and technique work really helped me improve and get better as a receiver through the year. I think he’ll be a great asset for the University of Minnesota.”

Pro Style

OFFENSE Keys to the Pro Style Offense

• Multiple offensive sets • Hybrid of zone running game and power running game • Spread the field in different personnel groups • Take advantage of playmakers skills • Balanced run to pass ratio

Tim Davis, offensive line & run game coordinator

• Coached current NFL player Winston Justice (Eagles), Deuce Lutui (Cardinals) and Sam Baker (Falcons) while at USC and several NFL draft picks at Wisconsin and Utah. • Was a three-year letterwinner as an offensive tackle at Utah. • Decorated coach has had his offensive line pave the way for three Heisman trophy winners and two time national champion with USC. • Savvy recruiter has signed several first round draft picks from Ray Maulauga and Winston Justice to Sam Baker. • Recruiting areas: National offensive linemen; Minnesota- northern; Wisconsin; Florida- north.

Richard Hightower, wide receivers

• Prior to Minnesota, he spent four years in the NFL with the Houston Texans in administrative and coaching roles. • With the Texans, he coached NFL stars Dunta Robinson, André Davis, Will Demps as well as former Golden Gopher Dominque Barber. • Played collegiately at Texas. Former walk-on went on to play in 33 games on special teams, wide receiver and defensive back. • Blue collar type recruiter who seeks fast athletes with a passion to play the game. • Recruiting areas: National wide receivers; Minnesota- south central; Texas- Houston Area.

Thomas Hammock,

Derek Lewis, tight ends

• Coached current NFL player Jack Simmons (Jets) while at Minnesota and Jermichael Finley (Packers) and David Thomas (Patriots) while at Texas. • Former All Big 12 TE selection as a player at Texas, he later went on to play professionally with the St. Louis Rams. • Wears a national championship ring on one hand (Texas, 2005) and a Super Bowl ring on the other hand (Rams, 2000). • Young and energetic recruiter inked current gopher tight ends Eric Lair (Lamar HS, Houston, TX) and local product Ra’Shede Hageman (Washburn HS, Minneapolis, MN). • Recruiting areas: National tight ends; Minnesota- West Central; Texas- Houston Area, east Texas; Louisiana.

running backs & assistant recruiting coordinator

• Coached Duane Bennett and Amir Pinnix to successful seasons while at Minnesota. • Coached NFL players Garrett Wolfe (Bears) at Northern Illinois to one of the best collegiate careers in the college football history. Coached Anthony Davis (Colts) at Wisconsin. • Accomplished athlete was two-time academic all American, two time all-MAC selection and CoSIDA All-American selection as a running back at Northern Illinois. • Integral part in the signing 2008 All-American quarterback MarQueis Gray (Ben Davis HS, Indianapolis, IN). • Heavy influence on the 2008 recruiting class that earned consensus top 25. • Enthusiastic and passionate recruiter that was named a top ten recruiter by Rivals.com. • Recruiting areas: National running backs; Minnesota- southeast; Indiana; Florida- South

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Smart. Tough. Dependable.

DEFENSE Keys to the Gopher Defense • Tough, attacking unit. • Play smart football. • Play with enthusiasm. • Have fun.

Tim Cross, assoc. head coach & defensive line

• Named the 2008 Big Ten Recruiter of the Year and one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation by Rivals. • Mentored NFL draft selections Jameel Mclain, James Wyche and Ryan LaCasse while at Syracuse and Daniel Graham and Andre Woolfolk while at Thomas Jefferson H.S. (Colo.). • Was a four-year letterwinner and an All-North Central Conference linebacker at Northern Colorado. • A family-orientated recruited, Cross has studied under the likes of Mack Brown and Greg Robinson. • Recruiting Areas: Minnesota – Western; Texas – Dallas/Ft. Worth; Maryland; National Defensive Linemen

John Butler,

linebackers & special teams

• While serving as an assistant at Harvard, the Crimson won the 2004 Ivy League crown and finished the year ranked No. 12 in the nation with a 10-0 record. • Butler’s special teams unit ranked first in the Ivy League in 2004 while his linebackers were part of a Harvard defense that also led the conference. • Was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at Catholic. Also played basketball and was part of the Cardinals 1992-93 NCAA tournament team. • A straight-forward recruiter who has signed several nationally recognized players including Simoni Lawrence – considered to be one of the top college linebackers of his class. • Recruiting Areas: Minnesota – Metro; Pennsylvania; Ohio; New Jersey; National Linebackers; National Specialists

8 * Minnesota Football

Minnesot ranked 11th nationally in turnovers forced during the 2008 season and made an impressive 12 points per game improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

Ronnie Lee, co-defensive coordinator & defensive backs

• Promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2009 after coaching Minnesota’s defensive backs for two seasons. • Coached numerous NFL draft selections including Thorpe Award winner Greg Myers and All-Big Ten free safety Dom Barber. • Coached in four Rose Bowls – winning three. • Served as a graduate assistant on the Miami Hurricanes’ 1989 national championship staff. • Played collegiately at Washington State from 1985-1988 as a defensive back. • Recruiting Areas: Minnesota – Southeast; Michigan; West Coast; National Defensive Backs

Kevin Cosgrove, co-defensive coordinator

About Coach Lee

• Gopher junior safety Kyle Theret “I like working with Coach Lee because he always pushes us to be our best. He knows what we’re capable of doing and won’t let us fall short of that. If we ever take a lazy step, he lets us know. He never lets us get away with anything but our best. He’s a good coach, and he knows his stuff. He’s been in the system for a long time, and he knows how to get the information across to the players.”

About Coach Cosgrove

• Gopher senior defensive tackle Garrett Brown “Coach Cosgrove is a very energetic defensive coordinator. He keeps us on our toes and has just really simplified things for us on defense, which lets us play fast.”

• More than a decade of experience as a defensive coordinator. • Coached in four Rose Bowls – winning three. • Named the top coordinator in the Big Ten in 2002 by The Sporting News and was named one of the nation’s top coordinators by Mel Kiper Jr. in 1999. • Coached six first round NFL draft selections including 1990 first overall selection Jeff George and Thorpe Award winner Jamar Fletcher. • Coached alongside some of the biggest names in coaching including Barry Alvarez, Mike White, Bill Calahan and Brad Childress. • Inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008. • Played collegiately at Benedictine College (Ill.) in 1974 and at WisconsinOshkosh from 1976-78. • Recruiting Areas: Minnesota – West Metro; Chicago; St. Louis; Florida – Tampa & Naples; National Defensive Recruits

9 * Minnesota Football

Gophers Return To Campus

For the first time since 1981, Minnesota will be playing home games in an outdoor, on-campus stadium with the brand new $288.5 million TCF Bank Stadium.

Back To Campus

The concourse is has an open design that allows spectators to view the field from the concession and walking areas.

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Golden Gopher Football has returned to campus for the first time since 1981. The construction of the $288.5 million facility brings an important, symbolic center of campus life. The stadium has a capacity of 50,805 and is expandable to 80,000.

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STADIUM

Gophers Are Brand New

With the opening of TCF Bank Stadium on campus in 2009, Minnesota becomes the first Big Ten program in nearly 50 years to have a brand new on-campus stadium. While many of them have undergone significant renovations, Minnesota is the only Big Ten institution with a completely new facility.

TCF Bank Stadium is also the first Division I stadium built from scratch since Stanford opened a new stadium in 2006 and Pittsburgh and Connecticut added new off-campus stadiums in 2001. Only two on-campus stadiums will have been built by a BCS Conference school since West Virginia and Syracuse constructed new fields in 1980. Louisville built Papa John’s Stadium on-campus in 1998 while it was a member of the non-BCS Conference USA.

BIG TEN STADIUMS Yr. Built 2009 1960 1960 1929 1927 1926 1924 1923 1923 1922 1917

Stadium TCF Bank Beaver Memorial Kinnick Michigan Ryan Ross-Ade Memorial Spartan Ohio Camp Randall

School Minnesota Penn State Indiana Iowa Michigan Northwestern Purdue Illinois Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin

NEWEST DIVISION I-A STADIUMS Yr. Built 2009 2009 2006 2003 2003 2001 2000 1998 1998 1995 1991 1980 1980 1978 1978

Stadium TCF Bank InfoCision Stanford Rentschler Lincoln Financial Heinz Ford Raymond James Papa John’s FIU* Edwards Carrier Dome Bulldog Aggie Memorial Malone

School Minnesota Akron Stanford Connecticut Temple Pittsburgh Southern Methodist South Florida Louisville Florida International Marshall Syracuse Fresno State New Mexico State UL Monroe

*stadium built before FIU added Division I football

NEWEST BCS CONFERENCE ON-CAMPUS STADIUMS Yr. Built 2009 2006 1998 1980 1980 1975 1972 1968 1968 1967 1966 1965

Stadium TCF Bank Stanford Papa John’s* Mountaineer Carrier Dome Jack Trice Martin Groves Snyder Family Autzen Carter-Finley Lane

School Minnesota Stanford Louisville West Virginia Syracuse Iowa State Washington State Wake Forest Kansas State Oregon North Carolina State Virginia Tech

*stadium built while a member of Conference USA

11 * Minnesota Football

Largest Locker Room in Football The locker room at TCF Bank Stadium is 60 yards long by 25 yards wide and contains 120 cherry wood lockers. It is the largest in college or professional football.

Murray Warmath Gopher Locker Room & Team Areas

• 120 custom-built cherry-wood lockers • Fully-equipped training room, therapy room and medical exam rooms • Equipment room • Custom coaches’ offices and locker rooms This has got to be the best locker room in the Big • Home media room Ten. If I was a recruit and I saw (TCF Bank Stadium), I would definitely be enthused to come be a • Private Recruiting Room player at the University of Minnesota. This is phe• Training Table

nomenal…first class. There was no expense spared with this stadium.

– NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald 12 * Minnesota Football

TCF Bank

STADIUM Private Recruiting Room

The Gophers’ Recruiting Room seats 150 and will be used for entertaining recruits during visits. The room features a private entrance from the plaza and a historical timeline that captures the highlights in the history of Gopher Football.

Training Table

The fully equipped Training Table can accommodate the entuire Gopher Football program for all dining and nutrition needs.

Media Areas

The TCF Bank Stadium three-level press box has 160 seats and features perfect sightlines of the playing field.

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108x48-Foot HD Video Board The Gophers boast the largest video display in the Big Ten and the third-largest in the nation.

• The third-largest video display in college sports. The main high definition video display, measuring approximately 48 feet high by 108 feet wide, boasts Daktronics HD-16 technology and will be the first of its kind in a Big Ten Conference football venue.

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Indoor Club

TCF Bank

STADIUM Premium Seating

Premium Seating at TCF Bank Stadium

All premium seat holders have access to the luxurious 20,000-square foot climate-controlled DQ Club Room that serves as the central location for premium seating areas.

• Four options with indoor and outdoor seating options

• 37 Private Suites: accommodates 16-19

Loge Boxes

fans with indoor and outdoor seating, lounge area and fully-catered service with exanded menu.

• 50 Loge Boxes: outdoor mini-outdoor suites that accommodate 4-6 fans with moveable rolling chairs, in-seat food and beverage service.

Private Suites

• 250 Indoor Club Seats: all-inclusive indoor

club seating with wide-padded chairbacks in a climate-controlled environment.

• 1,250 Outdoor Club Seats: outdoor wide padded chairback seats with the best sightlines in TCF Bank Stadium.

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Back To Campus TCF Bank Stadium is the first Big Ten stadium built from scratch since 1960.

Stadium Information 50,850 25,000 37 57 1,250 259 20,000

Approximate capacity of stadium, expandable to 80,000 Approximate number of seats with permanent chairbacks Private Suites Loge Boxes Outdoor Club seats Indoor Club seats Square-foot DQ Club Room for game day and non-game day usage

STADIUM FACTS Playing Surface Architect General Contractor Construction Cost

FieldTurf Populous (formerly HOK Sport) Mortenson (in partnership with Thor) $288.5 million

TCF Bank Stadium Timeline

May, 2006 Minnesota legislature approves new on-campus football stadium. 16 * Minnesota Football

June, 2007 Gophers break ground on TCF Bank Stadium.

January, 2008 First steel rises from the ground at stadium site.

April 7, 2008 First brick is laid at the stadium site.

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STADIUM Stadium Facts

• TCF Bank Stadium is the first Big Ten Stadium constructed since 1960. • TCF Bank Stadium was designed as an open-air, horseshoe-shaped bowl with a collegiate look and feel. The stadium is oriented to take advantage of the views of downtown Minneapolis. • The brick façade and arches resemble that of Minnesota’s previous on-campus football venue, Memorial Stadium, which hosted its final game on Nov. 21, 1981. • The overall cost to build TCF Bank Stadium is $288.5 million. The University has exceeded its initial fund-raising goal of $86 million. • Construction began on TCF Bank Stadium on July 11, 2007. It took over 1.3 million work hours to complete the project by July 1, 2009. • The main high definition video measures approximately 48 feet high by 108 feet wide and boasts Daktronics HD-16 technology. • The main video board screen is made up of more than four million LED lights that if placed end to end would extend for 47.5 miles. • At the project’s peak, 750 construction workers were working on TCF Bank Stadium. • The design of TCF Bank Stadium allows for potential expansion to 80,000 seats. • There are approximately 25,000 seats with permanent chairbacks. All seats between the goal lines have permanent chairbacks. • TCF Bank Stadium includes 1,000 handicap accessible and companion seats. Accessible seating is located throughout the stadium, including in the first row of the first level, the last row of the first level and the last row of the second level. • The height of TCF Bank Stadium is 133 feet from the playing surface to the top of the press box. • There are 113 restrooms in TCF Bank Stadium. • TCF Bank Stadium has 10 network TV camera positions and seating for 165 members of the media. • In excess of 8,800 tons of structural steel was used in the project, with 97 percent recycled steel. • TCF Bank Stadium contains 24,000 yards of cast-in-place concrete,

The expansive Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza greets spectators as they enter the main gates of TCF Bank Stadium.

which is enough concrete to pour a four-inch thick, five-foot wide sidewalk from Minneapolis to Rochester, Minn. (74 miles). • The masonry includes 525,000 units of concrete block and 760,000 units of full and thin brick. • There is 72,753 SF or approximately 1.7 acres of glass in TCF Bank Stadium, enough to cover more than 1.25 football fields. • There are a total of 9,185 Minnesota Block “M”s in TCF Bank Stadium. • TCF Bank Stadium has 12 elevators, two sets of escalators and 12 flights of stairs. • There are 2,020,000 feet of cable in TCF Bank Stadium for telecom, broadcast, sound, fire alarm and security systems (382 miles) • TCF Bank Stadium has 2,210,000 feet of electrical wire/cable for power, the equivalent of 418 miles. • There is 900,000 square feet of finished space in TCF Bank Stadium. • TCF Bank Stadium contains 7,500 light fixtures. • The computer-controlled field lighting system at TCF Bank Stadium is comprised 268 1,500-watt fixtures. The entire field lighting system uses 420 kilowatts per hour when fully illuminated. • TCF Bank Stadium has 350 LCD televisions. • The sound system at TCF Bank Stadium includes 799 speakers with an approximate maximum wattage of 329,400 watts.

TCF Bank Stadium Timeline

Fall, 2009 Scoreboards and lighting installed. Exterior work completed.

Spring, 2009 Playing surface installed.

July, 2009 University takes occupancy of TCF Bank Stadium.

September 12, 2009 First game at TCF Bank Stadium between Minnesota and Air Force.

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Making An Impression

Tony Dungy with athletics director Joel Maturi on a recent visit to TCF Bank Stadium.

This stadium is unbelievable. Being on campus is special – that’s where it should be. The way it’s been built – all the amenities – I think it’s going to be a place that the players are going to be proud of. They’re going to want to defend that home turf. The students and fans are really going to enjoy it, and it’s going to bring more people back to enjoy campus, which is what Saturday afternoons are all about. – NFL Legend Tony Dungy

I think it’s great that these guys are going the opportunity to play in an outdoor stadium. It’s great for the college game and it’s great for the fans. It’s a beautiful stadium. Another thing is the locker room. The Green Bay locker room is supposed to be one of the best locker rooms in sports. TCF Bank Stadium’s locker room is phenomenal. It’s a first-class locker room. They knocked Green Bay down to second class.

– NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers

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To see an on campus facility that will give the University of Minnesota a chance to compete not only in the Big Ten but nationally for some of the best athletes, it’s great for the university, it’s great for the program and it’s great for the Twin Cities. I’m glad to see them get it done.

– Former All-Pro wide receiver Cris Carter

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STADIUM Making an Impression

During the summer, NFL star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was looking for a place to workout and

train and surround himself with the best wide receivers in the NFL. He chose TCF Bank Stadium

because of the facilities, amenities and summer weather in the Twin Cities. The greats followed Fitzgerald along with NFL legends Cris Carter and Jerry Rice to train them.

Great Fall Weather

Another reason to get excited about outdoor football at TCF Bank Stadium is the tremendous fall weather in Minneapolis. Over the last six years, the average gameday temperature for Minnesota home games has been a comfortable 64.3 degrees. o

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The four-year average for the first three Saturdays of November over the last four years is 46.6 degrees. If you want to play in the Super Bowl and go through the playoffs, you will have to play in the cold. The following compares late season average temperatures (December and January) in similar NFL Cities: • Green Bay: 15.5˚ • Chicago: 23.5˚ • Cleveland: 27.7˚ • Buffalo: 34.3˚ • Pittsburgh: 34.9˚ • New York: 37.3˚

2008

I know the kids are really going to appreciate this. TCF Bank Stadium is piece of the art. I’ve been in NFL locker rooms and nothing I’ve seen compares to this. This is a beautiful facility.

– Former Gopher and NFL star Marion Barber Jr.

The Barber family visited TCF Bank Stadium during the summer and they were stunned wiith the quality of the new TCF Bank Stadium.

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Football

FACILITIES

Top-Notch Amenities

• 12,000-square foot, multi-level weight training facility • Indoor and outdoor AstroPlay® practice field facilities • State-of-the-art athletic training facility complete with treatment rooms, whirlpools, steam room and rehabilitation equipment • McNamara Academic Center with two computer labs and 10 tutor rooms and classrooms • Spacious locker room and team meeting rooms for each position • Two player lounges with large screen televisions, pool table and plenty of furniture • Extensive Hall of Fame depicting the tradition and history of Golden Gopher Football

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Gopher Weight Room

NFL Wall outside of the Gopher Locker Room

Players Lounge

Indoor Practice Facility

Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex

Positional Meeting Room

Team Locker Room

Players Lounge

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Football

FACILITIES

Hall of Traditions

Athletic Training Room

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Athletic Training Room

Outdoor Practice Facility

Team Meeting Room

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One of the top priorities for Head Coach Tim Brewster since the first day on the job has been recruiting the State of Minnesota.

“My stated goal when I took this job was that we were going to recruit the state of Minnesota extremely hard. We are very passionate with what we are doing to reach out to the players in this state and wanting them to come play for us at the University of Minnesota and be Golden Gophers.” “We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure that the top players in this state come to the University of Minnesota. We want to identify these players earlier, get on them and stay on them from the beginning. We’re going to make sure that every guy in this state who wants to play here and who we feel can help us win a Big Ten Championship and take the Gopher Nation to Pasadena, they’re going to come here and play for us.”

What Separates The ‘U’

 One of the finest and most comprehensive public universities in the world. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered.  College athletics at the highest level in the nation’s most visible and powerful conference, the Big Ten.  A major metropolitan area in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul with a population of over 2.5 million. The Cities are home to 19 Fortune 500 companies including Target, Best Buy, 3M and General Mills.  Endless entertainment options ranging from professional sports, theater and music, shopping and dining.

“My basic philosophy is this: we want to recruit the state of Minnesota, first and foremost. We would like the bulk of our players to come from the state of Minnesota. Then we would like to go out and supplement those players with players from across the country.”

 One of the finest spots in the nation for outdoors enthusiasts. With four vibrant seasons, the Twin Cities has it all, ranging from skiing to fishing and water sports on Minnesota’s over 15,000 lakes. The Twin Cities also owns an expansive chain of paved trails that connect the entire metropolitan area.

“I think what we have done is create tremendous excitement about the ‘U’ here in the state of Minnesota. I think everyone is holding on and catching the excitement. I think they know that it’s a dawn of a new day here. We’re going to work really hard and have a lot of fun and I think that these kids are understanding that’s the way it’s going to be here at the 'U'. We’ve met a tremendous amount of high school coaches in this state and they are very excited about how we work and in building a strong relationship with us. I think the state of Minnesota is very excited about the direction in which we are going. We’ve got this thing started and the exciting thing here is that we’re just scratching the surface. Each and every day I’m here, I’m more excited about being the head coach at the ‘U’ because it’s such a tremendous sell and I don’t think it’s hard at all.”

Matt Spaeth

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St. Michael, Minn. Tight End • Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 All-American Mackey Award Winner

"The best part about playing for Minnesota was my family. I come from a big family and being able to have them come to our games and see me play was really special. It was nice to be able to see them following our games and to be able to share my collegiate experience with them."

State of

MINNESOTA

2009 Gopher Minnesotans

Name METRO Ra’Shede Hageman Kyle Henderson Kim Royston Shady Salamon Willie Schneider Nedward Tavale

Pos.

Hometown

High School

TE DB DB RB FB OG

Minneapolis Minneapolis Minneapolis South St. Paul St. Paul St. Paul

Washburn Cretin-Derham Hall Cretin-Derham Hall Cretin-Derham Hall Henry Sibley

WEST SUBURBS Ryan Grant Adam Lueck Zach Mottla Ryan Orton Mike Rallis Nathan Triplett Ryan Wynn

LB QB OL OL DB LB OL

Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Edina Eden Prairie Edina Maple Plain Plymouth

Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Cretin-Derham Hall Eden Prairie Edina Delano Maple Grove

SOUTH SUBURBS Moses Alipate Andy Brinkhaus Trey Davis Matt Garin Barrett Moen Ryan Ruckdashel

QB OL OL DE OL OL

Bloomington Bloomington Farmington Apple Valley Bloomington Apple Valley

Jefferson Jefferson Farmington Eastview Jefferson Eastview

NORTH SUBURBS Matt Carufel Ed Cotton Eric Ellestad Tyler Johnson Sam Maresh Damola Ogundipe Adam Weber

OL FB K RB LB RB QB

Forest Lake Champlin Brooklyn Park Fridley Champlin New Brighton Shoreview

Cretin-Derham Hall Champlin Park Armstrong Concordia Academy Champlin Park Irondale Mounds View

EAST SUBURBS Collin McGarry Ed Olson Jay Thomas

TE OL RB

Stillwater Mahtomedi Oakdale

Stillwater Mahtomedi Tartan

CENTRAL Eric Decker Kyle Dykstra Jon Hoese Nick Rengel Matt Stommes David Stommes

WR DL S FB OL OL

Cold Spring Princeton Glencoe Sartell Richmond Eden Valley

Rocori Princeton Glencoe-Silver Lake Sartell Eden Valley-Watkins Eden Valley-Watkins

NORTH Chase Haviland

DB

Thief River Falls

Lincoln

SOUTH Anthony Jacobs Ben Kuznia Marcus Sherels Patrick Sveum Jeff Tow-Arnett Nathan Tow-Arnett Nick Tow-Arnett

DE WR WR LB OG DB TE

Northfield Olivia Rochester Rochester Redwood Falls Redwood Falls Redwood Falls

Northfield BOLD John Marshall Century Redwood Falls Redwood Falls Redwood Falls

Willie VanDeSteeg

Silver Lake, Minn. • Defensive End • Baltimore Ravens “The University of Minnesota has a great football tradition and being a Minnesota kid, I wanted to help keep it moving in the right direction. There have been a lot of great players who have come through these halls. It was important for me to be part of that tradition and to play for my home state. It means even more to me now that we are embracing our former players because I will be part of that history some day. I can already say that I made the right decision to play here and have been part of great experiences that I will never forget. I hope that young kids look at the guys from Minnesota who came here to play and want to do the same.”

Adam Weber

Shoreview, Minn. • Captain • Quarterback “For Minnesota guys like me or Eric Decker, the coolest thing about being a captain and being a part of the team, especially this year, is having a chance to help lead this team to a Big Ten Championship. Every fan I talk to is so excited about our team and can’t wait for the Minnesota program to get back to that point. Being a Minnesota fan all my life, having the opportunity to play on this team is an awesome experience.”

Darrell Thompson

Rochester, Minn. • former NFL running back All-time leading rusher in U of M history

“The decision to stay at home, attend Minnesota and play football for the Golden Gophers provided me with a number of opportunities, both academically and athletically. It’s a great environment and I truly enjoyed my college experience. After graduation, the Twin Cities area is a wonderful place to live with lots of job opportunities. That’s why so many former Golden Gophers decide to make this their home when their college football days are over.”

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Athletic

TRAINING

Athletic Medicine Team Facts

• Four Certified Athletic Trainers that work exclusively with the football team. • Team physicians who are available on a daily basis and travel with the team. • Chiropractor who is available on site weekly • Massage therapists who are available on site weekly

Athletic Medicine Staff

Ed Lochrie

Chris Ashton

Head Trainer

Assistant Trainer

Adam Buchalski

Adam Lepley

Assistant Trainer

Grad. Assistant Trainer

Dr. Patrick Smith

Dr. Pat Morris

Team Physician

Team Physician

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“Ed Lochrie is an outstanding athletic trainer and his staff does a wonderful job. His communication skills with our student-athletes are impeccable. He does a great job with the daily rehab of injuries. He and our strength and conditioning coach, Mark Hill, really work hand-in-hand, so that we have a very complete conditioning program. Ed just does a great job in his area, along with his assistants. They are vital to our program and they are tireless. The amount of time they commit to our program and our studentathletes is tremendous.” — Head Coach Tim Brewster

Football Athletic Medicine Center

• Facility underwent $1 million renovation in Spring 2006 • 4,000 square foot facility • Taping area with six stations • Open rehabilitation area containing state-of-theart equipment • Large treatment area including therapeutic modalities and eight treatment tables • Hydrotherapy area containing in ground hot and cold tubs • Fully equipped physician’s exam room

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Under the direction of head strengtth and conditioning coach Mark Hill, the Gophers have a complete player development program designed to maximize strength, speed and football agility.

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Player

DEVELOPMENT Goal: To Ensure Every Athlete Gets Stronger and Explosive

The University of Minnesota football program is designed to maximize our players strength, speed and football agility. Our training regimen divided into three seasons: • pre-season • in-season • off-season We take the necessary steps to ensure each aspect of training receives it’s proper attention. While strength training is essential to compete at a high level, we also like to emphasize speed development in order to ensure that we are able to compete with any team in the country. NUTRITION We are able to closely monitor the nutritional values of all the team meals, and ensure that our players are getting the necessary nutrients in order to optimize the ability to train and compete! Our goal is to ensure that our athletes our able to stay healthy and decrease the potential for injuries. If an athlete is committed to eating right, training hard, and resting (sleeping) for the purposes of essential recovery, then there is no reason that he won’t be able to maintain the highest level of physical conditioning possible.

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Why Train With

COACH HILL?

About Mark Hill

“Coach Hill definitely got me ready for my senior year. I was in the best physical shape and condition that I’ve ever been in before my senior season. It is also great to come back and work out with him, when I’m back from Houston. Coach Hill and his staff really know what they’re doing and they do a great job.” – Dominique Barber, S, Houston Texans 2007 NFL Draft pick “Coach Hill is a big reason why I was able to come so far from my freshman year to my senior year. His direct work with me helped to get my strength levels to where they needed to be, and to develop a work ethic that I still have today.” – Mark Clayton, WR, Baltimore Ravens former Oklahoma star “Gopher strength and conditioning has taken a change in preparation. I’ve participated in several workouts and the enthusiasm is at a completely different level. Guys work at a rapid, but efficient pace. Coach Hill is enthusiastic; he jumps in and out of the workouts himself. What I see is the guys are having fun. By having fun, they are working hard and from working hard anyone can see the results of Hill training.” – Thomas Tapeh, FB, former NFL and University of Minnesota star running back “If it weren’t for Coach Hill, I would not be the player that I am today. He exemplifies the words ‘intensity’ and ‘passion.’ He is one of the best in the business.” – Tommie Harris, NFL Pro Bowl DT, Chicago Bears, former Oklahoma star and Lombardi Award Winner

Mark Hill Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Third Season at Minnesota

Will Peoples Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Third Season at Minnesota

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Gopher

EQUIPMENT 6 NIKE Uniform Options

Minnesota’s uniforms were completely redesigned by NIKE in 2008 and feature two jersey colors – maroon and white – that can be paired with three different pant combinations – gold, maroon and white.

The revolutionary new uniform concept, made exclusively for the Golden Gophers by NIKE, incorporates both new and classic looks, resulting in a faster looking, more modern design.

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Completed Outfitted By NIKE

Ryan Grooms

Equipment Staff

Head Equipment Manager Second Season at Minnesota

Adam Myers Assistant Equipment Manager Second Season at Minnesota

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Gopher

TRADITION 6 70 8 20 6

Tradition By The Numbers

National championships won by Minnesota (1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960).

First Team All-Americans

Bowl berths including eight in the last 10 years.

Gopher College Football Hall of Fame enshrinees.

Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees.

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Floyd of Rosedale: Minnesota vs. Iowa

Historic Rivalries

Minnesota Football is steeped in tradition over its 127-year history. From its first Big Ten title in 1900, accomplishments such as six national titles, including five in eight years (1934-41), to recent bowl game trips, the Golden Gopher program has instilled a great sense of pride in its fans, alumni and followers. Golden Gopher Football also enjoys some unique traditions, such as competing for four rivalry trophies. The Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry is one of the most prestigious and anticipated series in the history of athletics. It’s the most played rivalry in college football history at 118 contests and the annual winner takes home Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Some of Minnesota’s other Big Ten rivalries are also among the top in college football. Minnesota faces Michigan for the Little Brown Jug, for the 106th time this season. The two foes began playing for the Jug in 1903. Border rivals Minnesota and Iowa have competed annually for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy since 1935, while Penn State and the Golden Gophers compete for the Governor’s Victory Bell. Minnesota was Penn State’s inaugural Big Ten game in 1993.

Paul Bunyan’s Axe: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

Governor’s Victory Bell: Minnesota vs. Penn State

Little Brown Jug: Minnesota vs. Michigan

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

Minnesota’s last national title team came in 1960 when the Gophers went 8-2 and advanced to the Rose Bowl under head coach Murray Warmath.

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National Titles

1934 • 1935 • 1936 1940 • 1941 • 1960

1941 National Champions

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1934 National Champions

1935 National Champions

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Big Ten Titles

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1936 National Champions

1940 National Champions

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Gopher

Marion Barber III was selected to the 2007 NFL Pro Bowl after racking up 10 touchdowns and nearly 1,000 rushing yards. He signed a seven-year, $45 million contract with a $12 million signing bonus in May, 2008 with the Cowboys.

PROS

Laurence Maroney

Tyrone Carter

Matt Spaeth

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Super Bowl Champions Matt Spaeth, Tyrone Carter and Gary Russell all earned Super Bowl rings with Pittsburgh in 2008.

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Gary Russell

251 Anthony Montgomery

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Ernie Wheelwright

Greg White

Ben Hamilton

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Gopher NFL Numbers

Gophers have been selected in the NFL Draft since its inception in 1936. Minnesota has had a player selected in 67 of the 73 NFL Drafts. Gophers have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Gophers have won a combined 23 Super Bowl rings. Recently, 1976 U of M grad Tony Dungy coached the Indianapolis Colts to the 2007 Super Bowl title. His team included two former Gophers, Darrell Reid and Ben Utecht. Tyrone Carter picked up his second ring with Pittsburgh in 2008 with former Gophers Gary Russell and Matt Spaeth. Gophers have been drafted since 2000 including Dom Barber who was chosen by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2008 Draft.

Gophers Currently In The NFL

NAME DOMINIQUE BARBER MARION BARBER III TYRONE CARTER BEN HAMILTON RHYS LLOYD LAURENCE MARONEY ANTHONY MONTGOMERY LOGAN PAYNE DARRELL REID GARY RUSSELL MARK SETTERSTROM JACK SIMMONS MATT SPAETH BEN UTECHT WILLIE VANDESTEEG ERNIE WHEELWRIGHT GREG WHITE

POS S RB FS OG K RB DT WR DT RB OG TE TE TE DE WR DE

TEAM Houston Texans Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers New England Patriots Washington Redskins Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders St. Louis Rams New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Tampa Bay Buccaneers

EXP 2 5 10 9 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 1 3 6 R 2 4

list as of July, 2009

Dom Barber

Mark Setterstrom

Ben Utecht

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Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to the 2007 Super Bowl title and compiled a 139-69 career coaching record.

Karl Mecklenburg was a six-time Pro Bowl selection with the Denver Broncos.

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Gopher

NFL GREATS

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Pro Football Hall of Famers

Bobby Bell Carl Eller Bud Grant

Bronko Nagurski Leo Nomellini Charlie Sanders

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First Team

ALL-AMERICANS

Matt Spaeth was Minnesota’s last All-American in 2006. He also won the Mackey Award that season.

Tom Brown

Sandy Stephens

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Carl Eller

70 Laurence Maroney

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All-America Numbers

Gopher players have been named First Team All-Americans by media services.

Golden Gophers have been named First Team All-Americans at least twice. Minnesota has posted seven national award winners including Matt Spaeth who won the 2006 Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end. Bronko Nagurski is the only college player to be named a First Team All-American at two different positions (1929).

Mark Setterstrom

Greg Eslinger

7 National Award Winners Lamanzer Williams



MATT SPAETH, TE

2006 Mackey Award



GREG ESLINGER, C

2005 Outland Trophy

Greg Eslinger took home the 2005 Outland and Rimington Trophies.

2005 Rimington Trophy 

TYRONE CARTER, SS

1999 Jim Thorpe Award



BOBBY BELL

1962 Outland Trophy



TOM BROWN

1960 Outland Trophy



BRUCE SMITH

1941 Heisman Trophy

Tyrone Carter won the 1999 Thorpe Award.

Bruce Smith

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First Team All-Americans

Bobby Bell

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1916 1917 1923 1926 1927 1928 1929 1931 1933 1934

1935

1936

1937 1938 1940 1941

Bob Stein

Name Fred Schacht Moses Strathern Johnny McGovern James Walker Clark Shaughnessy Lorin Solon Lorin Solon Bert Baston Bernie Bierman Merton Dunningan Bert Baston C.I. “Shorty” Long George Hauser Ray Ecklund Earl Martineau Herb Joesting Herb Joesting Harold Hanson George Gibson Kenneth Haycraft Bronko Nagurski Clarence “Biggie” Munn

Position T E QB T FB E E E FB G E QB T E HB FB FB G G E FB/T G

Frank “Butch” Larson Francis “Pug” Lund Frank “Butch” Larson Francis “Pug” Lund

E HB E HB

Bill Bevan Bob Tenner Charles “Bud” Wilkinson Ed Widseth Dick Smith Sheldon Beise Ed Widseth

G E G T T HB T

Ray King Andy Uram Francis Twedell Urban Odson George Franck Bruce Smith Dick Wildung

E FB G T HB HB T

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All-American service AP AP Walter Camp, Look Magazine Walter Camp, Look Magazine AP AP AP AP, Walter Camp, Look Magazine AP AP Walter Camp, AP AP AP AP AP, Walter Camp, Look Magazine AP, Look Magazine, Walter Camp AP, Walter Camp AP AP, Look Magazine, Walter Camp AP, Look Magazine AP, Look Magazine AP, UPI, Look Magazine, Walter Camp UPI, Look Magazine, Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice AP, United Press, Liberty AP, Look Magazine, Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice AP, Liberty, Walter Camp, Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice Look Magazine Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice, Liberty, Look Magazine UPI Grantland Rice, AP Walter Camp, UPI, Liberty, Hearst, New York World Telegram AP, UPI, New York World Telegram, Look Magazine American Sports Service, New York Daily Mirror Collier’s/Grantland Rice, AP, INS, NEA, New York Sun, Look Magazine, New York Morning Telegram, Hearst, UPI, Paramount News Walter Camp, Look Magazine AP AP, UPI Liberty Walter Camp, Collier’s, AP, UPI, Look Magazine Walter Camp, INS, Time Life, AP, UPI, Look Magazine Walter Camp, INS, Time Life, AP, UPI

Paul Giel

Year 1942

Name Dick Wildung

1943

Bill Daley Herb Hein Paul Mitchell Leo Nomellini

1948

1949

Leo Nomellini Clayton Tonnemaker

1952 1953 1954 1956 1960

Paul Giel Paul Giel Bob McNamara Bob Hobert Tom Brown

1961 1962

Sandy Stephens Bobby Bell Bobby Bell

1963

Carl Eller

1965

Aaron Brown

1967 1968 1971 1997 1998 1999

Bob Stein Bob Stein Doug Kingsriter Lamanzer Williams Tyrone Carter Tyrone Carter

2000 2004 2005 2006

Ben Hamilton Ben Hamilton Preston Gruening Greg Eslinger Mark Setterstrom Greg Eslinger Laurence Maroney Matt Spaeth

Clayton Tonnemaker

Position All-American service T Walter Camp, AP, Stern, Collier’s/Grantland Rice, Look Magazine, Sporting News FB Collier’s/Grantland Rice, AP E AP T Collier’s/Grantland Rice T/G Walter Camp, AP, INS, FWAA, AFCA, Collier’s/Grantland Rice, The Sporting News, Look Magazine, FWAA, AFCA T/G Walter Camp, AP, Look Magazine, AFCA, Sporting News C Walter Camp, AP, FWAA, AFCA, Collier’s/Grantland Rice, Look Magazine, The Sporting News HB AP, Look Magazine, FWAA HB Walter Camp, AP, Look Magazine, FWAA, AFCA HB/FB AP, Look Magazine, FWAA T AP, Look Magazine, FWAA G Walter Camp, AP, Coach & Athlete, The Sporting News, NEA, UPI, AFCA, Look Magazine, New York News, ABC-TV, FWAA QB Walter Camp, AP, UPI, The Sporting News, AFCA, FWAA T AP, Look Magazine, FWAA, AFCA, The Sporting News T Walter Camp, Look Magazine, AFCA, UPI, The Sporting News, TV Guide, FWAA, Williamson National Football Rating System, Coach & Athlete, CBS-TV, NEA T Walter Camp, UPI, AP, TV Guide, Look Magazine, The Sporting News, CBS-TV, Time Magazine, New York News, FWAA, AFCA E AP, Look Magazine, UPI, FWAA, Collier’s/Grantland Rice, The Sporting News E Walter Camp, AP, UPI, FWAA E Walter Camp, AP, UPI, FWAA TE Bob Hope, AP DE College Football Writers Association, FWAA SS Football News, The Sports Network SS Walter Camp, AP, AFCA, FWAA, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline, CollegeFootballNews.com C AP, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline C Walter Camp, Football News, AFCA P Football News C FWAA, SI.com G Rivals.com C AP, Walter Camp, AFCA, FWAA, Rivals.com, SI.com RB Rivals.com TE AP

Ben Hamilton

Leo Nomellini

Aaron Brown

Ed Widseth

Bob McNamara

Bronko Nagurski

Bruce Smith

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Director of Football Academic Adivising Chris Elrod (above) and academic counselor Chris McNelley (right) help student-athletes select coursework and select a major. Their academic planning will help each student stay on track for graduation.

U of M Academic Facts

• The University of Minnesota is ranked among the top six public research universities in the nation, according to a recent study by the University of Florida. • The University’s Twin Cities campus offers more than 160 majors for undergraduates. The University has 17 different colleges. • University departments, such as geography, psychology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, management information systems, and economics rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the National Research Council. • A record 258 Minnesota student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2008-09 academic year. • 447 U of M student-athletes maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

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100% All 12 of Minnesota’s seniors eligilble to graduate in 2008 earned their degrees.

We have one of the best academic institutions in America today and a top research university that is No. 1 in a number of different areas. I’m just really amazed at the academic reputation of this university. When I go into homes and talk to parents about the University of Minnesota and what it can do for your career when you’re done, I can do it with a tremendous amount of pride and conviction because it’s real. — Head Coach Tim Brewster

Gopher

ACADEMICS

McNamara Academic Center

• Computer lab with more than 40 computers • A quiet study area • The Learning Center with four computers, tutor rooms and Learning Specialists • The Gopher Getaway lounge which includes: • 50-inch flat screen TV • Six computers available for e-mail, Facebook, MySpace or general web surfing • Tables and chairs for eating and socializing • 10 tutor rooms or classrooms

Enhancement Program

• Developmental retention program which provides intensive academic support for a limited number of student-athletes. • Each student works individually with a Learning Specialist for the academic year to develop personal learning strategies and improve academic skills. • Students have required structured study and tutor time, and their academic progress is closely monitored.

Tutors

Learning Support

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Bob Hobert, Tackle Mike Wright, Tackle Frank Brixius, Tackle Bob Stein, End Barry Mayer, HB David Puk, RB (2nd) Brent Herbel, P (1st) Justin Conzemius, DB (2nd) Omar Douglas, WR (2nd) Jeff Rosga, LB (2nd) Justin Conzemius, DB (1st) Justin Conzemius, DB (2nd) Justin Isom, DB (2nd) Greg Eslinger, C (2nd) Greg Eslinger, C (2nd) Mark Losli, DT (2nd)

Gold Program • First year students who are not participating in the Enhancement Program. • Students transitioning out of the Enhancement Program • Anyone who needs additional assistance to pursue his or her academic goals. • Consists of weekly meetings with an Academic Counselor • Designed for you to build study and time management skills necessary to succeed and enhance your academic life.

• Tutors are available for many different subjects Sunday through Thursday evenings. • You can also make an individual appointment with a tutor.

Learning Support

Academic All-Americans

Structured Study 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday: Focuses on needs of the first-year student-athlete. Individual writing assistance and group tutoring in the most common math and science courses are scheduled nightly. Learning Groups-Focus Groups each semester address particular needs, i.e. transition, probation, international student issues, math anxiety, or assist with a particular class, often a self-paced course. A Learning Specialist facilitates the weekly or biweekly meeting.

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Minnesota led the Big Ten in 2008 with 29 Academic All-Big Ten honorees

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The Gophers are heavily involved in the community. The team hosts hundreds of children twice a year for Youth Day Out at the Gibson/Nagurski Football Complex.

The Gophers took part in a HopeKids event at an amusement park during their trip to Arizona for Insight Bowl.

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We’ve made a tremendous commitment to reach out to children in the state of Minnesota. We want to grow a sense of state pride in these young kids. We want them to grow up dreaming about becoming Golden Gophers. I think it is vital to establish these relationships within the state, so these kids think the thing to do is stay home and represent the state of Minnesota some day.

— Head Coach Tim Brewster

Life

SKILLS

Gophers In The Community

The people of Minnesota extend outstanding support to the Golden Gophers. Coach Brewster believes it is important for him and his team to return that support by giving of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. The Gophers are actively involved in the Twin Cities and University communities. Among the many worthwhile activities that Minnesota football players regularly take part in are: Boys and Girls Clubs Kids in the City, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters holiday event at the Metrodome, the HopeDay Festival with HopeKids, promoting reading during Breakfast With the Gophers at area elementary schools, working with Special Olympics and visiting children in the hospital. Many of these activities are sponsored by Minnesota’s CHAMPS/Life Skills program. CHAMPS is a program for student-athletes to develop individual skills necessary to lead successful lives and become leaders in their communities and in the nation.

Champs/Life Skills Program History

In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) was created. Today, the NCAA Education Outreach staff oversees the development of the program, offering services, support and programs to participating institutions throughout the year. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is supported through the promotional and financial efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the NCAA national office.

PEYTON OWENS Associate Director Director of CHAMPS/Life Skills

University of Minnesota Life Skills Program

The Life Skills Program at the University Of Minnesota includes many programs all designed to help make the student-athlete's experience a positive one. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program is an NCAA sponsored program designed to focus on the total development of the student-athlete. Part of the mission of the Athletic Department is to encourage student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. In an effort to assist our student-athletes further, the program is designed to give a comprehensive approach to providing educational experiences and services which focus on the individual. We presently utilize: a freshman orientation course, personal development programs, Golden Career Opportunities, various community outreach efforts, and our Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to impact the lives of our young men and women. Gopher involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program helps student-athletes enhance the quality of their experience here within the university setting. We are also supplied with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support our student-athletes' development within the CHAMPS/Life Skills Commitment Statements’ five key areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service.

ANISSA LIGHTNER Asst. Director

RACHEL MCKESSOCK Coordinator

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National

EXPOSURE

Gophers In The News

• Gophers are located in the nation’s 14th-largest media market. • Enjoy one of the country’s strongest media followings, including five local television stations and two major daily newspapers. • 51 of the last 53 Gopher games have been televised, including 37 that have been aired nationally on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network or NFL Network • Gophers have been televised 130 times in the last 12 years. • In the last six years, Gophers have made 46 national TV appearances on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC, CBS or NFL Network. • In June of 2006, the Big Ten signed a new 10-year national rights contract with ABC/ESPN. The new agreement, which began during the 2007-08 season, includes up to 41 televised Big Ten football games – up to 17 on ABC and up to 25 on ESPN or ESPN2. In addition, all regional afternoon football games aired on ABC will be aired by ESPN/ESPN2 in outer-markets, making these games nationally available. • The Gophers are part of the Big Ten Network, a landmark national network between Fox and the Big Ten devoted to Big Ten athletic and academic programs. The network provides unprecedented coverage of a college football conference with daily shows dedicated solely to Big Ten football. • The Gopher Radio Network is broadcast across the state of Minnesota with more than 40 affiliates. 50 * Minnesota Football

Every Game Televised

130 Gopher television appearances over the last 12 years.

The Big Ten Network football studio team of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffth.

100% Every Gopher game will be televised on ABC, ESPN or Big Ten Network

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Thanks to contracts with ABC, ESPN and the Big Ten Netwok, Every Gopher Game is televised 52 * Minnesota Football

Big Ten

NETWORK

First words ever spoken on the Big Ten Network: “Eleven schools, 252 varsity teams, one great network to cover it all. Welcome to the Big Ten Network, your ultimate source for Big Ten sports, featuring the games, passion and tradition of the nation’s foremost athletic conference.” – Dave Revsine, August 30, 2007

ABOUT THE BIG TEN NETWORK Available to approximately 70 million households nationwide, the Big Ten Network is the first nationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in high definition, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers approximately 35-40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; nightly studio shows; coaches’ shows; and classic games.

• Each team is guaranteed to make a minimum of two appearances on the network per year and one of those must be a conference game • The network televises approximately 35-40 football games each fall and nearly all of them are available in high definition • The network employs some of the top hosts, announcers and football analysts in the country, many with Big Ten and/or Midwest ties, including Northwestern graduate Dave Revsine, former Indiana head coach Gerry DiNardo, former Illinois running back Howard Griffith, long-time Big Ten play-by-play announcer Wayne Larrivee, former Northwestern defensive back Chris Martin, former Ohio State linebacker and Minnesota head coach Glen Mason, Ohio native Thom Brennaman and many more.

BTN FOOTBALL PROGRAMMING Big Ten Tonight – Bringing the viewer Big Ten highlights, analysis, features, historical segments, interviews and breaking news from all Big Ten sports, Big Ten Tonight has unprecedented access to Big Ten athletics. Friday Night Tailgate – Friday Night Tailgate visits a different Big Ten campus each week to capture the true essence of the collegiate atmosphere leading up to game day. Hosted by Mike Hall, new episodes air at 8:30 PM ET on Fridays during the fall.

The network currently has agreements with more than 250 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.

Big Ten’s Greatest Games – Throughout the year, college football and basketball fans will have the opportunity to relive the best of Big Ten historical match-ups on the Big Ten Network series, "The Big Ten's Greatest Games." New episodes air at 8 PM ET on Tuesdays during the fall.

QUICK FACTS Agreement: 20-Year joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. Headquarters: Chicago, Ill. Launch date/time: August 30, 2007, 8 PM ET Sports televised: Football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and other NCAA-sponsored sports

Big Ten Football: Breakdown (Tuesdays, 10 PM ET) – Every week, Big Ten coaches and players review the previous week’s game film, looking for the positives and the negatives. Our analysts will give fans a look at the subtle nuances of the game and what affected the teams’ success.

PROGRAMMING Each year, the Big Ten Network televises approximately 350 live events, plus hundreds of hours of original programming, classic games, coaches' shows and campus programming. Virtually all of the network's live event programming is available in high definition. The network also plans to expand its streaming initiative in 200910, with more than 200 events, including basketball and Olympic sports, available live on www.BigTenNetwork.com. • Through the creation of the Big Ten Network, every home Big Ten football game is televised

Big Ten Football: Sites & Sounds (Wednesdays, 10 PM ET) – The show includes segments from press conferences, media interviews and the games, as well as other behind-the-scenes footage, and is hosted from our Chicago studios. Big Ten Football: Game Plan (Thursdays, 10 PM ET) – Our resident head coaches go head-to-head each week, breaking down film and putting together game plans for the upcoming week’s games. Big Ten Football… & Beyond (Fridays, 10 PM ET) – Our team previews the weekend’s games with reports from each Big Ten stadium. The show also takes a look at key national match-ups that could impact Big Ten postseason plans.

The Big Ten Network football studio team of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffth.

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ROSE BOWL January 1, 2010 • ABC Pasadena, Calif. • Rose Bowl (93,000) BCS (Big Ten) vs. BCS (Pac-10)

The Big Ten has sent at least six or more teams to bowl games for 10 straight years.

Gopher Bowl History 1961 ROSE BOWL Washington 17, Minnesota 7 January 2, 1961 • Pasadena, Calif.

2003 WELLS FARGO SUN BOWL Minnesota 31, Oregon 30 December 31, 2003 • El Paso, Texas

1962 ROSE BOWL Minnesota 21, UCLA 3 January 1, 1962 • Pasadena, Calif.

2004 GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL Minnesota 20, Alabama 16 December 31, 2004 • Nashville, Tenn.

1977 HALL OF FAME BOWL Maryland 17, Minnesota 7 December 22, 1977 • Birmingham, Ala. 1985 INDEPENDENCE BOWL Minnesota 20, Clemson 13 December 21, 1985 • Shreveport, La. 1986 LIBERTY BOWL Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14 December 29, 1986 • Memphis, Tenn. 1999 WELLS FARGO SUN BOWL Oregon 24, Minnesota 20 December 31, 1999 • El Paso, Texas

2005 GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL Virginia 34, Minnesota 31 December 30, 2005 • Nashville, Tenn. 2006 INSIGHT BOWL Texas Tech 44, Minnesota 41 December 29, 2006 • Tempe, Ariz. 2008 INSIGHT BOWL Kansas 42, Minnesota 21 December 31, 2008 • Tempe, Ariz.

2000 MICRONPC.COM BOWL North Carolina State 38, Minnesota 30 December 28, 2000 • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 2002 GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14 December 30, 2002 • Nashville, Tenn.

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Minnesota won three straight Bowls from 2002-04, including a 31-30 win over Oregon in the 2003 Sun Bowl.

The Gophers beat Alabama in the 2004 Music City Bowl.

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The Big Ten enjoys seven conference Bowl tie-ins including the Rose Bowl.

Big Ten

BOWLS CAPITAL ONE BOWL

OUTBACK BOWL

January 1, 2010 • ABC Orlando, Fla. • Citrus Bowl (70,000) Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2

January 1, 2010 • ESPN Tampa, Fla. • Raymond James Stadium (65,657) Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3

VALERO ENERGY ALAMO BOWL

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL

January 2, 2009 • ESPN San Antonio, Texas • Alamodome (65,000) Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4

December 29, 2009 • ESPN Orlando, Fla. • Citrus Bowl (70,000) Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. ACC No. 4

INSIGHT BOWL

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL

December 31, 2009 • NFL Network Tempe, Ariz. • Sun Devil Stadium (73,471) Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6

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About The ‘U’

• Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's only major research university. • The Twin Cities campus has an enrollment of more than 51,000 ranking as the fourth-largest in the nation. • The University's Twin Cities campus consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. • More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered. • As one of the largest urban universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in the thriving business, social and artistic communities of the metropolitan area. • The University’s mission of teaching, research and service is felt throughout the state, the nation and the world. To ensure that this legacy continues, the University has embarked on an aggressive strategic plan to make this great University even greater.

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University of

MINNESOTA

A world-class university — known globally as a leader in teaching, research and public service, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees make the University one of the most comprehensive institutions in the country. Many of the programs are recognized as national and international leaders. Also a thriving center for culture and the arts, The “U” features outstanding galleries, museums, concerts, theater productions and public lectures. Add in the excitement of Big Ten Athletics, and the University of Minnesota has something for everyone. The University community is a broad mix of ethnic backgrounds, interests and cultures. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Many small communities of students, faculty and staff help to create a welcoming feeling on campus. The campus in Minneapolis is located just a few minutes east of downtown. Nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, buildings in Minneapolis range from the ultramodern Weisman Art Museum to the classic and stately Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A few miles to the east in St. Paul, rolling hills and quiet lawns create a more rural setting. The Minneapolis and St. Paul parts of the campus are connected by a convenient campus shuttle system. The University of Minnesota also provides a life beyond the campus like few other Big Ten universities can. The dynamic communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone—a nationally-recognized arts and theater community, a thriving entertainment industry, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping and restaurants for every taste, all located close to campus. Founded in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state, the University is the largest in the state and touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its teaching, research and service.

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CAMPUS

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The views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River are plentiful from the East Bank and West Bank campuses.

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The Twin Cities are blessed with many lakes including Lake Calhoun (above) which is located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Facts

• The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation’s 14th-largest media market • Minneapolis was named the “Most Fun City in America” by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” • Men’s Fitness ranked Minneapolis as the “Most Athletic City” in 2006. The magazine annually ranks Minneapolis as one of the “Fittest” cities, including a No. 4 ranking in 2007. • The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) • The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums • 20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities • Cooking Light named Minneapolis the fourth-best American city that best fit a philosophy to eat smart, be fit, and live well. • A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the “Most Literate City” in America • Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs • Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best “kid friendly” large city • Kiplinger’s rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its “50 Smart Places To Live” list • Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years • Men’s Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the “50 Best Places To Live” in 2006 • Five Minnesota hospitals, led by Mayo Clinic, made U.S. News & World Report's 2005 lists of the nation's top hospitals.

The Minneapolis skyline from the Northeast with the Mississppi River Skyways throughout downtown Minneapolis make foot travel convenient

The famous scultpure gardens in Minneapolis

Only In The Twin Cities

• The largest enclosed mall in the country, the Mall of America • Second-most theater seats per capita behind New York City • More golfers per capita than any city in the country • Over 52 blocks of downtown Minneapolis are connected by skyway The Minneapolis skyline in the evening

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St. Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis

TWIN CITIES Minneapolis & St. Paul

The St. Croix River runs adjacent to downtown St. Paul

19 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities

The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls is located in Minneapolis The State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul

The downtown St. Paul skyline

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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Pro Sports, Concerts, Outdoors

• Target Center (downtown Minneapolis) and Xcel Energy Center (downtown St. Paul) both seat over 19,000 spectators and host hundreds of sporting events and concerts each year. • The Twin Cities are home to the Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB) and Wild (NHL). • Virtually every major sporting event including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, playoffs for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL and PGA Tour major golf tournaments. • The Twin Cities also play host to professional soccer, women’s basketball, lacrosse and minor league baseball. • Minnesota has over 15,000 lakes that boast some of the country’s finest fishing and boating. • The Twin Cities’ thousands of recreational areas and trails make it one of the top outdoor destinations.

Outdoor Options The Twin Cities offer endless outdoor sporting activities including fishing, boating, camping, skiing, golfing and biking to name a few. The Cities are covered with trails and thousands of lakes to entertain any outdoor enthusiast.

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Top Concerts Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Beyonce and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the hundreds of top shows that visited the Twin Cities recently.

Twin Cities

ENTERTAINMENT

Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lymx

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Target Center

Xcel Energy Center

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Athletic & Academic Achievements

The Gopher men’s track and field team swept the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships during 2009.

49 13 447 258 Hassan Mead was a five-time Big Ten champion in 2008-09 in indoor and outdoor track and cross country and earned AllAmerica honors in all three sports.

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Student-Athletes earned All-America honors in 2008-09.

Straight top 30 finishes in the Learfield Director’s Cup measuring overall athletics prowess. Student-athletes held GPAs of 3.0 or better during the 2009 spring semester. Academic All-Big Ten selections during the 2008-09 season.

Academic All-Americans over the last six years.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.

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Athletic

Gopher Championships National Championships won by Minnesota overall.

National Championships won since 2001.

Big Ten or WCHA regular season or tournament titles won in the last eight years.

Big Ten or WCHA conference titles won in the last three years.

All-Time Regular Season Big Ten/WCHA Championships

Derek McCallum was named a first team All-American and led Minnesota into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

EXCELLENCE The soccer, women’s hockey and women’s indoor track and field and cross country teams all claimed Big Ten Championships in 2008-09.

Ryan Stoa was a first team men’s hockey All-American in 2008-09.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time All-American in 2009.

Lauren Gibbemeyer was one of three Gophers to earn volleyball All-America honors.

Zach Sanders earned All-America honors as a freshman for the wrestling team in 2009.

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Athletics

FACILITIES

Mariucci Arena

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Sports Pavilion

U of M Boathouse

siebert Field

Les Bolstad/University Golf Course

Baseline Tennis Center

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The University of Minnesota owns a full compliment of on-campus athletics facilities including the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

Bierman Track and Field Stadium

University Aquatics Center

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

Ridder Arena

1 million On average, nearly one million fans attend Gopher athletic events annually. Williams Arena

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2009 Team Photo

Front Row (L to R): Matt Stommes, Ryan Ruckdashel, Lee Campbell, Garrett Brown, Adam Weber, Head Coach Tim Brewster, Eric Decker, Simoni Lawrence, Eric Small, Derrick Onwuachi. Second Row: Nick Tow-Arnett, Nathan Triplett, Barrett Moen, Ray Henderson, Ben Kuznia, Marcus Singletary, David Pittman, Marcus Sherels, Cedric McKinley. Third Row: Nicholas Stommes, Jay Thomas, Traye Simmons, Rex Sharpe, Jeff Tow-Arnett, Nedward Tavale, Logan U’u, Michael McKelton, Blake Haudan. Fourth Row: Derek Lewis, Will Peoples, Tim Cross, Anthony Sorrentino, Clint Cosgrove, Jordan Gigli, John Butler, Ronnie Lee, Kevin Cosgrove, Jedd Fisch, Tim Davis, Jim Jackson, Richard Hightower, Thomas Hammock, Mark Hill, Mike Schaaf, Greg Davis, Dan Berezowitz. Fifth Row: Sam Maresh, Damola Ogundipe, Moses Alipate, Adam Lueck, Troy Stoudermire, Spencer Reeves, Kevin Whaley, Kerry Lewis, Johnny Johnson, MarQueis Gray, Hayo Carpenter, Keanon Cooper, Kim Royston, Ryan Collado, Bryant Allen, Michael Carter, Brandon Green. Sixth Row: David Schwerman, Ryan Grant, Dan Orseske, Nathan Tow-Arnett, Willie Schneider, Eric Ellestad, Chase Haviland, Nick Rengel, Jon Hoese, Terrell Combs, Shady Salamon, Kenny Watkins, Kyle Theret, Mike Rallis, DeLeon Eskridge, Duane Bennett, R.J. Buckner. Seventh Row: Zach Mottla, Trey Davis, Ryan Wynn, Joey Balthazor, Ed Olson, Aaron Hill, D.J. Burris, Gary Tinsley, Patrick Sveum, Matt Garin, Bryan Klitzke, Ryan Coleman, Chris Severson, Harry Pitera, Brent Singleton, Ed Cotton. Eighth Row: Eric Lair, Victor Keise, Da’Jon McKnight, A.J. Barker, Xzavian Brandon, Ryan Orton, Dominic Alford, Brooks Michel, Matt Carufel, Jeff Wills, Jacob Glickstein, Jewhan Edwards, Chris Bunders, David Stommes, Austin Hahn, Andy Brinkhaus. Ninth Row: Anthony Jacobs, Curtis Hughes, Brandon Kirksey, D.L. Wilhite, Eric Jacques, Kyle Dykstra, Kendall Gregory-McGhee, Collin McGarry, Sahr Ngekia, Ra’Shede Hageman. Tenth Row: Dan O’Brien, Chris Elrod, Chris McNelley, Adam Lepley, Chris Ashton, Ed Lochrie, Adam Buchalski, Adam Myers, Ryan Grooms.

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PLAYER PROFILES TCF Bank Stadium Inaugural Season

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2009 Roster roster

2009 Numerical Roster # 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 36 37 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 43 44 44 46 47 48 48 49 50 51 52

Name Michael Carter Brandon Green Ryan Collado Kim Royston Hayo Carpenter Keanon Cooper MarQueis Gray Johnny Johnson Kerry Lewis Kevin Whaley Eric Decker Spencer Reeves Adam Weber David Pittman Adam Lueck Troy Stoudermire Moses Alipate Michael McKelton Damola Ogundipe Traye Simmons Ben Kuznia Sam Maresh R.J. Buckner Jay Thomas Simoni Lawrence Duane Bennett DeLeon Eskridge Marcus Sherels Tim Dandridge Mike Rallis Kyle Theret Kenny Watkins Shady Salamon Lee Campbell Marcus Singletary Nathan Triplett Rex Sharpe Kyle Henderson Jon Hoese Chase Haviland Nick Rengel Eric Ellestad Willie Schneider Blake Haudan Nicholas Stommes Nathan Tow-Arnett Dan Orseske Logan U’u Ryan Grant David Schwerman Ed Cotton Brent Singleton Chris Severson Ryan Coleman Bryan Klitzke Nick Tow-Arnett Matt Garin Patrick Sveum Gary Tinsley Jeff Tow-Arnett

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Pos DB WR CB DB WR LB QB DB DB RB WR LB QB WR QB WR QB DB DB DB WR LB RB RB LB RB RB CB DB DB DB DB RB LB DB LB LB DB FB DB FB K FB P DB DB P FB LB K FB LB DL LS DB TE DE LB LB OL

Ht 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-4 5-9 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-5 5-10 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-2

Wt 163 183 175 193 174 210 222 189 179 179 220 221 221 190 187 183 257 183 187 180 186 247 202 209 221 203 198 172 185 210 193 187 203 246 188 247 231 167 233 177 225 204 216 210 205 199 199 230 219 202 219 213 225 225 210 248 220 214 220 288

Ltr 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2

Yr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.

Hometown (Previous School) Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS) Chicago, Ill. (Robeson HS) Cincinnati, Ohio (Hills Christian HS) Minneapolis, Minn. (Wisconsin) Lawndale, Calif. (College of the Canyons) Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS) Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis HS) Chicago, Ill. (Robeson HS) Dallas, Texas (Lancaster HS) Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem HS) Cold Spring, Minn. (Rocori HS) Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS) Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View HS) Pasadena, Calif. (Pasadena City College) Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS) Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS) Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson HS) Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach HS) New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale HS) Marietta, Ga. (College of the Sequoias) Olivia, Minn. (Bold HS) Champlin, Minn. (Champlin Park HS) Keller, Texas (Harvest Christian Academy) Oakdale, Minn. (Tartan HS) Upper Darby, Pa. (Valley Forge Military Acad.) Fairview Heights, Ill. (O’Fallon Township HS) San Francisco, Calif. (Junipero Serra HS) Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall HS) Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park HS) Edina, Minn. (Edina HS) Murrieta, Calif. (J.K. Mullen HS) Detroit, Mich. (Brother Rice HS) S. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall) Naples, Fla. (Gulf Coast HS) Hinesville, Ga. (Rainy River CC) Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano HS) Fairfield, Ala. (Arizona Western College) Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota State-Mankato) Glencoe, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake HS) Thief River Falls, Minn. (Lincoln HS) Sartell, Minn. (Sartell HS) Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Armstrong HS) St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS) Toledo, Ohio (St. John’s Jesuit HS) Owen, Wis. (Owen-Withee HS) Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Falls HS) Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice HS) Oakland, Calif. (Laney College [Calif.]) Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS) Kettle Moraine, Wis. (Kettle Moraine HS) Champlin, Minn. (Champlin Park HS) Plantation, Fla. (American Heritage HS) Wanaukee, Wis. (Wanaukee HS) Brookfield, Wis. (Brookfield East HS) Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chippewa Falls HS) Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley HS) Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS) Rochester, Minn. (Century HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast HS) Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley HS)

2009 Alphabetical Roster # 76 12 81 59 82 22 80 63 99 18 53 68 30 4 1 73 47 2 4 25 61 7 92 68 37 23 49 69 43 5 1 91 86 64 38 36 90 34 57 35 96 97 94 5 84 96 48 16 85 21 6 11 17 88 13 55 83 75 89 62

Name Dominic Alford Moses Alipate Bryant Allen Joey Balthazor A.J. Barker Duane Bennett Xzavian Brandon Andy Brinkhaus Garrett Brown R.J. Buckner D.J. Burris Chris Bunders Lee Campbell Hayo Carpenter Michael Carter Matt Carufel Ryan Coleman Ryan Collado Keanon Cooper Tim Dandridge Trey Davis Eric Decker Kyle Dykstra Jewhan Edwards Eric Ellestad DeLeon Eskridge Matt Garin Jacob Glickstein Ryan Grant MarQueis Gray Brandon Green Kendall Gregory-McGhee Ra’Shede Hageman Austin Hahn Blake Haudan Chase Haviland Raymond Henderson Kyle Henderson Aaron Hill Jon Hoese Curtis Hughes Anthony Jacobs Eric Jacques Johnny Johnson Victor Keise Brandon Kirksey Bryan Klitzke Ben Kuznia Eric Lair Simoni Lawrence Kerry Lewis Adam Lueck Sam Maresh Collin McGarry Michael McKelton Cedric McKinley Da’Jon McKnight Brooks Michel Barrett Moen Zach Mottla

Pos OL QB WR LB WR RB WR OL DT RB OL OL LB WR DB OL LS CB LB DB OL WR DL DT K RB DE DL LB QB WR DE TE OL P DB DE DB LB FB TE DE DL DB WR DT DB WR TE LB DB QB LB TE DB DE WR OL DL OL

Yr Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr.

roster # 53 55 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 66 67 68 68 69 71 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 96 97 98 99

Name D.J. Burris Cedric McKinley Aaron Hill Ed Olson Joey Balthazor Ryan Wynn Trey Davis Zach Mottla Andy Brinkhaus Austin Hahn Nedward Tavale David Stommes Chris Bunders Jewhan Edwards Jacob Glickstein Jeff Wills Matt Carufel Ryan Ruckdashel Brooks Michel Dominic Alford Ryan Orton Matt Stommes Xzavian Brandon Bryant Allen A.J. Barker Da’Jon McKnight Victor Keise Eric Lair Ra’Shede Hageman Sahr Ngekia Collin McGarry Barrett Moen Raymond Henderson Kendall Gregory-McGhee Kyle Dykstra Derrick Onwuachi Eric Jacques D.L. Wilhite Curtis Hughes Brandon Kirksey Anthony Jacobs Eric Small Garrett Brown

Pos OL DE LB OL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL DT DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR WR WR TE TE WR TE DL DE DE DL DE DL DE TE DT DE DT DT

Ht 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-7 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-2

Wt 290 282 210 288 207 296 281 274 276 275 334 210 322 333 268 365 302 290 295 336 296 312 188 167 178 200 176 230 272 213 235 282 263 241 241 262 283 233 249 295 289 306 310

Pronunciation Guide Moses Alipate Duane Bennett Xzavian Brandon Andy Brinkhaus Hayo Carpenter Matt Carufel Ryan Collado Jewhan Edwards DeLeon Eskridge Jacob Glickstein MarQueis Gray Ra’Shede Hageman Jon Hoese Victor Keise Ben Kuznia Simoni Lawrence Adam Lueck Da’Jon McKnight Brooks Michel Sahr Ngekia Damola Ogundipe

all-ih-PAH-tay duh-WAN ZAY-vee-un BRINK-house HEY-oh CARE-uh-fell cuh-LAH-doh juh-WAN DAY-lee-on glick-STEEN mar-KWEES Ra-SHEED HAZE-ee KEYS COOZ-knee-ah suh-MOE-nee LOO-eck day-ZHON michael SARR nah-GECK-ee-ah oh-GUN-duh-pay

Ltr 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 O 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 3

Yr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr.

Hometown (Previous School) Kenton, Ohio (Kenton HS) Demopolis, Ala. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran HS) Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS) Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS) Plymouth, Minn. (Maple Grove HS) Farmington, Minn. (Farmington HS) Edina, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS) Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson HS) Hartford, Wis. (Hartford HS) St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS) Eden Valley, Minn. (Eden Valley-Watkins HS) Maple Grove, Minn. (Osseo HS) Philadelphia, Pa. (Roman Catholic HS) New Berlin, Wis. (Brookfield Central HS) Laurelton, N.Y. (Lackawanna College) Forest Lake, Minn. (Notre Dame) Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel HS) Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights HS) Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS) Richmond, Minn. (Eden Valley-Watkins HS) Duluth, Ga. (Northfield HS) Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood-Richmond Heights HS) St. Paul, Minn. (DeLaSalle HS) Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS) Coral Springs, Fla. (North Broward Prep HS) Houston, Texas (Lamar HS) Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn HS) Richfield, Minn. (Academy of Holy Angels) Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater HS) Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson HS) Oak Creek, Wis. (Tennessee) Aurora, Colo. (Cherokee Trail HS) Princeton, Minn. (Princeton HS) Newhall, Calif. (College of the Canyons) Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS) Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station HS) Chicago, Ill. (Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep) St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood East HS) Northfield, Minn. (Northfield HS) Naperville, Ill. (Joliet JC [Ill.]) New Haven, Conn. (Fairfield College Prep)

Derrick Onwuachi Dan Orseske Marcus Sherels Matt/Nick/David Stommes Patrick Sveum Nedward Tavale Kyle Theret Jeff/Nathan/Nick Tow-Arnett Logan U’u Adam Weber Ryan Wynn

# 87 14 58 93 41 78 9 26 8 36 3 74 29 37 43 46 33 24 15 31 44 67 79 39 11 98 50 66 27 20 51 52 40 48 32 42 28 8 95 6 71 60

Name Sahr Ngekia Damola Ogundipe Ed Olson Derrick Onwuachi Dan Orseske Ryan Orton David Pittman Mike Rallis Spencer Reeves Nick Rengel Kim Royston Ryan Ruckdashel Shady Salamon Willie Schneider David Schwerman Chris Severson Rex Sharpe Marcus Sherels Traye Simmons Marcus Singletary Brent Singleton David Stommes Matt Stommes Nicholas Stommes Troy Stoudermire Eric Small Patrick Sveum Nedward Tavale Kyle Theret Jay Thomas Gary Tinsley Jeff Tow-Arnett Nathan Tow-Arnett Nick Tow-Arnett Nathan Triplett Logan U’u Kenny Watkins Adam Weber D.L. Wilhite Kevin Whaley Jeff Wills Ryan Wynn

Pos WR DB OL DE P OL WR DB LB FB DB OL RB FB K DL LB CB CB DB LB DL OL DB WR DT LB OL DB RB LB OL DB TE LB FB DB QB DE RB OL OL

Yr Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So.

un-WATCH-ee or-sess-key SHARE-uls STUM-iss SVAY-um tuh-VALL-ee THARE-ut TAU r-NET ooh-ooh WEB-ur WIN

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roster breakdown

Minnesota (46) Moses Alipate A.J. Barker Andy Brinkhaus Chris Bunders Matt Carufel Ed Cotton Trey Davis Eric Decker Kyle Dykstra Eric Ellestad Matt Garin

Golden Gophers By State Ryan Grant Ra’Shede Hageman Chase Haviland Kyle Henderson Jon Hoese Anthony Jacobs Tyler Johnson Ben Kuznia Adam Lueck Sam Maresh Colin McGarry Barrett Moen

Zach Mottla Sahr Ngekia Damola Ogundipe Ed Olson Ryan Orton Mike Rallis Nick Rengel Kim Royston Ryan Ruckdashel Shady Salamon Willie Schneider Marcus Sherels

David Stommes Matt Stommes Patrick Sveum Nedward Tavale Jay Thomas Jeff Tow-Arnett Nathan Tow-Arnett Nick Tow-Arnett Nathan Triplett Adam Weber Ryan Wynn

Colorado (1) Kendall Gregory-McGhee

Wisconsin (10) Joey Balthazor Ryan Coleman Jacob Glickstein Austin Hahn Raymond Henderson Bryan Klitzke Kevin Mannion David Schwerman Chris Severson Nicholas Stommes

Michigan (2) Tim Dandridge Kenny Watkins

Ohio (3) Dominic Alford D.J. Burris Ryan Collado

New York (1) Jeff Wills

Indiana (2) MarQueis Gray Brooks Michel

Connecticut (1) Garrett Brown

Pennsylvania (2) Jewhan Edwards Simoni Lawrence

Virginia (1) Kevin Whaley

California (6) Hayo Carpenter DeLeon Eskridge Derrick Onwuachi David Pittman Kyle Theret Logan U’u

Kentucky (1) D.L. Wilhite

Georgia (3) Xzavian Brandon Traye Simmons Marcus Singletary

Missouri (3) Bryant Allen Aaron Hill Brandon Kirksey Alabama (2) Cedric McKinley Rex Sharpe Texas (7) R.J. Buckner Keanon Cooper Eric Lair Kerry Lewis Da’Jon McKnight Spencer Reeves Troy Stoudermire

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Illinois (6) Duane Bennett Brandon Green Curtis Hughes Johnny Johnson Dan Orseske Eric Small

Florida (7) Lee Campbell Michael Carter Eric Jacques Victor Keise Michael McKelton Brent Singleton Gary Tinsley

76

D R O F L A c i n Domi

CAREER NOTES: Athletic tackle who has appeared in 20 games during his two-year career with 10 starts.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made a successful transition from right tackle to left tackle • started the first three games of the season before suffering a severe high-ankle sprain vs. Montana State (9/13) • was back in the starting lineup three weeks later against Indiana (10/4) • came off the bench in the next four games before cracking the starting lineup again at Wisconsin (11/15) • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • earned second letter. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw his playing time rise steadily during the season • appeared in 11 of 12 games • started the last five games of the year at right tackle • made his first career start against North Dakota State (10/20) • helped the Gophers average 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • blocked for an offensive unit that passed for 2,949 yards, which is the second-highest total in school history • member of an offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts to rank 10th in the NCAA in sacks allowed • earned first letter.

76 offensive line junior (RS) 6.3 | 332

Cleveland, Ohio Shaker Heights High School

OL

player biographies

2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Shaker Heights High School (Ohio) • high school coach was Dave Sedmak • named the 2005 Lake Erie League Lineman of the Year • named to the 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer first-team AllCounty Team and was a second-team all-state choice his senior season • was a first-team all-city, all-area, all-district and all-conference selection in 2005 • selected to play in the Ohio vs. Pennsylvania Big 33 AllStar Game • served as team captain his senior season • helped lead his team to the Lake Erie League championship and state playoffs in both his junior and senior seasons • also lettered in track, competing in the shot put and discus. PERSONAL: Pre-liberal arts major • son of Terry Alford and Barbara Herbert • born February 22, 1988.

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22

T T E N N E B e Duan

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Became the fourth freshman since 2001 to run for over 400 yards in a season • led all Minnesota running backs with 18 receptions for 145 yards in 2007 • his 18 receptions in 2007 were the most by a Gopher running back since Tellis Redmon had 32 in 2000 • suffered season-ending knee injury in second game of 2008 at Bowling Green • expected to be granted a medical redshirt for 2008.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Entered the season as one of the Big Ten’s top young running backs • suffered a season-ending knee injury on a screen pass in the second game of the year at Bowling Green • had started the first two games of the season and was the Gophers’ leading rusher with 32 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns at the time of the injury • had also hauled in 12 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown and at the time, ranking second on the team in both catches and receiving yards per game • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: rushed 18 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • scored on runs of 61 yards and 1 yard against the Huskies • the 1-yard TD run was scored with 22 second to play and proved to be the game-winner • had a strong game at Bowling Green (9/6) before going down with the injury • totaled 48 yards on 14 rushes and had a career-high eight receptions for 100 yards, including a 34yards touchdown grab. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News • appeared in 10 of 12 games • the Gophers’ starting running back in seven contests • made six of his seven starts during Big Ten play • earned his first career start against Big Ten champion Ohio State (9/29) • finished the year ranked second on the team in carries (107) and third on the squad in both rushing yards (442) and rushing touchdowns (3) • compiled 370 of his rushing yards in Big Ten games to rank second in the conference among freshmen in rushing yards during conference play • led all Minnesota running backs with 18 receptions for 145 yards • his 18 receptions are the most by a Gopher running back since Tellis Redmon had 32 in 2000 • also had a receiving touchdown and ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 24 points • earned his first letter • Game-by-Game: had one carry for six yards and one reception for six yards in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • totaled 34 yards on five carries and had a two-yard catch against Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • came off the bench to rush for 81 yards on seven attempts, including a season-long rush of 44 yards, in his first career Big Ten game vs. Purdue (9/22) • also scored his first career touchdown on a four-yard run against the Boilermakers • gained 34 yards on 16 carries and had a season-high four receptions for 39 yards vs. Ohio State (9/29) • had eight carries for 28 yards, including a one-yard touchdown plunge, at Indiana (10/6) • rushed eight times for 31 yards and hauled in three receptions for a season-high 71 yards against North Dakota State (10/20) • also had a 32-yard touchdown catch to go along with a season-long 35 yard reception vs. the Bison • logged his first career 100-yard rushing game and set season-high rushing marks at Michigan (10/27) with 106 yards on 20 carries, including a 20-yard run • became the first true freshman at Minnesota to rush for 100 yards since Laurence Maroney in 2003 • also had three catches for nine yards against the Wolverines • rushed 12 times for 35 yards against Illinois (11/3) • had 49 yards rushing on 18 carries and three receptions for 23 yards at Iowa (11/10) • rushed 12 times for 37 yards and had a two-yard touchdown run in the season-finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of O’Fallon Township High School (Ill.) • high school coach was Todd Moeller • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • the 135th-ranked running back in the nation by ESPN.com • finished his senior season with 1,362 yards and 22 touchdowns • totaled 993 yards rushing on 112 carries with 12 touchdowns his junior year • concluded his career with 443 carries for 3,419 yards and 40 scores. PERSONAL: Son of Daryl Bennett and Chantya Floyd • first name is pronounced DOO-on • born June 11, 1989 • planning to major in sociology.

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22 running back sophomore (RS) 5.9 | 204 St. Louis, Mo. O’Fallon Township High School

RB

duaneBENNETT’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING G/GS Year 10/7 2007 2/2 2008 12/9 Total

Att. 107 32 139

Yds. Avg. 442 4.1 140 4.4 582 4.2

TD Long 3 44 2 61 5 61

Rec. 18 12 30

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 145 8.1 125 10.4 270 9.0

duaneBENNETT’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Long Rush Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

20 106 2 61 8 100 35

at Michigan at Michigan vs. Northern Illinois vs. Northern Illinois at Bowling Green at Bowling Green vs. North Dakota State

TD Long 1 35 1 34 2 35

10-27-2007 10-27-2007 8-30-2008 8-30-2008 9-6-2008 9-6-2008 10-20-2007

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N O D N A R B n Xzavia

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Talented young receiver who made a strong push for playing time before suffering a season-ending back injury • appeared in four games but did not record any statistics • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: Made his first collegiate appearance at Bowling Green (9/6) • also saw playing time at home against Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) and on the road at Illinois (10/11).

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Northview High School • led the Titans in 2007 with 26 receptions for 493 yards (19.0 ypc) and five touchdowns • earned first team All-North Fulton honors from the Appen Newspapers group in both 2006 and 2007 • also earned a spot on the 2005 and 2007 All-Northside team • a 2006 Super 11 honorable mention choice • coached by Don Savage. PERSONAL: Born August 7, 1990 • son of Zondra and David Brandon • father played linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons • prepped at the same high school as Gopher basketball player Ralph Sampson III.

80 wide receiver sophomore 6.3 | 181 Duluth, Ga. Northview High School

WR

xzavianBRANDON’S CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING G/GS Rec. Year 2008 4/0 0 Total 4/0 0

Yds. Avg. 0 0.0 0 0.0

TD Long 0 0 0 0

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63

S U A H K N I R AndyB

player biographies

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High School • high school coach was Jon Leverenz • selected to the 2005 Associated Press All-State Team • was a two-time All-Lake Conference performer and was a 2005 Star Tribune and KARE-11 All-Metro selection • three-year letterwinner who helped lead his team to eight-win seasons in both his junior and senior campaigns • was also a three-year letterwinner in track and field. PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Mary Brinkhaus • born August 3, 1988 • brother of former Gopher Tony Brinkhaus, a twotime honorable mention All-Big Ten offensive lineman in 2005 and 2007 • plans to major in business marketing education.

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63 offensive line junior (RS) 6.3 | 280

Bloomington, Minn. Bloomington Jefferson High School

OL

99

N W O R B t t e r r Ga

CAREER NOTES: Experienced defensive tackle is a big presence in the middle of the Gophers’ defensive line • has started 19 games during his career, including 16 in a row dating to 2007 • has been credited with 64 career tackles, eight behind the line of scrimmage, including four sacks.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Emerged as one of the Big Ten’s top defensive tackles • the Gophers’ No. 2 tackler among defensive linemen (No. 1 among interior linemen) • started all 13 games, recording 34 total tackles • ranked fourth on the team in tackles for loss with 7.0, including 3.0 sacks • also had three pass breakups, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries • scholar-athlete award winner • earned third letter. Game-by-Game: had a solo stop and a fumble recovery in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • made both of his tackles at Bowling Green (9/6) behind the line of scrimmage, accounting for losses of 12 yards • recorded a tackle and an assist to go along with a pass breakup vs. Montana State (9/13) • registered an unassisted tackle against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • credited with three total tackles (two solo), including a TFL, at Ohio State (9/27) • recorded three total stops vs. Indiana (10/4) • had two total tackles and forced a fumble that led to a touchdown at Illinois (10/11) • tallied a career-high two sacks for 13 yards in losses and recovered a fumble at Purdue (10/25) • collected four tackles (three solo), including a tackle for loss, vs. Northwestern (11/1) • equaled a career high with five total tackles (three solo) against Michigan (11/8) • tied a career high with five total stops, including a tackle for loss, recovered a fumble and had two pass breakups at Wisconsin (11/15) • totaled four tackles and assisted on a 2-yard sack in the regular season finale vs. Iowa (11/22) • did not register statistics vs Kansas (12/31).

player biographies

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garrettBROWN’S CAREER STATISTICS

New Haven, Conn.

Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Fumble Recoveries Forced Fumbles

defensive tackle senior 6.2 | 310

Fairfield College Prep

DT

Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total 9/4 4 2 6 12/3 17 7 24 12/12 21 13 34 33/19 42 22 64

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 1-8 0 0 7-30 0 3 8-38 0 3

FR 0 0 3 3

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 1-8 1 3-19 1 4-27

four times, last at Wisconsin at Purdue at Purdue three times, last at Wisconsin at Illinois

11-15-2008 10-25-2008 10-25-2008 11-15-2008 10-11-2008

garrettBROWN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS 5 2.0 2.0 1 1

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Earned playing time in 12 games with three starts • emerged midway through the season in the Gophers’ defensive line rotation and started the final three games of the year • collected 24 total tackles, including 17 solo stops and one sack • tackle total ranked third on the team among defensive linemen and first among interior linemen • earned second letter • Game-by-Game: recorded first statistics of the season with an assisted tackle at Florida Atlantic (9/15) • credited with one solo stop against both Purdue (9/22) and Ohio State (9/29) • had three total tackles (two solo) at Indiana (11/6) • made three stops (two solo), including an eight-yard sack, against North Dakota State (10/20) • registered a career-high five tackles (all solos) at Michigan (10/27) • made first start of the season vs. Illinois (11/3), finishing with a pair of unassisted tackles • equaled his career-high for total tackles at Iowa (11/10) with five (two solo) • collected three total stops (two solo) in the season finale against Wisconsin (11/17) • Academic All-Big Ten. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury • drew four consecutive starts against California, Temple, Purdue and Michigan • made six tackles (four solo) on the season • participated in 219 plays • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Fairfield College Prep (Conn.) • high school coach was Richard Magdon • named to the 2005 New Haven Register and Hartford Courant All-State Teams • all-county selection by the Connecticut Post in 2005 • was also named all-area and all-conference his junior and senior seasons • selected to the 2005 Sports Illustrated Preseason All-America Team • ranked as the 64th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals • totaled 129 tackles with nine sacks, 22 tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries his senior season • accumulated 315 tackles with 21 sacks and 50 tackles-for-loss for his career • served as team captain his senior year • also lettered in hockey and lacrosse. PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Sheree Brown • born September 20, 1988 • sport management major.

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18

R E N K C U B . R.J

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Athletic player who moved to running back in 2007 after starting his career as a defensive back. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see action.

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in five games as a reserve running back and on special teams • did not record any statistics • earned first letter • Academic All-Big Ten • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Harvest Christian Academy (Texas) • high school coach was former Alabama All-American safety and Dallas Cowboy George Teague • tallied 44 tackles with seven tackles-for-loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 2005 • registered two interceptions and eight pass breakups his senior season • also lettered in basketball and track • A+ honor roll student and class salutatorian • member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Helen Buckner • born November 5, 1987 • mechanical engineering major.

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18 running back junior (RS) 5.11 | 204 Keller, Texas Harvest Christian Academy

RB

68

S R E D N U Ch r i sB

2008 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Versatile player who was a key contributor at guard in the Gophers’ offensive line rotation • opened fall camp at tackle before moving inside for the majority of the season • appeared in seven games, including three starts at right guard • made his first career appearance and start vs. Montana State (9/13) • also drew starting assignments vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) and at Ohio State (9/27) • came off the bench the next three games vs. Indiana (10/4), at Illinois (10/11) and at Purdue (10/25) • also played as a reserve vs. Iowa (11/22) • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • earned first letter. 2007: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Osseo High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Derrin Lamker • three-star recruit ranked as the 49th-best offensive guard in the nation and the ninth-best player in Minnesota by Rivals • ranked the 89th-best offensive guard in the nation by Scout • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • named to recruiting expert Tom Lemming’s All-Midwest Team • was a 2006 first team Associated Press All-State selection • also played pitcher, first baseman and designated hitter on the baseball team in high school.

68 offensive line sophomore (RS) 6.3 | 324

Maple Grove, Minn. Osseo High School

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player biographies

PERSONAL: Son of John and Sue Bunders • born June 3, 1988 • civil engineering major.

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D.J.BURRIS

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Athletic, durable lineman who has been a stalwart up front for the Gophers during his two-year career • has appeared in 24 of Minnesota’s 25 games over the past two season, with 20 starts • earned freshman AllBig Ten honors following the 2007 campaign • two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: A fixture up front for the Gophers throughout the season • saw action in 12 games, including nine as a starter • came off the bench in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) before starting each of the next nine games • played extensively as a reserve against both Wisconsin (11/15) and Iowa (11/22) • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • an Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News • started 11 games at right guard • missed only the Purdue game (9/22) due to an injury • made his first career start in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • integral member of an offensive line that helped the Gophers average 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • helped paved the way for four 200-yard team rushing games and three 300-yard passing games • blocked for an offensive unit that passed for 2,949 yards, which is the secondhighest total in school history • member of an offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts to rank 10th in the NCAA in sacks allowed • earned first letter • Academic All-Big Ten • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Kenton High School (Ohio) • high school coach was Mike Mauk • three-time first-team Associated Press All-Ohio selection and alldistrict choice • named to the Western Buckeye League First Team his junior and senior seasons • named the 2005 Western Buckeye League and Northwest Ohio District Lineman of the Year • two-time Lima News “Big School AllStar” • named to the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s “Tremendous 26” his senior season • ranked as the 15th-best center in the nation by Rivals • selected to play in the Ohio vs. Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game • three-time state champion in powerlifting and three-year letterwinner in track • honor roll student • two-time Western Buckeye League Sportsmanship Award recipient. PERSONAL: Son of Brent and Sharon Burris • born July 11, 1987 • majoring in business marketing education.

80 * Minnesota Football

53 offensive line junior (RS) 6.2 | 290 Kenton, Ohio Kenton High School

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30

L L E B P M LeeCA

CAREER NOTES: Rugged, hard-nosed defender • came to Minnesota as a linebacker, played primarily as a defensive end early in his Gopher career, moved back to linebacker in 2008 preseason camp • has started 23 games on the Gophers defense over the past two seasons – the most of any current Minnesota player on the defensive side of the ball – including 12 during the 2007 campaign at defensive end and 12 in 2008 at middle linebacker • has collected 131 total tackles during his career, 11.5 for losses, including six sacks. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Downhill middle linebacker who made a seamless transition from defensive end • moved to his more natural linebacker position during the final weeks of training camp and did not miss a beat • started 12 of 13 games at middle linebacker and finished the regular season as the team’s leading tackler • lone missed start came vs. Iowa due to a leg injury he suffered the previous week at Wisconsin • collected 80 total tackles on the year • also recorded four sacks, 5.5 tackles for losses, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a pass breakup • scholar-athlete award winner • earned third letter. Game-by-Game: collected four total tackles, including an assist on a sack, in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • credited with five total stops and pounced on a fumble at Bowling Green (9/6) • had a monster day against Montana State (9/13) totaling nine tackles (eight solo) with an assist on a sack • snagged his first career interception and accounted for three total tackles against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • finished with five total tackles (three solo) at Ohio State (9/27) • turned in a big game vs. Indiana (10/4), finishing with six total tackle, an interception and a fumble recovery • registered eight total tackles (five solo), with a 7-yard sack, at Illinois (10/11) • posted another 8-tackle outing at Purdue (10/25), including two tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup • tallied eight tackles (six unassisted) and assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Northwestern (11/1) • also hauled in a pass on a fake field goal against the Wildcats • accounted for nine total tackles and recovered a fumble to thwart a scoring drive vs. Michigan (11/8) • collected six tackles (three solo), including a 6-yard sack, and forced a fumble at Wisconsin (11/15) • came off the bench vs. Iowa (11/22) to make four total tackles • recorded five solo stops vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl.

30 linebacker senior 6.3 | 246

Naples, Fla. Gulf Coast High School

LB

player biographies

leeCAMPBELL’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year

G/GS Solo Asst Total

2006 2007 2008 Total

10/0 12/12 13/12 34/24

9 18 50 77

2 22 30 54

TFL INT PBU

11 0-0 40 6.0-21 80 5.5-28 131 11.5-49

0 0 2 2

0 0 1 1

FR

0 0 3 3

FF Sacks 0 0 1 1

leeCAMPBELL’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles Solo Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Interceptions Fumble Recoveries Forced Fumbles

10 9 2.0 1 1 1 1

vs. Montana State vs. Montana State at Purdue six times, last at Purdue two times, last vs. Indiana three times, last vs. Michigan at Wisconsin

0-0 2.0-15 4-21 6-36

9/13/2008 9/13/2008 10/25/2008 10/25/2008 10/4/2008 11/8/2008 11/15/2008

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: One of just three Gophers to start all 12 games for the Minnesota defense • opened the first eight games of the season at left defensive end before moving to the right side of the defense for the final four games of the year • led all Minnesota defensive linemen in total tackles with 40, a figure that ranked eighth on the team • finished fourth on the squad in tackles for losses with eight, including one sack • recorded at least one tackle in all 12 contests • Game-by-Game: made his first career start in the season opener against Bowling Green (9/1) and finished the game with three tackles (two solo) • collected two solo stops vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • credited with five total stops (two solo) at Florida Atlantic (9/15), including a nine-yard sack • also made five stops (two solo) vs.Purdue (9/22) and recorded a tackle for loss against the Boilermakers • had two total tackles against both Ohio State (9/29) and at Indiana (10/6) • registered five tackles (two solo) at Northwestern (10/13) • had a three-yard tackle for loss vs. North Dakota State (10/20) • collected four total stops, including a tackle for loss, at Michigan (10/27 • also had a season-high three unassisted tackles at Michigan • had three total tackles vs. Illinois (11/3) • credited for a careerhigh six total tackles (two solo), with a six-yard sack, at Iowa (11/10) • made two assisted tackles in the season finale against Wisconsin • earned second letter • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 10 games • recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) on the season • Game-by-Game: assisted on two tackles in the season opener at Kent State (8/31) • saw action in a season-high 42 snaps against Temple (9/16) • made four solo stops against the Owls • had one solo tackle in each game against Wisconsin (10/14), Indiana (11/4), Michigan State (11/11) and Iowa (11/18) • participated in 147 plays • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Gulf Coast High School (Fla.) • high school coach was Frank Tudryn • was a first-team all-state and all-county performer at linebacker in 2005 • became first player from Gulf Coast HS to be named all-state • selected the region’s Player of the Year his senior season • two-time all-city, all-conference and all-area performer in 2004 and 2005 • tallied 151 tackles with 29 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, eight forced fumbles, an interception and a fumble recovery in 2005 • set school record for tackles in a season • four-year letterwinner in wrestling • went undefeated and won the state title at 215 pounds his senior year • became first state champion in school history • honor roll student • earned the Winged Foot Award as the top scholar-athlete in Collier County • Presidential Academic Award winner and National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Son of Jack and Mary Campbell • born August 11, 1988 • an intercollege programs major, which combines study in the Carlson School of Management, with coursework in communications studies and leadership.

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L E F U R A C t t Ma

player biographies

2008: Practiced with the team, but was unable to compete due to NCAA transfer regulations • named team’s offensive scout team player of the year. NOTRE DAME: 2007 (Sophomore): Listed on the Notre Dame depth chart for the first six games of the 2007 season • made starts vs. Michigan State, at Purdue and at UCLA at right guard before deciding to leave the Irish football program • 2006 (Freshman): Earned 2:41 of playing time as a reserve offensive lineman • coached by Charlie Weis.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at local power Cretin-Derham Hall • one of 18 linemen on Parade prep All-America team • USA Today second-team pick on its prep All-America squad • rated the 56th-best prep player nationally by USA Today • rated 59th on list of top 100 players in the nation by Dallas Morning News • rated 56th on list of top 100 players nationally by Chicago Sun-Times • Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005 in Minnesota • selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl • was one of 18 linemen on the Parade prep All-America team coming out of high school • received four stars from Rivals, which rated him as the No. 6 offensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Minnesota in the Class of 2006 • ranked 15th on list of top 20 players in the Midwest on Detroit Free Press Best in the Midwest team • first team Minnesota all-state selection as senior by the St. Paul Pioneer Press • helped Cretin-Derham Hall to a 10-3 mark as senior and a berth in the Minnesota Class 5A state title game • collected 106 pancake blocks as senior and 74 as junior • helped lead CDH to a 9-4 mark as a junior • coached by Mike Scanlan. PERSONAL: Born November 20, 1987 • son of Julie and Kevin Carufel • sociology major.

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77 offensive line junior (RS) 6.5 | 303

Forest Lake, Minn. Notre Dame Cretin-Derham Hall High School

OL

47

N A M E L O RyanC

CAREER NOTES: Took over long-snapping duties last season, handling every punt, field goal and PAT snap during the 2008 season.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Young long-snapper performed admirably in his first season as the Gophers’ starter at the position • appeared in all 13 games • executed 124 long snaps on the year with just one bad snap on a field goal try • delivered 76 punt snaps with two blocks • also had 16 field goal attempt snaps and 36 PAT attempt snaps on the season • made lone tackle of the season at Purdue (10/25) • earned first letter. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Brookfield (Wis.) East High School • high school coach was Joe Sciortino • 2005 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Honorable Mention all-conference selection at center • 2005 Greater Metro Conference scholar-athlete in football • was also a two-year letterwinner in baseball • GMC scholar-athlete in baseball as a senior.

47 long snapper junior (RS) 6.1 | 227

Brookfield, Wis. Brookfield East High School

LS

player biographies

PERSONAL: Kinesiology/pre-physical therapy major • son of John and Julie Coleman • born June 13, 1988 • lists beating rival Brookfield Central during his senior year as his most memorable sports thrill.

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O D A L L O C n Rya

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Part-time starter at cornerback who has also seen playing time as a nickel back and on special teams throughout his career • has seen action in each of Minnesota’s 25 games since joining the program, drawing 10 starts • has accounted for 73 total tackles, an interception and four breakups as a Gopher.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Contributing cornerback and special teams performer • appeared in all 13 games with one start • recorded 22 total tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: credited with a solo tackle in the season opener against Northern Illinois (8/30) • assisted on two stops and had a key fumble recovery on the opening kickoff of the second half to set up a touchdown at Bowling Green (9/6) • made a solo tackle against Montana State (9/13) • saw playing time as a reserve vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) but did not record any statistics • had one solo and one assisted tackle at Ohio State (9/27) • came off the bench for an injured Marcus Sherels during the second quarter vs. Indiana (10/4) and turned in a huge game, accounting for seven total tackles (six solo) and forcing a fumble • made his first start of the season at Illinois (10/11), recording four total tackles and his first career interception • credited with a solo stop at Purdue (10/25) and vs. Northwestern (11/1) • played but did not record any statistics vs. Michigan (11/8) • came off the bench to record a pair of tackles at Wisconsin (11/15) • saw action against Iowa (11/22) but did was not credited with any statistics • tallied a solo stop against Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in all 12 games with nine starts • totaled 51 tackles on the season, which was the sixth-most on the team and ranked second behind only second team All-Big Ten performer Dom Barber in the Gophers’ secondary • over 84 percent (43 of 51) of his total tackles were unassisted • also caused a fumble and had four pass break-ups • earned first letter • scholarathlete award winner • Game-by-Game: came off the bench to make five tackles (four solo) in his Gopher debut in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • made his first career start the following week against Miami (Ohio) (9/8) and collected seven solo stops and two pass break-ups • had a solo and an assisted tackle against Ohio State (9/29) • led the Gophers with a season-high nine tackles (eight solo) at Indiana (10/6) • also forced a fumbe vs. the Hoosiers • recorded five solo stops at Northwestern (10/13) and had four solos and a pass break-up vs. North Dakota State (11/20) • made six tackles (four solo) at Michigan (10/27) • had three stops (two solo) against Illinois • received credit for five tackles (three solo) at Iowa (11/10) • totaled five solo stops and a pass break-up in the season-finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Hills Christian High School (Ohio) • high school coach was Mike Gims • three-star recruit ranked as the 64th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 113th-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • recorded 56 tackles, three interceptions, seven pass breakups, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries his senior season • also had 513 yards rushing and 501 yards receiving with 17 total touchdowns in 2006. PERSONAL: Son of Rolando and Jenny Collado • born September 19, 1988 • enrolled in the Carlson School of Management.

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cornerback junior 5.9 | 176 Cincinnati, Ohio Hills Christian High School

CB

2

ryanCOLLADO’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total 12/9 43 8 51 13/1 16 6 22 24/10 59 14 73

TFL INT PBU 2.0-3 0 4 0-0 1 0 2.0-3 1 4

FR 0 1 1

FF Sacks 1 0-0 1 0-0 2 0-0

ryanCOLLADO’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles Solo Tackles Interceptions Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Pass Break-ups

9 8 1 1 1 2

at Indiana at Indiana at Illinois at Indiana at Bowling Green vs. Miami (Ohio)

10-6-2007 10-6-2007 10-11-2008 10-6-2007 9-6-2008 9-8-2007

4

R E P O O C Keanon

player biographies

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 115A honors • coached by Reginald Samples.

4

linebacker freshman (RS) 6.0 | 206 Dallas, Texas Skyline High School

LB

PERSONAL: Born October 28, 1989 • son of Vickie Cooper.

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E G D I R D N A Ti m D

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Up and coming young defensive back battled for playing time throughout the 2008 campaign • appeared in 12 games as a reserve defensive back and on special teams • contributed two assisted tackles. Gameby-Game: made his first collegiate appearance at Bowling Green (9/6) • saw action as a reserve defensive back and on special teams vs. both Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) • played on special teams vs. Ohio State (9/27), Indiana (10/4), Illinois (10/11), Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1) and Michigan (11/8) but did not register any statistics • collected his first career tackle and finished with two assisted stops on special teams at Wisconsin (11/15) • played but did not record any statistics vs. Iowa (11/22) and Kansas (12/31).

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at Highland Park High School • recorded 38 tackles and one interception in nine games as a senior • had 35 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns and nine carries for 51 yards on offense • averaged nearly 19 yards on four punt returns with a long of 46 • returned a fumble 62 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Dearborn • earned 2007 Division 4 all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press • named to the 2007 Detroit News first team All-Detroit squad • helped lead the Polar Bears to an 11-2 record and a berth in the second round of the state high school playoffs in 2006 • Collected 71 tackles, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries as a junior • also had over 500 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns on offense as a junior • totaled 60 tackles and seven interceptions as a sophomore • coached by Cedric Dortch • also starred on the hardwood and on the track for Highland Park. PERSONAL: Born June 13, 1990 • son of Lucy Frye.

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25 defensive back sophomore 6.1 | 181 Detroit, Mich. Highland Park High School

DB

timDANDRIDGE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total 12/0 0 2 2 12/0 0 2 2

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

TreyDAVIS

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Versatile player who earned a spot in the Gophers’ offensive line rotation at center • appeared in 10 games with five starts • made his first career appearance as a reserve at Bowling Green (9/6) • earned his first career start the following week vs. Montana State (9/13) • also made starts vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20), Wisconsin (11/15), Iowa (11/22) and Kansas (12/31) • saw action as a reserve against Illinois (10/11), Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1) and Michigan (11/8) • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • earned first letter. 2007: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Farmington (Minn.) High School • high school coach was Mark Froehling • three-star recruit ranked as the 31st-best offensive guard in the nation and the fourth-best player in Minnesota by Rivals • three-star performer ranked the 62nd-best defensive tackle in the nation and the sixth-best player in Minnesota by Scout • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 50th-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • was a 2006 first team Associated Press All-State selection • ranked 21st overall among guards and centers by recruiting expert Tom Lemming • named to the 2006 Minnesota Vikings All-State Team • three-year starter on both offensive and defensive line • was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Football his senior season • led Farmington to a 10-1 mark and an appearance in the Class 5A Section I championship game his junior season • named first team All-Metro by KARE-11 and the Star Tribune and was a second team all-state selection by the Pioneer Press.

61 offensive line sophomore (RS) 6.2 | 276

Farmington, Minn. Farmington High School

OL

61 player biographies

PERSONAL: Son of Craig and Kelly Davis • born Sept. 1, 1988.

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R E K C E D c Eri

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Two-sport student-athlete (football/baseball) who is one of the nation’s top receivers and one of the top pass catchers in Minnesota history • combines outstanding size and speed with great hands and a knack for finding openings in opposing defenses • has appeared in 36 games with 26 starts as a Gopher • ranks second all time at Minnesota in career receptions with 177 and needs just two more catches to tie Ron Johnson (1998-2001) for the school record • ranks fourth all-time in receiving yards with 2,361, third in receiving touchdowns with 19 and fourth in 100-yard receiving games with 7 • enters the 2009 season with a streak of at least one reception in 26 straight games played • a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: A consensus first team All-Big Ten selection and one of 10 finalists for the Biletnikoff Award • also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection • named All-America honorable mention by SI.com • earned mid-season first team All-American honors from The Sporting News, College Football News and Phil Steele’s College Football • started 11 of 12 games, missing only the Wisconsin game with a high ankle sprain • broke his own single-season school record for receptions with 84 for 1,074 yards and seven touchdowns • his 1,074 receiving yards rank No. 2 on the Gophers’ single-season receiving yards chart • became just third Gopher receiver to log a 1,000-yard season • ranked 17th in the nation in receptions per game (7.00) and receiving yards per game (89.5) • led the Big Ten in receptions per game and receiving yards per game • has a touchdown reception in 7 of 12 games this season • one of just two Big Ten receivers to top the 1,000-yard mark in receiving in 2008 • also the only Big Ten pass-catcher with more than 70 receptions • has 15 catches of 20 yards or more, including four that went for more than 40 yards • cleared the 100-yard receiving plateau in four games • also had 11 rushes for 87 yards and a touchdown • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned third letter. Game-by-Game: Hauled in 10 receptions for 89 yards with an 8-yard touchdown in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • finished with six catches for 86 yards and scored on both a 28yard catch and a 12-yard run at Bowling Green (9/6) • also had a 19-yard rush vs. the Falcons • accounted for 183 all-purpose yards against Montana State (9/13), recording nine receptions for 157 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown grab, and rushing three times for 26 yards • totaled 134 of his 157 receiving yards vs. the Bobcats on receptions of 44, 41, 26 and 23 yards • finished with seven receptions for 122 yards, including a 31-yard TD catch, and had two rushes for 14 yards vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • caught five passes for 52 yards, with a long of 21 yards, and had one rush for six yards at Ohio State (9/27) • produced a career game vs. Indiana, tying a 14-year old school record with 13 receptions for 190 yards • yardage total was the third-most in Minnesota single-game history and included receptions of 53 and 20 yards • totaled 86 yards on nine receptions, including a 22-yard catch and a 25-yard touchdown grab, at Illinois (10/11) • hauled in seven passes for 51 yards and had a 3-yard rush at Purdue (10/25) • grabbed a 7-yard touchdown pass and finished with seven catches for 62 yards vs. Northwestern (11/1) • was hampered by an injury vs. Michigan (11/8) and limited to just one reception • missed the Wisconsin game (11/15) with a high ankle sprain • had two catches for 33 yards, including a 26-yard grab, vs. Iowa (11/22) • caught eight passes for 149 yards and a score vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl • both the eight receptions and 149 yards were Minnesota bowl records. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 12 games during breakout sophomore campaign • named the recipient of the Bruce Smith Award as the team’s outstanding offensive player • set the Minnesota single-season record for receptions with 67 • totaled the fifth-most receiving yards in school history with 909 • hauled in nine touchdown passes, which tied for the third-most on Minnesota’s single-season chart • ranked fourth in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (75.8) and sixth in the conference in receptions per game (5.58) • caught at least two passes in all 12 games, including 12 at Florida Atlantic for the second-best single-game mark ever by a Gopher • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter • scholar-athlete award winner • Game-by-Game: had four receptions for 49 yards in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • notched his first career 100-yard receiving game with seven catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • also recorded a season-long 59 yard touchdown reception against the Redhawks • made it back-to-back 100-yard receiving games and set new career marks with 12 receptions for 165 yards at Florida Atlantic (9/15), including a 23-yard touchdown grab • had seven catches for 79 yards and a 15-yard grab touchdown against Purdue (9/22) and six receptions for 65 yards vs. Ohio State (10/29) • hauled in eight passess for 74 yards with a threeyard TD at Indiana (10/6) • finished with five receptions for 44 yards and had a 20-yard touchdown catch at Northwestern (10/13) • collected four receptions for 47 yards vs. North Dakota State (10/20) • passed to Ralph Spry on a 20-yard touchdown vs. the Bison for the game’s opening score • had three catches for 40 yards at Michigan (10/27) • averaged 21.7 yards on three receptions (3 for 65 yards), including a 33-yard grab, and had three rushes for 22 yards against Illinois (11/3) • had two receptions for 28 yards(including a 22-yard TD catch) at Iowa (11/10) • posted his third 100-yard receiving game of the season with six catches for 125 yards in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17) • also had touchdown grabs of 22 and four yards against the Badgers.

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7

wide receiver senior 6.3 | 220 Cold Spring, Minn. Rocori High School

WR

7

ericDECKER’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING G/GS Year 13/3 2006 2007 12/12 2008 12/12 Totals 36/26

Att. Yds. Avg. 26 378 14.5 67 909 13.6 84 1074 12.8 177 2361 13.3

TD Long 3 39t 9 59t 7 75 19 75

Rec. 1 3 11 15

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 5 5.0 22 7.3 87 7.9 114 7.6

ericDECKER’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Long Reception Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passing Attempts

13 190 2 59t 3 31 1

TD Long 0 5 0 12 1 19 1 19

vs. Indiana 10-4-2008 vs. Indiana 10-4-2008 Two Times - Last: vs. Wisconsin11-17-2007 vs. Miami (Ohio) 9-8-2007 Two times - vs. Illinois 11-3-2007 at Bowling Green 9-6-2008 Two times - Last: vs. NDSU 10-20-2007

EricDECKER

2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 13 games with three starts • caught 26 passes for 378 yards with three touchdowns • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter • Game-by-Game: first reception of his career went for a 39-yard touchdown in the season opener at Kent State (8/31) • made the first start of his career against Temple (9/16) • had his first career rushing attempt against the Owls • had the first multi-catch game of his career at Purdue (9/23) • also completed a pass against the Boilermakers, a 22yard pickup to Amir Pinnix • 66 yards on four receptions against Penn State (10/7) • made a spectacular catch in overtime against the Nittany Lions for the second touchdown of his career • caught three balls for 26 yards at Wisconsin (10/14) • had two catches for 23 yards against NDSU (10/21) • caught three passes for 31 yards at Ohio State (10/28) • had a career-high five catches for 65 yards and the opening touchdown of the game against Indiana (11/4) • caught two passes for 36 yards against Iowa (11/18) • had two catches for 41 yards in the Insight Bowl against Texas Tech (12/29) • participated in 480 plays. 2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Rocori High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Rick Theisen • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team, ranked as the 14th-best receiver • named to the PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team • was a first-team selection on the 2004 Minnesota Associated Press All-State Football Team • two-time allstate, all-conference, all-area and all-section performer • named Rocori’s team MVP as a junior and senior • caught 62 passes for 1,017 yards with 15 touchdowns last season • had 2,156 receiving yards with 28 touchdowns for his career • was also all-conference, all-section and all-area in both basketball and baseball • member of the National Honor Society and all-state academic team.

7

wide receiver senior 6.3 | 220 Cold Spring, Minn. Rocori High School

WR

7

player biographies

PERSONAL: Son of Tom Decker and Sue Meyer • born March 15, 1987 • business marketing education major.

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S D R A W D JewhanE

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Talented young defensive tackle who could be a dominant force in the Big Ten for years to come • earned playing time in 12 games, recording eight total tackles, including a 2-yard tackle for loss • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30), finishing with a pair of solo stops • credited for three total tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Montana State (9/13) • totaled two unassisted tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • played but was not credited with any statistics vs. Ohio State (9/27), Indiana (10/4), Illinois (10/11), Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1), Michigan (11/8) and Wisconsin (11/15) • came off the bench to assist on a tackle vs. Iowa (11/22) • saw action, but did not record any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31).

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, where he was a three-time All-Catholic League pick by the coaches and a two-time first-team Philadelphia Daily News All-City selection • helped lead the Cahillites to a 12-2 record and the Catholic League Red Division title in 2007 • blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown in the Catholic League’s 2007 Red Division final against St. Joseph's Prep • named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA all-state second team • also earned first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors • selected to play in the Big 33 all-star game • named to SPORTSfever Magazine’s 2007 Pennsylvania Preseason All-State “Supreme Team” following an outstanding junior campaign • earned honorable mention Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State honors from the AP in 2006 • Coached by Jim Murphy and Brian Conry. PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1989 • son of Vanessa Edwards.

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68 defensive tackle sophomore 6.2 | 324

Philadelphia, Pa. Roman Catholic High School

DT

jewhanEDWARDS’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 12/0 5 3 8 12/0 5 3 8

TFL INT PBU 1-2 0 0 1-2 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

jewhanEDWARDS’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

3

vs. Montana State

9-13-2008

37

D A T S E L L E c Eri

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad. 2006: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Armstrong High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Derek Fisher • named to Tom Lemming’s Prep Report All-American Team • was an all-state and all-metro performer • was a three-time all-area and two-time all-conference selection • converted 18-of-26 field goals (69 percent) during his career with a long field goal of 47 yards • had 57 touchbacks on 123 career kickoffs for a 46 percent touchback percentage • averaged 62.7 yards per kickoff and 42.9 yards per punt in 2005 • had 22 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including eight each in 2003 and 2004 • had a career-long punt of 69 yards • team captain his senior season • also lettered in basketball, track and weightlifting • selected as a Football Academic Achievement Award winner.

37 kicker junior (RS) 6.2 | 200

Brooklyn Park, Minn. Armstrong High School

K

player biographies

PERSONAL: Sociology major • son of Craig and Debbie Ellestad • born September 8, 1987.

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E G D I R K S DeLeonE

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 13 games • earned his first career start in game four vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) and started nine total games • Averaged 3.7 yards per carry and led the team in rushing attempts (184), yards (678) and touchdowns (7) • recorded two 100-yard rushing performances • also ranked fourth on the team in receptions with 29 for 181 yards • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: had one carry for five yards in his first collegiate game against Northern Illinois (8/30) • totaled three carries for seven yards as a reserve at Bowling Green (9/6) • produced a break-out performance off the bench against Montana State (9/13) rushing for a 114 yards on 24 attempts and becoming the first freshman in exactly 22 years to rush for three touchdowns in a game • made his first career start and rushed for 78 yards and two TDs on 19 carries vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • also hauled in six receptions for a season-best 61 yards and totaled 139 all-purpose yards against the Owls • put up 131 all-purpose yards at Ohio State (9/27) rushing 18 times for 76 yards and hauling in a season-high eight receptions for a team-leading 55 yards • worked hard for his 74 rushing yards vs. Indiana (10/4), carrying the ball 24 times, including 10 attempts on the Gophers’ 15-play final drive of the game that resulted in a field goal • produced in a monster game at Illinois (10/11), rushing for a season-high 124 yards, including a season-long 46-yard touchdown run, and two scores • totaled 42 yards on 17 carries and caught three passes for four yards at Purdue (10/25) • had nine carries for 15 yards and three receptions for 23 yards vs. Northwestern (11/1) • gained 80 yards on 11 carries, including a 26-yard sprint, and hauled in two passes for 14 yards against Michigan (11/8) • totaled 31 yards on eight rushing attempts at Wisconsin (11/15) • had five carries for six yards and three receptions for 12 yards vs. Iowa (11/22) • rushed 14 times for 26 yards vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Junipero Serra High School, where he was a two-way star for the Padres • departed as the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns scored, breaking the record previously held by NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann • two-time West Catholic Athletic League all-conference selection • helped lead Serra to a 7-4 record and a berth in the CIF playoffs • rushed 144 times for 832 yards (5.8 ypc) and eight touchdowns as a senior • hauled in seven receptions for 166 yards and a score and completed 2 of 3 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown • averaged 22.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns and totaled 200 yards on three punt returns with two going for scores • collected 18 tackles and five pass breakups as a part-time defensive back • named to the All-Daily team by the Palo Alto News and the San Mateo Daily News • earned second team All-San Mateo County honors from San Mateo County Times • named honorable mention All-Metro by the San Francisco Chronicle • helped lead Serra to a 9-3 overall record and a league co-championship as a junior • had a breakout season with 1,461 rushing yards on 141 carries (10.4 ypc) and 27 touchdowns in 2006, topping the 200-yard mark three times • named the 2006 WCAL Offensive Back of the Year • also earned second team All-Metro honors from the San Francisco Chronicle and second team All-CIF (Central Coast Section) accolades as a junior • coached by Patrick Walsh • also a standout on the track for the Padres, posting times of 11.0 in the 100 and 21.8 in the 200. PERSONAL: Born December 19, 1989 • son of Shelly and Willie Eskridge.

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23 running back sophomore 5.11 | 189

San Francisco, Calif. Juniperro Serra High School

RB

deleonESKRIDGE’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING G/GS Year 13/9 2008 13/9 Total

Att. 184 184

Yds. Avg. 714 3.7 714 3.7

TD Long 7 46 7 46

Rec. 29 28

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 181 6.2 181 6.5

TD Long 0 23 0 23

deleonESKRIDGE’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Long Rush Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

29 124 3 46 8 61 23

vs. Indiana at Illinois vs. Montana State at Illinois at Ohio State vs. Florida Atlantic vs. Florida Atlantic

10-4-2008 10-11-2008 9-13-2008 10-11-2008 9-27-2008 9-20-2008 9-20-2008

69

N I E T S K C I JacobGL

player biographies

2008: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Brookfield Central (Wis.) High School • coached by Doug Lange • helped lead his team to state playoffs and a 13-1 record as a junior • earned all-state honors as a junior and senior • also a twotime all-conference, all-county and all-area selection • three-year letterwinner • three-year honor roll honoree in the classroom. PERSONAL: Information technology major • son of Susan and Loren Glickstein • born July 2, 1990.

69 defensive line freshman (RS) 6.3 | 275

New Berlin, Wis. Brookfield Central High School

DL

93 * Minnesota Football

T N A R G n a Ry

player biographies

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: Information technology 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.

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43 linebacker freshman (RS) 6.2 | 227

Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie High School

LB

43

5

Y A R G s i e u Q r Ma

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 • can make big plays with both his arm and legs • possesses the size and arm strength to throw the ball down the field and the athleticism to make a big play when protection breaks down • 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.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Ben Davis High School, where he was a three-year starter • 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.

5

quarterback freshman 6.4 | 224 Indianapolis, Ind. Ben Davis High School

QB

player biographies

PERSONAL: Born November 7, 1990 • son of Lisa and Donald Gray.

95 * Minnesota Football

1

N E E R G n o Brand

player biographies

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 lategame 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 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 4yard reception at Wisconsin (11/15) • started vs. Iowa (11/22) but did not record any statistics • caught two passes for 38 yards, including a 29-yarder 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.

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1

wide receiver sophomore 6.0 | 179 Chicago, Ill. Robeson High School

WR

brandonGREEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING G/GS Year 12/5 2008 12/5 Totals

Rec. 21 21

Yds. 306 306

Avg. 14.6 14.6

TD 1 1

Long 71 71

brandonGREEN’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Long Reception

5 100 1 71

Three times - Last: at Wisconsin at Purdue at Wisconsin at Purdue

11-15-2008 10-25-2008 11-15-2008 10-25-2008

2008: Redshirted • walk-on.

AustinHAHN

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 • brother Adam plays defensive tackle for Northwestern

64 offensive line freshman (RS) 6.3 | 263 Hartford, Wis. Hartford High School

OL

64

player biographies

97 * Minnesota Football

38

N A D U A H e k Bl a

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not play • scholar-athlete award winner. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio • high school coach was Doug Pearson • first-team all-state and all-district punter in 2004 and was named all-city as both a punter and wide receiver • averaged 43.7 yards on 14 punts and converted 29 PATs and four field goals during his senior season • also had three touchdown receptions as a wide receiver for the Titans. PERSONAL: Business and marketing education major • son of Jim and Michelle Haudan • born September 2, 1986.

98 * Minnesota Football

38 punter senior (RS) 6.1 | 216

Toledo, Ohio St. John’s Jesuit High School

P

90

N O S R E D N RayHE

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Reserve defensive end who has seen action in 10 games since transferring from Tennessee • four total tackles as a Gopher.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared in four games • credited with one solo tackle on the season. Game-By-Game: earned first playing time of the season vs. Montana State (9/13), but did not record any statistics • came off the bench to record a solo tackle against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • saw action vs. Indiana (10/4) and Iowa (11/22) during Big Ten play, but did not have any statistics. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in six games with one start • finished the season with three total tackles, including two unassisted stops, all against North Dakota State (10/20) • made first career start at Michigan (10/27) • earned first letter. 2006: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

90 defensive end senior (RS) 6.5 | 272

Oak Creek, Wis. Tennessee Oak Creek High School

DE

rayHENDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 6/1 2 1 3 4/0 1 0 1 10/0 3 0 4

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

rayHENDERSON’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

1

four times

2005: Redshirted at Tennessee in 2005 • transferred to Minnesota prior to the 2006 season. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Oak Creek High School (Wis.) • played in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl • was an all-state selection as a senior • was an all-region, all-conference and all-suburban selection as a junior • ranked as the eighth-best strongside defensive end in the nation and the second-best overall player in Wisconsin in 2005 by Rivals • finished with 83 tackles and 14 sacks in 2004 and registered 104 tackles with 19 sacks in 2003 • was a four-year starter with two seasons spent at offensive tackle and two years at defensive end. PERSONAL: Communication studies major • son of Lenore Henderson • born May 20, 1986.

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JonHOESE

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Converted safety who made the transition to fullback during 2008 training camp • also a standout performer on special teams • scored touchdowns on two of his first three career carries during the 2008 Insight Bowl • has appeared in 18 games as a Gopher with one start.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 11 games, earning his only offensive statistics in the Insight Bowl • rushed four times for five yards and two TDs • totaled five tackles on special teams • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: did not record any statistics in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • recorded an assisted tackle on special teams at Bowling Green (9/6) and a solo special teams stop vs. Montana State (9/13) • did not receive credit for any statistics vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • notched one solo and one assisted tackle on special teams at Ohio State (9/27) • played on special teams but did not register any statistics vs. Indiana (10/4) • assisted on a tackle vs. Northwestern (11/1) • played but did not record and statistics vs. Michigan (11/8), Wisconsin (11/15) and Iowa (11/22) • rushed four times for five yards and two scores vs. Kansas (12/31) • picked up his first career start vs. the Jayhawks • his first and third career carries went for touchdowns at the Insight Bowl. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Walk-on appeared in the final seven games of the season as a reserve safety and on special teams • collected four total tackles, including three solo stops • credited with one solo stop at Northwestern (10/13), Michigan (10/27) and in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17) • earned first letter • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School • led the Panthers to a 13-1 record and the 2006 Minnesota Class AAA state title • rushed for 1,455 yards on 163 carries as a senior with 25 touchdowns • named to the All-Wright County first team and the Vikings All-State High School Team • was also an honorable mention selection to the 2006 Minnesota Associated Press All-State prep football team • coached by Dave Dose. PERSONAL: Business marketing education • son of Terry and Sharon Hoese • born July 4, 1989.

100 * Minnesota Football

35 fullback junior 6.2 | 230

Glencoe, Minn. Glencoe-Silver Lake High School

FB

35

jonHOESE’S CAREER STATISTICS G/GS Solo Asst Total 7/0 3 1 4 11/1 3 2 5 18/1 6 3 9

Year 2007 2008 Total

RUSHING

Year 2007 2008 Total

G/GS 7/0 11/1 18/1

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

RECEIVING

Att. 0 4 4

Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

96

S E H G U H s i t r Cu

CAREER NOTES: Hard-working tight end who has primarily been used as a blocker • also a key special teams performer • made all of his career appearances during the 2008 season.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Earned playing time in 10 games • saw most of his action on special teams and in short-yardage blocking situations • did not record any offensive statistics, but did have a 12-yard kickoff return at Wisconsin (11/15) • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any playing time as a member of the squad. 2006: Redshirted • walk-on. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy (Ill.) • helped the Eagles to a 7-2 record his senior year • high school coach was Osei Agyeman-Badu.

96 tight end junior (RS) 6.4 | 248

Chicago, Ill. Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep

TE

player biographies

PERSONAL: Fisheries and wildlife major • son of Patricia Hughes • born October 12, 1987.

101 * Minnesota Football

97

S B O C A J y n Antho

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Up and coming defensive end saw more playing time throughout the season • saw action as a reserve in 10 games • credited with seven total tackles on the season • earned first letter. Game-By-Game: made his first collegiate appearance off the bench and recorded his first career solo tackle at Bowling Green (9/6) • did not register any statistics as a reserve vs. Montana State (9/13) • credited with one solo and one assisted tackle at Ohio State (9/27) • played but did not record any statistics vs. Illinois (10/11), Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1), Michigan (11/8) and Wisconsin (11/15) • collected a career high four total tackles, including his first career tackle for loss vs. Iowa (11/22) • also assisted on his first career sack against the Hawkeyes • saw action but did not record any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31). 2007: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Northfield (Minn.) High School • high school coach was Bubba Sullivan • fourstar recruit ranked among the Rivals Top 250 and listed as the top player in Minnesota and the 16th-best strongside defensive end in the nation • ranked the third-best player in Minnesota by Scout • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 33rd-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • the 54th-ranked running back in the nation by ESPN.com • named to recruiting expert Tom Lemming’s All-Midwest Team • named to the 2006 Associated Press All-State Team • along with being a standout defensive end, also compiled 1,107 yards rushing with 13 touchdowns in 2006 • totaled 49 tackles with six tackles-for-loss and two sacks along with rushing for 618 yards and six scores on 108 carries in 2005 • selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. PERSONAL: Son of Anthony Carter and Carolyn Jacobs • born Nov. 16, 1988 • applied economics major.

102 * Minnesota Football

97 defensive end sophomore (RS) 6.2 | 288

Northfield, Minn. Northfield High School

DE

anthonyJACOBS’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total 10/0 3 4 7 10/0 3 4 7

TFL INT PBU 1-3 0 0 1-3 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0.5-2 0 0.5-2

anthonyJACOBS’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

4

vs. Iowa

11-22-2008

5

N O S N H O J y Johnn

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Persistent young athlete who opened the year as a wide receiver before moving to the defensive backfield midway through the season • appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams • earned a spot as one of the gunners on the Gophers’ punt coverage team down the home stretch of the season • totaled four tackles (three solo) on the year, including solo stops against Illinois (10/11), Northwestern (11/1) and Iowa (11/22) • saw action, but did not record any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Robeson High School, were he was a three-year varsity starter and a two-time All-Public League selection at quarterback • helped lead the Raiders to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Illinois Class 5A state playoffs as a senior in 2007 • completed 98-of-182 passes for 1,684 yards and 28 touchdowns • rushed for 88 yards and eight touchdowns • recorded 33 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a defensive back • had eight kickoff returns for 357 yards and a touchdown on special teams • also averaged 36.0 yards as the Raiders primary punter and handled the majority of Robeson’s kickoffs • connected on 103of-227 passes for 2,002 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 • also rushed for 47 yards and a pair of scores • recorded six tackles and two interceptions as a defender • coached by Fabray Collins.

5

cornerback sophomore 5.9 | 186 Chicago, Ill. Robeson High School

CB

johnnyJOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 10/0 3 1 4 10/0 3 1 4

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

johnnyJOHNSON’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

1

four times

PERSONAL: Born November 6, 1989 • son of Crystal Hudson.

103 * Minnesota Football

player biographies

46

N O S N H O J r e Tyl

CAREER NOTES: Former member of the United States Marine Corps did two tours of duty in Iraq • walked on at Minnesota and earned playing time on special teams during his freshman season. 2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: injured in spring practice and did not see action.

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Walk-on running back saw action in seven games on special teams • collected four total tackles with three solo stops • made his college debut at Indiana (10/6) • recorded his first tackle the follwing week at Northwestern (10/13) and finished the game with two solo stops • had an assisted tackle at Michigan (10/27) • made a solo stop in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17) • earned first letter • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Concordia Academy • played at Park Center High School as a sophomore and junior • earned all-conference honors as a middle linebacker as a junior and senior • coached by Mike Aurich at Concordia Academy. PERSONAL: Born July 30, 1984 • son of Alan and Jackie Johnson • wife’s name is Danielle • has a five-year-old daughter, Anika • kinesiology major.

104 * Minnesota Football

46 running back junior 5.9 | 195

Fridley, Minn. Concordia Academy

RB

tylerJOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU 7/0 3 1 4 0-0 0 0 did not play 7/0 3 1 4 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0

0-0

96

Y E S K R I K n o Brand

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action as a reserve in 11 games • had eight total tackles on the season • earned first letter. Game-byGame: made his collegiate debut in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30), but did not record any statistics • made first career tackle vs. Montana State (9/13) on a 5-yard TFL • saw action as a reserve against Florida Atlantic (9/20) and Ohio State (9/27) but did not crack the stat sheet • came off the bench to register at solo tackle at Illinois (10/11) • credited with a 2-yard tackle for loss at Purdue (10/25) • saw action but did not have any statistics vs. Northwestern (11/1) • registered a pair of solo stops against Michigan (11/8) • played at Wisconsin (11/15) but did not register any statistics • collected a season-high three total tackles vs. Iowa (11/22) • played vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl, but did not record any statistics. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Hazelwood East High School, where he was the top player in the Suburban North League • helped lead the Spartans to an 8-2 record as a senior in 2007 • recorded 69 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries • earned first team Class 5 all-state accolades from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and the Missouri Football Coaches Association • named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro first team and the St. Louis American all-area first team • Ranked second in the St. Louis Metro area in total tackles as a junior in 2006 with 93, including 50 solo stops, while helping lead Hazelwood East to an 8-3 mark • earned first team all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association • also a first team All-Metro pick by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a first team All-Suburban North Conference honoree • coached by Corey Johnson.

96 defensive tackle sophomore 6.2 | 281 St. Louis, Mo. Hazelwood East High School

DT

brandonKIRKSEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 11/0 6 2 8 11/0 6 2 8

TFL INT PBU 2-7 0 0 2-7 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

brandonKIRKSEY’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

3

vs. Iowa

11-22-2008

PERSONAL: Born June 22, 1989 • son of Felicia Kirksey.

105 * Minnesota Football

45

E K Z T I L K n a B ry

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see action as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2007: Redshirted • walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Chippewa Falls (Wis.) High School • two-time All-Big Rivers Conference selection • twotime all-county honoree also earned all-area honors as a senior in 2006 • also lettered in hockey and track and field • ran on school-record sprint medley relay team • high school coach was Chuck Raykovich. PERSONAL: Son of Robert and Gayle Klitzke • born April 2, 1989.

106 * Minnesota Football

45 defensive back sophomore (RS) 6.1 | 203

Chippewa Falls, Wis. Chippewa Falls High School

DB

BenKUZNIA

CAREER NOTES: Former walk-on has evolved into a reliable pass-catching threat • posted a break-out campaign after struggling with injuries during 2007 and playing sparingly during 2006 • has appeared in 17 games as a Gopher, including all 13 games in 2008.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started 12 of 13 games and played in all 13 • produced at least one reception in each regular-season contest • ranked third on the team in receptions and yards receiving with 31 catches for 310 yards • 16 of his 31 receptions (52 percent) went for first downs • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: snagged a 16-yard reception in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • hauled in four receptions for 33 yards, including a key, 14-yard tightrope grab on third down early in the fourth quarter that extended a scoring drive at Bowling Green (9/6) • had two catches for 10 yards vs. Montana State (9/13) • finished with three receptions for 38 yards, including a 19-yard grab, against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • finished with four receptions for 16 yards at Ohio State (9/27) • credited with one receptions for 13 yards vs. Indiana (10/4) • grabbed two passes for 29 yards and converted two third downs into first downs at Illinois (10/11) • caught three passes for 33 yards at Purdue (10/25) • set career bests in both receptions (7) and receiving yards (98) vs. Northwestern (11/1), including a 22-yard catch • had a 3-yard reception against Michigan (11/8) • finished with two receptions for three yards at Wisconsin (11/15) • hauled in an 18-yard pass vs. Iowa (11/25).

16 wide receiver senior (RS) 6.0 | 192 Olivia, Minn. BOLD High School

WR

16

player biographies

benKUZNIA’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 2/0 2/0 13/12 17/12

Rec. 0 0 31 31

Yds. 0 0 310 310

Avg. 0.0 0.0 10.0 10.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 0 0 22 22

benKUZNIA’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

7 vs. Northwestern 98 vs. Northwestern 22 vs. Northwestern

11-1-2008 11-1-2008 11-1-2008

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made just three appearances during the season and saw his productivity limited by injury • saw playing time at Florida Atlantic (9/15) and vs. North Dakota State (10/20) and Illinois (11/3) as a reserve wide receiver but did not record any statistics • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games, seeing action on 22 plays • was in on 13 snaps against Temple (9/16) and nine at Kent State (8/31) • scholar-athlete award winner. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of BOLD High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Steve Solem • first team all-state selection at defensive back and honorable mention as a punt returner and quarterback in 2004 • finalist for the Mr. Football award • all-conference and all-area in both his junior and senior year • 212 Conference Defensive Back of the Year in 2004 • helped lead his team to four consecutive state playoff appearances • also competed in basketball, track and field and baseball • was twice named all-conference in baseball and once in basketball • also earned Academic AllState recognition in 2005. PERSONAL: Majoring in management and speech communication • son of Curt and Fay Kuznia • born August 27, 1986.

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EricLAIR

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Up-and-coming young athlete who contributed as both a tight end and on special teams • appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams, but did not record any statistics • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: Earned playing time in 11 straight games • missed only the season opener • made his first collegiate appearance at Bowling Green (9/6). HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Lamar High School • three-year starter who helped the Redskins win 29 games • helped lead Lamar to a 10-2 record, the district 20-5A title and a berth in the second round of the Class 5A Division 1 state playoffs as a senior in 2007 • hauled in 11 receptions for 233 yards and five touchdowns • earned second team all-state honors from Prep Ticket • helped lead Lamar to a 9-3 record and the second round of the Class 5A Division 1 state playoffs as a junior in 2006 • honorable mention All- District 20-5A • caught 27 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns • helped Lamar post a 10-1 record as a sophomore in 2005 • coached by Tom Nolen. PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1990 • son of Lakeshia and Eric Lair, Sr.

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85 tight end sophomore 6.3 | 230

Houston, Texas Lamar High School

TE

85

21

E C N E R W SimoniLA

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: High-impact performer had a huge influence on the Gopher defense in just his first year at the major college level • proved to be an extremely versatile player, displaying excellent coverage skills while also excelling in run support and rushing the passer • earned playing time in all 13 games with five starts • ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 66, despite coming off the bench in 8 of 13 games • was second on the team in tackles for losses with 10.5, including 4.0 sacks • tallied one interception, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles • also scored two touchdowns – one on an interception return and one on a fumble return • earned first letter. Game-by Game: came off the bench to record three unassisted tackles, with one tackle for loss, and a forced fumble in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • made his first career start at Bowling Green (9/6), totaling seven tackles, including an assist on a sack • made four total stops (three solo) against Montana State (9/13) • credited with four total tackles, including an 8-yard sack, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • also returned his first career interception 50 yards for a touchdown and tallied a pass breakup against the Owls • credited with three total tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Ohio State (9/27) • assisted on a tackle and notched a pair of pass breakups vs. Indiana (10/4) • turned in a huge performance at Illinois (10/11) with nine total tackles (six unassisted), two tackles for losses, including a sack, and a 9-yard fumble return for a touchdown (10/11) • totaled five tackles (three solo), including a 6-yard sack, at Purdue (10/25) • led the Gophers with nine total tackles (seven solo) and assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Northwestern (11/1) • had a big game against Michigan (11/8), collecting eight tackles (seven unassisted), including a pair for losses • totaled seven tackles and forced a fumble at Wisconsin (11/15) • collected four tackles (three solo) and assisted on a sack against Iowa (11/22) • tallied two tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Kansas (12/31).

21 linebacker senior 6.1 | 218

Upper Darby, Pa. Valley Forge Military Academy

LB

simoniLAWRENCE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU 13/5 45 21 66 10.5-40 1 3 13/5 45 21 66 10.5-40 1 3

FR 1 1

FF Sacks 2 4.0-25 2 4.0-25

simoniLAWRENCE’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles Solo Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Fumble Recoveries Forced Fumbles

9 7 2 1 1 1

two times, last vs. Northwestern 11-1-2008 two times, last vs. Michigan 11-8-2008 two times, last vs. Michigan 11-8-2008 three times, last at Purdue 10-25-2008 at Illinois 10-11-2008 two times, last at Wisconsin 11-15-2008

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Started two seasons at Valley Forge Military Academy, where he was twice named the Seaboard Football Conference Player of the Year • helped the Cadets win back-to-back conference titles • recorded 107 tackles and 10 interceptions as a freshman in 2006 • coached by Don DiCarlo. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Upper Darby High School • rushed for 3,217 yards during his career • had an unbelievable senior season in 2005, rushing for 2,136 yards and 315 carries and scoring 26 touchdowns • also caught seven passes for 80 yards and four scores • earned first team Class AAAA all-state honors • coached by Rich Gentile. PERSONAL: Born February 1, 1989 • son of Amanda and Simeon Lawrence • communications studies major.

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K C E U L m a Ad

player biographies

2008: Redshirted • walk-on • did not see action • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Eden Prairie High School • member of team which won back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007 • two-time letterwinner • team was 28-0 during his junior and senior seasons • member of the National Honor Society • coached by Mike Grant. PERSONAL: Born February 10, 1990 • son of David and Theresa Lueck.

11 quarterback freshman (RS) 6.0 | 181

Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie High School

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H S E R A M m Sa

CAREER NOTES: Rugged, hard-hitting linebacker was expected to arrive ready to play • under went heart surgery June 26, 2008 after a congenital defect was found during a routine physical in June at the University of Minnesota • enrolled in January. HIGH SCHOOL: Local product from nearby Champlin Park High School, where he was twice named the Northwest Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year • led the Rebels to an 8-3 record as a senior in 2007 • totaled 99 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries • also rushed for eight touchdowns on 22 carries and served as the team’s punter • one of six players named to the 2007 Minneapolis Star-Tribune Super Preps team • earned all-state honors from The Associated Press • named to the Minnesota Vikings’ all-state team • recorded 61 tackles and earned first team all-state honors as a junior • rushed for 10 touchdowns on 40 carries on offense and led Champlin Park to an 8-2 record in 2006 • collected 107 tackles and two sacks during a 7-2 campaign in 2005 • coached by Mike Korton • received four stars from Rivals • member of the Rivals 250 • rated as the No. 14 inside linebacker and the No. 3 player in the state of Minnesota by Rivals • three-star prospect by Scout, which rates him as the nation’s No. 15 middle linebacker • the No. 22 inside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com • also one of the state’s top prep wrestlers • three-time Class AAA state wrestling champion, posting a 41-0 record at 285 pounds as a junior and a 394 mark at 215 pounds as a sophomore.

17 linebacker freshman 6.3 | 247

Champlin, Minn. Champlin Park High School

LB

player biographies

PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1989 • son of Julie and Bill Maresh • Brother, Mike, was a four-year starter at linebacker for North Dakota State and wrapped up his career in 2008.

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Y R R A G c M Collin

player biographies

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see action • scholar-athlete award winner.

2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in three games as a reserve tight end but did not record any statistics. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Stillwater (Minn.) High School • high school coach was Scott Hoffman • ranked as the 12th-best player in Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked the 10th-best player in Minnesota by Scout.com • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 115th-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • received honorable mention all-state recognition by the Associated Press in 2006. PERSONAL: Son of Robert and Jenny McGarry • born December 16, 1988 • brother, Robert, is was the Gophers’ long snapper from 2004-07 • general studies major.

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88 tight end junior 6.4 | 228

Stillwater, Minn. Eden Prairie High School

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N O T L E K c MichaelM

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Reserve cornerback who earned playing time in three games. Game-by-Game: came off the bench to record a two tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • saw playing time against Indiana (10/4) and Illinois (10/11), but did not record any statistics • earned second letter. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve defensive back and on special teams • totaled three tackles (two solo) for the season • earned first letter. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not play. 2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) High School • high school coach was Eric Patterson • named to the Palm Beach Post’s “Area Stars” list • helped lead the National team to 21-13 win in the Outback Steakhouse all-star football game • named team’s MVP for the 2004 season • earned Offensive Player of the Year honors at Royal Palm Beach in 2003 • also lettered in track and basketball.

13 defensive back senior (RS) 5.10 | 183

Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Royal Palm Beach High School

DB

michaelMcKELTON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 0/0 0 0 0 11/0 2 1 3 3/0 1 1 2 14/0 3 1 5

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

michaelMcKELTON’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

2

vs. Florida Atlantic

9-20-2008

PERSONAL: Son of Velmon Edwards • born July 29, 1987 • communications studies major.

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55

Y E L N I K c M Cedric

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Stout defensive end who adjusted nicely to the major college level throughout the season • appeared in 12 games as a reserve • recorded four eight tackles, including three sacks • had breakout game at Insight Bowl, tallying four tackles and two sacks • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: earned playing time against Northern Illinois (8/30), Bowling Green (9/6) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) but did not record any statistics • tallied lone tackle of the season vs. Montana State (9/13) • saw action vs. both Ohio State (9/27) and Indiana (10/4), but did not record any statistics • came off the bench to assist on a tackle at Illinois (10/11) • came off the bench to collect a pair of tackles at Purdue (10/25), including his first career sack for a loss of nine yards • saw action but did not total any statistics against Michigan (11/8), Wisconsin (11/15) and Iowa (11/22) • recorded four solo stops, including two sacks vs. Kansas (12/31). JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for one of the nation’s top junior college programs at Mississippi Gulf Coast • helped the Bulldogs to a perfect 12-0 record and a share of the 2007 NJCAA national championship • key member of a defense that allowed just 167 points in 12 games (13.9 ppg) during the 2007 season • totaled 38 tackles, with eight going for losses, including five sacks • also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for a touchdown • recorded 21 tackles, with one going for a loss, as a freshman in 2006 • part of a sophomore class at MGC that went a combined 19-2 during the 2006 and 2007 seasons • coached by Steve Campbell. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Northview High School in Bratt, Fla. • totaled 75 tackles, including 15 sacks, and had eight pass breakups as a senior in 2005 • selected to play in the Northwest All-Star Game • also lettered in basketball. PERSONAL: Born March 26, 1987 • son of Edna McKinley • communications studies major.

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55 defensive end senior 6.5 | 262

Demopolis, Ala. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Northview High School

DE

cedricMcKINLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 12/0 7 1 8 12/0 7 1 8

TFL INT PBU 3-21 0 0 3-21 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 3-21 0 3-21

cedricMcKINLEY’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles Sacks

4 2

vs. Kansas vs. Kansas

12-31-2008 12-31-2008

83

T H G I N K c Da’JonM

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Emerging young wide out developed rapidly since arriving at Minnesota • played just one season of high school football, but has adapted quickly to the sport • saw playing time in nine games • made the most of his lone reception of the regular season, hauling in a 22-yard touchdown pass • earned first letter. Gameby-Game: saw action as a reserve against Bowling Green (9/6), Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20), but did not register any statistics • hauled in a 22-yard bullet from Adam Weber in the back of the end zone at Ohio State (9/27) for a touchdown on his first career reception • caught two passes for 16 yards vs. Kansas (12/31). HIGH SCHOOL: Key member of Skyline’s top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game in 2007 • also played receiver as a senior • 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 12 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver • did not participate in football as a junior • coached by Reginald Samples. PERSONAL: Born October 11, 1989 • son of Deloris and Anthony McKnight, Sr.

83 wide receiver sophomore 6.3 | 200 Dallas, Texas Skyline High School

WR

da’jonMcKNIGHT’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Total

G/GS 9/0 9/0

Rec. 3 3

Yds. 38 38

Avg. 12.7 12.7

TD 1 1

Long 22 22

da’jonMcKNIGHT’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

2 vs. Kansas 22 at Ohio State 22 at Ohio State

12-31-2008 9-27-2008 9-27-2008

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N E O M t t e r r Ba

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Hard-working, blue-collar defensive tackle who willed his way into the Gophers’ defensive line rotation • has seen action in 23 games as a Gopher with 11 total tackles • three-time academic All-Big Ten selection • originally a walk-on guard with the Minnesota program. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Earned playing time in all 13 games as a reserve • credited with seven total tackles on the year • two of his seven stops came behind the line of scrimmage • academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: tallied 1.5 sacks in the season opener against Northern Illinois (8/30), totaling 14 yards in losses • saw action at Bowling Green (9/6) and vs. Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) but did not record any statistics • assisted on a tackle at Ohio State (9/27) • played but did not have any statistics vs. Indiana (10/4) and Illinois (10/11) • credited with a solo stop at Purdue (10/25) • saw action but did not have any statistics vs. Northwestern (11/1) • made a solo tackle against Michigan (11/8) • assisted on a tackle at Wisconsin (11/15) • credited with a solo tackle vs. Iowa (11/22) • saw action but did not have any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31).

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made successful transition from offensive guard to defensive tackle and saw his playing time increase throughout the season • played in 10 games • also a key special teams contributor • collected four tackles, all solo, on the year • recorded his first career tackle vs. Purdue (9/22) • had one unassisted tackle vs. Illinois (11/3) • collected two solo stops at Iowa (11/10) • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not play. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Jon Leverenz • also competed in hockey, baseball and track and field. PERSONAL: Son of Barrett and Aimee Moen • born August 11, 1987 • uncle Matt Herkenhoff played for the Gophers in the early 1970s and spent 10 seasons with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs • electrical engineering major.

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89 defensive tackle senior 6.3 | 282

Bloomington, Minn. Bloomington Jefferson High School

DT

89

barrettMOEN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU 0/0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 10/0 4 0 4 0-0 0 0 13/0 4 3 7 1.5-14 0 0 23/0 8 3 11 1.5-14 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1.5-14 0 1.5-14

barrettMOEN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

2 2

vs. Northern Illinois at Iowa

8-31-2008 11-10-2007

14

E P I D N U G DamolaO

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Hard-working walk-on who has appeared in five games on special teams and as a reserve running back during his career • lone career carry came during the 2007 season vs. Illinois • moved to cornerback during 2009 spring practices • two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made lone appearance of the season as a reserve running back against Montana State (9/13), but did not record any statistics • scholar-athlete award winner • earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in four games on special teams and as a reserve running back • had lone carry of the season for zero yards vs. Illinois (11/3) • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner. 2006: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner • competed on the Gopher track team during the spring. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Irondale High School • high school coach was Ben Geisler • ranked as the 39th-best prospect in the state by MinnesotaPreps.com • two-time all-conference selection • a four-year letterwinner in track • holds school record in the 100 meters • also lettered in basketball and baseball • honor roll student • graduated with honors.

14 cornerback junior (RS) 5.7 | 180

New Brighton, Minn. Irondale High School

CB

PERSONAL: Finance major • son of Ade and Fola Ogundipe • born January 25, 1989.

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93

I H C A U W N DerrickO

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Emerging defensive end who has developed into a key contributor • has appeared in 21 games during his Gopher career with 13 starts • has 32 career tackles, including seven for losses.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Saw action in 11 games, starting eight • recorded 16 total tackles • 12 of his 16 stops were unassisted, including four for losses • also registered a pass breakup and a forced fumble • scholar-athlete award winner • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: led all defensive linemen with three solo stops in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • totaled three unassisted tackles, including a tackle for loss, and forced a fumble at Bowling Green (9/6) • collected two solo stops with a 5-yard tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Montana State (9/13) • had two total tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • assisted on two tackles at Ohio State (9/27) • collected a tackle for loss vs. Indiana (10/4) • played but did not record any statistics at Illinois (10/11) • credited with a solo stop against Northwestern (11/1) • totaled two tackles against Michigan (11/8) • started at Wisconsin (11/15), but did not record any statistics • started against Iowa (11/22), but did not record any statistics • missed the Insight Bowl vs. Kansas (12/31) with an injury. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 10 games • emerged during the second half of the season, making starts in five of the last six game of the year • started two games at right defensive end and three at left defensive end • totaled 16 tackles (12 solo), with three tackles for losses and two sacks • also forced a fumble and had a pass break-up • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned first letter • Game-by-Game: collected three solo tackles and had a pass break-up vs. Ohio State (9/29) • made his first career start at Northwestern (10/13), totaling three tackles • had an assisted tackle vs. North Dakota State (10/20) • credited with a 16-yard sack and a forced fumble at Michigan (10/27) • made a solo stop vs. Illinois (11/3) • had a season-high four tackles, with two tackles for losses and a sack at Iowa (11/10) • recorded three tackles in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). 2005-06: Redshirted in 2005 and played in 2006 at College of the Canyons • coach was Chuck Lyons. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Hart High School • totaled 60 tackles (20 solo) with seven sacks as a senior. PERSONAL: Son of Bridgett and Eniemenonye Onwuachi • born June 23, 1987 • applied economics major.

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93 defensive end senior 6.5 | 253

Newhall, Calif. College of the Canyons Hart High School

DE

derrickONWUACHI’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 10/5 12 4 16 11/8 12 4 16 21/13 24 8 38

TFL INT PBU 3-22 0 1 4-8 0 1 7-30 0 2

FR 0 0 0

FF Sacks 1 2-21 1 0-0 2 2-21

derrickONWUACHI’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles Tackles For Loss Sacks

4 at Iowa 1 Six times - Last: vs. Indiana 1 Two times - Last at Iowa

11-10-2007 10-4-2008 11-10-2007

RyanORTON

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Up-and-coming young offensive lineman who appeared in all 13 games • made six starts at left guard • drew a start in his first collegiate game vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • came off the bench for the next six games • returned to the starting lineup at Purdue (10/25) and started the final five games of the regular season • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. 2007: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Eden Prairie High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Mike Grant • three-star recruit ranked as the 42nd-best offensive guard in the nation and the seventh-best player in Minnesota by Rivals • ranked the 80th-best offensive guard in the nation and the ninth-best player in Minnesota by Scout • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 83rd-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • was a 2006 first team Associated Press All-State selection • selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Team in 2006 • led Eagles to an 11-2 mark as a junior, helping his team advance to the Class 5A semifinals • also competed in track and field at Eden Prairie, competing in the shot put.

78 offensive line sophomore (RS) 6.4 | 292

Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie High School

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78

player biographies

PERSONAL: Pre-journalism major • son of Donald Ramler and Susan Orton • born Oct. 18, 1988.

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N A M T T I P d i v Da

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Versatile athlete who can play a number of positions • struggled with injuries throughout the season, but still appeared in 10 games • started his first career game at the Insight Bowl • also played on special teams as a backup punt returner • posted lone stats of the regular season vs. Iowa (11/22), catching two passes for 19 yards • completed a 75-yard pass on Minnesota’s first offensive play of the Insight Bowl vs. Kansas (12/31) • caught two passes for 13 yards vs. the Jayhawks • earned first letter.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Started two seasons at quarterback at Pasadena City College • led the California Community College system in passing as both a freshman and a sophomore • set virtually all of Pasadena City’s passing and total offense records while at the controls of the Lancers’ offense • finished his junior college career with a staggering 556 completions for 6,346 yards and 61 touchdowns • earned second team All-America honors from JC Grid-Wire in 2007 after completing 303-of-453 passes (67 percent) for 3,643 yards and 35 touchdowns • his 303 completions were a national junior college record for a season • also earned all-state honors from the California Community College coaches and was named the Mission Conference co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 • led the state of California Community College system in both passing yards (364.3) and total offense (421.5) per game • also Pasadena’s leading rusher with 572 yards and six rushing touchdowns • Had at least 30 completions in 7 of 10 games • totaled more than 300 passing yards in 8 of 10 contests, including three games with more than 400 yards passing • also tossed at least three touchdowns in 7 of 10 games, with three 5-TD games, two 6-TD games and one 7-TD game • had his most productive single-game outing against Santa Ana College in the 2007 season finale, completing 34-of-50 passes for 474 yards and seven touchdowns • burst on the California junior college scene as a freshman in 2006 • completed 253of-380 passes (66.6 percent) for 2,703 yards and 26 touchdowns • earned honorable mention All-America honors from JC Grid-Wire and second team All-Mission Conference accolades • led Pasadena to a 6-4 record in 2007 and a 3-7 record in 2006 • coached by Kenny Lawler. HIGH SCHOOL: Grew up in southern California before moving to Georgia for high school due to father’s job transfer • blossomed as a senior, leading Brookwood High School to the 2005 Georgia Class 5A state championship game and a 14-1 record. PERSONAL: Born March 26, 1988 • his father, Danny Pittman, also played football at Pasadena City College • kinesiology major.

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9

wide receiver senior 5.11 | 189 Snellville, Ga. Pasadena City College Brookwood High School

WR

9

davidPITTMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Total

G/GS 10/0 10/0

Rec. 4 4

Yds. 32 32

Avg. 8.0 8.0

TD 0 0

Long 13 13

davidPITTMAN’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Receptions

Receiving Yards Long Reception

2 2 19 13

vs. Kansas vs. Iowa vs. Kansas vs. Kansas

12-31-2008 11-22-2008 12-31-2008 12-31-2008

MikeRALLIS

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Tough, hard-working young safety came to Minnesota as a walk-on • earned a scholarship during training 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-byGame: 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 kickoff 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.

26 safety sophomore 6.2 | 208

Edina, Minn. Edina High School

DB

26

player biographies

mikeRALLIS’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 13/1 14 6 20 13/1 14 6 20

TFL INT PBU 1-1 0 0 1-1 0 0

FR 0 0

mikeRALLIS’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles Solo Tackles Tackles for Loss

8 6 1

at Wisconsin at Wisconsin at Wisconsin

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

11-15-2008 11-15-2008 11-15-2008

PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1989 • son of Stewart and Monica Rallis • enrolled in the Carlson School of Management.

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H P L O D N A R Brandon

player biographies

2008: Did not see action as a member of the squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-conference award winner for Harlan High School • helped lead his team to a conference championship • two-way player, racking up 30 tackles and 11 touchdowns • also took part in track and field as a prep. PERSONAL: Born June 29, 1990 • son of Jacquelyn Harris and Mark White.

89 wide receiver freshman (RS) 6.0 | 198 Chicago, Ill. Harlan High School

WR

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89

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S E V E E R r e Spenc

Speedy and versatile linebacker with immediate playing potential • signed with the Gophers in February 2008, but enrolled in January 2009 • has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash • solid tackler in open space moves well from sideline to sideline • 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. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended 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 • 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 AllDistrict 11-5A honors • coached by Reginald Samples.

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linebacker freshman 6.2 | 221 Dallas, Texas Skyline High School

LB

player biographies

PERSONAL: Born December 19, 1989 • son of Deidre Reeves.

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N O T S Y O R Kim

player biographies

Transfer from Wisconsin was a highly-touted member of the 2006 recruiting class • was ranked as the No. 5 player in the state of Minnesota coming out of St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall • played in 24 games during two seasons at Wisconsin • was ranked among the top 45 players in the Midwest by SuperPrep after his high school career • rated as one of the top 45 cornerbacks in the nation by scout.com and rivals.com coming out of high school • sat out the 2008 season under NCAA transfer guidelines. 2008: Practiced with team but could not compete due to NCAA transfer regulations • named outstanding defensive scout team player

2006-07 • WISCONSIN: 2007 (Sophomore): Played in 12 of 13 games, missing Oct. 6 date vs. Illinois due to injury • saw action as extra defensive back in passing situations and on special teams • tallied 14 total tackles and forced one fumble • recorded a season-high four tackles vs. Penn State on Oct. 13 • 2006 (Freshman): Played in 12 games on special teams and saw limited action in defensive secondary • first career interception came against Minnesota on Oct. 14 • recorded season-high four tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 9. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at local power Cretin-Derham Hall • named all-region by PrepStar • first-team all-state selection as a senior • three-tiem all-conference selection • played defensive back and wide receiver • registered 71 tackles and four interceptions as a senior • hauled in 41 receptions and scored 15 touchdowns in 2005 • tallied 60 tackles and picked off three passes in 2004 as a junior in his first season as a defensive back • also lettered in basketball and track and field • helped Cretin-Derham Hall to a 10-3 mark as senior and a berth in the Minnesota Class 5A state title game • helped lead CDH to a 9-4 mark as a junior • coached by Mike Scanlan. PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1987 • son of Chris and Ladonna Royston • father played football at North Dakota State • communications studies major.

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defensive back junior (RS) 5.11 | 182 Minneapolis, Minn. Wisconsin Cretin-Derham Hall High School

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3

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L E H S A D K RyanRUC

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Experienced and versatile offensive lineman • has earned playing time in 24 games.

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2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in three games, all at guard • made first appearance of the season at Bowling Green (9/6) • also saw action vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) and at Illinois (10/11) • all three game were Gopher victories • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned third letter.

Apple Valley, Minn.

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 10 games as a reserve offensive lineman • also appeared on special teams on place-kicks • helped the Gophers pass for 2,949 yards, the second-most in school history • team averaged 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • earned second letter • scholar-athlete award winner.

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2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 11 of 13 games • backup offensive lineman helped the Gophers pass for 2,874 yards on the season, the third-highest total in school history • part of an offense that scored 50 touchdowns on the season, the third-most in school history • participated in 75 plays • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter.

offensive line senior (RS) 6.5 | 278

Eastview High School

2005: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Eastview High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Kelly Sherwin • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team, ranked as the 18th-best offensive lineman • selected as a PrepStar All-Midwest Region performer • ranked as the 89th-best offensive lineman in the country by Scout.com • named to the KARE-11 and Star Tribune All-Metro teams in 2004 • was a two-time all-conference performer and was also named first team all-state by the Associated Press and second-team all-state by the Pioneer Press his senior season • graded out at over 95 percent his senior year and averaged seven pancake blocks per game • two-year starter at tackle, helping his team average 5.9 yards per rush in 2004 • served as team captain his senior year • honor roll student and MSHSL ExCEL Award winner. PERSONAL: Son of Rick and Candy Ruckdashel • born December 5, 1986 • an intercollege programs major, which combines study in the Carlson School of Management, with coursework in communications studies and leadership.

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N O M A L A S Shady

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 12 of 13 games with two starts • ranked third on the team in rushing with 181 yards on 49 carries and three touchdowns • also had nine receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. Game-by-Game: Saw his first collegiate action off the bench at Bowling Green (9/6) • totaled 64 yards on 12 carries vs. the Falcons • gained 19 yards on his first collegiate rush and also scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 5yard run at Bowling Green • made his first collegiate start against Montana State (9/13), finishing the game with eight yards on three attempts • also snared a 13-yard reception vs. the Bobcats • came off the bench to rush for 50 yards on seven carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run, against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • had two carries for four yards in a reserve role at Ohio State (9/27) • rushed four times for 10 yards, with a 1-yard touchdown plunge, vs. Indiana (10/4) • came off the bench at Illinois (10/11), but did not record any statistics • rushed two times for five yards and had an 8-yard reception at Purdue (10/25) • hauled in a 6yard reception vs. Northwestern (11/1) • totaled six yard on two carries and had a 9-yard reception against Michigan (11/8) • had a strong game off the bench at Wisconsin (11/15), totaling 69 all-purpose yards (29 rushing/40 receiving), hauling his first career touchdown pass and scoring on a 2-point conversion run • made second career start vs. Iowa (11/22), recording two carries and an 11-yard reception • tallied six carries for seven yards and one reception for four yards vs. Kansas (12/31). HIGH SCHOOL: Attended local power Cretin-Derham Hall, where he was a two-way starter for the Raiders • helped lead CDH to a 13-1 record and a berth in the Minnesota Section 4 Class 5A championship game as a senior in 2007 • averaged 8.8 yards per carry, totaling 774 yards on 88 carries • scored 19 total touchdowns (15 rushing and four receiving) • also had 33 receptions for 522 yards • listed as Special Mention on the 2007 Associated Press All-State Team • earned All-Metro honors from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • named to KARE-11 Preseason All-Metro Team in 2007 • also helped lead CDH to a 10-1 mark, and a runner-up finish in the Minnesota Section 4 Class 5A playoffs as a junior • rushed for 834 yards on 114 attempts for an average of 7.3 yards per carry in 2006 • scored 19 touchdowns (16 rushing, three receiving) • also had 28 receptions for 288 yards that season • earned honorable mention all-state honors from the AP • coached by Mike Scanlan. PERSONAL: Shady Salamon was born Feb. 20, 1990 • son of Robin Salamon.

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29 running back sophomore 5.10 | 202

South St. Paul, Minn. Cretin-Derham Hall High School

RB

shadySALAMON’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING G/GS Year 2008 12/2 Totals 12/2

Att. 49 49

Yds. Avg. 181 4.0 181 4.0

TD Long 3 19 3 19

Rec. 9 9

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 91 10.1 91 10.1

shadySALAMON’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Long Rush Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Receiving TDs

12 64 1 19 3 40 15 1

at Bowling Green at Bowling Green three times, last vs. Indiana at Bowling Green at Wisconsin at Wisconsin at Wisconsin at Wisconsin

TD Long 1 15 1 15

9-6-2008 9-6-2008 10-4-2008 9-6-2008 11-15-2008 11-15-2008 11-15-2008 11-15-2008

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N A M R E W H DavidSC

player biographies

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 twotime 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. PERSONAL: Born April 15, 1990 • parents are Jack and Linda Schwerman • enrolled in Carlson School of Management • sister Kelly played basketball for Marquette.

43 kicker freshman (RS) 6.0 | 196

Waukesha, Wis. Kettle Moraine High School

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E P R A H S x Re

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared in 11 games, primarily on special teams • credited with three total tackles. Game-by-Game: earned first career playing time on special teams against Montana State (9/13) • played on special teams and as a reserve linebacker vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • registered his first career tackle against the Owls • assisted on one tackle at Ohio State (9/27) • played but did not record any statistics vs. Indiana (10/4) • credited with a solo tackle at Illinois (10/11) • played but did not record any statistics against Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1), Michigan (11/8), Wisconsin (11/15), Iowa (11/22) and Kansas (12/31). JUNIOR COLLEGE: Redshirted at Butler County (Kan.) County Community College in 2005 • transferred to Arizona Western College, where he had a standout freshman campaign in 2006 • named to the NJCAA 2007 Preseason All-American first team • went on to collect 105 total tackles (27 UT, 78 AT), including 6.5 tackles for losses and two sacks during a monster sophomore campaign • also had four pass break-ups and returned an interception 31 yards • served as one of the Matadors’ team captains • coached by James Pryor. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Fairfield High School in Birmingham, Ala • was highly decorated following a stellar senior campaign in 2004 • collected 102 tackles and three interceptions from his linebacker position • hauled in 25 receptions for 351 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver • helped lead Fairfield to an 11-2 record and a berth in the quarterfinals of the Alabama state playoffs • earned all-state honors from the Montgomery Advertiser • also a member of the Mobile Register’s Elite 18 and Super Southeast 120 • named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Super 12 as well as the Birmingham News Super Senior squad • considered by Rivals to rank among the nation’s top 25 outside linebackers in the class of 2005 • also ranked among Rivals’ Alabama Top 25 and Scout’s Alabama Top 30 • totaled 154 tackles, three sacks, and one interception as a junior • finished with 480 receiving yards and six touchdowns on offense in 2003 • coached by Jim Vakakes. PERSONAL: Born December 18, 1986 • parents are Rex and Vonita Sharpe • youth studies major.

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33 linebacker senior 6.1 | 231

Fairfield, Ala. Arizona Western College Fairfield High School

LB

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rexSHARPE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 11/0 2 1 3 11/0 2 1 3

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

rexSHARPE’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

1 three times

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

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S L E R E H S s Marcu

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Incredibly versatile athlete who has filled a number of roles as a Gopher • spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as a wide receiver and special teams ace before finding a home at cornerback in 2008 • has appeared in 28 games during his career, including 12 at cornerback • originally a walk-on at Minnesota.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Emerged as one of the Big Ten’s top cornerbacks and was one of the biggest surprises on the team • moved to from wide receiver to corner during spring drills and flourished at the position, starting 12 of 13 games • ranked eighth on the team with 46 total tackles • also tallied two interceptions and 11 pass breakups • ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 25th in the nation in passes defended with 13 • also the Gophers’ primary punt returner • returned 15 punts for 179 yards to rank second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the NCAA in punt returns with an average of 11.9 yards • scholar-athlete award winner • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned third letter. Game-by-Game: logged his first career start and collected four unassisted tackles and three pass breakups in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • credited with five total tackles and two pass breakups at Bowling Green (9/6) • also had two punt returns for 11 yards vs. the Falcons • returned his first career interception 13 yards and recorded four solo stops and a pass breakup against Montana State (9/13) • had five punt returns for 49 yards, including a 22-yarder against the Bobcats • made three unassisted tackles and was credited with a pass breakup vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • also had a season-long 34 yard punt return against the Owls, nearly breaking it for a touchdown • totaled five stops (four solo) at Ohio State (9/27) • also had two punt returns for 26 yards vs. the Buckeyes • assisted on a tackle vs. Indiana (10/4) • returned to the lineup after missing the Illinois game with an injury to record four tackles at Purdue (10/25) • also returned an interception 23 yards vs. the Boilermakers • had a 13-yard punt return to go with a pair of tackles vs. Northwestern (11/1) • assisted on four tackles, including on for a loss, and had a pass breakup against Michigan (11/8) • registered two solo tackles and a 31-yard punt return at Wisconsin (11/15) • collected a season-high six tackles (five solo) and three pass breakups vs. Iowa (11/22) • recorded six tackles (four solo) vs. Kansas (12/31)

24 cornerback senior 5.11 | 165

Rochester, Minn. John Marshall High School

CB

marcusSHERELS’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 7/0 0 0 0 9/1 9 0 9 12/12 33 13 46 28/12 42 13 55

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 2 11 0-0 2 11

FR 0 0 0 0

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G 2006 7 2007 9 2008 11 27 Totals

KR 0 17 0 17

Yds. 0 364 0 364

Avg. 0.0 21.4 0.0 21.4

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 0 37 0 37

PUNT RETURNS Year G 2006 7 2007 9 2008 12 27 Totals

PR 0 0 15 14

Yds. 0 0 179 174

Avg. 0.0 0.0 11.9 12.4

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 0 0 34 34

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

marcusSHERELS’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

Solo Tackles Interceptions Pass Breakups

6 6 5 1 1 3 3

vs. Iowa vs. Kansas vs. Iowa vs. Montana State at Purdue vs. Iowa vs. Northern Illinois

11-22-2008 12-31-2008 11-22-2008 9-13-2008 10-25-2008 11-22-2008 8-31-2008

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Former walk-on evolved into a solid contributor for the Gophers • earned playing time in nine games • made his first career start in the season finale vs Wisconsin (11/17) • caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown • collected nine solo tackles on special teams • also averaged 21.4 yards on 17 kickoff returns and had one punt return for seven yards • Academic All-Big Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter • Game-by-Game: hauled in first career reception for six yards at Indiana (10/6) • caught a 21-yard pass for his first career touchdown and averaged 24.6 yards on three kickoff returns at Northwestern (10/13) • had four kickoff returns for 97 yards against North Dakota State (10/20) and two for 36 yards at Michigan (10/27) • totaled 54 yards on three kickoff returns vs. Illinois (11/3) • had one kickoff return of 18 yards at Iowa (11/10) • snagged a 19-yard reception and averaged 21.3 yards on four kickoff returns in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Participated in seven games as a true freshman • saw action in a season-high 20 snaps against Temple (9/16) • participated in 45 plays • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of John Marshall High School • high school coach was Jack Drews • ranked among the top 50 prospects in the state by MinnesotaPreps.com • honorable mention all-state selection at running back • two-time all-conference performer • led the Rockets to a 9-2 record and a section title as a senior • was also an all-conference selection in basketball. PERSONAL: Son of Linda Lager • born September 30, 1987 • his brother Mike played linebacker for the Gophers from 2004-07 and was a captain as a junior and senior.

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S N O M M I TrayeS

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Talented transfer jumped right into the Gophers’ starting lineup and helped to solidify the secondary • emerged as one of the Big Ten’s top cornerbacks, earning second team all-conference honors from both the league’s coaches and media • started all 12 regular season games and saw action in all 13 contests • ranked sixth on the team in total tackles with 62 • tied for fifth in the Big Ten with four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown • added 14 pass breakups to lead the conference in passes defended and rank fifth nationally with 18 • also forced and recovered a fumble • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: made his first career start in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30), recording three solo tackles and a pass breakup • totaled seven tackles and had a breakup at Bowling Green (9/6) • collected three total tackles, two breakups and his first career interception against Montana State (9/13) • returned an interception 15 yards, forced a fumble and totaled five stops vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • led the team with a seasonhigh eight total tackles (five solo) and tallied three breakups at Ohio State (9/27) • credited with three total stops vs. Indiana (10/4) • tallied four tackles (three unassisted) and was credited with two pass breakups at Illinois (10/11) • registered four solo tackles and a had a pass breakup at Purdue (10/25) • picked off two passes, returning one for a 23-yard touchdown and the other for 33 yards, and totaled five tackles with a TFL vs. Northwestern (11/1) • collected seven total tackles (season-high six solos), assisted on a TFL and notched a breakup vs. Michigan (11/8) • credited with five tackles (four solo) at Wisconsin (11/15) • registered three solo tackles vs. Iowa (11/22) • recorded four solo stops and one pass breakup vs. Kansas (12/31). JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons for head coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias • totaled 29 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss, in nine games as a sophomore in 2007 • also credited with six pass break-ups • had six punt returns for 96 yards (16.0 average), including a 48-yarder vs. West Hills • earned first team AllValley Conference honors as a defensive back • appeared in eight games as a freshman, recording 23 tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage, and three pass break-ups. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Marietta High School • helped lead the Blue Devils to an 11-1 record and a Region 5-A championship as a senior • recorded five interceptions on the season • named first-team all-Cobb County by the Marietta Daily Journal • also an honorable mention Class 5-A all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association • named the Cobb County Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year • recorded 38 tackles and a school record nine interceptions as a junior • coached by James Richards. PERSONAL: Born January 18, 1987 • youth studies major.

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15 defensive back senior 5.11 | 179 Marietta, Ga.

College of the Sequioas Marietta High School

DB

trayeSIMMONS’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 13/12 45 17 62 13/12 45 17 62

TFL INT PBU 1.5-2 4 14 1.5-2 4 14

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 1 0-0 1 0-0

trayeSIMMONS’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles Solo Tackles Interceptions Pass Breakups

8 6 2 3

at Ohio State vs. Michigan vs. Northwestern at Ohio State

9-27-2008 11-8-2008 11-1-2008 9-27-2008

Y R A T E L G N I MarcusS

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player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see action as a member of the squad.

2007: Joined team midway through season • redshirted. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2005, 2006) at Rainy River Community College in International Falls, Minn. • earned second-team AllRegion 6 honors • recorded 88 tackles, three interceptions and a blocked field goal in two years at Rainy River • also played basketball for RRCC, earning all-conference accolades. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at the Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Ga. • helped lead his team to an 8-2 record and a No. 8 ranking in the state as a senior in 2004. PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1986 • father is Liston Singletary III • communications studies major • has eight siblings, ranging in age from 26 to 2 years old • served as a graduation speaker at Rainy River CC’s commencement exercises in May of 2007.

31 defensive back senior (RS) 5.11 | 200 Hinesville, Ga. Rainy River CC Bradwell Institute

DB

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EricSMALL

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Hard-nosed defensive tackle who has been a mainstay in the Gophers’ defensive line rotation since arriving at Minnesota • has seen action in 25 games with 19 starts • has collected 43 tackles, seven for losses, including 3.5 sacks.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started 12 games and saw extensive action in all 13 • ranked third among defensive linemen with 25 total tackles, including a pair of sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss • recorded one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup • also appeared as a blocking fullback on offense in goal-line situations • scholar-athlete award winner • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: recorded a solo tackle in the season opener against Northern Illinois (8/30) • also had a pass breakup vs. the Huskies • in the Gophers’ starting lineup at Bowling Green (9/6), vs. Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) but did not register any statistics • turned in a big game at Ohio State (9/27), totaling four tackles (three unassisted) and his first sack of the season • also ripped the ball from Buckeye running back Beanie Wells for his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery • had two solo tackles and made his first appearance as a member of the Gophers offense vs. Indiana (10/4), leading the way for Shady Salamon’s 1-yard touchdown plunge • recorded four total tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown at Illinois (10/11) • started but did not record any statistics at Purdue (10/25) • collected three total tackles, with a 10-yard sack, against Northwestern (11/1) • had for total tackles, including a TFL, against Michigan (11/8) • equaled a career high with a season-best five total tackles at Wisconsin (11/15) • started vs. Iowa (11/22) but did not record any statistics • tallied two stops, including one tackle for loss vs. Kansas (12/31). 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games with six starts • Made 18 tackles on the season (11 solo) • also had 2.5 tackles for losses, including a sack, and a pass break-up • earned first letter • scholar-athlete award winner • Game-by-Game: made his first career start in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) and finished with three tackles • collected a season-high five stops at Florida Atlantic (9/15) • had two tackles vs. both Purdue (9/22) and Ohio State (9/29) • recorded two solo stops vs. both North Dakota State

(10/20) and Illinois (11/3) • had one assisted tackle at Michigan (10/27) and Iowa (11/10). 2005-06: Spent one season at Joliet Junior College after transfering from Missouri State • head coach was Tom Minnick • received honorable-mention recognition on the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association All-America Team as a defensive lineman • also named a first-team NJCAA All-Region IV selection and was a first-team All-Midwest Football Conference performer • was the runner-up for the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2006 • finished the 2006 season ranked fourth on the team in total tackles with 35, including 27 solo stops and six quarterback sacks.

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98 defensive tackle senior (RS) 6.2 | 295 Naperville, Ill. Joliet Junior College Naperville Central High School

DT

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ericSMALL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total TFL INT PBU 12/6 11 7 18 2.5-14 0 1 13/12 14 11 25 4.5-21 0 1 25/18 25 18 43 7.0-35 0 2

FR 0 2 2

ericSMALL’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles Sacks

5 1

FF Sacks 0 1.0-12 1 2-16 1 3.5-28

Two times; last: at Wisconsin 11-15-2008 Three times; last vs. Northwestern 11-1-2008

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Naperville Central High School • high school coach was John Gutrich • earned all-state honors as a senior • three-time all conference and all-area selection • was also a two-year letterwinner in basketball. PERSONAL: Son of Ken and Sally Small • born November 19, 1986 • business marketing education major.

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S E M M O T MattS

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Made the transition from defenisve tackle to offensive lineman • saw action in three games, including his first career start at the Insight Bowl • scholar-athlete award winner • Academic All-Big Ten selection • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: Saw action as a reserve offensive lineman vs. Bowling Green (9/13) • also saw playing time as a backup vs. Florida Atlantic • received his first career start vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl.

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in nine games and was a regular in the Gophers’ defensive line rotation • finished the season with 12 total tackles (eight solo), two tackles for loss and two pass break-ups • earned first letter • scholar-athlete award winner • Game-by-Game: collected two solo stops in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • assisted on a tackle for loss against Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • had one assisted tackle at Florida Atlantic (9/15) and one solo stop vs. Ohio State (9/29) • assisted on a stop in the backfield at Indiana (10/6) • credited for a career-high four solo stops, including a tackle for loss, at Michigan (10/27) • made one tackle in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in 15 snaps in the win over Temple (9/16) • scholar-athlete award winner.

79 defensive back senior (RS) 6.7 | 296

Richmond, Minn. Eden Valley-Watkins High School

OL

player biographies

mattSTOMMES’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

G/GS Solo Asst Total 1/0 0 0 0 9/0 8 4 12 3/1 0 0 0 13/1 8 4 12

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 2-4 0 2 0-0 0 0 2-4 0 2

FR 0 0 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

mattSTOMMES’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS Tackles

4 at Michigan

10-27-2007

2005: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Eden Valley-Watkins High School • high school coach was Ray Tri • named a first team Associated Press All-State selection on the defensive line • was also a first-team all-conference selection and the Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Central Minnesota Conference • named to the St. Cloud Times All-Area Team • recorded 128 tackles with 26 tackles-for-loss, 24 sacks and two fumble recoveries • accounted for 73 tackles and 16 sacks his senior year and caught 14 passes for 221 yards at tight end • named to the 2004 Academic All-State Team and the KARE-11 Academic All-Star Team. PERSONAL: Son of Reuben and Janice Stommes • born October 17, 1986 • cousin, Nicholas Stommes, is also a member of the Minnesota football program • risk management/insurance major • enrolled in the Carlson School of Management.

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S E M M O T S Nicholas

player biographies

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see action as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Joined team midway through season as walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Owen-Whithee High School • served as salutatorian for his graduating class • was a member of the Carlson School Honors Program. PERSONAL: Finance and entrepreneurial management double major • enrolled in the Carlson School of Management • son of Richard and Jan Stommes • born February 4, 1987 • cousin, Matt Stommes, is also a member of the Minnesota football program.

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39 defensive back senior (RS) 6.2 | 295 Owen, Wis. Owen-Withee High School

DB

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E R I M R E D U TroySTO

player biographies

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 60yarder vs. Kansas (12/31) • also recorded a six-yard run vs. the Jayhawks.

11 wide receiver sophomore 5.10 | 183 Dallas, Texas Skyline High School

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troySTOUDERMIRE’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING Year G/GS 2008 13/1 Totals 13/1

Att. 5 5

KICKOFF RETURNS G Year 13 2008 Totals 13

Yds. Avg. 19 3.8 19 3.8

KR 42 42

TD Long 0 9 0 9

Yds. 1,083 1,083

Avg. 25.8 25.8

Rec. 3 3

TD 0 0

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 13 4.3 13 4.3

TD Long 0 11 0 11

Long 60 60

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 all-area 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..

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M U E V S k c i r t Pa

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2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see action as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see action as a member of the squad • walk-on.

50 linebacker junior 6.1 | 213

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time letterwinner for Century High School • helped lead Century to a 7-2 record and a Big 9 Conference championship as a senior • played for head coach Jon Vik • also earned three letters in track and field • earned an honors diploma, was a scholar-athlete award winner and an honor roll student.

Rochester, Minn.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 18, 1988 • son of Peg and Randy Sveum • lists his greatest sports thrill as returning a fumble 78 yards for a TD vs. cross-town rival Rochester Mayo during his senior year • information technology major.

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E L A V A T d r a Nedw

CAREER NOTES: Veteran offensive lineman who has been a consistent presence in the Gophers’ lineup over the past three seasons • has appeared in 34 games with 27 starts. 2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Earned playing time in 10 games with seven starts at right guard • started the first two games of the season before being sidelined for two games with an injury • returned as a reserve at Ohio State (9/27) and earned starts vs. Indiana (10/4) and Illinois (10/11) • came off the bench against Purdue (10/25) and Michigan (11/8) • started the final three games of the season vs. Wisconsin (11/15), Iowa (11/22) and Kansas (12/31) • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • earned third letter. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Earned playing time in 11 of 12 games • made seven starts, all at left guard • integral member of an offensive line that helped the Gophers average 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • helped paved the way for four 200-yard team rushing games and three 300-yard passing games • blocked for an offensive unit that passed for 2,949 yards, which is the second-highest total in school history • member of an offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts to rank 10th in the NCAA in sacks allowed • earned second letter.

66 offensive line senior (RS) 6.2 | 320

St. Paul, Minn. Cretin-Derham Hall High School

OL

player biographies

2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: The only freshman to start all 13 games • helped the Gophers pass for 2,874 yards on the season, the third-highest total in school history • helped the offense score 50 touchdowns on the season, the third-most in school history • part of an offense that has had a 1,000-yard rusher in a schoolrecord eight consecutive seasons, one of only two teams in Big Ten history to accomplish that feat • participated in 801 plays • earned first letter. 2005: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School • high school coach was Rich Kallock • ranked as the 38th-best offensive guard in the nation by Rivals • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team, ranked as the 20th-best offensive lineman • selected as a PrepStar All-Midwest Region performer • was honorable mention all-state in 2003 and was a second-team all-state selection by the Associated Press in 2004 • was all-metro his senior season, compiling 84 pancake blocks on the offensive line and registering 62 tackles on the defensive line. PERSONAL: Majoring in communication studies • son of Mase and Utu Tavale • born February 6, 1987.

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T E R E H T e l Ky

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Consistent performing safety was the veteran of the secondary in 2008 • has appeared in 25 games with 19 career starts • displays a nose for the football • has 117 tackles and six career interceptions.

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 13 games and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches • tied for 10th in the Big Ten in interceptions with three • ranked second on the team in total tackles with 78 and tops on the squad in solo stops with 59 • also had eight pass breakups for 11 total passes defended • led the Gophers in tackles in three games • scholar-athlete award winner • earned Academic All-Big Ten honors • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: finished with five total tackles (four solo) and assisted on a tackle for loss in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • totaled five stops (four solo) and had a breakup at Bowling Green (9/6) • returned his first interception of the season 24 yards, made five unassisted tackles and notched a breakup against Montana State (9/13) • credited with five solo tackles and a 41-yard interception return vs. Florida Atlantic • totaled four tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Ohio State (9/27) • credited with three total tackles and a pass breakup vs. Indiana (10/4) • led the Gophers with a careerhigh 12 total tackles, including eight solo stops, at Illinois (10/11) • had a big game at Purdue (10/25), leading the team with a career-high nine solo stops, recording an interception and notching a pass breakup • had five tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Northwestern (11/1) • collected six total tackles and broke up a career- best two passes vs. Michigan (11/8) • registered five tackles (four solo), two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup at Wisconsin (11/15) • shared the team lead for tackles with 10 and notched a pass breakup vs. Iowa (11/22) • recorded five solo tackles vs. Kansas (12/31). 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games with six starts • made four starts at safety and two at cornerback • finished ninth on the team in total tackles with 39 • led the Gophers in interceptions with three • also had 2.5 tackles for losses, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery • earned the Outstanding First Year Defensive Player Award • earned first letter • scholar-athlete award winner • Game-by-Game: had one solo tackle and a pass break-up in the season-opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • made two total tackles, including one for a four-yard loss, in his first career start vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • had two assisted tackles at Florida Atlantic (9/15) • recorded one assisted stop and returned his first career interception 28 yards against Purdue (9/22) • registered one solo tackle vs. Ohio State (9/29) • collected three total tackles and returned an interception 34 yards at Indiana (10/6) • collected a tackles (three solo) at Northwestern • finished with four tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. North Dakota State (10/20) • had three tackles and a fumble recovery at Michigan (10/27) • totaled six stops and a pass break-up vs. Illinois (11/3) • credited for a season-high eight total tackles (five solo) at Iowa (11/10) • made three solo stops and had a 10-yard interception return in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of J.K. Mullen High School (Colo.) • high school coach was Dave Logan • recorded 144 tackles with seven sacks and one interception, which was returned for a score, in 14 games his senior season • posted 76 tackles, nine sacks, two interceptions and scored a touchdown on a kickoff return his junior year • was a 2005 All-Centennial League choice. PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Carolyn Theret • born Sept. 27, 1989.

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27 safety junior 5.10 | 186

Murietta, Calif. J.K. Mullen High School (Colo.)

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kyleTHERET���S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 12/6 24 15 39 13/13 59 19 78 24/18 83 34 117

TFL INT PBU 2-5 3 2 2.5-4 3 8 4.5-9 6 10

FR 1 2 2

kyleTHERET’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles Solo Tackles Interceptions Pass Breakups Fumble Recoveries

12 8 1 2 2

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

at Illinois 10-11-2008 at Illinois 10-11-2008 Five times - Last: vs. Florida Atlantic 9-20-2008 vs. Michigan 11-8-2008 at Wisconsin 11-15-2008

JayTHOMAS

CAREER NOTES: Veteran back who has overcome ACL injuries to both knees during his career • proven dangerous kickoff returner • has played in 33 games as a Gopher • has totaled 464 rushing yards on 84 carries during his career with five rushing touchdowns • has also averaged 22.8 yards on 25 career kickoff returns, with a 91-yard touchdown during the 2007 campaign at Florida Atlantic.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games • gained 24 yards on seven rushing attempts and hauled in two passes for four yards • averaged 19.1 yards on nine kickoff returns with a long of 35 yards • also collected nine special teams tackles and a forced fumble • earned third letter. Game-by-Game: averaged 22.7 yards on three kickoff returns with a long of 35 yards in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • tallied three tackles on special teams and forced a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half that led to a Minnesota touchdown at Bowling Green (9/6) • credited with a solo special teams tackle vs. Montana State (9/13) • rushed four times for 23 yards and hauled in an 11-yard pass to go with three special teams tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • earned playing time at Ohio State (9/27) but did not record any statistics • had one carry for six yards, two receptions for four yards and a 25-yard kickoff return vs. Indiana (10/4) • had a 14-yard kickoff return at Illinois (10/11) • saw action on special teams but did not register any statistics at Purdue (10/25) • returned a kickoff 14 yards against Northwestern (11/1) • credited with a 19-yard kickoff return against Michigan (11/8) • did not record any offensive statistics but did collect two special teams tackles at Wisconsin (11/15) • lost five yards on a pair of carries vs. Iowa (11/22) • returned one kickoff for 21 yards vs. Kansas (12/31).

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Oakdale, Minn. Tartan High School

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jayTHOMAS’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING Year G/GS 12/0 2006 8/1 2007 13/0 2008 Total 34/1

Att. 37 40 7 84

Yds. Avg. 225 6.1 215 5.4 24 3/4 464 5.5

TD Long 4 34 1 36 0 9 5 36

Rec. 1 7 2 10

RECEIVING Yds. Avg. 49 49.0 81 11.6 4 2.0 134 13.4

KICKOFF RETURNS Year G

KR

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Long

2006 2007 2008 Totals

6 10 9 25

87 313 172 572

14.5 31.3 19.1 22.8

0 1 0 1

45 91 35 91

12/0 8/1 13/0 34/1

TD Long 0 49 0 30 0 6 0 49

jayTHOMAS’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Long Rush Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

22 100 2 34t 3 49 49

at Northwestern at Northwestern vs. Indiana vs. Indiana at Florida Atlantic Two times - Last: at Indiana vs. Iowa

11-13-2007 11-13-2007 11-4-2006 11-4-2006 9-15-2007 10-6-2007 11-18-2006

2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in the first eight games of the year with one start before suffering a season-ending knee injury vs. North Dakota State • rushed for 215 yards and one touchdown on 40 attempts and led the Gophers’ backfield in yards per carry (5.4) • finished with seven receptions for 81 yards • averaged 31.3 yards on 10 kickoff returns • return average would have ranked third in the nation with enough attempts) • earned second letter • Game-by-Game: averaged 32.0 yards on two kickoff returns in the season opener vs. Bowling Green (9/1) • had one carry for one yard and a 23-yard kickoff return vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8) • averaged 46.7 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 91-yard touchdown, at Florida Atlantic (9/15) • also rushed for 14 yards on three attempts and had three receptions for 17 yards vs. the Owls • rushed four times for 24 yards and scored his lone rushing touchdown of the season vs. Purdue (9/22) • had one carry for three yards and four kickoff returns for 78 yards against Ohio State (9/29) • rushed eight times for 58 yards and had two receptions for 49 yards, including a season-long 30yarder, at Indiana (10/6) • totaled 100 yards on 22 carries for his first career 100yard rushing performance in lone start of the season at Northwestern (10/13) • gained 15 yards, but suffered a season-ending knee injury on his only carry of the game vs. North Dakota State (10/20). 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 12 of 13 games • rushed 37 times for 225 yards and four touchdowns • earned first letter • Game-by-Game: made his Golden Gopher debut at Cal (9/9) • had one carry for three yards against the Bears • rushed twice for 31 yards against Temple (9/16) • had six carries for 79 yards and scored the first two touchdowns of his career against Indiana (11/4) • rushed six times for 10 yards and one touchdown at Michigan State (11/11) • scored a touchdown for the third straight game in the season finale against Iowa (11/18) • had a career-high 15 carries and caught the first pass of his career against the Hawkeyes • carried six times for 21 yards against Texas Tech (12/29) • participated in 206 plays. 2005: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Tartan High School (Minn.) • high school coach was Tim Hickey • tabbed as the 18thbest all-purpose back in the country by Rivals • selected as a PrepStar All-Midwest Region performer • named the 2004 Pioneer Press Football Player of the Year and a first-team all-state choice by the Associated Press • named to the KARE-11 and Star Tribune All-Metro teams his senior season • three-time allconference and all-state selection • led the metro area in rushing in 2004 with a school-record 1,549 yards on 154 attempts • also set school records for career rushing yards (3,083), career rushing touchdowns (27), career kickoff returns for touchdowns (6), and rushing touchdowns in a season (14) and a game (6) • also lettered in basketball and track • finished third in the 100-meter (10.77) and 200-meter dash (21.49) at the state meet. PERSONAL: Communication studies major • son of Jim Thomas and Delene and Rory Sanders • born June 29, 1987.

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Y E L S N I T y r Ga

player biographies

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Emerging young linebacker who played in seven games, mostly on special teams • did not record any statistics • made his first collegiate appearance at Illinois (10/11) • also saw action vs. Purdue (10/25), Northwestern (11/1), Michigan (11/8), Wisconsin (11/15), Iowa (11/22) and Kansas (12/31) • earned first letter. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended First Coast High School, where he helped lead the Buccaneers to three straight District 4-4A titles • headlined the No. 1 defense in Duval County as a senior in 2007, helping First Coast to an 11-3 record • collected 70 tackles, including 25 sacks • earned third team Florida Class 4A all-state honors from the Florida Sports Writer’s Association and was a first team All-District 4-4A selection • also earned all-conference and all-district honors • named MVP of the 2007 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Football All-Star Classic, collecting five sacks and leading the North team to a 25-7 victory • totaled 56 tackles, including 17 sacks, as a junior in 2006 • earned honorable mention All-District 4-4A and all-conference honors • coached by Marty Lee. PERSONAL: Born October 23, 1989 • son of Aenta and Gary Tinsley.

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51 linebacker sophomore 6.1 | 224

Jacksonville, Fla. First Coast High School

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garyTINSLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 7/0 0 0 0 7/0 0 0 0

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

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T T E N R A W JeffTO

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Former walk-on evolved into a key contributor on the Gophers’ offensive line • has appeared in 20 games with 11 starts • played the majority of the 2008 season with a torn ACL • had surgery to repair the injury following the Iowa game and did not play in the Insight Bowl • one of three Tow-Arnett brothers on the team.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten selection • saw action in nine games at center, including eight starts • started the first two games of the year before suffering an ACL injury at Bowling Green (9/6) • missed the Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) games • returned to the lineup to start at Ohio State (9/27) and started seven of the final eight games of the regular season • lone miss was at Wisconsin (11/15) • did not play in the Insight Bowl after knee surgery • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifthmost in school history • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in each of the final 10 games of the season with three starts • made all three starts at left guard • earned his first career start vs. North Dakota State (10/20) and was in the Gophers’ opening offensive lineup for three of the season’s final five games • integral member of an offensive line that helped the Gophers average 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • helped paved the way for four 200-yard team rushing games and three 300-yard passing games • blocked for an offensive unit that passed for 2,949 yards, which is the second-highest total in school history • member of an offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts to rank 10th in the NCAA in sacks allowed • earned first letter • Academic All-Big Ten Selection • Minnesota Athletics Top-Five scholar-athlete award winner.

52 offensive line senior (RS) 6.2 | 285

Redwood Falls, Minn. Redwood Falls High School

OL

2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw the first action of his college career against Temple (9/16) • participated in 12 plays against the Owls • scholar-athlete award winner. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Redwood Valley High School • high school coach was Matt Lundeen • also competed in basketball, hockey, baseball, track and field and golf. PERSONAL: Business and marketing education major • son of Duane Tow and Bette Jo Arnett • born November 19, 1986.

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T T E N R A NathanTOW

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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 • plans to major in business with a minor in Japanese • oldest member of the Golden Gopher football team • born July 25, 1982.

40 safety freshman (RS) 6.0 | 202

Redwood Falls, Minn. Redwood Falls High School

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T T E N R A W NickTO

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Former walk-on evolved into a key contributor on the Gophers’ offensive line • has appeared in 20 games with 11 starts • played the majority of the 2008 season with a torn ACL • had surgery to repair the injury following the Iowa game and did not play in the Insight Bowl • one of three Tow-Arnett brothers on the team.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten selection • saw action in nine games at center, including eight starts • started the first two games of the year before suffering an ACL injury at Bowling Green (9/6) • missed the Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20) games • returned to the lineup to start at Ohio State (9/27) and started seven of the final eight games of the regular season • lone miss was at Wisconsin (11/15) • did not play in the Insight Bowl after knee surgery • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifthmost in school history • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in each of the final 10 games of the season with three starts • made all three starts at left guard • earned his first career start vs. North Dakota State (10/20) and was in the Gophers’ opening offensive lineup for three of the season’s final five games • integral member of an offensive line that helped the Gophers average 407.5 yards of total offense per game on the season • helped paved the way for four 200-yard team rushing games and three 300-yard passing games • blocked for an offensive unit that passed for 2,949 yards, which is the second-highest total in school history • member of an offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts to rank 10th in the NCAA in sacks allowed • earned first letter • Academic All-Big Ten Selection • Minnesota Athletics Top-Five scholar-athlete award winner.

48 tight end senior (RS) 6.2 | 247

Redwood Falls, Minn. Redwood Falls High School

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nickTOW-ARNETT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year

2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Long

1/0 12/2 13/0 26/2

0 10 10 20

0 149 211 360

0.0 14.9 21.1 18.0

0 0 1 1

0 56 40 56

nickTOW-ARNETT’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception

4 vs. Northern Illinois 66 vs. Northern Illinois 56 vs. Bowling Green

8-30-2008 8-30-2008 9-1-2007

2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw the first action of his college career against Temple (9/16) • participated in 12 plays against the Owls • scholar-athlete award winner. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Redwood Valley High School • high school coach was Matt Lundeen • also competed in basketball, hockey, baseball, track and field and golf. PERSONAL: Business and marketing education major • son of Duane Tow and Bette Jo Arnett • born November 19, 1986.

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T T E L P I R T n Natha

player biographies

CAREER NOTES: Steady, hard-working middle linebacker who is also a key special teams performer • one of the Gophers’ top kickoff cover men • has appeared in 26 games with one start • credited with 40 career tackles.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Earned playing time in all 13 games with one start • totaled 31 tackles, two pass breakups, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery • also blocked a kick • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: recorded three unassisted tackles in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) • credited with three total tackles and a pass breakup at Bowling Green (9/6) • made a solo stop and blocked a field goal against Montana State (9/13) • made three solo tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) • credited with a solo tackle and assisted on another at Ohio State (9/27) • assisted on a tackle vs. Indiana (10/4) • came off the bench to record three total tackles and a pass breakup at Illinois (10/11) • came off the bench to assist on a tackle and recover a fumble at Purdue (10/25) • collected three total tackles vs. Northwestern (11/1) • collected a solo tackle against Michigan (11/8) • came off the bench to recorded a career-high seven tackles (three solo) at Wisconsin (11/15) • made his first career start vs. Iowa (11/22), recording two total tackles • tallied one solo stop for a loss of two yards vs. Kansas (12/31) 2007 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action as a reserve linebacker and on special teams in all 12 games • totaled nine tackles (six solo) on the season • earned the Bobby Bell Award as the team’s top special teams player • earned first letter. 2006 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw the first action of his college career in the regular season finale against Iowa (11/18) • participated in five plays against the Hawkeyes. 2005: Redshirted • walk-on. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Delano High School • high school coach was Merrill Pavlovich • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team, ranked as the 13th-best defensive lineman • named to the PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team • ranked as the 86th-best overall linebacker by Scout.com • named to the KARE-11 and Star Tribune All-Metro teams in 2004 • was a second-team all-state choice by the Associated Press • two-time all-conference selection • totaled 127 tackles with 22 tackles-for-loss, four sacks and four interceptions in 2004 • honor roll student. PERSONAL: Son of Keith and Sara Triplett • born March 15, 1987 • construction management major.

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32 linebacker senior (RS) 6.3 | 239

Maple Plain, Minn. Delano High School

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nathanTRIPLETT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 1/0 0 0 0 12/0 6 3 9 13/1 18 13 31 26/1 24 16 40

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0.5-1 0 0 1-2 0 2 1.5-3 0 2

FR 0 0 1 1

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

nathanTRIPLETT’S GAME DEFENSIVE BESTS

Tackles Solo Tackles

7 3

at Wisconsin Three times - Last: at Wisconsin

11-15-2008 11-15-2008

LoganU’u

CAREER NOTES: Made transition to fullback from linebacker in the spring of 2009.

2008 • JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared in the first three games of the season before going down with a leg injury vs. Montana State (9/13) • scholar-athlete award winner • recorded three total tackles • earned first letter. Game-by-Game: made a solo tackle in the season opener against Northern Illinois (8/30) • credited with an unassisted tackle and an assisted tackle at Bowling Green (9/6) • suffered a leg injury vs. Montana State (9/13) and did not have any statistics • missed the next eight games of the season before returning to the lineup vs. Iowa (11/22). 2007: Redshirted. 2005-06: Spent two seasons at Laney College • junior college coach was Jay Uchiumi • three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout • led Laney College to a 9-2 overall record and finished the season with a 20-17 victory over American River College in the Capitol Shrine Classic • closed out the 2006 campaign with 18 stops, 4.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack.

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42 fullback senior 5.10 | 222

Oakland, Calif. Laney College Sklyine High School

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loganU’u’s CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 Totals

G/GS Solo Asst Total 4/0 2 1 3 4/0 2 1 3

TFL INT PBU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

FR 0 0

FF Sacks 0 0-0 0 0-0

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Skyline High School • high school coach was John Beam • earned all-city honors as a senior • also lettered in track. PERSONAL: Son of Frank and Iloa U’u • born April 3, 1987 • cousin of teammate Nedward Tavale • double major in communication studies and political science.

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R E B E W m a Ad

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CAREER NOTES: Made his 25th consecutive start at quarterback for the Gophers at the 2008 Insight Bowl • has passed for more than 200 yards in 16 of 25 career starts, with at least one touchdown pass in 21 of 25 games • already ranks No. 2 all-time at Minnesota in career pass completions (513), No. 4 in passing yards (5,656) and passing touchdowns (39), and No. 5 in total offense (6,506).

2008 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches and honorable mention accolades from the media • also an Academic All-Big Ten selection• started all 13 games, passing for more than 200 yards in 8 of 13 games and tossing at least one touchdown in 10 of 13 games • was one of the nation’s most efficient quarterbacks in 2008 with just eight interceptions on 410 pass attempts • recorded a passer rating of 126.9, good for fifth in the Big Ten and 57th in the nation • connected on 255 of his 410 passing attempts for 2,761 yards and a completion percentage of 62.2 percent • completion percentage led the Big Ten • tossed 15 touchdown passes • opened the season with 95 straight pass attempts without an interception before throwing his first pick of the year during the second quarter vs. Florida Atlantic in game four • ranked second in the conference in total passing yards and fourth in passing yards per game (212.4) and passing touchdowns (15) • ranked second in completion percentage (62.2), second in completions (255), passing attempts (410), third in passing yards (2,761) and tied for eighth in passing touchdowns (15) in Minnesota’s singleseason record book • has amassed 2,994 yards of total offense and ranked fourth in the Big Ten with an average of 230.3 yards per game • also rushed for four touchdowns on the season for 19 total scores • scholar-athlete award winner • earned second letter. Game-by-Game: Compiled 320 yards of total offense in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30), connecting on 24 of 37 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns and adding 30 yards on the ground on 12 carries • hit on three passes of more than 20 yards against the Huskies, including a 53-yard TD to Jack Simmons, a 28yard pass to Eric Decker and a 23-yard hook-up with Nick Tow-Arnett • had a stellar outing at Bowling Green (9/6), completing 84 percent of his passes to earn Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors • completed 21 of 25 passes vs. the Falcons, including a school-record 14 in a row at one point, for 233 yards and three touchdowns • TD pass at Bowling Green went for 34 yards to Duane Bennett, 28 yards to Eric Decker and eight yards to Nick Tow-Arnett • also tallied his first rushing touchdown of the season at Bowling Green, scoring on a 3-yard run • totaled 201 yards and a touchdown on 15 for 24 passing vs. Montana State (9/13) • completed four passes over 20 yards against the Bobcats (44, 41, 26, 23), all to Eric Decker • good on 19 of 24 passing attempts for 235 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown toss to Eric Decker, against Florida Atlantic (9/20) • also rushed for a 43 yards on six carries (7.2 avg.) vs. the Owls, with an 18-yard scamper • completed 23 of 36 passes for 187 yards with a 22-yard TD strike to Da’Jon McKnight at Ohio State (9/27) • connected on 22 of 37 attempts for 274 yards vs. Indiana (10/4), with completions of 53, 40 and 23 yards • threw for 184 yards on 18 of 26 passing at Illinois (10/11), including a 25-yard TD to Eric Decker • completed 21 of 34 passes for 212 yards, including a career-long 71yard hookup with Brandon Green and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jack Simmons at Purdue (10/25) • also rushed for a season-high 60 yards on 13 carries, including a careerlong 39-yard run and a 4-yard TD plunge, to account for 272 yards of total offense vs. the Boilermakers • hit season highs in total offense (380) and passing yards (327) and tied career highs for completions (31) and pass attempts (51) with a 7-yard TD pass vs. Northwestern (11/1) • was on the run all day vs. Michigan (11/8), completing 13 of 24 passes for just 105 yards and rushing 13 times for a net of -3 yards • tossed three touchdowns and ran for a fourth while amassing 245 yards of total offense at Wisconsin (11/15) • completed 15 of 30 passes for 202 yards and equaled a season high with the three TD passes against the Badgers • connected on 14 of 28 passing attempts for 127 yards vs. Iowa (11/22) • completed 19 of 34 pass attempts vs. Kansas (12/31) • threw for 176 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions vs. the Jayhawks • led the team in rushing at the Insight Bowl, going for 31 yards on 12 carries. 2007 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned third-team Freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News • started all 12 games and was under center for 878 of the Gophers’ 887 offensive snaps during the season • completed 258

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quarterback junior (RS) 6.3 | 217 Shoreview, Minn. Mounds View High School

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adamWEBER’S CAREER STATISTICS PASSING Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Comp. 12/12 258 13/13 255 25/25 513

RUSHING Year G/GS 2007 12/12 13/13 2008 25/25 Total

Att. 146 127 273

Passing Yards Pass Attempts Completions Passing Touchdowns Long Pass Rushing Yards Rushing Attempts Long Rush Total Offense

352 51 31 5 71 97 20 39 439

Att. 449 410 859

Yds. 617 233 850

Pct. .575 .622 .597

Yds. 2,895 2,761 5,656

Avg. 4.2 1.8 3.1

TD 24 15 39

TD 5 4 9

Int. 19 8 27

Eff. 120.8 126.9 123.7

Long 29 39 39

adamWEBER’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS vs. Wisconsin Two times - last vs. Northwestern Two times - last vs. Northwestern at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Purdue at Purdue vs. Wisconsin

11-17-2007 11-1-2008 11-1-2008 10-13-2007 11-17-2007 9-8-2007 9-22-2007 10-26-2008 11-17-2007

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of 449 passes for 2,895 yards and 24 touchdowns • passed for at least one touchdown in 11 of 12 games • set school single-season records for pass completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes • averaged 241.2 passing yards per game to rank third in the Big Ten and second in the nation among freshmen quarterbacks • also ranked third in the Big Ten and second nationally among freshmen in passing touchdowns • finished as Minnesota’s leading rusher with 617 yards on 146 attempts • scored five rushing touchdowns to share the team lead • set school records for both total offensive yards (3,512) and plays (595) • averaged 292.7 yards of total offense per game to rank 20th in the country, third in the Big Ten and first among freshmen nationally • also finished among the national leaders in points responsible for (14.83 per game), ranking 20th in the NCAA, second in the Big Ten and second among all freshmen nationally • Academic AllBig Ten selection • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter • Game-by-Game: completed 15-of31 passes for 188 yards and touchdowns of 13 and 4 yards and rushed 18 times for 72 yards in his first career start against Bowling Green (9/1) • amassed 368 yards of total offense vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/8), completing 26-of-40 passes for 271 yards and rushing for 97 yards on 16 carries • also produced five touchdowns against the Redhawks, rushing for an eight-yard score and throwing TDs of 59, 26, 25 and 5 yards • completed 31-of-47 passes for 335 yards and four scores at Florida Atlantic (9/15) • the four touchdown passes vs. Miami (Ohio) and Florida Atlantic are tied for the fifth-most in school history • Connected on 23-of-44 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown and gained 63 yards on 20 rushes with a two-yard TD vs. Purdue (9/22) • totaled 232 yards on 27-for-44 passing with one touchdown against Ohio State (9/29) • completed 22-of-44 passes for 280 yards, including a 42-yard connection with Eric Decker, at Indiana (10/6) • recorded the third-most prolific total offense game in school history with 430 yards at Northwestern (10/13) • completed 25-for-38 pass attempts for 341 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 89 yards and a score vs. the Wildcats • the five touchdown passess at Northwestern are the second most in a game in Minnesota history • rushed for 44 yards and passed for 162 yards and a touchdown against North Dakota State (10/20) • gained 29 yards on the ground and passed for 99 yards at Michigan (10/27) • completed 18-of-31 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown and scored on a season-long run of 29 yards vs. Illinois (11/3) • totaled 190 yards and a touchdown on 24-for-41 passing and rushed 15 times for 87 yards at Iowa (11/10) • recorded the second-best single-game total offense mark in school history with 439 yards in the season finale vs. Wisconsin (11/17) • completed 21-of-37 passes for a season-high 352 yards, including a season-long 71-yard touchdown pass to Ralph Spry • rushed 15 times for 87 yards vs. the Badgers.

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adamWEBER’S CAREER STATISTICS

PASSING Year 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS Comp. 12/12 258 13/13 255 25/25 513

RUSHING Year G/GS 2007 12/12 13/13 2008 25/25 Total

Att. 146 127 273

Passing Yards Pass Attempts Completions Passing Touchdowns Long Pass Rushing Yards Rushing Attempts Long Rush Total Offense

352 51 31 5 71 97 20 39 439

Att. 449 410 859

Pct. .575 .622 .597

Yds. 617 233 850

Yds. 2,895 2,761 5,656

Avg. 4.2 1.8 3.1

TD 24 15 39

TD 5 4 9

Int. 19 8 27

Eff. 120.8 126.9 123.7

Long 29 39 39

adamWEBER’S GAME OFFENSIVE BESTS vs. Wisconsin Two times - last vs. Northwestern Two times - last vs. Northwestern at Northwestern vs. Wisconsin vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Purdue at Purdue vs. Wisconsin

11-17-2007 11-1-2008 11-1-2008 10-13-2007 11-17-2007 9-8-2007 9-22-2007 10-26-2008 11-17-2007

2006: Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Mounds View High School • high school coach was Jim Galvin • three-time all-state performer and all-conference selection • was a 2005 Star Tribune and KARE-11 All-Metro selection • named the conference Co-MVP his senior season • was a three-time Team MVP • ranked as the 14th-best dualthreat quarterback in the nation by Rivals and the 32nd-best overall quarterback by Scout • completed 137of-250 passes for 1,913 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior campaign • closed his career completing 320 passes on 598 attempts for 4,771 yards and 35 touchdowns • also rushed for 1,519 yards and 28 touchdowns during his career • four-time letterwinner in basketball and baseball and also lettered in track and field • four-year Academic Award winner. PERSONAL: Son of Bob and Debbie Weber • father, Bob, was a three-year football letterman with the Gophers (1974-77) • born August 3, 1987 • business and marketing education major.

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2008: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Salem High School, where he rushed for 6,301 yards and scored 85 touchdowns during his fouryear career and was twice named the All-Tidewater Player of the Year • led the SunDevils to a 12-1 record and spot in the Group AAA Eastern Region Division 6 title game as a senior in 2007 • rushed for 1,661 yards and 25 touchdowns • named first-team all-state by The Associated Press and the Virginia High School Coaches Association • totaled 1,992 yards and 37 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 while leading Salem to the Group AAA Eastern Region Division 6 championship • set the South Hampton Roads record for points scored in a regular season with 184 during 2006 and earned first team all-state recognition from the AP • also selected as the VirginiaPreps Eastern Region Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 • rushed for 1,468 yards as a sophomore in 2005 and 1,180 yards as a freshman in 2004 • coached by Robert Jackson. PERSONAL: Born November 3, 1988 • son of Tracey Whaley.

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running back freshman (RS) 5.9 | 179 Virginia Beach, Va. Salem High School

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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 • plans to pursue a pre-med degree.

95 defensive end freshman (RS) 6.4 | 236 Lexington, Ky. Bryan Station High School

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JeffWILLS

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JUNIOR COLLEGE: Named first-team All-Northeast Conference as a sophomore at Lackawanna College • helped lead the Falcons to a No. 3 national ranking in rushing offense last season • helped his junior college team to a 7-4 mark in 2008 • made an appearance in the North Star Bowl in Rochester, Minn., as Lackawanna lost a 19-13 decision to Rochester MCTC. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Campus Magnet School in Brooklyn, N.Y. • also took part in basketball and threw the shot put and discus in high school. PERSONAL: Born December 19, 1988 • is the son of Judith and Michael Wills • attended same junior college as current Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie • plans to major in communication studies.

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71 offensive line junior 6.7 | 375

Laurelton, N.Y. Lackawanna College Campus Magnet School

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RyanWYNN

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Durable young offensive lineman who started all 13 games in his first full year of duty • helped the Gopher offense average 322.9 yards and 23.2 points per game • part of an offense that generated 2,848 passing yards, the fifth-most in school history • scholar-athlete award winner • earned first letter. 2007: Redshirted • selected to represent the Class of 2011 as a speaker at the New Student Convocation • scholarathlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Maple Grove (Minn.) High School • high school coach was Craig Hansen • ranked as the 13th-best player in Minnesota by Rivals • selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team as the 105th-best player • named to the PrepStar Midwest Region Team • named to recruiting expert Tom Lemming’s All-Midwest Team • was a 2006 first team Associated Press All-State selection • selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Team in 2006 • named to the 2006 Minnesota Vikings All-State Team • honored as an All-Northwest Suburban Conference choice as a junior • helped lead team to a 9-1 mark and a berth in the section playoffs in 2005 • also played basketball for the Crimson • played at Osseo (Minn.) High School as a sophomore before transferring.

60 offensive line sophomore (RS) 6.5 | 291

Plymouth, Minn. Maple Grove High School

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PERSONAL: Son of Dennis and Nancy Wynn • born August 2, 1989 • an accomplished pianist • biology major.

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12 quarterback freshman 6.5 | 230

Bloomington, Minn. Jefferson High School

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Bryant Allen

Moses Alipate

OVERVIEW: Ranked as the No. 2 player in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • impressive athlete, yet very polished in the pocket • strong footwork, strong arm and natural tools • spreads the ball around • shows touch on the deep ball, can make every throw with good velocity and a quick release • 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 • has been clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Bloomington Jefferson High School • 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 this past season • 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. RECRUITING: Selected Minnesota over offers from Washington State and Colorado. 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 • transferred to Bloomington Jefferson after playing his freshman season at Academy of Holy Angels.

81 wide receiver freshman 6.0 | 160

Maplewood, Mo. Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School

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OVERVIEW: Outstanding two-sport athlete plans to walk on to the Minnesota basketball team in addition to playing football for the Gophers • has ability to contribute as a runner and receiver • very elusive player, who is tough to grasp in open space • cuts well and displays outstanding body control, vision and balance • displays good concentration and soft hands when catching the ball • ranked as the No. 8 player in the State of Missouri by Rivals.com • rated as the No. 52 athlete in the nation by Rivals and the No. 99 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com • ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. tout him as the No. 37 point guard in the nation on the basketball court and also as the No. 37 athlete in the nation on the gridiron • earned three-star rankings from both Scout and Rivals • has been clocked at 4.3 in the 40-yard dash and has recorded a 35-inch vertical leap. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School • holds school career record for total touchdowns with 62 • first 1,000-yard wide receiver in MRHS history • tallied 1,005 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns last season • rushed for 343 yards on 54 carries with 10 more scores • scored 27 TDs in 2008 • also played defense last season, where he tallied 44 tackles and three interceptions • handled punting duties in 2008, averaging more than 41 yards per punt • two-time first-team all-state performer • named first-team all-metro in 2008 and second-team all-metro in 2007 • four-time first-team all-conference selection • helped lead his team to a 13-1 mark last season • caught 30 passes for 609 yards and 10 TDs, while rushing for 672 yards and 10 scores as a junior • named his team’s player of the year and all-purpose player of the year • led Blue Devils to a 2008 state basketball championship • scored 25 points in that state title game, including the game-winning layup with four seconds left after his team trailed by 19 points earlier in the contest • is currently averaging more than 20 points per game this season • also won a state track championship in the 300-meter hurdles in 2006 • will finish high school with 12 varsity letters • coached by David Harris. RECRUITING: Selected Minnesota over offers from Illinois State, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Wisconsin. PERSONAL: Born June 3, 1990 • son of Sherry Robinson and LaMont Johnson • plans to major in video journalism • one of five siblings.

Hayo Carpenter

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wide receiver junior 5.11 | 185 Lawndale, Calif. College of the Canyons Sherman E. Burroughs High School

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OVERVIEW: Explosive wide receiver • can also impact the game as a return man • possesses great straight-ahead speed, but can be elusive as well • good leaping ability, body control and consistent hands • ranked as the No. 1 junior college player in the country by Scout.com • rated as the No. 13 player in the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100 • earned a five-star rating from Scout, while Rivals lists him as a four-star wide receiver • has been timed at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Currently attends College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. • earned first-team AllAmerica honors as a sophomore, after being named to the second team as a freshman • earned Northern Conference National Division Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2008 • leaves College of the Canyons with all but one of the school’s receiving records • finished his junior college career with 3,079 yards receiving on 173 receptions • led team with 93 receptions for 1,675 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games last season • returned 13 punts for an average of 19.7 yards per return and one score • averaged 22.4 yards per return on nine kickoff returns with one TD last season • led team with 80 catches for 1,404 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman in 2007 • earned First-Team AllWestern State Conference honors in 2007 • coached by Garrett Tujague. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Sherman E. Burroughs High School • helped lead his team to a CIF Southern Section championship and an 11-3 mark as a senior in 2005 • earned All-Star honors from the Los Angeles Times following his senior season • earned All-CIF Southern Section honors in 2005 • named 2005 Desert Sky League Offensive Player of the Year, wide receiver of the year and defensive back of the year • recorded 111 receptions for 1,780 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior season of high school • rushed for 145 yards on 18 carries with five scores as a senior for the Burros • also recorded seven interceptions as a senior • caught 76 balls for 1,456 yards and 16 TDs as a junior in high school • high school football coach was Jeff Steinberg.

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RECRUITING: Chose the Gophers over offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Florida, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State. PERSONAL: Born October 11, 1986 • son of Victoria and Jose Gallando • plans to major in business education • youngest of four siblings.

Matt Garin

Michael Carter

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cornerback freshman 5.11 | 154 Pompano Beach, Fla. Ely High School

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OVERVIEW: Outstanding cover corner • quick and smooth in his movements • closes gaps quickly in both zone and man coverage • instinctive defensive back, who reads, anticipates and jumps routes very well • does a good job of playing the football in “jump-ball” situations • solid open-field tackler • 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 • has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Ely High School • recorded 48 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior • scored five touchdowns last season 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 firstteam All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior • 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. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over interest from West Virginia, Florida and Georgia. PERSONAL: Born April 22, 1991 • is the son of Peggy and Michael Carter • cousin Tyrone Carter was a two-time All-America performer for Minnesota in 1998 and 1999.

Kendall Gregory-McGhee

91 defensive line freshman 6.5 | 235 Aurora, Colo. Cherokee Trail High School

DL

OVERVIEW: Talented and versatile athlete could play on either side of the ball • played receiver for most of his high school career, but spent most of his time at defensive end as a senior • gets off the line well as a defensive end • sheds blockers well • has the ability to get to the quarterback • uses his hands well and catches the ball consistently as a receiver • has the ability to go up and get the ball at its highest point • 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, Inc. rate him as the 28th best tight end in the country • earned threestar ratings from Scout and Rivals • has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40yard dash.

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Apple Valley, Minn. Eastview High School

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OVERVIEW: Solid frame for a defensive end • gets off the ball well and plays with a high motor • understands the game and is usually in good position to make a play • good with his hands, sheds blocks well • creates leverage with good lowerbody strength • 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 lists him as a three-star prospect • has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Eastview High School • holds Eastview school records for career sacks, career tackles for loss, single-game sacks and single-game tackles for loss • served as a team captain in 2008 • helped lead his team to a 74 mark 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 first-team 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. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon State, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, West Virginia and Washington State. PERSONAL: Born September 19, 1990 • son of Dave and Jodie Garin.

RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State, TCU, UCLA, UNLV and Wyoming. PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1991 • son of Kanavis McGhee and Brooke Gregory • plans to major in mathematics • 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 plays wide receiver at Tyler Junior College.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Cherokee Trail High School •helped his 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 • recorded 71 tackles and eight sacks in 2008 from his defensive end position • was selected to play in the 2009 Colorado All-Star game this coming June • 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 (6-feet, 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.

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86 tight end freshman 6.6 | 235

Minneapolis, Minn. Washburn High School

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Eric Jacques

Ra’Shede Hageman OVERVIEW: Extremely productive tight end, both as a receiver and blocker • tall, rangy athlete will go up and get the ball at its highest point • good hands, solid concentration and ball-tracking ability • will make the tough catch • 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 three-star rating from Rivals • played in Under Armour All-America Game. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Washburn High School •helped his Washburn team to an 82 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 all-metro by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune • earned all-conference honors as well • hauled in 11 touchdown passes as a senior in 2008 • caught 25 passes for 663 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2007 • two time all-state and all-metro selection • three-time allcity 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 • plays basketball for Howard Pulley AAU team • football coach was Giovanni Jenkins.

94 defensive line freshman 6.2 | 285

Pompano Beach, Fla. Ely High School

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OVERVIEW: Played on both sides of the ball for his high school team • projected as a defensive lineman at the collegiate level • gets off the ball well, both offensively and defensively • ranked as the No. 61 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals as well.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Ely High School • helped his Ely squad to 21-13 record over the past three seasons • 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 • coached by James Jones. by Kelly Sherwin. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota after receiving recruiting interest from Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Miami and South Florida. PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1990 • son of Childeric and Kettlie Jacques.

RECRUITING: Had more than a dozen Division I football offers • chose Minnesota over Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, among others. PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1990 • son of Eric Hageman and Jill Coyle • oldest of five children in the Hageman family.

Kerry Lewis

Victor Keise

84 wide receiver freshman 6.0 | 160

Coral Springs, Fla. North Broward Prep High School

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OVERVIEW: Very productive wide receiver, who catches virtually every ball thrown his area • good hands, focus on the ball and body control • will compete for the ball in traffic and has shown a good deal of toughness • will work to get open • will go over the middle • 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 • has been timed at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends North Broward High School •helped 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 • will have earned 10 varsity letters by the end of his high school career • football coach was Jeff Dellenbach.

RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over interest from Connecticut, Hawaii, Miami and North Carolina State. PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1991 • son of Victor Keise Jr. and Tiffany Davis • plans to major in mechanical engineering.

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safety freshman 5.9 | 178 Dallas, Texas Lancaster High School

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OVERVIEW: Highly-regarded defensive back covers well and shows good closing speed • supports the run well • good anticipation on opponents’ pass routes • good open field tackler • has a knack for creating turnovers • ranked as the No. 24 safety in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 41 cornerback in the nation • Scout.com ranks him as the No. 99 safety in the nation • earned a three-star rating from Rivals and Scout • has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Lancaster High School • helped lead his team to a district championship this past season • recorded 108 tackles, grabbed six interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles during his senior year • also returned two punts for touchdowns this past season • two-time Class 4A all-district selection • named second-team all-area in 2007 and 2008 • honorable mention all-state selection as a senior • recorded 104 tackles, forced four fumbles and tallied an interception as a junior in 2007 • also returned a punt for a touchdown during his junior season • earned Lancaster’s Defensive MVP award as a junior • served as a team captain in 2007 and 2008 • coached by Andrew Jackson. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tulsa and Vanderbilt. PERSONAL: Born November 12, 1990 • son of Kerry Lewis and Shanika Bracken.

Brooks Michel

75 offensive line freshman 6.7 | 280 Carmel, Ind. Carmel High School

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OVERVIEW: Physically impressive offensive tackle is tall and has a large wingspan • has the ability to come off the ball well and deliver a solid blow to a defender • does a good job getting to the linebacker level • good footwork • ranked as the No. 56 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com • Ranked as the No. 17 player in the State of Indiana by Rivals.com • listed as the No. 94 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals • ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. rank him No. 138 in the country • earned three-star prospect rankings from both Rivals and Scout. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Carmel High School • helped lead the Greyhounds to a Class AAAAA state championship as a junior in 2007 • helped lead his team to a 132 record in 2008 • Carmel returned to the state title game in 2008, finishing as the Class AAAAA runner-up • team also turned in runner-up finish in 2006 • missed five games of his senior season with an ankle injury • was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press following his junior season • helped his team to a 38-7 record over the past three seasons • three-year letterwinner for the Greyhounds • coached by Mo Moriarity. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota after receiving interest from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Purdue.

player biographies

Ed Olson

58 offensive line freshman 6.7 | 285

Mahtomedi, Minn. Mahtomedi High School

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OVERVIEW: Physically impressive offensive lineman gets off the ball well • does a good job getting under the pads of his opponent • solid drive after initial contact • consistently drives defender off the line of scrimmage • good athleticism to get to the second level • long arms are an asset in pass protection • played center for Mahtomedi • ranked as the No. 27 center in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • listed as the No. 6 player in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked 50th among offensive tackles by Scout • listed as the No. 67 offensive tackle prospect in the country by Rivals • earned three-star prospect rankings from both Rivals and Scout.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Mahtomedi High School • helped lead the Zephyrs to a Class 4A state runner-up finish as a junior in 2007 • earned 2008 first-team allstate 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. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota after receiving interest from Central Florida, Colorado, Iowa Michigan, Northern Illinois and Penn State.

PERSONAL: Born November 1, 1990 • son of Judy and Tim Michel.

PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1990 • son of Ed and Kelly Olson • 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 Tom, who is currently a sophomore.

Nick Rengel

Dan Orseske

41 punter freshman 6.3 | 195

Chicago, Ill. Brother RIce High School

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OVERVIEW: Polished, quality punter • does a great job of hanging the ball up in the air to limit returns • shows ability to stay calm in the face of pressure • good hands allow him the ability to field bad snaps • ranked as the No. 24 kicker in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • listed as the No. 32 kicker in the country by Rivals.com • earned two-star prospect rankings from both Rivals and Scout. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Brother Rice High School • earned first-team all-state honors for the Crusaders in 2008 • named All-Catholic League as a senior • twotime 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.

RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota after receiving interest from Cincinnati, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Pittsburgh. PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1991 • son of Laura and Dan Orseske.

36 fullback freshman 6.3 | 225

Sartell, Minn. Sartell High School

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OVERVIEW: Played all over the field for his high school squad • well-rounded football player, who gets the job done on the field • tall, powerful frame • displays soft hands and the ability to make catches in traffic • powerful runner when carrying the ball • named the No. 9 player in the State of Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 98 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • listed as a two-star athlete prospect by Rivals • rated as the No. 152 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com • earned a two-star prospect ranking from Scout • has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Sartell High School • missed last four games of 2008 season with a knee injury • hauled in 17 receptions for 173 yards and one touchdown prior to the injury • tallied 25 total tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal in six games this past season • earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Associated Press • helped lead the Sabres to a state semifinal berth in 2007 as a junior • made 51 receptions for 794 yards (15.5 yards per catch) with 10 TDs in 2007 • also rushed for 183 yards on 22 carries as a junior • tallied 20 receptions for 262 yards and one score as a sophomore • coached by John Ross. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1990 • son of Debbie and Mitch Rengel.

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Kenny Watkins

Brent Singleton

44 linebacker freshman 6.1 | 205

Plantation, Fla. American Heritage High School

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OVERVIEW: Dynamic athlete played both linebacker and running back for his high school squad • sure tackler who breaks down well in space • plays smoothly with little wasted movement • consistently puts himself in position to make plays • plays sideline to sideline and has solid closing speed • named the No. 58 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 59 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • Scout.com rates him as the No. 92 safety in the country • earned three-star prospect rankings from Rivals and Scout • has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends American Heritage High School • earned third-team allcounty as a sophomore, second-team as a junior and first-team last season • helped lead the Patriots to a 19-4 mark over the past two seasons • played in the 2008 NIKE South Florida All-Star Game • named his team’s Defensive Player of the Year last season • recorded 56 total tackles, with 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in 2008 • toted the ball 84 times for 475 yards and seven scores last season • coached by Byron Walker. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Florida International, Indiana, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, South Carolina, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. PERSONAL: Born March 20, 1991 • son of Eddie and Beverly Singleton.

28 defensive back freshman 6.0 | 185 Detroit, Mich. Brother Rice High School

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OVERVIEW: Safety covers a great deal of ground in the secondary • good size and speed • does a good job of taking the right angles to the football • very good vertical leap allows him to go up and get the ball at its highest point • has soft hands for a defensive back • is a solid special teams contributor • Rivals lists 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 rates him as the No. 110 cornerback in the country • earned a three-star prospect ranking from Rivals as a safety • earned a two-star ranking as a cornerback from Scout • has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. HIGH SCHOOL: Currently attends Brother Rice High School • helped lead the Warriors to a 74 mark last season • 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 allconference • chosen for the Michigan Fab 50 • helped lead Brother Rice to a state championship and a 12-1 record as a freshman in 2005 • coached by Al Fracassa. RECRUITING: Chose Minnesota over offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan and Indiana. PERSONAL: Born November 12, 1990 • son of Kenneth and Nina Watkins.

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COACHING STAFF TCF Bank Stadium Inaugural Season

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TimBREWSTER Head Coach • Third Season

In two short years as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota, Tim Brewster has taken some big steps toward getting Golden Gopher program back to its rightful place in the world of college football. Brewster has used his positive outlook and boundless energy to bring in two highly-regarded recruiting classes. On the field, the Gophers returned to postseason play in 2008 and were ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation for part of the season. In 2008, Brewster’s squad raced out to a 7-1 record to open the season. The Gophers were ranked No. 17 in the BCS at the end of October. Minnesota took part in the 2008 Insight Bowl, as Brewster led the Gophers to one of the biggest single-season turnarounds of the year. A renewed emphasis on recruiting may be the most visible phase of Brewster’s plan to help Minnesota football make history again. That was proven out in February of each of the past two seasons. Brewster and his staff signed a consensus top-25 recruiting class that some experts even rated among the nation’s top 15 in 2008. The significance of this accomplishment would be difficult to overstate at one the nation’s traditional recruiting powers let alone Minnesota, where the average Rivals ranking for the Gophers’ previous six recruiting classes was 54th. Brewster and staff followed that up with a 2009 class that ranked in the top third of the nation. But recruiting is just one building block of a blueprint Brewster developed while helping Mack Brown turn North Carolina from ACC doormat into a national power and rebuild Texas into one of the country’s elite programs. Brewster came to Minnesota after spending the previous five years as an assistant coach in the National Football League, including the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the tight ends coach of the Denver Broncos. In addition to his productivity as a college recruiter, Brewster has also built a strong reputation for developing players during his 23-year coaching career. Last season, wide receiver Eric Decker and defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg both earned firstteam All-Big Ten honors. Decker set a Minnesota record for receptions in a season for the second consecutive year and became just the third Gopher wideout to record a 1,000-yard receiving season. VanDeSteeg finished his Minnesota career as the school’s all-time leader in tackles for loss and finished No. 4 all-time in sacks. It marked the first time the Gophers had multiple first-team All-Big Ten selections since 2005. VanDeSteeg’s honor was also the first time a Minnesota defender had been voted to the first team since 2004. In his first season at Minnesota, Brewster mentored then-freshman quarterback Adam Weber, who broke nearly all of the Gophers’ single-season passing and total offense records during the 2007 season. Weber continued to improve in his sophomore campaign and was a 2008 second-team All-Big Ten selection. In all, Minnesota had six athletes earn all-conference accolades in 2008, the most since the Gophers had a half-dozen on the 2005 All-Big Ten squad.

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In 2007, Brewster also helped coach safety Dominique Barber to second-team All-Big Ten accolades and personally worked with punter Justin Kucek, expanding his repertoire with the effective and efficient flop punt and helping him evolve into one of the conferences top punters. Brewster was named Minnesota’s 26th head football coach on Jan. 17, 2007 after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach in the National Football League. On the professional level, Brewster helped rookie Tony Scheffler lead the NFL in average yards per reception by a tight end with a 15.9-yard average. His tight ends also contributed to the Broncos finishing fourth in the AFC in rushing yards per game (134.5) during 2006. Brewster's tight ends helped the Broncos post a 13-3 record and capture the AFC West title in 2005 en route to advancing to the AFC Championship Game. Jeb Putzier ranked fourth among NFL tight ends (2nd in AFC) in yards per reception average, posting a 13.0-yard average on 37 receptions for 481 yards. The blocking of Brewster's unit helped the club rank second in the NFL in rushing (158.7 ypg.) and place third in the league in fewest sacks allowed (23). In 2005, Brewster also tutored rookie tight end Wesley Duke, who played basketball only in college and was an undrafted free agent. Duke caught a 1-yard touchdown pass for his first career catch at Buffalo (12/17/05) and started for the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers (1/22/06).

coaching staff Brewster served as the San Diego Chargers tight ends coach from 2002-04 and held additional responsibilities as the club's assistant head coach for the 2004 season. He oversaw the rapid development of Antonio Gates, who like Duke, played basketball only in college and was an undrafted free agent. Under Brewster, Gates would earn first-team All-Pro honors in 2004 from the Associated Press and was a Pro Bowl selection after playing only his second year of football since high school. He set an NFL single-season touchdown record (13) for tight ends in 2004 while ranking third in receiving yards (964) and fourth in receptions (81) among NFL tight ends. In 2003, Gates' first NFL season, Brewster helped the young talent rank third for the Chargers with 24 receptions. While his tight ends showed progress as pass catchers, Brewster's unit was adept at blocking in a potent rushing attack that gained more than 2,100 yards on the ground in each of his three seasons with the team. Before working for San Diego, Brewster coached collegiately for 14 years at the Division I-A level. Brewster enjoyed tremendous success as tight ends coach at the University of Texas (1998-2001) and as tight ends coach at the University of North Carolina (198997), where he also coached special teams and was the Tar Heels' recruiting coordinator. He worked on Brown's staffs at both schools and developed six tight ends who signed NFL contracts, including four who were selected in the NFL Draft. In four years at Texas, Brewster's tight ends played a key role in the team advancing to a bowl game each season (two Cotton Bowls, two Holiday Bowls). He tutored two tight ends who earned All-Big 12 Conference honors, including 1998 first-team selection Derek Lewis, and coached two players who signed NFL contracts in Lewis and Bo Scaife, who was drafted in the sixth round by Tennessee in 2005. Brewster's tight ends at Texas blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his four seasons at the school, highlighted by Ricky Williams' 2,124-yard (sixth-most in NCAA history) Heisman Trophy-winning season in 1998. Brewster developed Lewis into a scoring threat as well in 1998 as the tight end finished the year second on the Longhorns with six touchdown receptions in a season that ended with a Cotton Bowl win. He honed the skills of a pair of converted Longhorns defensive ends in 1999 as well as true freshman Scaife, helping the tight ends total 24 receptions for 267 yards with four touchdowns. Scaife became a 2001 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection under Brewster's tutelage only one year after missing the entire season with a major knee injury. In nine years at North Carolina, Brewster mentored four All-Atlantic Coast Conference selections at tight end and helped the school advance to six consecutive bowl games from 1992-97. As recruiting coordinator, his efforts secured the talent that helped the 1997 team go 11-1 and win the Gator Bowl. Brewster, who served as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina for the 1989 season before earning a full-time position in 1990, oversaw the development of four Tar Heels tight ends who signed NFL contracts: Alge Crumpler (Falcons, 2001-present), Freddie Jones (Chargers, 1997-2001; Cardinals, 2002- 04), Greg DeLong (Vikings, 1995-98; Ravens, 1999; Jaguars, 2000) and Deems May (Chargers, 1992- 96; Seahawks, 1997-99). Crumpler and Jones were second-round choices in the NFL Draft while May was a seventh-round selection. Brewster guided Crumpler to second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference distinction and honorable mention All-America accolades from Football News as a sophomore in 1997. He also mentored Jones to a first-team All-ACC selection in 1995 and again in 1996 when Jones set a North Carolina single-season record for receptions by a tight end (32) to garner third-team All-America honors from Football News. His tight ends at North Carolina were critical to the team's rushing success as their blocking helped clear the way for five different 1,000-yard seasons, including Natrone Means' back-to-back 1,000-yard years in 1991 and '92. DeLong, a first-team All-ACC tight end in 1994, twice earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors for his blocking in 1996 under Brewster's tutelage. Brewster spent 1987-88 as head coach at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Ind., directing a wide-open offense that won 15 of 23 games during that period. He developed Indiana's passing leader in both of his seasons as head coach. He began his coaching career in 1986 at Purdue University, where he coached tight ends and offensive tackles as a graduate assistant. A former two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection at the University of Illinois, Brewster led the nation's tight ends in receiving in 1983 and captained the Illini to the 1984 Rose Bowl vs. UCLA. Brewster, who graduated from Illinois with a bachelor's degree in political science, played in the training camps of the New York Giants (1984) and Philadelphia Eagles (1985). Brewster was born October 13, 1960, in Phillipsburg, N.J. He and his wife, Cathleen, have three sons: Eric, Clint and Nolan.

Brewster At A Glance Born October 13, 1960 Hometown Phillipsburg, N.J. High School Phillipsburg Alma Mater Illinois, 1983 Coaching Experience University of Minnesota Head Coach 2007Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach 2005-06 2004 San Diego Chargers Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach 2002-03 San Diego Chargers Tight Ends Coach 1998-2001 University of Texas Tight Ends Coach University of North Carolina Tight Ends & Special Teams 1989-97 Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Central Catholic High School Head Coach 1987-88 Purdue University Graduate Assistant 1986 (Tight Ends & Offensive Tackles) Bowl Games Coached [11] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota), 2001 Holiday Bowl (Texas), 2000 Holiday Bowl (Texas), 2000 Cotton Bowl (Texas), 1999 Cotton Bowl (Texas), 1998 Gator Bowl (North Carolina), 1997 Gator Bowl (North Carolina), 1995 Carquest Bowl (North Carolina), 1994 Sun Bowl (North Carolina), 1993 Gator Bowl (North Carolina), 1993 Peach Bowl (North Carolina) Year-By-Year Head Coaching Record Overall Big Ten Finish Year 2007 1-11 0-8 11th 2008 7-6 3-5 T-6th Total 8-17 3-13

Bowl — Insight

The Brewster family

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TimCROSS

Associate Head Coach • Defensive Line • Third Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

  

Coached defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg to First-Team All-Big Ten honors in 2008. VanDeSteeg became the first Gopher defender to be named First-Team All-Big Ten since 2004.

Promoted to associate head coach following Minnesota’s spring practice in 2008.



Also named Big Ten Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.

   

  

The Cross family

In 2006 as defensive line coach at Syracuse, Cross helped the Orange lead the Big East and finish seventh in the nation in turnover margin (+.92 per game). His front line at Syracuse averaged 2.8 sacks per game, which put the Orange in the top 20 in the nation. A big reason for the Orange’s success in getting to opposing quarterbacks was Cross’ work with 2006 Big East sack leader Jameel McClain. Along with McClain, Cross also mentored NFL Draft selections James Wyche and Ryan LaCasse while at Syracuse. As assistant strength coach at Texas from 2001-04, Cross assisted in the development and implementation of the strength and speed programs for the UT football squad. He was responsible for creating training programs for a Doak Walker, a Butkus and a Nagurski Trophy winner. Cross also played a key role in the development of numerous All-Americans and All-Big 12 performers, and his teams won at least nine games each season he coached with the Longhorns. Served as head coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colo., from 1997-2000, leading the team to four consecutive league titles and a 42game conference winning streak. While at Jefferson, he mentored 14 high school All-Americans, 20 all-state selections and 31 first team all-conference players. During his time at Jefferson, Cross coached two consecutive Golden Helmet Award winners, a honor bestowed to high school football all-state honorees who are successful on and off the field. He also coached two future NFL first-round draft picks during his time at TJHS in Daniel Graham (New England Patriots) and Andre Woolfolk (Tennessee Titans).

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

As a player at Northern Colorado, Cross was a four-year letterwinner, earning All-North Central Conference honors at linebacker.

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High School Gateway (Aurora, Colo.)

Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Defensive Line/Associate Head Coach 2005-06 Syracuse Defensive Line 2001-04 Texas Assistant Strength & Conditioning 1997-2000 Thomas Jefferson H.S. (Colo.) Head Coach 1996 Thomas Jefferson H.S. (Colo.) Defensive Coordinator

The Gophers’ defensive line accounted for 44 tackles for loss in 2008, leading the Minnesota defensive unit to a No. 2 ranking in the Big Ten and No. 25 in the nation.

Named one of the Top 25 recruiters in the nation by Rivals.

Hometown Clarksville, Tenn.

Family wife, Natalie; son, Keion; daughters, Mariah, Tiana

Minnesota’s defensive line accounted for 20.5 sacks in 2008, helping Minnesota rank No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 24 in the nation in sacks per game (2.54).



Born June 13, 1965

Alma Mater Northern Colorado, 1990

The Gopher defensive line recovered six fumbles in 2008, helping Minnesota to a +.92 turnover margin, which ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 16 in the nation.



Cross At A Glance

Recruiting Areas Minnesota – Western; Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth), Colorado; National Defensive Linemen Bowl Games Coached [5] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota) 2004 Rose Bowl (Texas) 2003 Holiday Bowl (Texas) 2002 Cotton Bowl (Texas) 2001 Holiday Bowl (Texas) Notable Players Coached Ryan LaCasse (Syracuse • NFL) James Wyche (Syracuse • NFL) Cedric Benson (Texas • NFL) Roy Williams (Texas • NFL) Derrick Johnson (Texas • NFL) Derrick Dockery (Texas • NFL) Vince Young (Texas • NFL) Cedric Griffin (Texas • NFL) Rodrique Wright (Texas • NFL) Bryan Robison (Texas • NFL) Willie VanDeSteeg (Minnesota • NFL) Jameel McClain (Syracuse • NFL)

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KevinCOSGROVE Co-Defensive Coordinator • First Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS     

Hometown Chicago, Ill. High School Mt. Carmel High School Alma Mater Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1980 Family wife, Michelle; daughter, Shannon; sons, Clint, Connor

Most recently directed the defense at the University of Nebraska from 2004-07.

Coaching Experience 2009Minnesota Co-Defensive Coordinator 2004-07 Nebraska Defensive Coordinator 1995-2003 Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1990-94 Wisconsin Linebackers 1989 Colorado State Linebackers 1988 Southeast Missouri State Defensive Coordinator 1983-87 Illinois Linebackers 1983 Morehead State Linebackers 1980-83 Illinois Graduate Assistant

Mentored seven first- or second-team All-Big 12 defenders during four seasons with the Huskers. Helped lead Nebraska to a 2006 Big 12 North Division Championship and to berths in the 2005 Alamo and 2006 Cotton Bowls. Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense led the nation in sacks (4.17 per game) and tackles for loss (10.33 per game) in 2005 under Cosgrove’s tutelage. The Huskers ranked in the top 25 in the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense in both 2005 and 2006.

The Cosgrove family

Prior to his time at Nebraska, Cosgrove coordinated the defense at Wisconsin from 1995-2003.



Coached at Wisconsin for 14 seasons (1990-2003).



Helped the Badgers to three Big Ten Championships and nine bowl appearances with a 7-2 record in bowl games. With Cosgrove as defensive coordinator, Wisconsin won Big Ten titles in 1998 and 1999. The Badgers followed both of those titles up with Rose Bowl victories.



Cosgrove also coached the linebackers at Wisconsin. He tutored three linebackers who led the Big Ten in tackles in three different years.



Coached under Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin.



Also has coaching experience at Colorado State, Southeast Missouri State, Morehead State and Illinois.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Born December 27, 1955

Comes to Minnesota with 13 seasons as an NCAA Division I defensive coordinator and 28 seasons of collegiate coaching experience.





Cosgrove At A Glance

Played collegiately at Benedictine College (Ill.) in 1974 and from 1976-78 at Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Recruiting Areas Minnesota - West Metro; St. Louis/Kansas City; Naples/Tampa, Fla.; South Chicago Bowl Games Coached [14] 2007 Cotton Bowl (Nebraska) 2005 Alamo Bowl (Nebraska) 2003 Music City Bowl (Wisconsin) 2002 Alamo Bowl (Wisconsin) 2000 Sun Bowl (Wisconsin) 2000 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) 1999 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) 1998 Outback Bowl (Wisconsin) 1996 Copper Bowl (Wisconsin) 1995 Blue-Gray Game (All-Star Game) 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl (Wisconsin) 1994 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) 1985 Peach Bowl (Illinois) 1984 Rose Bowl (Illinois) 1982 Liberty Bowl (Illinois) Notable Players Coached Jeff George (Illinois • NFL) Derrick Brownlow (Illinois • NFL) Mo Gardner (Illinois • NFL) Jamar Fletcher (Wisconsin • NFL) Wendell Bryant (Wisconsin • NFL) Aaron Gibson (Wisconsin • NFL) Alex Lewis (Wisconsin • NFL) Scott Starks (Wisconsin • NFL) Nick Greisen (Wisconsin • NFL) Barrett Ruud (Nebraska • NFL)

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JeddFISCH

Offensive Coordinator • Quarterbacks • First Season

Fisch At A Glance Born May 5, 1976 Hometown Livingston, N.J. High School Hanover Park - East Hanover, N.J.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS  Comes to Minnesota after coaching for eight seasons in the National Football League.

Alma Mater University of Florida, 1998



Family wife, Amber; daughters, Zaylee, Ashlee



 

    

Served as wide receivers coach for the Denver Broncos in 2008. The Broncos finished the season as the No. 2-ranked offense in the NFL. Denver was the No. 3 passing team in the league in 2008 as well. Tutored two Bronco wide receivers who finished in the top seven in the NFL in receiving yards during 2008. Brandon Marshall tallied 1,265 receiving yards on 104 receptions with six touchdowns. Meanwhile, Eddie Royal recorded 91 catches for 980 yards and five scores. Coached under Mike Shanahan while with the Broncos. Worked for the Baltimore Ravens for four seasons, prior to his time with Denver. Served as assistant quarterbacks coach in 2007, assistant quarterbacks/wide receivers coach from 2005-06 and offensive assistant in 2004.

Worked with quarterback Steve McNair during 2006 season, when McNair was named to the Pro Bowl and set a franchise record for completion percentage (.630, 295-of-468). Helped receivers Derrick Mason (68 receptions) and Mark Clayton (67 receptions) form one of just four tandems in the AFC that featured two players with 65 receptions or more. 2006 Ravens offense also finished No. 1 in the NFL in time of possession, No. 2 in sacks allowed and No. 9 in pass completions. In 2005, helped Clayton set franchise rookie records for receptions (44) and receiving yards (471). Also helped tutor Mason to the first 1,000-yard receiving season by a Raven in four years. While working with Baltimore receivers in 2005, the group ranked No. 3 in the NFL in fewest dropped passes (19).



Coached under Brian Billick while with the Ravens.



Spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Houston Texans, working on both sides of the ball.

    

The Fisch family

While with the Ravens, team went 13-3 and won the AFC North in 2006.

Assisted with instruction of the linebackers during the Texans’ 2002 inaugural season. Saw Jay Foreman and Jamie Sharper each register 137 tackles to tie for sixth in the NFL that season. Coached under Dom Capers while with the Texans. Served as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida under then-head coach Steve Spurrier in 1999 and 2000. Helped the Gators advance to the Citrus and Sugar Bowls, while winning a Southeastern Conference title in 2000. Began his coaching career as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, Fla. while he was still an undergraduate. First professional coaching position came with the Arena Football League’s New Jersey Red Dogs, where he coached the wide receivers and handled quality control for offense and defense in 1998.

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Coaching Experience 2009Minnesota Offensive Coordinator/WRs 2008 Denver Wide Receivers 2007 Baltimore Assistant Quarterbacks 2005-06 Baltimore Assistant Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 2004 Baltimore Offensive Assistant 2002-03 Houston Defensive Quality Control 2001 Houston Offensive/Defensive Assistant 1999-2000 Florida Graduate Assistant 1998 New Jersey Red Dogs Wide Receivers/Quality Control 1997-98 P.K. Yonge High School Defensive Coordinator Recruiting Areas Minnesota - East Metro; National Quarterbacks Bowl Games Coached [2] 2000 Sugar Bowl (Florida) 1999 Citrus Bowl (Florida) Notable Players Coached Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos) Eddie Royal (Denver Broncos) Kyle Boller (Baltimore Ravens) Steve McNair (Baltimore Ravens) Derrick Mason (Baltimore Ravens) Troy Smith (Baltimore Ravens) Mark Clayton (Baltimore Ravens) Kailee Wong (Houston Texans) Jamie Sharper (Houston Texans) Jay Foreman (Houston Texans)

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RonnieLEE

Co-Defensive Coordinator • Defensive Backs • Third Season



 



  



   

 

Family wife, Eileen; son, Jamison, Christopher; daughters, Aubree, Kayla, Madison

Under Lee’s tutelage, cornerback Traye Simmons finished No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 5 in the nation in passes defended (1.38 per game) in 2008. Cornerback Marcus Sherels was No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 25 in the nation (1.08 per game) as well.

Coaching Experience 2009Minnesota Co-Defensive Coordinator/DBs 2007-08 Minnesota Defensive Backs 2006 Michigan Secondary 2003-05 Wisconsin Defensive Backs 2001-02 San Jose State Defensive Coord./Defensive Backs 1993-2000 Colorado State Defensive Backs 1992 Idaho Defensive Backs 1991 Portland State Defensive Backs/Special Teams 1989-90 Miami (Fla.) Graduate Assistant

Simmons earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2008, while safety Kyle Theret was an honorable mention selection. Minnesota finished No. 11 in the nation with 31 turnovers gained. Gopher defensive backs accounted for 15 of those 31 turnovers either by interception or fumble recovery.

The Lee family

Lee’s unit played a major role in Michigan finishing the 2006 campaign ranked 10th nationally in overall defense and 15th in scoring defense. The Wolverines also ranked third in the Big Ten in punt return average and 35th nationally. Under the tutelage of Lee, Wolverine cornerback Leon Hall was selected first-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media in 2006. Hall was one of only two players chosen unanimously by both the coaches and media. As defensive backs coach at Wisconsin between 2003-05, Lee coached safety Jim Leonhard to first-team All-Big Ten and All-America honors in 2003 and 2004. Cornerback Scott Starks also earned All-Big Ten First Team honors in 2004. Leonhard also tied Jamar Fletcher for the most career interceptions at Wisconsin with 21. Helped the Badgers to three consecutive bowl games, the 2003 Music City Bowl, 2005 Outback Bowl and 2006 Capital One Bowl. As defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at San Jose State from 2001-02, enabled the Spartans to rank third nationally in interceptions (23) and fourth in turnovers gained (38). Lee was also the only coach who had three players ranked among the top 100 nationally in interceptions in 2002. While working with the defensive backs at Colorado State (1993-2000), helped coach Rams to five conference titles and aided in the Rams leading the nation in turnover margin during the 1997 season. At CSU, he coached Greg Myers, the winner of the 1995 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back, and Ray Jackson, who set a school record with 18 career interceptions. Was a member of the Miami Hurricanes' 1989 national championship staff. Twelve of Lee’s players have played in the NFL, including most recently, Dom Barber, who was a sixth round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Lee has been involved in 12 bowl games during his career, one as a player at Washington State (1988 Aloha Bowl) and 11 as an assistant coach.

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Hometown Tulare, Calif.

Alma Mater Washington State, 1989

Promoted to co-defensive coordinator following the 2008 season.

Under Lee’s coaching, Minnesota safety Dom Barber earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the coaches and the media in 2007. Barber ranked ninth in the Big Ten in total tackles (100) last season and was a sixth round choice of the Houston Texans in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Born May 22, 1966

High School Tulare Union

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

Lee At A Glance

He was a four-year letterman at defensive back (1985-88) at Washington State and led the Pac-10 Conference in fumbles forced in 1986.

NFL Summer Fellowships 2004 - Baltimore Ravens; 2000 - Chicago Bears; 1994-95 - Denver Broncos Recruiting Areas Minnesota – Southwest; Michigan, West Coast; All Junior Colleges; National Defensive Backs Bowl Games Coached [12] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota), 2007 Rose Bowl (Michigan), 2006 Capital One Bowl (Wisconsin), 2005 Outback Bowl (Wisconsin), 2003 Music City Bowl (Wisconsin), 2000 Liberty Bowl (Colorado State), 1999 Liberty Bowl (Colorado State), 1997 Holiday Bowl (Colorado State), 1995 Holiday Bowl (Colorado State), 1994 Holiday Bowl (Colorado State), 1991 Cotton Bowl (Miami), 1990 Sugar Bowl (Miami) Notable Players Coached Jason Craft (Colorado State • NFL) James Fuller (Portland State • NFL) Leon Hall (Michigan • NFL) John Howell (Colorado State • NFL) Ray Jackson (Colorado State • NFL) Jim Leonhard (Wisconsin • NFL) Greg Myers (Colorado State • NFL) Eric Olson (Colorado State • NFL) Scott Starks (Wisconsin • NFL) Dexter Wynn (Colorado State • NFL) Rashied Davis (San Jose State • NFL) Dom Barber (Minnesota • NFL)

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JohnBUTLER

Linebackers • Special Teams • Third Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

          

 

Coached Minnesota’s kickoff return unit which has ranked among the tops in the country for two seasons. The Gophers’ were third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally, averaging 23.25 yards per return in 2007. They improved to No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 15 in the nation in 2008, averaging 24.04 yards.

Family wife, Carmen

Led Minnesota’s kickoff coverage unit to an average drive start position of the 23.1 yard line, which ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten.

The Butler family

Served 2007 internship with the Minnesota Vikings on special teams. While at Harvard (2003-06), Butler’s special teams units annually ranked among the best in the Ivy League, scoring seven total special teams touchdowns during his tenure, including a 2004 season in which the Crimson registered five special teams touchdowns. No other Ivy League school had as many as one touchdown on special teams in 2004, while Harvard also added four special teams blocks and saw opponents convert just six field goals during that season. Helped the Crimson win the 2004 Ivy League crown with a 10-0 record and a No. 12 national ranking. Butler’s linebackers contributed to a defense that ranked No. 1 overall in the Ivy League, while his special teams unit also ranked first overall. Working with Harvard’s linebackers, Butler had five first team All-Ivy League selections. While at Midwestern State as the defensive coordinator and linebackers and safeties coach, his unit ranked in the top 25 nationally among Division II teams in total defense in both 1999 and 2000. He also coached two first team all-league linebackers. In 2000, Midwestern posted a 7-4 record, marking the first winning season in school history. Served as a graduate assistant on defense for both John Mackovic and Mack Brown. Began his coaching career at his alma mater, Catholic University, and as the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator in 1996, the team finished in the top 25 in Division III in total defense.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Catholic, where he was part of the biggest turnaround in Division III history. The football team went 19 in his junior campaign, but finished 8-2 his senior season. Butler was also a two-year letterwinner in basketball and part of the school’s 1992-93 NCAA tournament team.

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Hometown Philadelphia, Pa.

Alma Mater Catholic University, 1995

Helped freshman Troy Stoudermire ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 26 in the nation, averaging 25.8 yards per kickoff return in 2008.

Tutored linebacker Mike Sherels, who signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings following the 2007 season.

Born April 3, 1973

High School La Salle College

Minnesota’s kickoff coverage unit ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 13 in the nation in 2008, allowing just 18.54 yards per return.

Helped Gopher punter Justin Kucek earn second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2007. Kucek ranked second in the Big Ten and 22nd in the nation with a 42.66-yard average in 2007.

Butler At A Glance

Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator 2003-06 Harvard Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator 2001-02 Southwest Texas State Safeties/ Special Teams Coordinator 1999-2000 Midwestern State Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers/Safeties 1997-98 Texas Graduate Assistant 1996 Catholic Defensive Coordinator 1995 Catholic Secondary Recruiting Areas Minnesota – North Metro; New Jersey, Ohio; Pennsylvania; National Linebackers; National Specialists Bowl Games Coached [2] 2008 Insight (Minnesota) 1999 Cotton Bowl (Texas) Notable Players Coached Ryan Fitzpatrick (Harvard • NFL) Dominic Rhodes (Midwestern State • NFL) Danta Balestracci (Harvard – only four-time first team All-Ivy League pick in school history) Bobby Everett (Harvard - two-time first team All-Ivy League) Ryan Tully (Harvard - All-Ivy League, member of USA Football 2007)

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TimDAVIS

Offensive Line • Running Game Coordinator • Second Season

 

High School Castro Valley

Family wife, Janice; son, Nick; daughter, Mary Rose

Came to Minnesota after a season as the Director of Player Personnel at the University of Alabama, working under head coach Nick Saban. Prior to stint at Alabama, coached with Saban on the staff of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins.



Served as an assistant offensive line coach for Miami from 2005-2007. Miami improved from 52 sacks allowed in 2004 to just 26 in Davis’ first season.



Alma Mater University of Utah, 1982

Took over running game and offensive line following 2008 regular season, coaching the Gophers leading up to and at the Insight Bowl.



The Dolphins averaged 4.3 and 4.2 yards per carry in 2005 and 2006 with Davis on staff. It was the first time the Dolphins averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry in backto-back seasons since 1986-87.

Born June 17, 1958 Hometown Castro Valley, Calif.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

Davis At A Glance

The Davis family



Coached the offensive line at USC for three seasons (2002-04).



Coached guards and centers in 2002. Took over responsibility for entire offensive line in 2003 and 2004.



Won two national championships (2003, 2004) and three major bowl games (2003 Orange, 2004 Rose, 2005 Orange) during his tenure with USC.



Coached USC offensive lines which blocked for Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks Carson Palmer (2002) and Matt Leinart (2004).



Coached under Pete Carroll while with the Trojans.



Coached on the Wisconsin staff from 1997-2001, mentoring the offensive tackles and tight ends.



During his five seasons on the Badgers’ staff, Wisconsin made four bowl game appearances.



The 1999 Wisconsin offensive line and tight ends paved the way for Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, who set the all-time NCAA career rushing record.



Coached under Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin.



Coached the offensive line at the University of Utah from 1990-96.



During his time at Utah, the Utes earned their first bowl invitation in 36 years and made four bowl appearances.



Began his collegiate coaching career at Idaho State in 1989.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Was a three-year letterwinner at Utah, playing offensive tackle for the Utes from 1978-80.



Played professionally with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League.

Coaching Experience 2008Minnesota Offensive Line/Running Game 2008 Alabama Director of Player Personnel 2005-06 Miami Dolphins Assistant Offensive Line 2003-04 USC Offensive Line 2002 USC Guards and Centers 1997-2001 Wisconsin Tackles and Tight Ends 1990-96 Utah Offensive Line 1989 Idaho State Offensive Line 1988 Walla Walla CC Offensive Coordinator 1987 Arizona Graduate Assistant 1986, 1983 Wisconsin Volunteer Assistant 1984-85 Wisconsin Graduate Assistant Recruiting Areas Minnesota - North; All offensive linemen; Iowa; Wisconsin Bowl Games Coached [13] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota) 2004 Orange Bowl (USC) 2003 Rose Bowl (USC) 2002 Orange Bowl (USC) 2000 Sun Bowl (Wisconsin) 2000 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) 1999 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) 1998 Outback Bowl (Wisconsin) 1996 Copper Bowl (Utah) 1994 Freedom Bowl (Utah) 1993 Freedom Bowl (Utah) 1992 Copper Bowl (Utah) 1984 Hall of Fame Bowl (Wisconsin) Notable Players Coached Mark Anelli (Wisconsin) Aaron Gibson (Wisconsin) Chris McIntosh (Wisconsin) Ryan Kalil (USC) Deuce Iauti (USC)

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ThomasHAMMOCK

Running Backs • Asst. Recruiting Coordinator • Third Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

Coached true freshmen DeLeon Eskridge and Shady Salamon to a combined 907 yards and 10 touchdowns after starting running back Duane Bennett was injured in game two.



Hammock At A Glance

Eskridge and Bennett were named Freshman All-Big Ten in 2009 and 2008 respectively.



Born July 7, 1981

His running backs accounted for 52 receptions in 2009.



Rivals.com top 10 recruiter in the Big Ten for 2008 and 2009.



Heavily involved in recruiting Minnesota’s 2008 signing class that earned a consensus top 25 ranking.



   





Under the tutelage of Hammock, Northern Illinois running back Garrett Wolfe led the nation in rushing (148.3 ypg) and all-purpose yardage (167.4 ypg) in 2006 and was second in the NCAA in rushing (175.5 ypg) and all-purpose yardage (200.2 ypg) in 2005. Wolfe was also named the 2006 MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was first-team All-MAC in both 2005 and 2006. Prior to joining the NIU staff, Hammock spent two seasons at Wisconsin (2003-04), helping the Badgers make Music City (2003) and Outback (2004) bowl appearances. Hammock is part of the NIU tradition of rushing excellence and the team’s 10 straight seasons with a 1,000-yard performer. He logged 1,083 yards as a sophomore in 2000, ranking 12th in NCAA (120.3 ypg) and posted 1,095 yards as a junior in 2001 for Northern Illinois. Hammock then later coached Wolfe, who went over 1,000 yards twice, during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Hammock had a potentially life-threatening heart condition cut his senior season short following the Huskies 2002 season opener. He then turned his attention toward helping his team as he became a student coach for the Huskies and helped tailback Michael Turner post a MAC single-season rushing record of 1,915 yards in 2002. Hammock starred as a running back at Northern Illinois and ranks ninth on Northern Illinois’ all-time rushing list with 2,432 career yards, along with 12 100-yard rushing performances in 32 games.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

 

A two-time Huskie captain and first team All-MAC selection in both 2000 and 2001, Hammock also became NIU’s first-ever first-team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America pick and first-team Academic All-America repeater. He was also the runner up for the Playboy Anson Mount National Scholar-Athlete Award (2001-02). Hammock starred as a running back at Northern Illinois and ranks ninth on Northern Illinois’ all-time rushing list with 2,432 career yards, along with 12 100-yard rushing performances in 32 games. As a prep, Hammock was the Fort Wayne Area Athlete of the Year and led the Summit Athletic Conference in rushing (1,775 yards) and scoring (28 TDs) along with being a first team all-area and all-state selection in football and wrestling.

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Hometown Fort Wayne, Ind. High School Bishop Luers Alma Mater Northern Illinois, 2002 (B.S.) Wisconsin, 2004 (M.S.) Family wife, Cheynnitha; daughter, Tierra College Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Running Backs/Asst. Recruiting Coord. 2009 NFL Fellowship – Cleveland Browns (summer) 2007 NFL Fellowship – Minnesota Vikings (summer) 2005-06 Northern Illinois Running Backs 2004 Wisconsin Graduate Asst. (Offensive Line) 2003 Wisconsin Admin. Asst. (RBs)/Quality Control Recruiting Areas Minnesota – Southeast; North Chicago; Indianapolis; Miami; South Florida; National Running Backs Bowl Games Coached [4] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota) 2006 Poinsettia Bowl (Northern Illinois) 2004 Outback Bowl (Wisconsin) 2003 Music City Bowl (Wisconsin) Notable Players Coached Garrett Wolfe (Northern Illinois • NFL) A.J. Harris (Northern Illinois • NFL)

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RichardHIGHTOWER

Wide Receivers • First Season

Spent three seasons on the coaching staff of the National Football League’s Houston Texans.

Hightower At A Glance

Served as Houston’s special teams assistant coach for the 2008 season.

Born September 15, 1980

In his role as a coaching administrative coordinator, he worked closely with the defensive backs and special teams for the Texans in 2006 and 2007.

Hometown Houston, Texas

Began his professional career in the Texans’ front office.

High School MacArthur

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

  

Alma Mater Texas, 2002

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER   

Hightower was a member of the Texas Longhorns from 1999-2002. He played in 33 games during his college career, recording 22 tackles. During his collegiate career, he played defensive back, wide receiver and saw a great deal of action on special teams. Earned a scholarship during his senior season after walking on to the Texas program.

Family wife, Lanet The Hightower family

NFL Experience 2009Minnesota Wide Receivers 2008 Houston Assistant Special Teams 2006-07 Houston Coaching Administrative Coordinator 2004-05 Houston Front Office Recruiting Areas Minnesota - Southwest; Houston; East Coast Preps; National Wide Receivers Notable Players Coached André Davis (Houston Texans) Jacoby Jones (Houston Texans) Dominique Barber (Houston Texans) Kris Brown (Houston Texans) Dunta Robinson (Houston Texans)

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DerekLEWIS Tight Ends • Third Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 

  

Tight ends were a prominent part of the Gopher offense in 2008. Jack Simmons was second on the team in receptions with 36. As a group, Minnesota tight ends hauled in 46 receptions for 542 yards and three TDs in 2008.

 

Born April 3, 1977 Hometown New Orleans, La. High School St. Augustine

Minnesota’s tight ends averaged 11.8 yards per reception in 2008.

Alma Mater Texas, 1998

Gopher tight ends accounted for 30 receptions and 351 yards in 2007, part of the second-best single-season passing mark (2,949 yards) in Miinnesota history.

Family wife, Adonis

Came to Minnesota from North Texas where he served as defensive ends coach following the 2006 season. From 2005-06, he worked at Texas as a graduate assistant, where he was part of the staff that captured the 2005 BCS national championship.

College Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Tight Ends/Asst. Special Teams 2007 (Jan.) North Texas Defensive Ends 2005-06 Texas Graduate Assistant

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Lewis At A Glance

Spent two seasons as a member of the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000) and was part of the Super Bowl XXXIV championship team.

The Lewis family

A four-year letterman at Texas from 1995-98, earning All-Big 12 honors in 1998 and being named Consistent Offensive Player and Outstanding Tight End for the Longhorns that same season. He hauled in 18 catches for 236 yards and six touchdowns in a senior campaign at Texas that was highlighted by his 61-yard reception on fourth and inches that helped seal the 1996 Big 12 Championship game for the Longhorns.

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Recruiting Areas Minnesota – West Central; North Florida, Louisiana; National Tight Ends Bowl Games Coached [3] 2008 Insight (Minnesota) 2006 Alamo Bowl (Texas) 2006 Rose Bowl (Texas) Notable Players Coached David Thomas (Texas • NFL) Jermichael Finley (Texas • NFL) Jack Simmons (Minnesota • NFL)

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MarkHILL

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach • Third Season

Born August 16, 1977 Hometown Lanett, Ala.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 







Six student-athletes earned All-Big Ten honors following his second season with the Gophers. That total included two first-team choices -- defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg and wide receiver Eric Decker.

High School Lanett Alma Mater Tennessee-Chattanooga, 1999

Saw four student-athletes earn All-Big Ten honors following his first season at Minnesota. Also coached four Gophers who signed NFL contracts following the 2007 season.

Family wife, Alesha; son, Markieus

In his third season as the Gophers’ head strength and conditioning coach after spending three seasons (2004-06) as the associate director of performance enhancement at Arizona. Worked with Antoine Cason during his tenure at Arizona. Cason went on to becomd a first-round NFL Draft pick and won the 2007 Thorpe Award as the nation’s best collegiate defensive back.

College Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Head Strength & Conditioning 2004-06 Arizona Assoc. Director of Performance Enhancement 2000-03 Oklahoma Assistant Strength & Conditioning

The Hill family



Coached three Freshman All-Americans and nine NFL Draft selections at Arizona.



Began his collegiate coaching career at Oklahoma in 2000 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach prior to his job with the Wildcats.

 

While at OU, Hill helped the Sooners to four consecutive Top 10 finishes, including a 13-0 record and national championship in 2000. Sooners also won Big 12 titles in 2000 and 2002. Coached 13 All-Americans, 28 NFL draft picks (including six first-round choices), and recipients of the Butkus, Heisman, Lombardi, Nagurski, O’Brien and Thorpe awards at Oklahoma from 2000-03.

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Hill At A Glance

Was a three-year starting wide receiver for Tennessee-Chattanooga, leading the Mocs and finishing second in the league in receiving in 1998, while also earning first team All-Southern Conference honors. Had 53 receptions for 683 yards and two scores in 1998 and also returned 12 kickoffs for 279 yards. He finished his career with 100 catches for 1,329 yards.

Bowl Games Coached [5] 2008 Insight (Minnesota) 2004 Sugar Bowl (Oklahoma) 2003 Rose Bowl (Oklahoma) 2002 Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma) 2001 Orange Bowl (Oklahoma) Notable Players Coached Mark Clayton (Oklahoma • NFL) Quentin Griffin (Oklahoma • NFL) Tommie Harris (Oklahoma • NFL) Teddy Lehman (Oklahoma • NFL) Derrick Strait (Oklahoma • NFL) Roy Williams (Oklahoma • NFL) Andre Woolfolk (Oklahoma • NFL) Antoine Cason (Arizona • NFL) Nick Folk (Arizona • NFL) Syndric Steptoe (Arizona • NFL) Michael Johnson (Arizona • NFL) Mike Thomas (Arizona • NFL) Ebon Britton (Arizona • NFL) Dom Barber (Minnesota • NFL) Willie VanDeSteeg (Minnesota • NFL)

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WillPEOPLES

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach • Third Season

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS  In his third season on the Minnesota staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, making his second stop at a Big Ten institution.   

Family wife, Leah

Saw four Minnesota student-athletes sign with NFL teams after his first season with the program. Also coached four Gophers who earned All-Big Ten honors in 2007.

Coaching Experience 2007Minnesota Assistant Strength & Conditioning 2006 Iowa Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Worked as an assistant with the strength and conditioning program at Iowa in 2006.

The Peoples family



His receiving yardage total in 2002 ranks 13th-best for a single season at Oklahoma and he also ranks in the Sooners’ top 20 in career receiving yards.



Tied the Big 12 championship game record with eight receptions in the 2003 title game.

 

Competed in four straight bowl games (2002 Cotton Bowl, the 2003 Rose Bowl, the 2004 Sugar Bowl and the 2005 Orange Bowl) after redshirting in 2000 when the Sooners posted a 13-0 record and earned the national title following a win in the 2001 Orange Bowl. Played in the national championship game at OU his final two seasons before signing a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills following his collegiate career.

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Hometown Round Rock, Texas

Alma Mater Oklahoma, 2005

Coached six Minnesota players who earned All-Big Ten honors following the 2008 season.

Prior to his coaching career, Peoples was a wide receiver at Oklahoma and a member of three OU teams that claimed Big 12 titles. He was honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2002 and a member of the 2004 Academic All-Big 12 Team.

Born September 6, 1981

High School Humble

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Peoples At A Glance

Bowl Games Coached [2] 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota) 2006 Alamo Bowl (Iowa) Notable Players Coached Marshal Yanda (Iowa • NFL) Scott Chandler (Iowa • NFL) Mike Elgin (Iowa • NFL)

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DanO’BRIEN Director of Football Operations • Second Season

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS    

Born May 16, 1963 Hometown Winthrop, Minn.

In his second season with the Minnesota program after spending nearly six years as director of athletics at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

High School Winthrop

Led Hamline athletic department which saw its number of student-athletes competing in the postseason rise from one to 121 during his tenure.

Alma Mater St. Thomas, 1987

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.

Family wife, Chris; daughter, Brittany; sons, Shay, Casey

Served at Concordia-St. Paul from 1995-2002 in capacities which included head football coach and director of athletics.



Instrumental in taking Golden Bears from NAIA level to NCAA Division II.



Led Concordia-St. Paul to its first two football wins as a member of NCAA Division II.



Began tenure at Concordia as assistant head football coach. Served as head coach in 1999 and 2000, while also working as director of athletics.



Has worked at the NAIA, NCAA Division III, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I levels.



Was named head coach at Bemidji High School in 1993.



O’Brien At A Glance

The O’Brien family

Coaching/Administrative Experience 2008Minnesota 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

Began coaching career as an assistant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in 1987. Served as an assistant coach at Lakeville High School, beginning in 1989.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Earned All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a defensive back at the University of St. Thomas.



Played for St. Thomas for three seasons, serving as a team captain during his final two years.



Earned all-conference honors at Normandale Community College and played in the Midwest Bowl.

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DanBEREZOWITZ Recruiting Coordinator • Third Season

Berezowitz At A Glance

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS  





  

Played a crucial role in Minnesota’s highly-regarded recruiting class in 2009.

Hometown Woodstock, Ill.

Joined the Minnesota staff as recruiting coordinator after spending the previous six seasons at Arizona, including his last four as the Wildcats’ recruiting coordinator. Served as the director of personnel and research for the Wildcats from 2005-06 and played a key role in consecutive Top 20 recruiting classes from 2005-06. Berezowitz managed all aspects of the football recruiting process for Arizona and worked with operations in regard to compliance issues in recruiting and other office operations.

High School Whitewater Alma Mater Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1994

The Berezowitz family

Spent his first two seasons at Arizona as director of football operations for John Mackovic from 2001-02. Worked for Mack Brown at both North Carolina and Texas, serving as the Tar Heels director of video operations and football center director from 1994-97 before following Brown to Texas as the Longhorns director of football operations from 1998-99. Began his collegiate coaching and administrative career at his alma mater, Wisconsin-Whitewater as an assistant coach from 1992-93. The Warhawks advanced to the NCAA Playoffs in 1990 and 1992.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER 

Born July 25, 1970

Performed a major role in Minnesota’s 14th-rated signing class in 2008 as ranked by recruiting expert Tom Lemming. Manages all aspects of recruiting for the Gopher program.

Was a four-year letterwinner at quarterback for UW-Whitewater from 1988-91.

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Family wife, Jane; sons, Bryan, Brayden, Zachary, Jordan; daughter, Alexa Grace College Coaching/Administrative Experience 2007Minnesota Recruiting Coordinator 2003-06 Arizona Recruiting Coordinator 2001-02 Arizona Director of Football Operations 1998-99 Texas Director of Football Operations 1994-97 North Carolina Video Operations/ Football Center Director 1992-93 Wisconsin-Whitewater Assistant Coach Bowl Games 2008 Insight Bowl (Minnesota), 1998 Cotton Bowl (Texas), 1997 Gator Bowl (North Carolina), 1996 Gator Bowl (North Carolina), 1995 Carquest Bowl (North Carolina), 1994 Sun Bowl (North Carolina)

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Josh STERNQUIST

Anthony SORRENTINO

Josh Sternquist is in his second season as the assistant recruiting coordinator at the University of Minnesota. Sternquist joined the Gophers in January of 2008 and assisted in the Gophers last two signing classes which have garnered much national attention. Sternquist also assists the Director of Football Operations in day-to-day operations and other areas such as away game travel and post-season bowl appearances. Prior to arriving in Minneapolis, Sternquist worked at Wisconsin as a football and recruiting operations assistant. At Wisconsin, he assisted in all recruiting functions, football camps, team and bowl travel, as well as all day-to-day operations. Sternquist also worked for Coach Barry Alvarez from 2004-06. Sternquist is a 2004 graduate of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He was a three-year starter at defensive back and a four-time Defensive Player of the Week. He finished his career tied for fourth all-time at Whitewater in career interceptions. A native of Belvidere, IL, 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 a daughter, Maggie.

Anthony Sorrentino is in his first season in charge of offensive quality control with the Golden Gophers. Sorrentino served as an assistant football coach at Montville (N.J.) Township High School last season, working with tight ends and defensive ends. He was an assistant coach, working with linebackers, long snappers and the scout offense, at The College of New Jersey in 2007. Sorrentino also has high school football coaching experience at West Essex High School in Caldwell, N.J. and Morristown (N.J.) Beard High School. He also coached lacrosse at the high school level for five seasons. Sorrentino also has experience with two NFL squads, completing internships with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 and the Houston Texans in 2002 and 2003. As a collegiate football player at The College of New Jersey, Sorrentino was a four-year letterwinner and earned Honorable Mention All-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors. Sorrentino played football, basketball and lacrosse all four of his years at Mountain Lakes High School. He earned all-state honors as a defensive back in football, while he was an honorable mention all-conference honoree in basketball and was honorable mention all-state in lacrosse.

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Offensive Quality Control

Aaron BORLAND

Clint COSGROVE

Associate Recruiting Coordinator

Defensive Graduate Assistant

Aaron Borland is entering his first season as the Associate Recruiting Coordinator, and second season with the University of Minnesota Football program. He joined the football recruiting staff in the spring of 2008 and served as a volunteer recruiting assistant during the season. A Roseville, Minn. native, Borland graduated from Saint Cloud State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis on Television Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. During the spring and fall of 2006, Borland served as a volunteer student assistant for the SCSU football team working primarily with wide receivers and had some recruiting related responsibilities.

Clint Cosgrove is a defensive graduate assistant with the Gophers. Cosgrove assists Ronnie Lee with the defensive secondary. Cosgrove was a defensive quality control intern at the University of Nebraska in 2006. In his one season working with the Huskers, Nebraska won the Big 12 North and appeared in the Big 12 Championship. The Huskers also finished that season ranked 24th nationally in scoring defense. Cosgrove is a 2006 Arizona State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science. The Madison, Wis., native played at the University of Wisconsin from 2001-02 before his career was shortened due to injury.

Jordan HEIGHWAY

Jordan GIGLI

Recruiting and Operations Intern

Jordan Heighway is entering his fourth season with the Gopher football team and his first as the recruiting and operations intern. Heighway, a Holmen, Wisconsin native, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with a bachelor of science in sport management with a minor in business management. Heighway previously served on the staff as a student recruiting assistant since January of 2007. Heighway’s main responsibilities include maintaining the team Web site, play4brew.com; the team blog, brewcrewreport.com; and the letterman’s Web site, played4theu.com. Heighway also assists the recruiting and operation staffs on a daily basis. Heighway currently resides in northeast Minneapolis, Minn.

Defensive Quality Control

Jordan Gigli is a defensive quality control for the Golden Gophers. Gigli started his coaching career as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Tri-State (Ind.) University in 2003. He would later serve on the Western Illinois staff as assistant defensive line coach in 2004 and assistant offensive line coach in 2005. Gigli moved on to Wittenberg (Ohio) University as defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator in 2006, helping Wittenberg capture the NCAC Championship and reach the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time since 2001. He helped Wittenberg rank first in the conference in scoring defense (13.7 ppg), rushing defense (70.1 ypg), and total defense (242.9 ypg) last season. A native of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Gigli was a four-year letterwinner (1999-2002) and three-year starting defensive tackle at Tri-State. He was also a two-time first-team all-conference selection and helped lead TSU to their first conference championship in school history in 2001. Gigli graduated from Tri-State in 2003 with a degree in business administration.

Jim JACKSON Offensive Graduate Assistant

Jim Jackson is an offensive graduate assistant with the Gophers. Jackson came to Minnesota from Louisiana-Lafayette, where he spent one season as a defensive graduate assistant working with the defensive line. Prior to working at ULL, Jackson spent the 2005 season as a graduate assistant working as video coordinator and with the offensive line at the University of Toledo. In 2004, Jackson served as assistant defensive backs coach and assistant video coordinator at Lehigh University. He started his coaching career in 2003 as the outside linebackers coach at Methodist (N.C.) College. A Mesquite, Texas native, Jackson was a two-sport athlete at Cornell (N.Y.) University. Jackson played two seasons varsity on the football team and was a captain and three-year starter on the baseball team. He graduated from Cornell in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Emily LUSSENHOP

Recruiting Assistant

Joey HUEBER

Eddie SCHAUER

Shawn KOSTICH

Brian DEUTSCH

Kristy HUEBER

Rachel LEE

Loree PATEL

Agathe PANARETOS

Ashley STEWART

Assistant to the Head Coach

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Recruiting Assistant

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AthleticTRAINING support staff

Ed LOCHRIE

Adam LEPLEY

Ed Lochrie is entering his eighth season as the head football trainer for the University of Minnesota, after being hired in May of 2002. Lochrie is responsible for the complete health care of the football team and is in daily communication with head coach Tim Brewster. Lochrie arrived in Gold Country from the University of Kansas where he served as the head football trainer during the 2001 season. Prior to his work at Kansas, he spent seven years (1994-2001) as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Colorado. Lochrie worked with the Colorado football team all seven years and was also involved with the men's basketball team from 1994-97. He came to Boulder, Colo., from the University of Denver, where he was the head athletic trainer from 199394 after serving as an assistant athletic trainer from 1990-93. During his four years at Denver his primary focus was with the men's hockey team. Lochrie, a Bishop, Calif., native, graduated from the University of Colorado in 1987, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned his master’s in physical education from Michigan State in 1990.

Adam Lepley is in his second year as a graduate assistant trainer with the Golden Gopher football program. Lepley earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Grand Valley State University. He was on the Lakers’ athletic training staff from 2004 through 2007 and worked with GVSU’s NCAA Division II Football Championship team in 2006. Lepley also completed an internship with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League in 2008. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Minnesota.

Head Football Trainer

Chris ASHTON Assistant Football Trainer

Chris Ashton is entering his eighth season as an assistant athletic trainer with the University of Minnesota and the Golden Gopher football team. Ashton, a Wheeling, W.Va. native, graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education in athletic training. While serving as a student athletic trainer, Ashton worked with all Mountaineer athletic programs including football, wrestling and baseball. Ashton is familiar with the Big Ten, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Michigan football program from 2000-2002. He received his masters’ degree of science kinesiology from Michigan in April 2002 prior to his arrival at Minnesota. Ashton currently resides in St. Paul, Minn.

MedicalSTAFF

Graduate Assistant Football Trainer

Adam BUCHALSKI Assistant Football Trainer

Adam Buchalski is in his second season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Golden Gopher football program. Buchalski earned undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Education from the University of Michigan in 2002. He added a Master’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 2006. Prior to joining the Minnesota program, Buchalski served as an assistant athletic trainer at Grand Valley State from July 2006 through July 2008. He worked with both the football and baseball programs with the Lakers. Buchalski was also a graduate assistant at Grand Valley State from July 2004 through June 2006. As a graduate assistant, his main responsibility was working with the football program. Buchalski also has experience as an athletic training intern at Michigan, working with the men’s and women’s track and cross country programs during the 2003-04 school year. He has also served as a physical therapist aid at MedSport Sports Medicine Clinic in 2003 and 2004. Buchalski became a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer in 2004. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is CPR, First Aid and AED certified by the American Red Cross.

Dr. J. Patrick SMITH

Dr. Patrick MORRIS

J. Patrick Smith, M.D. has been the Gophers’ team physician and orthopedic consultant since 1985. Dr. Smith also works with the Golden Gopher wrestling team and is the Medical Director for Hamline University Athletics. Dr. Smith is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine and is the Chairman of the Minnesota Sports Medicine Board of Directors and Program Director for their Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Minnesota as well.

Patrick Morris, M.D. has been with the Golden Gopher sports medicine staff since 2004. Dr. Morris’ primary responsibility with Minnesota athletics is the football team. He attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Morris’ specialty is family medicine, but he also has a great deal of experience in sports medicine. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Morris represents Minnesota at Big Ten conferences as well. Dr. Morris earned his undergraduate degree in English from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

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EquipmentSTAFF

support staff

Ryan GROOMS

Adam MYERS

Ryan Grooms is in his second season as the head football equipment manager for the Golden Gophers. Grooms comes to Minneapolis after spending five seasons as an equipment specialist for the United States Air Force Academy football program. During his time at Air Force, Grooms supervised 30 Cadet student managers and oversaw the daily football operations, which included laundry for more than 240 Cadet varsity and junior varsity football players. He was responsible for organization and upkeep of the Falcon Athletic Center equipment room and bi-annual inventory. He also handled equipment for boxing, cross country, track and field and water polo with the Air Force Academy. Grooms has been involved in equipment management since 2000, when he was a student at Ohio University. He spent two seasons with the Bobcat football team, working with equipment and also taking part in film exchange and highlight videos. Following graduation, Grooms was an equipment intern for the New Orleans Saints’ summer training camp. He then spent one year as a graduate assistant equipment manager at Marshall University. With the Thundering Herd, Grooms was responsible for supervising 12 student managers, assisted in the organization of equipment travel and was responsible for game-day laundry. Grooms is a member of the Athletic Equipment Manager Association. He was a 2008 nominee for the Knight Pickard Award as the District 7 Equipment Manager of the Year.

Adam Myers is in his second season as Minnesota’s assistant equipment manager. Myers is responsible for managing the Golden Gophers’ student equipment managers. He is also involved in repair of damaged equipment, packing team trunks for travel and early arrival to away games in preparation for the arrival of the team and staff. Prior to his stint at Minnesota, Myers was a graduate assistant equipment manager at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. He was responsible for fitting student-athletes with helmets, shoulder pads, footwear and other equipment with the Thundering Herd. Myers was also charged with equipment repair, inventory, laundry, transportation assistance and other duties at Marshall. Myers also served as a student manager at Marshall from 2002 through 2007. He was responsible for working with the wide receivers and quarterbacks in addition to handling a great deal of laundry during his time as a student at Marshall. Myers served a summer internship with the New York Jets in 2005. With the Jets he was involved in laundry, maintenance of protective equipment, packing trunks for home preseason games and sideline and locker room setup for home preseason games. A member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association since 2006, Myers was certified by the AEMA in June of 2006.

Head Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

AcademicSTAFF Chris ELROD

Chris MCNELLEY

Chris Elrod is in his second season as the Director of Football Academic Advising for the Golden Gopher program. Elrod is responsible for all academic services for the Minnesota football program. Prior to his tenure at Minnesota, Elrod served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic and Student Services at Texas State University from 2005-2008. While at Texas State, Elrod was responsible for a comprehensive academic support program for more than 400 student-athletes. He was the department’s contact for the NCAA APR program, supervised a staff of one full-time associate director, two full-time student specialists and a staff of parttime student workers. Elrod was also the Academic Program Advisor for Football at the University of Alabama in 2004-05, where he implemented a comprehensive academic support program for all football student-athletes. From 1997-2004, Elrod worked for the University of Texas. He was an Academic Counselor for the Longhorn football program from 2001-04. As such, he counseled football student-athletes regarding academic progress and performance, in addition to many other duties. Elrod was an academic intern with the Longhorn football program in 2000 and 2001. He also served as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas from 1997-2000. Before working at Texas, Elrod taught and coached in the Granbury, Texas and Athens, Texas school districts. Elrod earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas in 1999. He earned his undergraduate degree, also in kinesiology, from Texas in 1995. Elrod is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.

Chris McNelley is in his second year as an academic counselor with the Golden Gopher football program. McNelley provides guidance to Minnesota student-athletes in regard to academic progress and performance. McNelley was employed at the University of Texas from 2001 through 2008 before he came to Minnesota. From 2004 through 2008, McNelley was an Academic Services Coordinator with the Longhorns. In that position, he provided guidance to incoming and at-risk student-athletes through strategic planning initiatives. He also monitored student-athlete progress through mentor and tutor feedback. McNelley also assisted with the development of the mentor/tutor academic manual. McNelley served as a mentor/study hall coordinator at Texas from 2001 through 2004. Prior to his time at Texas, McNelley worked for the Broder/Kurland/Webb/Uffner Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was an agent trainee and assistant to partner. As a student at Texas, he served as an assistant to an associate athletic director and an academic center mentor. McNelley earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas in 1999. He was also awarded a master’s in sports management from Texas in 2003.

Director of Football Academic Advising

Football Academic Counselor

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CommunicationsSTAFF support staff

Andy SEELEY

Garry BOWMAN

Andy Seeley is in his second season at the University of Minnesota. He is the primary athletic communications/media relations contact for the Golden Gopher football team. He also works with the Minnesota men’s gymnastics team. Seeley is a veteran of more than 13 years in athletics media relations. He has worked with highly-successful football teams at the University of Utah and Northwest Missouri State University prior to joining the Gophers. Seeley was the secondary football contact at Utah for three seasons. The Utes won a bowl game in each of those three seasons, including the Fiesta Bowl which capped Utah’s undefeated 2004 season. Seeley was instrumental in the awards campaign for Ute quarterback Alex Smith, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and earned numerous All-America and Player of the Year awards. Seeley served as the sports information director at Northwest Missouri State for seven years. During that time, the Bearcats won two NCAA Division II National Championships and made a total of five playoff appearances. Seeley was also instrumental in coordinating media coverage for the Fall Classic at Arrowhead Stadium, which set the attendance record for an NCAA Division II football game. He started his career in media relations as the sports information director for USA Roller Sports. Seeley is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State, holding a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Seeley and his wife Jill have a 2-year-old daughter, Morgan. He also has a 16-year-old son, Bryant.

Garry Bowman enters his third year as the University of Minnesota’s Director of Athletic Communications. In his current role, Bowman helps craft the athletics department’s communications strategies, while overseeing all administrative operations of the Athletic Communications office, including media relations, publications and the department’s official website – gophersports.com. Bowman has served as the media coordinator for several prestigious NCAA and conference championships during his career and this past March managed media relations efforts for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds at the Metrodome. Prior to his arrival in the Twin Cities, Bowman served four years as the Sports Information Director at Kansas State University, where he managed publicity and media relations effort’s for the Wildcats’ 16-sport athletics department. While at K-State, Bowman earned several citations for excellence in publications, with both his 2005 and 2006 football media guides earning “Best in the Nation” accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bowman was also named Kansas State’s Athletics Administrator of the Year for 2006-07 by Powercat Illustrated, marking the first time the award has ever been given to an SID. Bowman began his career in communications as a media relations student assistant at San Diego State in January of 1995. He would later accept a position as media relations assistant at the University of California in August of 1997. Following two years at Cal, Bowman returned to San Diego State in August 1999 as assistant media relations director prior to his appointment at Kansas State in 2002 to handle publicity efforts for the Wildcats’ men’s basketball program. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., who was raised in San Diego, Bowman attended San Diego State University and earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1997. He and his wife, Jill, have two boys, Jordan, 12, and Josh, 8.

Director of Athletic Communications

Associate Athletic Communications Director

VideoSERVICES Mike SCHAAF

Greg DAVIS

Mike Schaaf is now in his 14th season working with the Golden Gophers’ video services and his eighth season as the director of the department. Schaaf has been shooting video for the Gophers since spring practice in 1996. Starting as a part-time student assistant, he worked his way through every facet of the team's video department, becoming the Gophers’ fulltime video assistant in 2000. A 1995 graduate of Apple Valley High School, Schaaf started producing independent sports videos as a high school sophomore. In addition to football, he has shot footage and produced programming for high school hockey, soccer and volleyball, as well as intercollegiate baseball and track. He also has worked as a video intern for Midwest Sports Channel, served as a freelance producer for several independent cable programs and shot documentary footage of a team of Twin Cities heart surgeons participating in a 2,000-mile bicycle marathon. He earned a bachelor's degree in speech communications from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Schaaf and his wife, Misti, have two sons, Brandon and Kyle, and reside in Otsego.

Greg Davis enters his eighth year with the Golden Gopher football program working in video services. He is in his seventh season as the assistant video coordinator after spending his first season as a student assistant. He assists Mike Schaaf in all day-to-day video operations and plays an important role in the video recording of practices and games. Davis is a business management major at the University of Minnesota with a minor in communications. A native of Stillwater, Minn., he is a 1997 graduate of Stillwater High School.

Assistant Director of Video Services

Director of Video Services

Derek HILLESTAD

TCF Bank Stadium Director of Operations

Jeff SEIFRIZ

Director of Facilities

Betsi SHERMAN

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Marketing

Jason LAFRENZ Asst. AD for Ticketing and Marketing

Brent HOLCK Ticket Manager

RobertBRUININKS

administration

University President

Robert H. Bruininks was appointed the 15th president of the University of Minnesota on November 8, 2002. He has served the University for 40 years, formerly as a professor, dean, and executive vice president and provost. Transforming the U For the past four years, Bruininks has overseen a transformative strategic positioning effort at the University that has raised the bar considerably for the University's academic profile, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources. Already, the results of this intensive effort are visible. In the recent years, the University has undertaken initiatives including: • the adoption of aggressive new four-year graduation goals for each campus • the development of student learning and development outcomes that clearly outline what all University students should know and be able to do at graduation, regardless of academic program • the implementation of tuition reforms enabling many students to save significantly on the total cost of education • the revision of the faculty tenure and promotion code to better recognize and reward outstanding scholarship in all its forms "The University has undertaken significant reform in the context of an increasingly competitive global market for resources, talent, and ideas," Bruininks said. "Our vision is to improve lives through the advancement of knowledge, and our strategic goal is aspirational, audacious, and, I believe, achievable: to become one of the top three public research universities in the world, with a deep and abiding cultural commitment to excellence in everything we do, across all our campuses, research and outreach centers, and offices statewide." Students and Affordability Innovations in the University's student experience, such as expanded undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities, a campus-wide Honors Program for the Twin Cities campus, and an increased emphasis on enhancing teaching and learning, have helped to fuel high student satisfaction rates, increased applications and enrollment, and significantly improved graduation rates. With more than 65,000 students enrolled system-wide—including more than 50,000 on the Twin Cities campus alone—the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's largest. Affordability for students here and at the University's four coordinate campuses remains a primary concern for the Bruininks administration. Launched in 2005, the Founders Free Tuition Program now covers full cost of tuition and required fees for low-income, Pell-eligible Minnesota students statewide. Once fully implemented, the award is expected to benefit 4,700 undergraduates across the University. In addition, Bruininks has made student scholarships the University's top fundraising priority. The Promise for Tomorrow scholarship drive reached its initial goal of $150 million in October 2006 and has now raised roughly $250 million in just five years. Approximately 7,000 students received privately funded scholarships and fellowships each year; the University's new goal is to help 10,000 students with privately raised financial assistance. Leadership and Experience Bruininks's career has centered on child and adolescent development and policy research, and strategic improvement in the fields of pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education. Initially joining the University's faculty as an assistant professor of educational psychology, he has authored or coauthored nearly 90 journal articles and more than 70 book chapters, as well as training materials and several standardized tests.

Both as a faculty member and as an administrator, Bruininks has worked to advance the public mission and responsibilities of the University. He has been a leading advocate for responsible stewardship and reform in higher education, including the strategic reorganization of University of Minnesota Extension and the colleges of Design; Education and Human Development; and Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences to better serve the state, its citizens, and students. He has renewed the University's commitment to its responsibilities, fostering new opportunities for public engagement and economic development through initiatives including the Council On Public Engagement (COPE), the Outstanding Community Service Awards, the University Metropolitan Consortium, the College Readiness Consortium, and the Academic Corporate Relations Center (ACRC), as well as enhancing the University's focus on issues of sustainability through research structures including the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) and Institute on the Environment, and through numerous administrative initiatives and reforms. During his tenure at the University, Bruininks was instrumental in founding the National Center on Educational Outcomes, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living, and the Institute on Community Integration. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship. He is president emeritus of the American Association on Mental Retardation and has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Nationally, he serves on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and chairs the board of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; in Minnesota he serves as a member of the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Business Partnership. In 2007, Bruininks joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. He has also been instrumental in bringing Big Ten football back to the Twin Cities campus with the construction of TCF Bank Stadium, slated to open in Fall 2009. In addition to hosting home football games, the new stadium will provide a permanent home for the marching band, an important new venue for University and community events, and a prominent public gateway to the University's broader mission of education, research and public engagement. Named Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2009 and Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly in 2004, Bruininks regularly advocates on behalf of the University of Minnesota and its essential role as the state's economic engine. He is also a recognized national and international leader in higher education, serving as chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in 2008 and as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In November 2005, Bruininks led a group of Minnesota educators to China as part of the governor's trade delegation. In May 2006, he headed a delegation of University leaders to Norway to renew student exchange agreements and deepen research ties with that country's leading universities, and in May 2007, he led a delegation to Iceland to renew an historic 25-year agreement with the University of Iceland and expand upon it, particularly in the health sciences. Personal Notes President Bruininks earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University, and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development). He and his wife, Dr. Susan Hagstrum, have three grown sons and three grandsons. In their free time, they enjoy riding American Saddlebred horses and spending time at their cabin on northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail.

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JoelMATURI administration

Athletics Director

In his eighth year as director of athletics at the University of Minnesota, Joel Maturi has engineered a complete transformation of Golden Gopher athletics. Since being named the first director of athletics of Minnesota’s merged men’s and women’s departments on July 12, 2002, Maturi has combined an uncompromising vision of the future and his unique brand of leadership with a tireless dedication to guide Gopher athletics on a clear course toward becoming a model NCAA Division I athletics department. A native of Chisholm, Minn., Maturi’s tenure at Minnesota has been marked by significant positive change in virtually every aspect of the department. And from his focused efforts has emerged a level of broadbased achievement that year after year places Gopher Athletics among the nation’s most successful overall programs. Looking back, it’s easy to discern the building blocks of Minnesota’s success under Maturi. Fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and refocused fund-raising efforts have yielded increased opportunities and unprecedented growth. The development of a first-class academic support program continues to see Gopher student-athletes earn their degrees at ever improving rates. A renewed emphasis on NCAA compliance has ushered in a new era of integrity. And a distinctive ability to foster cooperation as a key and trusted member of University Robert Bruininks’ leadership team has resulted in unprecedented levels of cross-campus collaboration. The rapidly evolving world of intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century requires bold and innovative leadership. And that’s exactly what Maturi brought to his home state’s flagship university when he assumed the helm of Gopher athletics in the summer of 2002. To say that Minnesota’s athletics department was at a tipping point when Maturi arrived is to perhaps understate the challenges facing the program. Gopher Athletics was projected to run a $31 million deficit over the next four years and in order to help cope planned to eliminate three sports. Building a state-of-the-art stadium to bring football back to campus was considered a pipe dream. Undaunted, Maturi swiftly set in motion a plan to restore the financial integrity of Gopher athletics. Balanced budgets followed and all three sports were retained. Most significantly, however, the dream of returning Gopher football to its rightful place campus is now a reality as Minnesota opened the doors to the 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium – the Big Ten’s first new on-campus football stadium built since 1960. Upgrades to virtually every Minnesota Athletics facility have also taken place under Maturi, including a $600,000 renovation of the playing surface of historic Williams Arena this past summer, and funds are currently being raised to support the construction of a new stadium for Gopher Baseball. In addition to leading the way to meet the Gophers’ needs for world-class facilities, Maturi’s tenure has been marked by continual athletic and academic success by Minnesota’s 25-sport department. Gopher athletic programs have accumulated four national championships, 30 Big Ten or WCHA regular season titles and five conference postseason crowns. Minnesota has also placed in the top 30 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup final standing each year of his term, including a 14th-place finish in 2008-09 that ranks as the third-best finish in school history that saw Gopher teams claim six conference titles, advance 20 teams to postseason competition, produce 40 first team All-Big Ten honorees and 41 All-Americans, 257 academic all-conference selections (second-most in the Big Ten) and 12 CoSIDA academic all-district award winners. Minnesota was also among just a handful of programs to see its football team earn a bowl berth (Insight Bowl) and have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as its baseball program qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Gopher women’s hockey, meanwhile, made its sixth appearance in the Frozen Four. Gopher Athletics once again was trusted to host several prestigious postseason championships during 2008-09, headlined by NCAA first- and second-round competitions in both men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey as well as the men’s gymnastics championships. It was hardly an unprecedented season under Maturi for the Gophers, who claimed three Big Ten crowns, advance 16 sports to postseason play, produce 225 academic all-conference selections and 19 academic alldistrict honorees in 2007-08. The 2006-07 season was a banner year as well as wrestling won its third NCAA championship in the seven years. The Gopher wrestlers were also one of six teams to take home conference championships. The men’s swimming and diving team won its fifth Big Ten title in seven years and placed 10th at the NCAA Championships. The men’s hockey team won the WCHA regular season and Final Five titles while the women’s indoor track and field team won its first Big Ten crown. Rowing also won its first Big Ten title and posted a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Men’s golf added its third Big Ten title since 2002 and posted a strong ninth place finish at the NCAA Finals. The Gopher athletic department finished 20th in the Director’s Cup in 2006-07, marking the 13th straight year that Minnesota has placed in the top 25 of the rankings that chart overall athletic success among all NCAA Division I programs. During the 2005-06 academic year, Maturi guided a department that produced 32 All-Americans, four conference championships and 22 individual conference championships. Minnesota also produced 40 first-team All-Conference performers, five Academic All-Americans and 14 Academic All-District honorees. The Gopher wrestling and women’s hockey team each finished second in the nation, while men’s golf (3rd), women’s cross country (9th), men’s gymnastics (9th) and men’s swimming & diving (11th) added four more top-15 national finishes. Wrestling, women’s gymnastics, men’s hockey and women’s track & field each won Big Ten Conference team titles. Overall, 16 of the Gophers’ 25 sports finished in the top three of the conference during 2005-06, and 19 advanced to NCAA postseason competition. The Gopher football team qualified for its fourth consecutive bowl game and sixth in seven years with a trip to the Music City Bowl.

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The department also was involved in hosting several Big Ten, WCHA and NCAA Championships during the year, most notably the 2006 Division I Men’s Basketball Minneapolis Region Championship and the 2006 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. Women’s rowing had its highest finish ever at the Big Ten Championships, rowing to a second-place finish on Lake Phalen in St. Paul. The Baseline Tennis Center hosted the Big Ten men’s tennis championships for the first time, while Ridder and Mariucci Hockey Arenas hosted women’s and men’s WCHA first round competition, respectively. In March of 2007, Minnesota became the first school to ever host the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in consecutive weeks. Across University Avenue, Williams Arena hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball First and Second Rounds for the third time in four years. In 2003-04, the women’s hockey team won the national title for the second straight season while three women’s programs (women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s basketball) all reached their respective NCAA Final Fours. Volleyball made the championship match and basketball qualified for its first national semifinal. The Gophers won four conference titles in 200304 and two conference postseason titles. In Maturi’s first year as athletic director, Minnesota won five regular season titles while the men’s hockey team won the WCHA Final Five and continued the momentum into the NCAA Tournament where it won its second straight national championship. On the academic front, more than 50 percent of Gopher student-athletes have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and 27 studentathletes have earned Academic All-America status during Maturi’s tenure. The foundation for Gopher football’s return to campus was laid during the 2004-05 academic year, when Maturi was instrumental in adding credibility to the Gopher stadium campaign by negotiating a $35 million corporate sponsorship with TCF Bank for naming rights to the new on-campus stadium. It was the largest corporate sponsorship of its kind involving college football. Maturi’s efforts were even more legitimized in May 2006 when the Minnesota State Legislature approved overwhelmingly to support the Gopher football return to campus. The bipartisan vote will allocate $137 million to the $288.5 million project. In addition to TCF Bank Stadium and the new playing surface in Williams Arena, Maturi has overseen complete renovations to both the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and the football training and equipment rooms in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. In March of 2007, Maturi oversaw the grand opening ceremony for a new boathouse that serves as the home of the women’s rowing program on the MIssissippi River. Maturi, 64, increased his leadership role within the Big Ten and NCAA during the past few years by being named to several prominent committees, most notably the NCAA Division I Management Council. He has served as the Management Council’s liaison to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past year. Maturi is has also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee, and will chair this committee during the 2007-08 season. Prior to his arrival, Maturi was the Director of Athletics at Miami University (Ohio). At Miami, Maturi was responsible for the management and leadership of 19 sports programs, all support staffs and nearly 600 student-athletes. His first season at Miami was an extremely successful one. The synchronized skating team won a national championship, the men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Sweet 16, the volleyball team earned its first NCAA Tournament win, the men’s cross country team advanced to the NCAA meet and the football team won 10 games against an impressive schedule. That year, six teams won Mid-American Conference titles while five coaches garnered Coach of the Year honors. During his tenure at Miami, Maturi spearheaded fund-raising efforts for two important and necessary projects. In his final year, the Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened and a new baseball field, McKie Field at Hayden Park, was dedicated. Maturi also made an impact on the campus and the community in Oxford, Ohio. He was a recipient of a Campus Impact Award, received an award from the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities for his efforts to help those in need, the Miami Alumni Association’s A.K. Morris Award for his service to the Association and the Myrtis Powell Building Community Award. In addition, he chaired the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) executive council in 2001-02, and also served as the chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for Region 4 and was the liaison for the men’s basketball coaches in the MAC. Prior to his time at Miami, Maturi served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Denver from 1996-98. At Denver, Maturi led the school’s move from Division II to Division I and oversaw the search for Division I conference affiliation. Maturi also assisted in the planning and development of a $50 million Sports and Wellness Center and a $2.1 million tennis complex. Maturi is no stranger to the Big Ten. From 1987-96, he worked at the University of Wisconsin. While there, he assisted in taking the financially challenged and struggling athletics program to profitability and success. From 1992-96, he was the Associate Director of Athletics with direct responsibility for all aspects of the football, ice hockey, wrestling, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, as well as the office of academic affairs. He also chaired the Department’s “Support” Program, a wellness program for student-athletes and staff. Maturi was named the Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year in 1993. Before entering the college ranks, Maturi spent 19 years as a high school coach and administrator at Madison Edgewood High School. He coached football, basketball, baseball and track and field, leading his teams to 10 state tournaments. Maturi was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Maturi received a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. He also served on the support staff of Ara Parseghian’s first national championship team. He earned a master’s degree and certification for educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1985. Maturi and his wife, Lois, have three grown children, Mark, Katie and Anne.

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CoachingRECORDS Year-by-YearRESULTS records and results

Seasons Years Won Lost Tied Pct. Coach 1 1883 1 2 0 .333 Thomas Peebles Fredrick Jones 3 1886-88 3 3 0 .500 D.W. McCord, Al McCord, 1 1889 3 1 0 .750 F. Heffelfinger, B. Morse 1 1890 5 1 1 .833 Tom Eck Ed “Dad” Moulton 1 1891 3 1 1 .750 1 1893 6 0 0 1.000 “Wallie” Winter 1 1894 3 1 0 .750 Tom Cochrane Jr. Walt “Pudge” Heffelfinger 1 1895 7 3 0 .700 Alexander Jerrems 2 1896-97 12 6 0 .667 1 1898 4 5 0 .444 Jack Minds 1899 6 3 2 .682 John Harrison, Bill Leary 1 Henry L. Williams 22 1900-21 136 33 11 .786 William Spaulding 3 1922-24 11 7 4 .611 5 1925-29 28 9 3 .757 Clarence Spears Herbert “Fritz” Crisler 2 1930-31 10 7 1 .588 Bernie Bierman 16 1932-41, 45-50 93 35 6 .727 3 1942-44 15 11 1 .577 George Hauser 3 1951-53 10 13 4 .435 Wes Fesler Murray Warmath 18 1954-71 87 78 7 .526 Cal Stoll 7 1972-78 39 39 0 .500 5 1979-83 19 35 1 .352 Joe Salem Lou Holtz 2 1984-85 10 12 0 .455 John Gutekunst 6+ 1986-91 29 36 2 .441 5 1992-96 16 39 0 .291 Jim Wacker 10 1997-2006 64 57 0 .529 Glen Mason Tim Brewster 2 20078 17 0 .320

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Season 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889

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T Pts. Opp. 0 4 2 0 9 8 No Games No Games 2 0 13 27 0 0 22 0 1 0 22 16 1 0 46 28

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208 102 122 148 74 136 168 112 92 151

Fredrick Jones Fredrick Jones Fredrick Jones D.W. McCord, Al McCord F. Heffelfinger, B. Morse Tom Eck Edward “Dad” Moulton None “Wallie” Winter Tom Cochrane Jr. Walt “Pudge” Heffelfinger Alex Jerrems Alex Jerrems Jack Minds John Harrison & William C.

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 Leary 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944

10 9 9 14 13 10 4 2 3 6 6 6 4 5 6 6 6 4 5 4 1 3 3 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 3 7 5 4 8 8 7 6 6 3 8 8 5 5 5

0 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 6 4 3 1 3 2 3 0 2 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 4 4 3

2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

299 23 183 18 335 34 618 12 725 12 542 22 47 29 55 52 32 50 158 27 179 6 102 15 87 38 116 32 123 44 191 35 348 28 164 25 133 39 130 45 62 92 60 141 79 65 114 60 68 63 176 91 269 64 209 51 182 36 179 55 126 81 191 72 86 42 64 32 270 38 194 46 203 32 184 50 97 38 154 82 154 71 186 38 152 91 170 184 225 162

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Season 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

W 4 5 6 7 7 1 2 4 4 7 3 6 4 1 2 8 8 6 3 5 5 4 8 6 4 3 4 4 7 4 6 6 7 5 4 5 6 3 1 4 7 6 6 2 6 6 2 2 4 3 3 4 3 5 8 6 4 8 10 7 7 6 1 7

L 5 4 3 2 2 7 6 3 4 2 6 1 5 8 7 2 2 2 6 4 4 5 2 4 5 6 7 7 4 7 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 8 10 7 5 6 5 7 5 5 9 9 7 8 8 7 9 6 4 6 7 5 3 5 5 7 11 6

T 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts. 177 130 174 203 231 79 162 131 150 195 110 127 201 115 98 228 161 131 95 136 188 124 163 207 210 180 212 185 260 161 236 201 171 210 264 210 274 247 181 194 293 261 257 195 263 224 104 200 253 256 272 236 238 229 368 375 308 376 503 361 429 376 315 302

Opp. 155 114 127 94 80 196 258 171 160 127 172 87 188 157 159 88 78 61 117 131 160 160 106 190 260 237 278 304 295 332 192 211 187 267 271 250 264 295 518 316 240 316 262 246 283 281 302 313 354 348 368 340 334 249 196 318 299 319 285 273 348 338 440 322

Coach Bernie Bierman Bernie Bierman Bernie Bierman Bernie Bierman Bernie Bierman Bernie Bierman Wes Fesler Wes Fesler Wes Fesler Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Murray Warmath Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Cal Stoll Joe Salem Joe Salem Joe Salem Joe Salem Joe Salem Lou Holtz Lou Holtz John Gutekunst John Gutekunst John Gutekunst John Gutekunst John Gutekunst John Gutekunst Jim Wacker Jim Wacker Jim Wacker Jim Wacker Jim Wacker Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Glen Mason Tim Brewster Tim Brewster

all-time results 1882 Record: 1-1 Coach: None Date UM 9/29 W 4 Hamline 0 Hamline L 4

Opp. 0 2 2

1883 Record: 1-2 Coach: Thomas Peebles (1st) Date UM L 2 Carleton W 5 Hamline 11/3 2 Ex-Collegiates L 9

Opp. 4 0 4 8

1884 and 1885 (no games) 1886 Record: 0-2 Coach: Fredrick S. Jones (1st) Date UM L 5 at Shattuck L 8 Shattuck 13

Opp. 9 18 27

1887 Record: 2-0 Coach: Fredrick S. Jones (2nd) UM Date W 8 Minneapolis High W 14 Alumni 22

Opp. 0 0 0

1888 Record: 1-1 Coach: Fredrick S. Jones (3rd) Date UM 8 at Shattuck 10/28 L 10/31 W 14 Shattuck 22

Opp. 16 0 16

1889 Record: 3-1 Coach: D.W. McCord, Al McCord, Frank Heffelfinger, Billy Morse Date UM Opp. W 2 Ex-Collegiates 0 10/5 0 10/26 W 10 Ex-Collegiates 28 11/11 L 8 at Shattuck 11/20 W 26 Shattuck 0 46 28 1890 Record: 5-1-1 Coach: Tom Eck (1st) Date UM 10/27 W 44 at Hamline 11/3 W 58 at Shattuck 11/5 T 0 Ex-Collegiates 11/8 W 18 Grinnell 11/15 W 63 Wisconsin 11/19 L 11 Ex-Collegiates 11/29 W 14 Ex-Collegiates 208 1891 Record: 3-1-1 Coach: Edward “Dad” Moulton (1st) Date UM 10/17 L 0 Ex-Collegiates 10/24 W 26 Wisconsin 10/31 T 12 at Grinnell 11/2 W 42 at Iowa 11/14 W 22 Grinnell 102 1892 Record: 5-0 Coach: None Date UM 10/1 W 18 Ex-Collegiates 10/17 W 14 Michigan 10/22 W 40 Grinnell 10/29 W 32 Wisconsin 11/8 W 16 at Northwestern 122 1893 Record: 6-0 Coach: “Wallie” Winter (1st) Date UM 10/14 W 12 Kansas 10/21 W 36 Grinnell 10/24 W 10 at Hamline 10/28 W 34 at Michigan 10/30 W 16 at Northwestern 11/11 W 40 Wisconsin 148

Opp. 0 0 0 13 0 14 6 33

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Opp. 6 6 6 20 0 0 38

1894 Record: 3-1 Coach: Tom Cochrane Jr. (1st) Date UM 10/13 W 10 Grinnell 10/27 W 24 Purdue 11/10 W 40 Beloit 11/17 L 0 at Wisconsin 74

Opp. 2 0 0 6 8

1895 Record: 7-3 Coach: Walt “Pudge” Heffelfinger (1st) UM Date W 20 Mpls. Central H.S. 9/29 L 4 Grinnell 10/5 10/12 W 6 Boat Club 10/19 W 24 Iowa State 10/25 W 10 at Chicago 10/29 L 4 at Purdue 11/2 W 40 Macalester 11/16 W 14 Wisconsin 11/23 L 0 at Michigan (at Detroit) 11/28 W 14 Ex-Collegiates 136

Opp. 0 6 0 0 6 16 0 10 20 0 58

1896 Record: 8-2 (1-2/5th) Coach: Alexander Jerrems (1st) UM Date W 34 at South High 9/19 W 50 Mpls. Central H.S. 9/26 W 16 Carleton 10/3 10/10 W 12 Grinnell 10/17 W 14 Purdue 10/24 W 18 Iowa State 10/31 W 8 Ex-Collegiates L 4 Michigan 11/7 0 at Wisconsin 11/21 L 11/28 W 12 at Kansas 168

Opp. 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 6 6 0 24

1897 Record: 4-4 (0-3/T6th) Coach: Alexander Jerrems (2nd) UM Date W 22 South High 9/25 W 26 Macalester 10/2 10/9 W 48 Carleton 10/16 W 6 Grinnell 10/23 L 10 Iowa State 10/30 L 0 Wisconsin 11/13 L 0 at Michigan 11/25 L 0 at Purdue 112

Opp. 0 0 6 0 12 39 14 6 77

1898 Record: 4-5 (1-2/5th) Coach: Jack Minds (1st) Date UM 10/1 W 32 Carleton 10/5 L 0 Alumni 10/8 W 12 Rush 10/15 L 6 Grinnell 10/22 L 0 Iowa State 10/29 L 0 at Wisconsin 11/5 W 15 North Dakota 11/12 W 17 Northwestern 11/24 L 10 Illinois 92

Opp. 0 5 0 16 6 28 0 6 11 72

1899 Record: 6-3-2 (0-3/T6th) Coach: John Harrison & William C. Leary (1st) Date UM 9/26 W 20 Mpls. Central H.S. 10/3 W 29 Macalester 10/7 W 40 Shattuck 10/14 W 35 Carleton 10/21 W 6 Iowa State 10/28 T 5 Grinnell 11/4 L 5 Northwestern 11/8 W 6 Alumni 11/11 T 5 Beloit 11/18 L 0 Wisconsin 11/25 L 0 at Chicago 151

Opp. 0 0 0 5 0 5 11 5 5 19 29 79

1900 Record: 10-0-2 (3-0-1/1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (1st) Date UM 9/15 T 0 Central High W 26 St. Paul Central H.S. 9/22 W 66 Macalester 9/26 9/29 W 44 Carleton 10/6 W 27 Iowa State 10/13 T 6 Chicago 10/20 W 26 Grinnell 10/27 W 34 North Dakota W 6 Wisconsin 11/3 11/10 W 23 Illinois 11/17 W 21 Northwestern 11/29 W 20 at Nebraska 299

Opp. 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 12 23

1901 Record: 9-1-1 (3-1-0/3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (2nd) Date UM 9/21 T 0 Central High 9/21 W 16 St. Paul Central H.S. 9/28 W 35 Carleton 10/5 W 27 Chicago College 10/12 W 19 Nebraska 10/26 W 16 Iowa W 28 Haskell 11/4 W 10 North Dakota 11/9 11/16 L 0 at Wisconsin 11/23 W 16 at Northwestern 11/28 W 16 at Illinois 183

Opp. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18

1902 Record: 9-2-1 (3-1-0/3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (3rd) UM Date T 0 St. Paul Central H.S. 9/22 9/22 W 28 Mpls. Central H.S. 9/27 W 33 Carleton 10/4 W 16 Iowa State 10/7 W 59 Hamline 10/11 W 29 Beloit 0 Nebraska 10/18 L 10/25 W 34 at Iowa 11/1 W 102 Grinnell 11/8 W 17 Illinois 11/15 W 11 Wisconsin 11/27 L 6 at Michigan 335

Opp. 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 0 23 34

1903 Record: 14-0-1 (3-0-1/T1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (4th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/19 W 21 Mpls. Central H.S. 6 9/19 W 36 St. Paul Central H.S. 0 9/23 W 37 East High School 0 9/26 W 29 Carleton 0 9/30 W 112 Macalester 0 10/3 W 39 Grinnell 0 10/7 W 65 Hamline 0 10/10 W 46 Iowa State 0 10/17 W 75 Iowa 0 10/24 W 46 Beloit 0 10/31 T 6 Michigan 6 11/2 W 11 at North Dakota State 0 11/7 W 46 at Lawrence 0 11/14 W 32 at Illinois 0 11/26 W 17 at Wisconsin 0 618 12 1904 Record: 13-0 (3-0/T1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (5th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/17 W 107 Twin Cities Central H.S. 0 9/24 W 77 South Dakota 0 9/28 W 75 Shattuck 0 10/1 W 65 Carleton 0 10/5 W 47 St. Thomas 0 10/8 W 35 North Dakota 0 10/15 W 32 Iowa State 0 10/22 W 146 Grinnell 0 10/29 W 16 Nebraska 12 11/5 W 69 Lawrence 0 11/12 W 28 Wisconsin 0 11/19 W 17 at Northwestern 0 11/24 W 11 at Iowa 0 725 12

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all-time results 1905 Record: 10-1 (2-1/T2nd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (6th) Date UM W 74 Twin Cities Central H.S. 9/23 W 54 Pillsbury/Shattuck 9/30 W 42 St. Thomas 10/4 W 45 North Dakota 10/7 10/14 W 42 Iowa State 10/21 W 39 Iowa 10/28 W 46 Lawrence 11/4 L 12 Wisconsin 11/11 W 81 South Dakota 11/18 W 35 Nebraska 11/25 W 72 Northwestern 542

Opp. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 6 22

1906 Record: 4-1 (2-0/T1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (7th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 10/27 W 22 Iowa State 4 11/3 W 13 Nebraska 0 11/10 W 4 at Chicago 2 11/17 L 0 Carlisle 17 11/24 W 8 Indiana 6 47 29 1907 Record: 2-2-1 (0-1-1/T5th) Coach: Henry L. Williams (8th) UM Date 10/12 W 8 Iowa State 10/19 W 8 Nebraska 11/2 L 12 Chicago 11/16 L 10 Carlisle 11/23 T 17 at Wisconsin 55 1908 Record: 3-2-1 (0-2/T7th) Coach: Henry L. Williams (9th) Date UM 10/3 W 6 Lawrence 10/10 W 15 Iowa State 0 Nebraska 10/17 T 0 at Chicago 10/31 L 11/7 L 0 Wisconsin 11/21 W 11 Carlisle 32

Opp. 0 5 18 12 17 52

Opp. 0 10 0 29 5 6 50

1909 Record: 6-1 (3-0/1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (10th) Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/25 W 25 Lawrence 0 10/2 W 41 Iowa 0 10/9 W 18 Iowa State 0 10/16 W 14 at Nebraska (at Omaha) 0 10/30 W 20 Chicago 6 11/13 W 34 at Wisconsin 6 11/20 L 6 Michigan 15 158 27 1910 Record: 6-1 (2-0/T1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (11th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/24 W 34 Lawrence 0 10/1 W 17 South Dakota 0 10/8 W 49 Iowa State 0 10/15 W 27 Nebraska 0 10/29 W 24 at Chicago 0 11/12 W 28 Wisconsin 0 11/19 L 0 at Michigan 6 179 6 1911 Record: 6-0-1 (3-0-1/1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (12th) Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/30 W 5 Iowa State 0 10/7 W 5 South Dakota 0 10/21 W 21 Nebraska 3 10/28 W 24 Iowa 6 11/4 W 30 Chicago 0 11/18 T 6 at Wisconsin 6 11/25 W 11 at Illinois 0 102 15

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1912 Record: 4-3 (2-2/T3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (13th) Date UM L 0 South Dakota 9/28 W 5 Iowa State 10/5 10/19 W 13 Nebraska 10/26 W 56 Iowa W 13 Illinois 11/2 11/16 L 0 Wisconsin 11/23 L 0 at Chicago 87 1913 Record: 5-2 (2-1/T2nd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (14th) Date UM 9/27 W 14 South Dakota 10/4 W 25 Iowa State 10/18 L 0 at Nebraska 10/25 W 30 North Dakota 11/1 W 21 at Wisconsin 11/15 L 7 Chicago 11/22 W 19 at Illinois 116 1914 Record: 6-1 (3-1/3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (15th) UM Date W 28 North Dakota 10/3 10/10 W 26 Iowa State 10/17 W 29 South Dakota 10/24 W 7 at Iowa 10/31 L 6 Illinois 11/14 W 14 Wisconsin 11/21 W 13 Chicago 123

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1915 Record: 6-0-1 (3-0-1/T1st) Coach: Henry L. Williams (16th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 10/2 W 41 North Dakota 0 10/9 W 34 Iowa State 6 10/16 W 19 South Dakota 0 13 10/23 W 51 Iowa 6 at Illinois 6 10/30 T 11/13 W 20 Chicago 7 11/20 W 20 at Wisconsin 3 191 35 1916 Record: 6-1 (3-1/3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (17th) Date UM 10/7 W 41 South Dakota State 10/14 W 47 North Dakota 10/21 W 81 South Dakota 10/28 W 67 Iowa 11/4 L 9 Illinois 11/18 W 54 Wisconsin 11/25 W 49 at Chicago 348

Opp. 7 7 0 0 14 0 0 28

1917 Record: 4-1 (3-1/2nd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (18th) Date UM 10/13 W 64 South Dakota State 10/20 W 33 Indiana 11/3 L 7 at Wisconsin 11/17 W 33 Chicago 11/24 W 27 at Illinois 164

Opp. 0 9 10 0 6 25

1918 Record: 5-2-1 (2-1/T3rd) Coach: Henry L. Williams (19th) Date UM 10/5 T 0 All-Stars 10/19 W 30 Overland Station 10/26 W 25 at St. Thomas 11/2 W 59 Carleton-St. Olaf 11/9 L 0 at Iowa 11/16 W 6 Wisconsin 11/23 L 6 Chicago Municipal Pier 11/30 W 7 at Chicago 133

Opp. 0 0 7 6 6 0 20 0 39

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1919 Record: 4-2-1 (3-2/T4th) Coach: Henry L. Williams (20th) Date UM W 39 North Dakota 10/4 10/11 W 6 Nebraska 10/18 W 20 at Indiana (at Indianapolis) 6 Iowa 10/25 L W 19 at Wisconsin 11/1 11/8 L 6 Illinois 11/22 W 34 at Michigan 130

Opp. 0 6 6 9 7 10 7 45

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1920 Record: 1-6 (0-6/T9th) Coach: Henry L. Williams (21st) Date UM 10/2 W 41 North Dakota 10/9 L 0 at Northwestern 10/16 L 7 Indiana 10/30 L 7 at Illinois 11/6 L 0 Wisconsin 11/13 L 7 at Iowa 11/20 L 0 Michigan 62

Opp. 3 17 21 17 3 28 3 92

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1921 Record: 3-4 (2-4/6th) Coach: Henry L. Williams (22nd) UM Date W 19 North Dakota 10/1 W 28 Northwestern 10/8 0 at Ohio State 10/15 L 10/22 W 6 Indiana 10/29 L 0 at Wisconsin 11/5 L 7 Iowa 11/19 L 0 at Michigan 60

Opp. 0 0 27 0 35 41 38 141

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1922 Record: 3-3-1 (2-3-1/5th) Coach: William Spaulding (1st) Date UM 10/7 W 22 North Dakota 10/14 W 20 at Indiana (at Indianapolis) 7 at Northwestern 10/21 T 10/28 W 9 Ohio State 11/4 L 0 Wisconsin 11/11 L 14 at Iowa 11/25 L 7 Michigan 79

Opp. 0 0 7 0 14 28 16 65

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1923 Record: 5-1-1 (2-1-1/4th) Coach: William Spaulding (2nd) Date UM 10/6 W 20 Iowa State 10/13 W 13 Haskell 10/20 W 27 North Dakota 10/27 T 0 at Wisconsin 11/3 W 34 Northwestern 11/17 W 20 Iowa 11/24 L 0 at Michigan 114

Opp. 17 12 0 0 14 7 10 60

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1924 Record: 3-3-2 (1-2-1/6th) Coach: William Spaulding (3rd) Date UM 10/4 W 14 North Dakota 10/11 W 20 Haskell 10/18 T 7 at Wisconsin 10/25 L 0 at Iowa 11/1 L 0 Michigan 11/8 T 7 Iowa State 11/15 W 20 Illinois 11/22 L 0 Vanderbilt 68

Opp. 0 0 7 13 13 7 7 16 63

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1925 Record: 5-2-1 (1-1-1/T4th) Coach: Dr. Clarence Spears (1st) Date UM 10/3 W 25 North Dakota 10/10 W 34 Grinnell 10/17 W 32 Wabash 10/24 L 7 Notre Dame 10/31 T 12 Wisconsin 11/7 W 33 Butler 11/14 W 33 Iowa 11/21 L 0 at Michigan 176

Opp. 6 6 6 19 12 7 0 35 91

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all-time results 1926 Record: 5-3 (2-2/T6th) Coach: Dr. Clarence Spears (2nd) Date UM 10/2 W 51 North Dakota L 7 Notre Dame 10/9 0 at Michigan 10/16 L 10/23 W 67 Wabash 10/30 W 16 at Wisconsin 11/6 W 41 at Iowa 11/13 W 81 Butler 11/20 L 6 Michigan 269

Opp. 0 20 20 7 10 0 0 7 64

1927 Record: 6-0-2 (3-0-1/T1st) Coach: Dr. Clarence Spears (3rd) Co-Big Ten Champions UM Opp. Date 10/1 W 57 North Dakota 10 10/8 W 40 Oklahoma A&M 0 10/15 T 14 at Indiana 14 10/22 W 38 Iowa 0 10/29 W 13 Wisconsin 7 11/5 T 7 at Notre Dame 7 11/12 W 27 Drake 6 11/19 W 13 at Michigan 7 209 51 1928 Record: 6-2 (4-2/3rd) Coach: Dr. Clarence Spears (4th) UM Date W 40 Creighton 10/6 10/13 W 15 Purdue 10/20 W 33 Chicago 10/27 L 6 at Iowa 11/3 L 9 at Northwestern 11/10 W 21 Indiana 11/17 W 52 Haskell 11/24 W 6 at Wisconsin 182 1929 Record: 6-2 (3-2/T3rd) Coach: Dr. Clarence Spears (5th) UM Date W 39 Coe College 10/5 10/12 W 15 Vanderbilt 10/19 W 26 at Northwestern 10/26 W 54 Ripon 11/2 W 19 Indiana 11/9 L 7 at Iowa 11/16 L 6 Michigan 11/23 W 13 Wisconsin 179

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1930 Record: 3-4-1 (1-3/T6th) Coach: Fritz Crisler (1st) Date UM 9/27 W 48 South Dakota State 10/4 L 7 Vanderbilt 10/11 T 0 Stanford 10/18 W 6 Indiana 11/1 L 6 Northwestern 11/8 W 59 South Dakota 11/15 L 0 at Michigan 11/22 L 0 at Wisconsin 126

Opp. 0 33 0 0 27 0 7 14 81

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1931 Record: 7-3 (3-2/4th) Coach: Fritz Crisler (2nd) Date UM 9/26 W 13 North Dakota State 9/26 W 30 Ripon 10/3 W 20 Oklahoma A&M 10/10 L 0 at Stanford 10/24 W 34 Iowa 10/31 W 14 Wisconsin 11/7 L 14 at Northwestern 11/14 W 47 Cornell (Iowa) 11/21 L 0 at Michigan 11/28 W 19 Ohio State 191

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1932 Record: 5-3 (2-3/T5th) Coach: Bernie Bierman (1st) Date UM 10/1 W 12 South Dakota State L 0 Purdue 10/8 10/15 W 7 Nebraska 10/22 W 21 at Iowa 10/29 W 7 Northwestern 11/5 W 26 Mississippi 11/12 L 13 at Wisconsin 11/19 L 0 Michigan 86

Opp. 0 7 6 6 0 0 20 3 42

1933 Record: 4-0-4 (2-0-4/T1st) Co-Big Ten Champions Coach: Bernie Bierman (2nd) UM Opp. Date 9/30 W 19 South Dakota State 6 10/7 T 6 Indiana 6 10/14 T 7 Purdue 7 10/21 W 7 Pittsburgh 3 10/28 W 19 Iowa 7 11/4 T 0 at Northwestern 0 11/18 T 0 at Michigan 0 11/25 W 6 Wisconsin 3 64 32 1934 Record: 8-0 (5-0/1st) Big Ten Champions Coach: Bernie Bierman (3rd) UM Opp. Date W 56 North Dakota State 12 9/29 10/6 W 20 Nebraska 0 10/20 W 13 at Pittsburgh 7 10/27 W 48 at Iowa 12 11/3 W 34 Michigan 0 0 11/10 W 30 Indiana 7 11/17 W 35 Chicago 0 11/24 W 34 at Wisconsin 270 38 1935 Record: 8-0 (5-0/T1st) Coach: Bernie Bierman (4th) Co-Big Ten Champions UM Opp. Date W 26 North Dakota State 6 9/28 7 10/12 W 12 at Nebraska 10/19 W 20 Tulane 0 10/26 W 21 Northwestern 13 11/2 W 29 Purdue 7 11/9 W 13 at Iowa 6 11/16 W 40 at Michigan 0 11/23 W 33 Wisconsin 7 194 46

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Ranking listed prior to opponent indicates Minnesota’s Associated Press ranking the week of the game. Ranking after opponent name indicates opponent’s ranking. Rankings began in 1936. 1936 Record: 7-1 (4-1/T2nd) Coach: Bernie Bierman (5th) Date UM Opp. 9/26 W 14 at Washington 7 10/10 W 7 Nebraska 0 10/17 W 26 Michigan 0 10/24 W 33 (1) Purdue 0 10/31 L 0 (1) at Northwestern (3) 6 11/7 W 52 (2) Iowa 0 11/14 W 47 (2) Texas 19 11/21 W 24 (2) at Wisconsin 0 203 32 Final AP Ranking: 1 1937 Record: 6-2 (5-0/1st) Coach: Bernie Bierman (6th) Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/25 W 69 North Dakota State 7 10/2 L 9 at Nebraska 14 10/9 W 6 Indiana 0 10/16 W 39 Michigan 6 10/30 L 6 (4) Notre Dame 7 11/6 W 35 (14) at Iowa 10 11/13 W 7 (10) Northwestern 0 11/20 W 13 (7) Wisconsin 6 184 50 Final AP Ranking: 5

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1938 Record: 6-2 (4-1/1st) Coach: Bernie Bierman (7th) Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/24 W 15 Washington 0 W 16 Nebraska 7 10/1 W 7 Purdue 0 10/8 10/15 W 7 Michigan 6 10/29 L 3 (2) at Northwestern 6 11/5 W 28 (12) Iowa 0 11/12 L 0 (12) at Notre Dame (2) 19 11/19 W 21 at Wisconsin (12) 0 38 97 Final AP Ranking: 10 1939 Record: 3-4-1 (2-3-1/T7th) Coach: Bernie Bierman (8th) Date UM 9/30 W 62 Arizona 10/7 L 0 at Nebraska 10/14 T 13 Purdue 10/21 L 20 Ohio State (10) 11/4 L 7 Northwestern 11/11 W 20 at Michigan (10) 11/18 L 9 (20) at Iowa 11/25 W 23 Wisconsin 154

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1940 Record: 8-0 (6-0/1st) Big Ten Champions Coach: Bernie Bierman (9th) UM Opp. Date 9/28 W 19 Washington 14 10/5 W 13 Nebraska 7 10/19 W 13 (7) at Ohio State (15) 7 10/26 W 34 (6) Iowa 6 W 13 (4) at Northwestern 12 11/2 W 7 (2) Michigan (3) 6 11/9 6 11/16 W 33 (1) Purdue 11/23 W 22 (1) at Wisconsin 13 154 71 Final AP Ranking: 1 1941 Record: 8-0 (5-0/1st) Big Ten Champions Coach: Bernie Bierman (10th) UM Opp. Date 9/27 W 14 at Washington 6 10/11 W 34 (1) Illinois 6 10/18 W 39 (1) Pittsburgh 0 10/25 W 7 (1) at Michigan (3) 0 11/1 W 8 (1) Northwestern 7 11/8 W 9 (2) Nebraska 0 11/15 W 34 (1) at Iowa 13 11/22 W 41 (1) Wisconsin 6 186 38 Final AP Ranking: 1 1942 Record: 5-4 (3-3/T4th) Coach: Dr. George Hauser (1st) Date UM Opp. 9/26 W 50 Pittsburgh 7 10/3 L 6 Iowa Seahawks 7 10/10 L 13 at Illinois 20 10/17 W 15 (14) at Nebraska 2 10/24 W 16 (13) Michigan (4) 14 10/31 W 19 (10) Northwestern 7 11/7 L 0 (7) Indiana 7 11/14 W 27 (16) Iowa 7 11/21 L 6 (10) Wisconsin (7) 20 152 91 Final AP Ranking: 19 (tie) 1943 Record: 5-4 (2-3/T3rd) Coach: Dr. George Hauser (2nd) Date UM 9/25 W 26 Missouri 10/2 W 54 (9) Nebraska 10/16 W 13 (13) Camp Grant 10/23 L 6 (11) at Michigan (10) 10/30 L 6 at Northwestern 11/6 L 7 Purdue 11/13 W 33 Iowa 11/20 W 25 Wisconsin 11/27 L 0 Iowa Seahawks 170

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Att. 30,000 34,000 35,000 45,000 32,000 43,000 20,000 20,000 18,261

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all-time results 1944 Record: 5-3-1 (3-2-1/T4th) Coach: Dr. George Hauser (3rd) Date UM L 13 Iowa Seahawks 9/23 W 39 Nebraska 9/30 L 13 Michigan 10/7 10/14 W 39 Missouri 10/28 L 14 at Ohio State 11/14 T 14 Northwestern 11/11 W 19 Indiana 11/18 W 46 at Iowa 11/25 W 28 at Wisconsin 225 1945 Record: 4-5 (1-5/T8th) Coach: Bernie Bierman (11th) Date UM 9/22 W 34 Missouri 10/6 W 61 at Nebraska 10/13 W 14 (5) Fort Warren 10/20 W 30 (5) Northwestern 10/27 L 7 (5) Ohio State (12) 11/3 L 0 (16) at Michigan (10) 11/10 L 0 (20) Indiana 11/17 L 19 at Iowa 11/24 L 12 Wisconsin 177 1946 Record: 5-4 (3-4/5th) Coach: Bernie Bierman (12th) Date UM 9/28 W 33 Nebraska 10/5 L 0 Indiana 10/12 L 7 at Northwestern 10/19 W 46 Wyoming 9 at Ohio State 10/26 L 11/2 L 0 Michigan (13) 11/9 W 13 Purdue 11/16 W 16 Iowa 11/23 W 6 at Wisconsin 130 1947 Record: 6-3 (3-3/T3rd) Coach: Bernie Bierman (13th) Date UM 9/27 W 7 Washington 10/4 W 28 at Nebraska 10/12 W 37 (17) Northwestern 10/18 L 13 (13) at Illinois 10/25 L 6 at Michigan (1) 11/1 W 29 Pittsburgh 11/8 W 26 Purdue 11/15 L 7 (20) at Iowa 11/22 W 21 Wisconsin 174

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1948 Record: 7-2 (5-2/3rd) Coach: Bernie Bierman (14th) Date UM Opp. 9/25 W 20 at Washington 0 10/2 W 39 Nebraska 13 10/9 L 16 (8) at Northwestern 19 10/16 W 6 (11) Illinois 0 10/23 L 14 (13) Michigan (1) 27 10/30 W 30 (15) Indiana 7 11/6 W 34 (19) Purdue 7 11/13 W 28 (14) at Iowa 21 11/20 W 16 (15) at Wisconsin 0 203 94 Final AP Ranking: 16 1949 Record: 7-2 (4-2/3rd) Coach: Bernie Bierman (15th) Date UM Opp. 9/24 W 48 Washington 20 10/1 W 28 at Nebraska 6 10/8 W 21 (5) Northwestern 7 10/15 W 27 (5) at Ohio State (11) 0 10/22 L 7 (3) at Michigan (12) 14 10/29 L 7 (7) Purdue 13 11/5 W 55 (9) Iowa 7 11/12 W 24 (9) Pittsburgh 7 11/19 W 14 (8) Wisconsin 6 231 80 Final AP Ranking: 8

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Att. 31,687 21,876 37,256 24,207 43,563 46,482 30,254 11,200 30,000

Att. 34,246 25,000 32,465 55,940 56,000 84,472 41,400 13,880 34,800

Att. 51,096 53,648 40,000 46,087 76,611 58,476 58,341 59,180 45,000

Att. 43,377 34,000 59,598 56,048 85,938 55,624 63,659 50,000 63,862

Att. 40,000 57,206 47,000 62,066 65,130 64,926 66,953 44,000 45,000

Att. 55,256 34,000 63,063 82,111 97,239 61,154 62,089 42,515 63,139

1950 Record: 1-7-1 (1-4-1/7th) Coach: Bernie Bierman (16th) Date UM L 13 (18) at Washington 9/30 L 26 Nebraska 10/7 6 at Northwestern 10/14 L 0 Ohio State (9) 10/21 L 7 Michigan (14) 10/28 T 11/4 L 0 Iowa 11/11 L 0 at Michigan State 11/18 W 27 Purdue 11/25 L 0 at Wisconsin (8) 79

Opp. 28 32 13 48 7 13 27 14 14 196

Att. 49,500 47,710 45,000 53,192 59,412 60,321 47,461 46,389 45,000

1951 Record: 2-6-1 (1-4-1/7th) Coach: Wes Fesler (1st) Date UM 9/29 L 20 Washington (8) 10/6 L 14 at California 10/13 L 7 Northwestern 10/20 W 39 Nebraska 10/27 L 27 at Michigan 11/3 T 20 at Iowa 11/10 W 16 Indiana 11/17 L 13 at Purdue 6 Wisconsin (8) 11/24 L 162

Opp. 25 55 21 20 54 20 14 19 30 258

Att. 51,148 69,000 51,915 54,625 83,060 40,000 45,986 29,000 52,177

1952 Record: 4-3-2 (3-1-2/5th) Coach: Wes Fesler (2nd) Date UM 9/27 L 13 at Washington 10/4 L 13 California 10/11 W 27 Northwestern 10/18 W 13 Illinois 0 at Michigan (19) 10/25 L 11/1 W 17 Iowa 11/8 T 14 Purdue 11/15 W 13 at Nebraska 11/22 T 21 at Wisconsin (13) 131

Opp. 19 49 26 7 21 7 14 7 21 171

Att. 49,000 55,204 46,732 54,787 70,858 60,376 53,193 40,000 52,131

1953 Record: 4-4-1 (3-3-1/5th) Coach: Wes Fesler (3rd) Date UM 9/26 L 7 at USC (8) 10/3 L 0 Michigan State 10/10 W 30 at Northwestern 10/17 L 7 at Illinois 10/24 W 22 Michigan (5) 10/31 W 35 (14) Pittsburgh 11/7 W 28 (13) Indiana 11/14 L 0 (15) at Iowa 11/21 T 21 Wisconsin (8) 150

Opp. 17 21 13 27 0 14 20 27 21 160

1954 Record: 7-2 (4-2/4th) Coach: Murray Warmath (1st) Date UM Opp. 9/25 W 19 Nebraska 7 10/2 W 46 at Pittsburgh 7 10/9 W 26 (18) Northwestern 7 10/16 W 19 (11) Illinois 6 10/23 L 0 (8) at Michigan 34 10/30 W 19 (8) Michigan State 13 11/6 W 44 (14) Oregon State 6 11/13 W 22 (13) Iowa 20 11/20 L 0 (10) at Wisconsin (17) 27 195 127 Final UPI Ranking: 20 1955 Record: 3-6 (2-5/8th) Coach: Murray Warmath (2nd) Date UM 9/24 L 0 Washington 10/1 L 6 Purdue 10/8 W 18 at Northwestern 10/15 L 13 at Illinois 10/22 L 13 Michigan (1) 10/29 W 25 USC (10) 11/5 L 0 at Iowa 11/12 L 14 at Michigan State 11/19 W 21 Wisconsin 110

Opp. 30 7 7 21 14 19 26 42 6 172

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Att. 53,027 33,369 53,663 63,339 70,303 63,360 48,702 65,464 51,131

Att. 56,989 59,019 38,000 45,995 63,530 64,047 52,459 51,605 61,996

1956 Record: 6-1-2 (4-1-2/3rd) Coach: Murray Warmath (3rd) Date UM Opp. TV W 34 at Washington 14 9/29 W 21 Purdue 14 10/6 0 (17) Northwestern 0 10/13 T 13 10/20 W 16 Illinois 7 10/27 W 20 at Michigan (5) 11/3 W 9 (8) Pittsburgh 6 11/10 L 0 (6) Iowa 7 NCAA* 11/17 W 14 (17) Michigan State (3) 13 NCAA* 11/24 T 13 (7) at Wisconsin 13 127 87 Final AP Ranking: 12 • Final UPI Ranking: 9

Att. 41,000 58,660 62,006 62,614 84,639 63,158 64,235 61,981 54,149

1957 Record: 4-5 (3-5/8th) Coach: Murray Warmath (4th) Date UM 9/28 W 46 (6) Washington 10/5 W 21 (3) Purdue 10/12 W 41 (4) at Northwestern 10/19 L 13 (4) at Illinois 10/26 L 7 (14) Michigan (20) 11/2 W 34 Indiana 11/9 L 20 at Iowa 11/16 L 13 at Michigan State 6 Wisconsin (18) 11/23 L 201

Opp. 7 17 6 34 24 0 44 42 14 188

1958 Record: 1-8 (1-6/9th) Coach: Murray Warmath (5th) Date UM 9/27 L 21 at Washington 10/4 L 7 Pittsburgh 3 Northwestern 10/11 L 8 Illinois 10/18 L 10/25 L 19 at Michigan 11/1 L 0 at Indiana 11/8 L 6 Iowa 11/15 W 39 Michigan State 11/22 L 12 at Wisconsin (5) 115

Opp. 24 13 7 20 20 6 28 12 27 157

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1959 Record: 2-7 (1-6/10th) Coach: Murray Warmath (6th) Date UM 9/26 L 12 Nebraska 10/3 W 24 Indiana 10/10 L 0 at Northwestern 10/17 L 6 at Illinois 10/24 L 6 Michigan 10/31 W 20 Vanderbilt 11/7 L 0 at Iowa 11/14 L 23 at Purdue 11/21 L 7 Wisconsin (9) 98

Opp. 32 14 6 14 14 6 33 29 11 159

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NCAA*

1960 Record: 8-2 (6-1/T1st) Coach: Murray Warmath (7th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. TVAtt. 9/24 W 26 at Nebraska (12) 14 10/1 W 42 (18) Indiana 0 10/8 W 7 (14) Northwestern 0 10/15 W 21 (10) Illinois 10 10/22 W 10 (6) at Michigan 0 10/29 W 48 (6) Kansas State 7 11/5 W 27 (3) at Iowa (1) 10 11/12 L 14 (1) Purdue 23 11/19 W 26 (4) Wisconsin 7 NCAA* 1/2 L 7 (1) vs. Washington (6) 17 NBC Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) 228 88 Final AP Ranking: 1 • Final UPI Ranking: 1 1961 Record: 8-2 (6-1/2nd) Coach: Murray Warmath (8th) Date UM Opp. TV 9/30 L 0 Missouri 6 10/7 W 14 Oregon 7 10/14 W 10 at Northwestern 3 10/21 W 33 at Illinois 0 10/28 W 23 (6) Michigan 20 11/4 W 13 (5) Michigan State (1) 0 NCAA* 11/11 W 16 (5) at Iowa 9 NCAA* 11/18 W 10 (5) Purdue 7 11/25 L 21 (3) Wisconsin 23 3 NBC 1/1 W 21 (6) vs. UCLA Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) 161 78 Final AP Ranking: 6 • Final UPI Ranking: 6

Att. 62,468 64,629 38,000 69,619 63,523 62,258 58,103 65,718 61,891

38,000 53,725 57,096 63,641 69,352 43,568 65,610 61,348 55,576 97,314

Att. 58,840 50,499 41,251 52,247 63,898 59,941 60,100 67,081 66,232 98,214

all-time results 1962 Record: 6-2-1 (5-2/2nd) Coach: Murray Warmath (9th) Date UM Opp. TV T 0 Missouri 0 9/29 W 21 Navy 0 10/6 34 10/13 L 22 Northwestern 0 10/20 W 17 Illinois 0 10/27 W 17 at Michigan 11/3 W 28 at Michigan State 7 11/10 W 10 (10) Iowa 0 11/17 W 7 (8) Purdue 6 NCAA* 11/24 L 9 (5) at Wisconsin (3) 14 131 61 Final AP Ranking: 10 • Final UPI Ranking: 10 1963 Record: 3-6 (2-5/9th) Coach: Murray Warmath (10th) Date UM 9/28 L 7 Nebraska 10/5 W 24 Army 10/12 L 8 at Northwestern 10/19 L 6 at Illinois 10/26 W 6 Michigan 11/2 L 6 Indiana 11/9 L 13 at Iowa 11/16 L 11 at Purdue 11/28 W 14 Wisconsin 95

Opp. 14 8 15 16 0 24 27 13 0 117

1964 Record: 5-4 (4-3/T4th) Coach: Murray Warmath (11th) Date UM 9/26 L 21 Nebraska 10/3 W 26 at California 10/10 W 21 Northwestern 0 Illinois 10/17 L 10/24 L 12 at Michigan 10/31 W 21 at Indiana 11/7 W 14 Iowa 11/14 W 14 Purdue 11/21 L 7 at Wisconsin 136

Opp. 26 20 18 14 19 0 13 7 14 131

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1965 Record: 5-4-1 (5-2/T3rd) Coach: Murray Warmath (12th) Date UM 9/17 T 20 at USC (7) 9/25 L 13 Washington State 10/2 L 6 Missouri 10/9 W 42 Indiana 10/16 W 14 at Iowa 10/23 W 14 Michigan 10/30 L 10 at Ohio State 11/6 W 27 Northwestern 11/13 L 0 at Purdue 11/20 W 42 Wisconsin 188

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1966 Record: 4-5-1 (3-3-1/5th) Coach: Murray Warmath (13th) Date UM 9/17 L 0 at Missouri 9/24 W 35 Stanford 10/1 L 14 Kansas 10/8 T 7 at Indiana 10/15 W 17 Iowa 10/22 L 0 at Michigan 10/29 W 17 Ohio State 11/5 W 28 at Northwestern 11/12 L 0 Purdue 11/19 L 6 at Wisconsin 124

Opp. 24 21 16 7 0 49 7 13 16 7 160

1967 Record: 8-2 (6-1/T1st) Coach: Murray Warmath (14th) Co-Big Ten Champions Date UM Opp. 9/23 W 13 Utah 12 9/30 L 0 at Nebraska (7) 7 10/7 W 23 SMU 3 10/14 W 10 at Illinois 7 10/21 W 21 Michigan State 0 10/28 W 20 Michigan 15 11/4 W 10 at Iowa 0 11/11 L 12 at Purdue 41 11/18 W 33 Indiana 7 11/25 W 21 Wisconsin 14 163 106 Final UPI Ranking: 14

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1968 Record: 6-4 (5-2/T3rd) Coach: Murray Warmath (15th) Date UM L 20 (16) USC 9/21 L 14 (17) Nebraska (9) 9/28 W 24 Wake Forest 10/5 10/12 W 17 Illinois 10/19 W 14 at Michigan State 10/26 L 20 at Michigan (12) 11/2 L 28 Iowa 11/9 W 27 Purdue 11/16 W 20 at Indiana 11/23 W 23 at Wisconsin 207

Opp. 29 17 19 10 13 33 35 13 6 15 190

Att. 61,140 60,264 45,763 61,229 62,107 51,657 59,300 38,924 55,271

1969 Record: 4-5-1 (4-3/4th) Coach: Murray Warmath (16th) Date UM 9/20 L 26 (19) at Arizona State 9/27 T 35 Ohio 10/4 L 14 at Nebraska 10/11 L 7 at Indiana 10/18 L 7 Ohio State (1) 10/25 L 9 Michigan 11/1 W 35 at Iowa W 28 Northwestern 11/8 11/15 W 14 at Michigan State 11/22 W 35 Wisconsin 210

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1970 Record: 3-6-1 (2-4-1/7th) Coach: Murray Warmath (17th) Date UM 9/19 L 12 at Missouri W 49 Ohio 9/26 L 10 Nebraska (6) 10/3 10/10 W 23 Indiana 10/17 L 8 at Ohio State (1) 10/24 L 13 at Michigan (5) 10/31 T 14 Iowa 11/7 L 14 at Northwestern 11/14 W 23 Michigan State 11/21 L 14 at Wisconsin 180

Opp. 34 7 35 0 28 39 14 28 13 39 237

TV NCAA*

1971 Record: 4-7 (3-5/T6th) Coach: Murray Warmath (18th) Date UM 9/11 W 28 Indiana 9/18 L 7 at Nebraska 9/25 L 20 Washington State 10/2 W 38 Kansas 10/9 L 13 at Purdue 10/16 W 19 at Iowa 10/23 L 7 Michigan (4) 10/30 L 12 Ohio State (10) 11/6 L 20 at Northwestern 11/13 L 25 at Michigan State 11/20 W 23 Wisconsin 212

Opp. 0 35 31 20 27 14 35 14 41 40 21 278

1972 Record: 4-7 (4-4/5th) Coach: Cal Stoll (1st) Date UM 9/16 L 23 at Indiana 9/23 L 6 Colorado (3) 9/30 L 0 at Nebraska (7) 10/7 L 28 Kansas 10/14 L 3 Purdue 10/21 W 43 Iowa 10/28 L 0 at Michigan (5) 11/4 L 19 at Ohio State (5) 11/11 W 35 Northwestern 11/18 W 14 Michigan State 11/25 W 14 at Wisconsin 185

Opp. 27 38 49 34 28 14 42 27 29 10 6 304

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1973 Record: 7-4 (6-2/3rd) Coach: Cal Stoll (2nd) Date UM 9/15 L 7 at Ohio State (3) 9/22 W 41 North Dakota 9/29 L 19 at Kansas 10/6 L 7 Nebraska (2) 10/13 W 24 Indiana 10/20 W 31 at Iowa 10/27 L 7 Michigan (4) 11/3 W 52 at Northwestern

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Att. 58,497 46,917 49,889 46,010 59,200 58,519 84,359 50,565 45,587 50,847

Att. 48,500 43,351 43,579 34,721 62,631 71,749 49,489 35,549 49,085 45,372

Att. 43,105 65,347 41,528 56,103 56,334 49,809 54,731 55,647 50,013 47,009

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Att. 50,202 41,235 52,136 52,804 53,106 44,028 56,143 41,576 60,011 40,458

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28,549 68,187 32,020 30,090 64,281 51,488 44,176 36,281 31,217 61,419 34,738

Att. 35,783 42,703 76,217 31,595 37,287 44,196 84,190 86,439 32,771 33,001 60,746

Att. 86,005 35,477 44,500 56,782 37,710 55,137 44,435 30,081

7 16 17 295

NCAA* NCAA*

36,890 34,438 34,412

1974 Record: 4-7 (2-6/T7th) Coach: Cal Stoll (3rd) Date UM 9/14 L 19 Ohio State (4) 9/21 W 42 North Dakota 9/28 W 9 Texas Christian L 0 at Nebraska (6) 10/5 3 at Indiana 10/12 L 10/19 W 23 Iowa 0 at Michigan (3) 10/26 L L 13 Northwestern 11/2 11/9 W 24 at Purdue 11/16 L 14 Illinois 11/23 L 14 at Wisconsin 161

Opp. 34 30 7 54 34 17 49 21 20 17 49 332

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1975 Record: 6-5 (3-5/T7th) Coach: Cal Stoll (4th) Date UM 9/13 L 14 at Indiana 9/20 W 38 Western Michigan 9/27 W 10 Oregon 10/4 W 21 Ohio 10/11 L 23 at Illinois 10/18 L 15 Michigan State 10/25 W 31 at Iowa 11/1 L 21 Michigan (7) 11/8 W 33 Northwestern 6 at Ohio State (1) 11/15 L 11/22 W 24 Wisconsin 236

Opp. 20 0 7 0 42 38 7 28 9 38 3 192

TV

Att. 35,594 23,326 34,300 27,486 46,162 39,202 59,160 33,191 24,998 87,817 37,578

1976 Record: 6-5 (4-4/T3rd) Coach: Cal Stoll (5th) Date UM 9/11 W 32 Indiana W 28 Washington State 9/18 W 21 Western Michigan 9/25 10/2 L 7 at Washington 10/9 W 29 Illinois 10/16 W 14 at Michigan State 10/23 L 12 Iowa 10/30 L 0 at Michigan 11/6 W 38 at Northwestern 11/13 L 3 Ohio State (8) 11/20 L 17 at Wisconsin 201

Opp. 13 14 10 38 14 10 22 45 10 9 26 211

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1977 Record: 7-5 (4-4/5th) Coach: Cal Stoll (6th) Date UM 9/10 W 10 Western Michigan 9/17 L 7 at Ohio State (6) 9/24 W 27 UCLA 10/1 W 19 Washington 10/8 L 6 at Iowa 10/15 W 13 Northwestern 10/22 W 16 Michigan (1) 10/29 L 22 (19) at Indiana 11/5 L 10 Michigan State 11/12 W 21 at Illinois 11/19 W 13 Wisconsin 12/22 L 7 vs. Maryland Hall of Fame Bowl 171 1978 Record: 5-6 (4-4/5th) Coach: Cal Stoll (7th) Date UM 9/16 W 38 Toledo 9/23 L 10 Ohio State (16) 9/30 L 3 at UCLA 10/7 L 14 Oregon State 10/14 W 22 Iowa 10/21 W 38 at Northwestern 10/28 L 10 at Michigan (8) 11/4 W 32 Indiana 11/11 L 9 at Michigan State 11/18 W 24 Illinois 11/25 L 10 at Wisconsin 210

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Mizlou

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187

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all-time results 1979 Record: 4-6-1 (3-5-1/6th) Coach: Joe Salem (1st) Date UM 9/8 W 24 Ohio 9/15 L 17 Ohio State (15) 9/22 L 14 at USC (1) 9/29 W 38 Northwestern 10/6 W 31 Purdue 10/13 L 21 at Michigan (11) 10/20 W 24 at Iowa 10/27 T 17 Illinois 11/3 L 24 at Indiana 11/10 L 17 at Michigan State 11/17 L 37 Wisconsin 264 1980 Record: 5-6 (4-5/5th) Coach: Joe Salem (2nd) Date UM 9/13 W 38 Ohio 9/20 L 0 at Ohio State 9/27 L 7 USC (5) W 49 at Northwestern 10/4 7 at Purdue 10/11 L 10/18 L 14 Michigan 10/25 W 24 Iowa 11/1 W 21 at Illinois 11/8 W 31 Indiana 11/15 L 12 Michigan State 11/22 L 7 at Wisconsin 210 1981 Record: 6-5 (4-5/T6th) Coach: Joe Salem (3rd) Date UM 9/12 W 19 Ohio W 16 Purdue 9/19 W 42 Oregon State 9/26 10/3 L 29 at Illinois 10/10 W 35 Northwestern 10/17 L 16 at Indiana 10/24 W 12 at Iowa 10/31 L 13 Michigan (15) W 35 Ohio State (18) 11/7 11/14 L 36 at Michigan State 11/21 L 21 Wisconsin 274 1982 Record: 3-8 (1-8/10th) Coach: Joe Salem (4th) Date UM 9/11 W 57 Ohio 9/18 W 36 at Purdue 9/25 W 41 Washington State 10/2 L 24 (19) Illinois 10/9 L 21 at Northwestern 10/16 L 21 Indiana 10/23 L 16 Iowa 10/30 L 14 at Michigan 11/6 L 10 at Ohio State 11/13 L 7 Michigan State 11/20 L 0 at Wisconsin 247

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Opp. 14 47 24 21 21 37 6 18 7 30 25 250

Opp. 17 13 12 38 23 17 10 34 31 43 26 264

Opp. 3 10 11 42 31 40 21 52 35 26 24 295

1983 Record: 1-10 (0-9/10th) Coach: Joe Salem (5th) Date UM 9/10 W 21 at Rice 9/17 L 13 Nebraska (1) 9/24 L 20 Purdue 10/1 L 18 at Ohio State (8) 10/8 L 31 at Indiana 10/15 L 17 Wisconsin 10/22 L 8 at Northwestern 10/29 L 10 at Michigan State 11/5 L 23 Illinois (6) 11/12 L 10 Michigan (9) 11/19 L 10 at Iowa (11) 181

Opp. 17 84 32 69 38 56 19 34 50 58 61 518

1984 Record: 4-7 (3-6/8th) Coach: Lou Holtz (1st) Date UM 9/8 W 31 Rice 9/15 L 7 at Nebraska (1) 9/22 L 10 at Purdue 9/29 L 22 Ohio State (3) 10/6 W 33 Indiana 10/13 W 17 at Wisconsin

Opp. 24 38 34 35 24 14

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NCAA*

TV WLFI-TV NCAA*

NCAA* ON-TV WOSU-TV SNI

Att. 35,114 87,916 55,115 17,747 69,399 56,297 58,158 51,202 30,092 30,329 54,229

Att. 40,086 41,530 30,890 63,814 45,949 46,460 60,000 52,875 42,793 56,571 47,125

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WCIA-TV WSTN-TV

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Att. 50,576 76,077 61,538 47,543 44,786 78,770

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28 13 3 7 23 194

Northwestern Michigan State at Illinois at Michigan Iowa

31 20 48 31 17 316

1985 Record: 7-5 (4-4/6th) Coach: Lou Holtz (2nd) UM Date 9/14 W 28 Wichita State 9/21 W 62 Montana 9/28 L 7 Oklahoma (3) 10/5 W 45 Purdue 10/12 W 21 at Northwestern 10/19 W 22 at Indiana 10/26 L 19 (20) Ohio State (9) 11/2 L 26 at Michigan State 11/9 W 27 Wisconsin 11/16 L 7 Michigan (8) 9 at Iowa (3) 11/23 L 12/21 W 20 vs. Clemson Independence Bowl 293

Opp. 14 17 13 15 10 7 23 31 18 48 31 13

1986 Record: 6-6 (5-3/T3rd) Coach: John Gutekunst (1st) UM Date W 31 Bowling Green 9/13 L 0 at Oklahoma (1) 9/20 L 20 Pacific 9/27 10/4 W 36 at Purdue 10/11 W 44 Northwestern 10/18 W 19 Indiana 10/25 L 0 at Ohio State 11/1 L 23 Michigan State W 27 at Wisconsin 11/8 11/15 W 20 at Michigan (2) 11/22 L 27 Iowa 12/29 L 14 vs. Tennessee Liberty Bowl 261

Opp. 7 63 24 9 23 17 33 52 20 17 30 21

1987 Record: 6-5 (3-5/T6th) Coach: John Gutekunst (2nd) UM Date 9/12 W 24 Northern Iowa 9/19 W 32 California 9/26 W 30 Central Michigan 10/3 W 21 Purdue 10/10 W 45 at Northwestern 10/16 L 17 Indiana 10/24 L 9 at Ohio State (16) 10/31 L 17 at Illinois 11/7 L 20 Michigan 11/14 W 22 Wisconsin 11/21 L 20 at Iowa 257

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Att. 51,317 75,004 50,270 63,067 58,177 52,960 89,936 57,408 65,164 104,864 65,018 51,327

316

Opp. 7 23 10 19 33 18 42 27 30 19 34 262

1988 Record: 2-7-2 (0-6-2/9th) Coach: John Gutekunst (3rd) Date UM 9/10 L 9 Washington State 9/17 W 35 Miami (Ohio) 9/24 W 31 Northern Illinois 10/1 L 10 at Purdue 10/8 T 28 Northwestern 10/15 L 13 at Indiana 10/22 L 6 Ohio State 10/29 T 27 Illinois 11/5 L 7 at Michigan (14) 11/12 L 7 at Wisconsin 11/19 L 22 Iowa 195

Opp. 41 3 20 14 28 33 13 27 22 14 31 246

1989 Record: 6-5 (4-4/5th) Coach: John Gutekunst (4th) Date UM 9/16 W 30 at Iowa State 9/23 L 0 Nebraska (3) 9/30 W 34 Indiana State 10/7 W 35 Purdue 10/14 W 20 at Northwestern 10/21 L 18 at Indiana 10/28 L 37 Ohio State 11/4 W 24 Wisconsin 11/11 L 7 at Michigan State 11/18 L 15 Michigan (3) 11/25 W 43 at Iowa 263

Opp. 20 48 14 15 18 28 41 22 21 49 7 283

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TV

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ABC

ESPN

Att. 50,120 47,322 46,868 49,376 22,104 60,340 89,801 60,143 55,481 62,412 67,700

Att. 40,011 39,343 40,007 61,805 44,566 51,154 44,221 40,554 102,171 40,467 63,894

Att. 45,410 58,368 34,280 36,621 26,849 51,069 33,945 39,325 73,259 35,013 67,700

1990 Record: 6-5 (5-3/6th) Coach: John Gutekunst (5th) Date UM 9/8 L 29 Utah 9/15 W 20 Iowa State 9/22 L 0 at Nebraska (8) 10/6 W 19 at Purdue 10/13 W 35 Northwestern 10/20 W 12 Indiana 10/27 L 23 at Ohio State 11/3 W 21 at Wisconsin 11/10 L 16 Michigan State (24) 11/17 L 18 at Michigan (16) 11/24 W 31 Iowa (13) 224

Opp. 35 16 56 7 25 0 52 3 28 35 24 281

TV KUTV-TV

Att. 32,229 37,108 76,354 34,123 32,522 38,227 83,945 51,189 38,731 102,112 64,694

1991 Record: 2-9 (1-7/10th) Coach: John Gutekunst (6th) Date UM 9/14 W 26 San Jose State 9/21 L 0 at Colorado (19) 9/28 L 13 Pittsburgh (18) L 3 at Illinois (22) 10/5 10/12 W 6 Purdue 10/19 L 12 at Michigan State 6 Michigan (4) 10/25 L 11/2 L 8 at Indiana 11/9 L 6 Ohio State (19) 11/16 L 16 Wisconsin 11/23 L 8 at Iowa (8) 104

Opp. 20 58 14 24 3 20 52 34 35 19 23 302

TV

Att. 47,914 52,147 39,511 57,981 31,939 75,097 32,577 44,095 30,145 36,133 69,500

1992 Record: 2-9 (2-6/10th) Coach: Jim Wacker (1st) Date UM 9/12 L 30 San Jose State L 20 Colorado (11) 9/19 L 33 at Pittsburgh 9/26 10/3 W 18 Illinois 10/10 L 20 at Purdue 10/17 L 15 Michigan State 10/24 L 13 at Michigan (3) 10/31 L 17 Indiana L 0 at Ohio State (22) 11/7 6 at Wisconsin 11/14 L 11/21 W 28 Iowa 200

Opp. 39 21 41 17 24 20 63 24 17 34 13 313

TV

Att. 36,912 33,719 31,129 32,112 30,635 35,594 106,579 31,741 91,764 48,754 57,368

1993 Record: 4-7 (3-5/T8th) Coach: Jim Wacker (2nd) Date UM 9/4 L 20 at Penn State (17) 9/11 W 27 Indiana State 9/18 L 25 Kansas State 9/25 L 17 at San Diego State 10/2 L 19 Indiana 10/9 W 59 Purdue 10/16 W 28 at Northwestern 10/23 W 28 Wisconsin (15) 11/6 L 20 at Illinois 11/13 L 7 Michigan 11/20 L 3 at Iowa 253

Opp. 38 10 30 48 23 56 26 21 23 58 21 354

TV MSC

Att. 95,387 30,719 36,245 41,487 33,315 31,293 27,814 64,798 50,192 43,603 66,840

1994 Record: 3-8 (1-7/11th) Coach: Jim Wacker (3rd) Date UM 9/3 L 3 Penn State (9) 9/10 W 33 Pacific 9/17 W 40 San Diego State 9/24 L 0 at Kansas State 10/1 L 14 at Indiana 10/8 L 37 at Purdue 10/15 L 31 Northwestern 10/22 W 17 at Wisconsin 11/5 L 17 Illinois 11/12 L 22 at Michigan (19) 11/19 L 42 Iowa 256

Opp. 56 7 17 35 25 49 37 14 21 38 49 348

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ESPN ESPN

TV Att. MSC 51,134 MSC 37,719 MSC 32,212 MSC 40,002 MSC 38,195 MSC 33,158 MSC 44,377 MSC 77,745 MSC 35,069 MSC 105,624 MSC 53,340

all-time results 1995 Record: 3-8 (1-7/10th) Coach: Jim Wacker (4th) Date UM 9/16 W 31 Ball State 9/23 L 17 at Syracuse 9/30 W 55 Arkansas State 10/7 W 39 Purdue 10/14 L 17 Northwestern 10/21 L 31 at Michigan State 10/28 L 17 at Michigan (9) L 21 Ohio State (4) 11/4 11/11 L 27 Wisconsin 11/18 L 14 at Illinois 11/25 L 3 at Iowa 272

Opp. 7 27 7 38 27 34 52 49 34 48 45 368

1996 Record: 4-7 (1-7/T9th) Coach: Jim Wacker (5th) Date UM 9/7 W 30 at NE Louisiana 9/14 W 26 Ball State 9/21 W 35 Syracuse (23) L 27 at Purdue 10/5 10/12 L 24 at Northwestern (15) 10/19 L 9 Michigan State 10/26 L 10 Michigan (10) L 0 at Ohio State (2) 11/2 L 28 at Wisconsin 11/9 11/16 W 23 Illinois 11/23 L 24 Iowa 236

Opp. 3 23 33 30 26 27 44 45 45 21 43 340

1997 Record: 3-9 (1-7/T9th) Coach: Glen Mason (1st) Date UM 8/30 L 3 at Hawaii 9/13 W 53 Iowa State W 20 at Memphis 9/20 L 43 Houston 9/27 L 10 at Michigan State 10/4 10/11 L 43 Purdue 10/18 L 15 at Penn State (1) 10/25 L 21 Wisconsin 11/1 L 3 at Michigan (4) 11/8 L 3 Ohio State (7) 11/15 W 24 Indiana 11/22 L 0 at Iowa 238

Opp. 17 29 17 45 31 59 16 22 24 31 12 31 334

1998 Record: 5-6 (2-6/T7th) Coach: Glen Mason (2nd) Date UM 9/5 W 17 Arkansas State 9/12 W 14 at Houston 9/19 W 41 Memphis 10/3 L 21 at Purdue 10/10 L 17 Penn State (13) 10/17 L 15 at Ohio State (1) 10/24 W 19 Michigan State 10/31 L 10 Michigan (22) 11/7 L 7 at Wisconsin (8) 11/14 L 19 at Indiana 11/21 W 49 Iowa 229

Opp. 14 7 14 56 27 45 18 15 26 20 7 249

TV Att. MSC 48,420 Creative 42,780 MSC 42,472 MSC 39,343 MSC 50,504 MSC 70,123 ABC 104,929 ESPN2 46,418 ESPN2 64,016 MSC 45,521 MSC 65,794

TV MSC MSC ESPN2 Creative ESPN2 ESPN2 ESPN2 Creative MSC ESPN2

Att. 24,842 41,007 45,756 44,908 35,848 45,434 41,246 93,588 78,006 34,321 53,349

TV Att. MSC 31,510 MSC 55,943 MSC 23,208 MSC 36,447 MSC 75,263 MSC 37,821 ESPNR 96,953 ESPN2 57,563 ESPNR 106,577 MSC 47,706 MSC 33,905 MSC 64,591

TV MSC MSC MSC MSC ABC ESPN ESPNR ESPN ESPN MSC MSC

1999 Record: 8-4 (5-3/T4th) Coach: Glen Mason (3rd) Date UM Opp. TV 9/4 W 33 Ohio 7 MSC 9/11 W 35 UL Monroe 0 MSC 9/18 W 55 Illinois State 7 MSC 10/2 W 33 at Northwestern 14 MSC 10/9 L 17 (25) Wisconsin (20) OT 20 ESPNR 10/16 W 37 at Illinois 7 ESPN2 10/23 L 17 (24) Ohio State (22) 20 ESPN 10/30 L 28 Purdue (18) 33 ESPN 11/6 W 24 at Penn State (2) 23 ESPN2 11/13 W 44 (20) Indiana 20 ESPNR 11/20 W 25 (17) at Iowa 21 MSC 12/31 L 20 (12) vs. Oregon 24 CBS Wells Fargo Sun Bowl 368 196 Final AP Ranking: 18 • Final ESPN/USA Today Ranking: 17

Att. 40,112 17,540 35,919 56,809 40,456 93,183 41,327 41,310 78,767 30,049 50,640

Att. 35,552 38,137 33,726 24,439 63,108 49,152 50,842 48,869 96,753 47,852 55,386 48,757

2000 Record: 6-6 (4-4/T4th) Coach: Glen Mason (4th) Date UM 9/2 W 47 UL Monroe 9/9 L 17 Ohio 9/16 W 34 at Baylor 9/23 L 24 at Purdue (21) W 44 Illinois (22) 9/30 W 25 Penn State 10/7 10/14 W 29 at Ohio State (6) 10/21 L 43 (22) at Indiana 10/28 L 35 Northwestern (23) 11/4 L 20 at Wisconsin 11/18 W 27 Iowa 12/28 L 30 vs. North Carolina State Micronpc.com Bowl 375 2001 Record: 4-7 (2-6/T10th) Coach: Glen Mason (5th) Date UM 8/30 L 7 at Toledo W 44 Louisiana-Lafayette 9/8 L 28 Purdue (24) OT 9/29 10/6 L 14 at Illinois 10/13 L 17 at Northwestern 10/20 W 28 Michigan State 10/27 W 66 Murray State 11/3 L 28 Ohio State 11/10 L 10 at Michigan (12) 11/17 L 24 at Iowa 11/24 W 42 Wisconsin 308

Opp. 10 23 9 38 10 16 17 51 41 41 24 38

TV MSC MSC FSN ESPN ESPN ESPN2 ESPN2 MSC ESPN2 ESPN2 ESPNR TBS

Att. 40,183 41,637 20,125 67,425 44,462 44,439 98,120 30,882 59,004 79,171 54,387 28,359

TV

Att. 34,950 35,089 40,160 53,225 31,097 47,385 36,981 45,407 110,828 65,491 55,890

318

Opp. 38 14 35 25 23 19 10 31 31 42 31 299

2002 Record: 8-5 (3-5/7th) Coach: Glen Mason (6th) Date UM Opp. W 42 Southwest Texas State 0 8/31 W 35 at Louisiana-Lafayette 11 9/7 W 31 Toledo 21 9/14 9/21 W 41 Buffalo 17 9/28 L 15 at Purdue 28 10/3 W 31 Illinois 10 10/10 W 45 Northwestern 42 10/19 W 28 at Michigan State 7 L 3 (23) at Ohio State (6) 34 11/2 11/9 L 24 Michigan (13) 41 11/16 L 21 Iowa (6) 45 11/23 L 31 at Wisconsin 49 12/30 W 29 vs. Arkansas (25) 14 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl 376 319

ESPN2 ESPNR ESPNR

ESPN ESPN2 ESPN2 ESPN2

TV ESPNR

ESPN2 ESPN2 ESPNR ABC ESPN ESPN ESPN

Att. 32,209 20,512 36,640 34,294 56,839 32,663 37,729 74,232 104,897 53,773 65,184 78,843 39,183

2003 Record: 10-3 (5-3/T4th) Coach: Glen Mason (7th) Date UM Opp. TV Att. 8/30 W 49 Tulsa 10 36,623 9/6 W 48 Troy State 7 ESPNR 31,393 9/13 W 42 at Ohio 20 ESPNR 20,227 9/20 W 48 (24) Louisiana-Lafayette 14 34,929 9/27 W 20 (24) at Penn State 14 ESPN 106,735 10/4 W 42 (21) at Northwestern 17 ESPNR 23,539 10/10 L 35 (17) Michigan (20) 38 ESPN 62,374 10/18 L 38 (25) Michigan State (15) 44 ESPN2 38,778 10/25 W 36 at Illinois 10 ESPNR 46,407 11/1 W 55 (24) Indiana 7 45,398 11/8 W 37 (24) Wisconsin 34 ESPN 59,543 11/15 L 22 (19) at Iowa (20) 40 ESPN2 70,397 12/31 W 31 (24) vs. Oregon 30 CBS 49,894 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl 503 285 Final AP Ranking: 20 • Final ESPN/USA Today Ranking: 17 2004 Record: 7-5 (3-5/8th) Coach: Glen Mason (8th) Date UM Opp. 9/4 W 63 (22) Toledo 21 9/11 W 37 (22) Illinois State 21 9/18 W 34 (22) at Colorado State 16 9/25 W 43 (19) Northwestern 17 10/2 W 16 (18) Penn State 7 10/9 L 24 (13) at Michigan (14) 27 10/16 L 17 (19) at Michigan State 51 10/23 W 45 Illinois 0 10/30 L 21 (24) at Indiana 30 11/6 L 14 at Wisconsin (5) 38 11/13 L 27 Iowa (19) 29 12/31 W 20 vs. Alabama 16 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

TV Att. ESPN2 45,144 ESPNR 34,006 ESPN2 33,501 ESPN2 44,657 ESPNR 50,386 ESPN 111,518 ESPN 72,383 46,526 22,282 ABC 83,069 ESPN 64,719 ESPN 66,089

273 361 2005 Record: 7-5 (4-4/7th) Coach: Glen Mason (9th) UM Opp. TV Att. Date 9/1 W 41 at Tulsa 10 ESPN2 33,410 9/10 W 56 Colorado State 24 ESPN2 40,221 9/17 W 46 Florida Atlantic 7 FSN 40,709 9/24 W 42 Purdue (11) 2OT 35 ESPN 48,116 10/1 L 14 (18) at Penn State 44 ABC 106,604 10/8 W 23 at Michigan 20 ABC 111,117 10/15 L 34 (22) Wisconsin (23) 38 ESPN 65,089 10/29 L 31 Ohio State (12) 45 ABC 54,825 11/5 W 42 at Indiana 21 ESPN2 30,656 18 ESPNR 45,187 11/12 W 41 Michigan State 11/19 L 28 at Iowa 52 ESPN2 70,585 34 ESPN 40,519 12/30 L 31 vs. Virginia Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) 348 429 2006 Record: 6-7 (3-5/T6th) Coach: Glen Mason (10th) Date UM 8/31 W 44 at Kent State 9/9 L 17 at California (22) 9/16 W 62 Temple 9/23 L 21 at Purdue L 14 Michigan (6) 9/30 10/7 L 27 Penn State OT 10/14 L 12 at Wisconsin (25) 10/21 W 10 North Dakota State 0 at Ohio State (1) 10/28 L W 63 Indiana 11/4 11/11 W 31 at Michigan State 11/18 W 34 Iowa 12/29 L 41 vs. Texas Tech OT Insight Bowl (Tempe, Ariz.) 376 2007 Record: 1-11 (0-8/11th) Coach: Tim Brewster (1st) Date UM 9/1 L 31 Bowling Green OT 9/8 W 41 Miami (Ohio) 3OT 9/15 L 39 at Florida Atlantic 9/22 L 31 Purdue L 7 Ohio State (8) 9/29 10/6 L 20 at Indiana 10/13 L 48 at Northwestern 2OT 10/20 L 21 North Dakota State 10/27 L 10 at Michigan (19) 11/3 L 17 Illinois 11/10 L 16 at Iowa 11/17 L 34 Wisconsin (24) 315 2008 Record: 7-6 (3-5/7th) Coach: Tim Brewster (2nd) Date UM 8/30 W 31 Northern Illinois 9/6 W 42 at Bowling Green 9/13 W 35 Montana State 9/20 W 37 Florida Atlantic 9/27 L 21 at Ohio State (14) 10/4 W 16 Indiana 10/11 W 27 at Illinois 10/25 W 17 (25) at Purdue 11/1 L 17 (20) Northwestern 11/8 L 6 Michigan 11/15 L 32 at Wisconsin 11/22 L 0 Iowa 12/31 L 21 vs. Kansas Insight Bowl (Tempe, Ariz.) 315

Opp. 0 42 0 27 28 28 48 9 44 26 18 24 44

TV ESPN360 TBS ESPN2 ESPN ESPNR ESPN FSN ABC ESPN360 ESPNU ESPNR NFL

Att. 20,126 55,035 45,612 54,620 50,805 45,227 82,010 62,845 105,443 44,610 64,807 64,140 48,391

338

Opp. 32 35 42 45 30 40 49 27 34 44 21 41 440

TV Att. BTN 49,253 BTN 45,383 ESPN360 10,759 ESPN2 47,483 ESPN2 51,611 BTN 32,009 BTN 23,314 BTN 63,088 ESPNC 109,432 BTN 46,604 BTN 70,585 BTN 59,116

Opp. 27 17 23 3 34 7 20 6 24 29 35 55 42

TV Att. BTN 44,029 ESPNU 23,184 BTN 43,929 BTN 41,003 BTN 105,175 BTN 40,511 ESPN 62,870 ESPNC 54,215 ESPN2 54,112 ABC 55,040 ESPN 81,228 BTN 64,071 NFL 49,103

440

Television key: NCAA* – game carried by various networks per the NCAA Television package. Exact network information was not available. BTN – Big Ten Network ESPNR – ESPN Regional / ESPN Plus ESPNC – ESPN Classic FSN – Fox Sports Net North NFL – NFL Network MSC – Midwest Sports Channel Creative – Creative Sports

187 * Minnesota Football

all-time letterwinners A Aas, Oliver S. ........................1921-23 Abbott, Howard T....................1886-88 Abdul-Khaliq, Asad.................2000-03 Abrahamson, John Paul................1977 Abramson, George N. .............1922-24 Acromite, Gary M. ..................1975,’77 Adams, Charles E. .................1893-95 Adams, Daniel Edward............1971-73 Adams, John W. ............................1881 Adams, Rick .................................1988 Addison Jr., Terry H..................1968-69 Adzick, George N. ....................1974-76 Ainslie, Joseph ........................2003-06 Akbar, Ogunseye .....................1993-96 Akinwale, Akeem ................1999, 2001 Akre, Earle “Skeeter” ..............1988-90 Albert, Michael .............................2000 Albrecht, Jon ...........................1995-98 Alden, Charles H...........................1885 Aldenderfer, F. Wray ......................1914 Alderson, Timothy....................1970-72 Aldworth, Donald ....................1911-13 Aldworth, William R. ...............1942-44 Alfonse, Julius...................1933-34,’36 Alford, Dominic .......................2007-08 Allen, Edmund P. ..........................1886 Allen, Neel...............................2005-07 Allison, Ben ..................................1925 Allison, Robert Mark .....................1978 Almer, Robert A. ......................1951-52 Almquist, Harold V. .................1925-27 Anderle, Matt ......................1998-2001 Anderson Jr., Chester L............1964-66 Anderson, Clifford F.................1941-42 Anderson, Clifford H. ....................1925 Anderson, James Delatus .............1978 Anderson, Mark “Bud”..................1982 Anderson, Melvin A. ................1983-86 Anderson, Melvin J. ................1970-71 Anderson, Norman L. ....................1956 Anderson, Parker O. .....................1916 Anderson, Paul........................1985-87 Anderson, Richard L................1951-52 Anderson, Robert C. .....................1983 Anderson, Ronald L.................1969-70 Anderson, Selmer A. .....................1934 Anderson, Toby.................1991, ’94-95 Andrist, Vic...................................1916 Andrus, Clint...........................1952-54 Anhorn, Jeffrey G...............1976-77,’79 Annexstad, Scott G. ......................1983 Annis, Gerald M. .....................1959-60 Anonsen, Richard E. ...............1947-49 Antil, Raymond J. ....................1934-36 Apmann, Elmer .................1928-29,’32 Archer, Phil .............................2000-02 Arendsee, Clarence .................1925-28 Arntson, Neal A. ......................1918-21 Artis III, Roger E......................1977-78 Ascher, Herman J. ...................1924-26 Ash, Tommie G. ......................1974-75 Atkins, H. William.........................1939 Atkinson, William B. .....................1908 Atwell, Chatarius “Tutu”.........1994-97 Atwood, Henry M...........................1920 Aune, Beyer.........................1899-1901 Avery, Charles B. ....................1943,’46 Avery, Wendell L. .....................1977-79 Ayars, Cody (mgr.) ........................2004 B Babcock, John R......................1969-71 Bachman, Franklin.......................1954 Bagley, Sidney W. .........................1896 Bahr, Ed ......................................1987 Bailey, Adam...........................1996-98 Bailey, Donald A................1947-48,’51 Bailey, Elmer Francis ..............1977-79 Bailey, George R. ..........................1921 Bailey, Robert E.......................1969-72 Baker, Michael..............................1988 Bakken, Oliver J. .....................1972-73 Baldauf, Jeff ...........................1996-97 Baldridge, David D..................1966-67

188 * Minnesota Football

Ballard, Keith..........................1990-92 Ballentine, James.........................1915 Bandelin, W. J. ........................1905-07 Banks, Trumaine.....................2003-06 Bankson, Kurt S............................1981 Barber, Dominique ..................2004-07 Barber, Marion S. ....................1977-80 Barber, Marion III ..............2001,’03-04 Bardwell, Robert L. .................1928-29 Barle, Frank J. ..............................1936 Barle, James L. .......................1965-66 Barlow, Gregory Scott..............1975-76 Barnes, Kahlen......................1996, ’98 Barnhart, Harold.....................1926-29 Barrington, Paul .....................1956-57 Barron, Lazarus............................1913 Barron, Micheal P. ........................1971 Bartelt, John H. .......................1938-40 Basset, Franklin ..........................1882 Basset, Richard E.........................1963 Baston, Albert P. .....................1914-16 Baston, Fred L. .............................1946 Bates, Raymond ...........................1936 Baudler, John R. ...........................1966 Baugus, Marvin II “Scooter”..1999-2002 Bauman, Todd C...........................1972 Baumgartner Jr., C. John.........1951-54 Baumgartner, William.......1940-42,’46 Baumhauer, Greg .........................1991 Baylor, Raymond .....................1995-97 Baylor, Valdez E.......................1982-85 Bean, Jim................................1997-98 Beaudoin, Douglas Lee ...........1972-75 Becklin, Arnold R. (mgr.) ..............1975 Bede, Thomas F. (mgr.).................1947 Bedney, Robert J......................1966-67 Beiersdorf Sr., Kenneth E. .1946,’48-49 Beise, Sheldon ........................1933-35 Belden, George K.....................1888-93 Belfiori, Phil............................1938-39 Bell, Bobby Lee .......................1960-62 Bell, Horace D. ........................1936-38 Bengtson, Neil M. .........................1959 Bengtson, Phillip ....................1932-34 Bennett, Chris J............................1982 Bennett, Duane ............................2007 Benson, Paul F. .......................1960-62 Bentley, John ................................1991 Berg, Grant (mgr.) ........................2003 Berggren, Paul B. (mgr.)...............1934 Berglund, Brent ......................1988-90 Bergstrom, Chris.....................1995-96 Bergstrom, John A. .......................1967 Bernhagen, John F. .......................1898 Berry, Paul E. ..........................1929-30 Berry, Warren ...............................1987 Berryman, Bruce H..................1934-36 Beson, Warren.........................1945-48 Bevan Jr., William A. ...............1963-65 Bevan, J.C. ...................................1934 Bevan, Jerry..................................1966 Bevan, William .......................1933-34 Bicanich, John..............................1942 Bidlake, John................................1901 Bienemann, Thomas M. ..........1969-70 Bierhaus, Gene M....................1940-42 Bierman, Alfred C. ..................1912-13 Bierman, Bernard W................1913-15 Bierman, George H. ......................1917 Bierman, Harlow R..................1918-19 Bierman, James M. .................1947-48 Billman, John A.......................1939-41 Bisbee, Edgar C............................1891 Bisch, Steven G.......................1979-82 Bissel, Stanley H. .........................1895 Bjorklund, Robert J..................1938-40 Blackshear, John (mgr.)................1983 Blakely, Richard ...........................1955 Blakely, Robert E.....................1956-57 Blanchard, David .........................1949 Blanchard, Paul L. ..................1981-83 Blanding, William.........................1882 Blanshan, Alan C....................1977-79 Blaska, Duane ........................1961-62 Blayne, Terrance .....................1993-95

Bloedel, William ...........................1933 Blom, Alfred J. ..............................1951 Blumer, Charles............................1921 Blustin, Sholly.........................1926-27 Boeckman, Egil.......................1901-03 Boland, Patrick H....................1930-31 Boles, Albert ...........................1912-15 Bombardier, Ken .....................1955-57 Bomstad, Arlie H.....................1958-59 Bonner, Brian ...............................1987 Boo Sr., James.........................1950-52 Boren, James................................1968 Borst, Richard E. ..........................1963 Borstad, Richard A. ................1955-57 Boston Jr., McKinley ................1965-67 Bourquin, Glenn K...................1976-79 Bowser, Walter A. ....................1968-70 Bowsher, Nick (mgr.) ....................2001 Braaten, Luke .........................1996-99 Brady Jr., Samuel..........................1974 Brandstrom, R.A...........................1944 Braun, Herbert D. .........................1944 Breault, Steven J.....................1976-77 Bredberg, Clark Owen...................1974 Brennan, Howard W.................1947-49 Brewer, Jack........................1999-2001 Brinkhaus, Anthony.................2004-07 Brixius, Frank J. ......................1958-60 Brixius Jr., “Chip” Frank, ..............1991 Brock, Tramaine ...........................2008 Brockmeyer, Winfred ...............1928-30 Brody, William.........................2007-08 Bromley, George T. ........................1909 Brooks, Gann ..........................1994-96 Brothen, Robert A. ........................1967 Brouwer, Jason........................1987-90 Brower, Ripley B. ..........................1889 Brown Jr., Aaron L. ..................1963-65 Brown, Andre................................2000 Brown, Andrew J......................1966-68 Brown, Garrett ........................2006-08 Brown, Harry E. .......................1920-21 Brown, Joel..............................1985-88 Brown, Keith E. .......................1975-77 Brown, Terry A...............................1964 Brown, Thomas E. ...................1958-60 Browne, Timothy P. ..................1970-71 Brownell, William K.................1928-30 Brownson, Thomas S. ...................1976 Bruce, Arland..........................1998-99 Bruce, Jason ...........................1986-88 Bruggers, Robert E..................1963-65 Bruhn, Earl W..........................1943-45 Bruhn, Milton..........................1932-34 Brunzell, James.......................1969-70 Brush, Percy P. ........................1904-05 Brustad, Kenneth (mgr.)...............1964 Bruton, James H. ..........................1966 Bryant, Anthony .....................1988-90 Bryant, Hubert L......................1965-67 Buckingham, Edward E. ...............1956 Buckley, Edward T.........................1916 Buckner, Richard Jr. “R.J.”............2007 Buendorf, Richard ........................1988 Buetow, Barton M....................1969-71 Buhler, Lawrence A. ................1936-38 Bultman, Brad..............................2006 Bunders, Chris .............................2008 Bunge, Darrel D. .....................1971-73 Burbank, David R. ........................1892 Burdick, Quentin N. .....................1928 Burdick, Usheer L. ........................1902 Burg, Erwin ..................................1923 Burgan, F. P.............................1903-05 Burk, Richard..........................1942-43 Burke, Anthony H. ...................1983-86 Burke, Theodore............................1969 Burkholder, David A. ...............1955-57 Burns, Antoine ........................2001-02 Burns, Derek .......................1999-2001 Burns, Edward ........................1976-78 Burris, Dennis (D.J.)................2007-08 Butler, Robert ...............................1919 Butts, Edmund .............................1884 Bye, William D.........................1946-49

Byrne, Frank M. ............................1974 C Caiazzo, Stephen D.......................1972 Cairns, James L. .....................1961-62 Callahan, John B. ...................1964-65 Cambrice, Steve......................1990-92 Cameron, Frank L . .......................1898 Campbell, John E..........................1894 Campbell, John W....................1961-62 Campbell, Lee.........................2006-08 Campbell, Terrance.................2002-05 Canakes, Stavros P. ..........1950,’52-53 Cannaday, Damien .......................2001 Cantieny, Charles P.......................1919 Capo, Rene .............................1980-82 Cappella, Dennis ....................1991-93 Cappelletti, Geno ...................1952-54 Capron, George H. ........................1906 Capron, Harry T.............................1907 Capron, Ralph ..............................1910 Cardelli, Glenn W. ...................1979-82 Carle, Gerald C.............................1942 Carey, Brian..................................1999 Carley, Jr., Robert L. ................1943-44 Carlson, Archie H..........................1916 Carlson, Carleton L.......................1957 Carlson, Charles T. ......................1945 Carlson, John................................2006 Carlson, John P........................1949-51 Carlson, Lawrence Dean .........1966-67 Carlson, Mark S. .....................1977-79 Carlson, Robert S. .......................1936 Carr, Jeffrey T. .........................1977-78 Carr, Jermel ..................................1994 Carroll, Jay T. ..........................1981-83 Carroll, Paul S. .............................1917 Carroll, William R....................1946-48 Carter, Antonio........................1990-93 Carter, Dennis.........................1986-87 Carter, James C.......................1967-69 Carter, Jeremiah......................2001-02 Carter, Tyrone..........................1996-99 Case, George ................................1904 Cashman, Timothy J. ....................1962 Castile, Darryl ..............................1983 Cates, Thomas V. ....................1943-46 Cernoch, Mike ...........1997, 1999-2000 Chalberg, Mike.................1991, ’93-95 Chambers, Mike ...........................2006 Champlin, George L. ...............1931-33 Chandler, Thomas H................1969-71 Charon, Robert L. .........................1958 Cheney, Patrick .......................2005-06 Chesnut, Edward T. ......................1907 Chorske, William W. ................1956-58 Christensen, Daniel P. ..................1972 Christensen, Russell R. ................1944 Christensen, Theodore..................1950 Christian, Edward L......................1967 Christiansen, Martin A............1937-39 Christison, William R. .............1966-69 Christopherson, Joseph P. .......1982-85 Cieslewicz, Glen A.............1980-82,’84 Clapp, Percy............................1923-24 Clare, Louis W. ........................1970-71 Clark, Eric...............................2003-06 Clarkson, Arthur ..........................1934 Clement, Harold......................1920-21 Coates Jr., Harry J. ..................1950-52 Cochran, Darrell................1950, 54-55 Cockerham, Billy.....................1997-99 Cockrell, Doyle ........................1991-94 Cohen, Chris.................................1991 Colberg, Gary J. ............................1962 Colburn, David W..........................1965 Cole, Donald A. .......................1920-21 Cole, George E. ............................1900 Cole, Travis .............................2000-01 Coleman, John A...........................1898 Coleman, Ryan .............................2008 Collado, Ryan..........................2007-08 Collias, George J...........................1949 Collier, Derek D.............................1984 Collins, Charles ...........................1988

Collins, William.......................1990-91 Collison, Robert ...........................1943 Conant, Dale ...............................1986 Condo, Gordon Michael ...........1965-67 Conerly Jr., Albert ...................1975-76 Conzemius, Justin...................1992-95 Cook Jr., Ernest C. ...................1969-71 Cooley, Duran..........................2006-07 Cooper, Chester.................1978,’80-81 Cooper, Rafael ........................1994-95 Cooper, Richard Conrad ..........1923-25 Copeland, Edmund .................1921-22 Corliss, Harry J. ...........................1888 Cornell, Dennis R..........................1966 Cornell, Robert J. (mgr.)................1969 Costanza, William R................1962-64 Couch, Gary M.........................1984-87 Coughlan, Edward D. ..............1907-08 Coughlin, Bob .........................1989-90 Cox, Robert L...........................1956-57 Cox, Theodore J. ......................1922-24 Crafts, Leo M. .........................1882-85 Craine, Stephen A. ..................1973-75 Cranston, John W. ...................1969-70 Crawford, Richard O. ..............1968-70 Crist, Patrick H.............................1975 Crockett, William ....................1962-64 Cross, Mark.............................1994-97 Crumley, William G. (mgr.)............1987 Culligan, John M...........................1918 Cummings, Dennis B....................1975 Cummings, Pat ............................1985 Cunningham, Darrell ..............1992-93 Cunningham, Steve W.......1975-77,’79 Cupito, Bryan..........................2003-06 Current, Earl R........................1903-06 Current, John................................1900 Curry, Craig B. ........................1969-71 Curtis, E. Nelson ..........................1969 Curtis, Michael I. ....................1979-82 Curtis, Michael O. ...................1967-69 Cutler, Henry C ............................1893 Cutting, Joseph ......................1904-05 D Dahl, Elden ..................................1954 Dahn, Carl J. (mgr.) ......................1957 Dalen, Eric ..............................1993-94 Daley, William E. ....................1940-43 Dallafior, Kenneth R................1978-81 Dallera, Frank ........................1934-35 Dallman, William M. ...............1963-65 Dalrymple, John S. ..................1894-95 Dalrymple, William..................1892-94 Dalton, Donny .........................1996-97 Danahy Jr., Paul A. (mgr.) .............1965 Dandridge, Jonathan Timothy .......2008 Daniels, Alex ...........................2005-06 Danielsen, E. Robert.....................1946 Danner, J. LeMoyne .......................1893 Danovic, Bronko ...........................1939 Darden, Marc A. ......................1983-84 Dargis, Richard B. ..................1950-52 Darkenwald, John F. ................1967-68 Darkins, Chris.........................1992-95 Daugherty, Bruce..........................1947 Davidson, Martin B.......................1889 Davidson, Nick A. .........................1981 Davis, Andre ...........................1989-92 Davies, O.N. ............................1901-04 Davis, Anthony R.....................1980-82 Davis, Howard L. ..........................1981 Davis, Jerome..........................1993-96 Davis, Steven Jr.......................2005-08 Davis, Trey....................................2008 Day, David W. ..........................1944-45 Day, Eugene..................................1988 Dean, Michael ..............................1992 Deaver, C.S. ............................1892-93 Decker, Eric.............................2006-08 Deegan, Robert H....................1959-61 DeGeest, Matt .........................2006-07 Delinsky, Dan (mgr.) .....................2003 Dellago, Charles S. .................1942-48 Dennerly, James W. .................1931-32

all-time letterwinners Deppe, Karl E................................1945 Desimone, Mark A. ..................1983-84 Dettman, Spencer.........................1999 Dewey, Rupert C. ..........................1891 Dickson, Judge A.....................1959-61 Dietrich, J.W..................................1914 Dillner, Mervin C. ...................1930-32 Dilulo, Raymond A...................1978-79 Dimmy, Keith...........................1997-98 Doan, William C............................1906 Dobie, Gilmore ....................1899-1901 Domin, Ryan.................................2001 Douglas, Omar........................1991-93 Downing, Lloyd........................1922-23 Dowzak, Steve W...........................1975 Doyle, Larry O..........................1917-18 Dozier, Ukee ............................2001-04 Drabczak, Mark.......................1988-90 Drescher, Harold...........................1954 Drexler, Daniel P............................1963 Drill, David K...........................1951-52 Drill, Herman E.............................1925 Dropp, James M............................1966 Duerr, Troy...............................1995-98 Duffy, Ryan...................................2001 Dukowitz, Cory (mgr.) ...................2001 Dungy, Anthony .......................1974-76 Dunn, Ney.....................................1905 Dunnigan, Merton ...................1913-15 Dupree, Tony.................................2001 Durda, Chester........................1950-51 Duren Jr., Edward L. ................1966-67 Dusbabek, Mark E...................1983-86 Dutrieuille, Duane M. ..............1983-86 Duvick, David F.............................1982 Dvorak, B.A...................................1920 Dykes, Douglas G. (mgr.) ..............1963 Dyson, Willie.................................2006 E Early, Rishon...........................1993-96 Eastlund, Robert B..................1968-70 Eckers, Scott...........................1993-94 Edelman, Robert G. (mgr.)............1958 Edelman, Walter E. (mgr.) ............1954 Edling, Arthur R. .....................1948-50 Edwards, Jewhan..........................2008 Edwards, Keith........................1977-79 Edwards, Walter W............1944,’46,’48 Ehrich, Shawn ..............................1992 Ekberg Jr., Carl E. .........................1941 Ekberg, David Jerry .................1949-50 Ekberg, Gus A. ........................1918-20 Eklund, C.L. ............................1916-17 Eklund, Raymond A.................1922-23 Elizondo, James............................1996 Eller, Carl L. ............................1961-63 Ellerson, Jared ........................2002-05 Elliott, D. William....................1946-49 Elliott, Harry L.........................1946-48 Elmer, Daniel T........................1936-38 Elton, Burnham T. ...................1952-54 Elton, Rodney N. ...........................1964 Emlein, Harold M. ...................1928-29 Emmons, Gregory .........................1973 Enderle, Richard Allyn.............1966-68 Enga, Richard.........................1960-62 Engebos, Gregory J..................1972-74 Engel, Christopher J. ....................1977 Engel, Ronald E. .....................1950-51 Enke, Fred A............................1918-20 Erdall, Arthur C.......................1912-14 Erdall, Leonard T. .........................1909 Erickson, Melvin J.........................1938 Eskridge, DeLeon..........................2008 Eslinger, Greg .........................2002-05 Esser, Lawrence............................1950 Eugene, Junior..............................2002 Evans, Byron...........................1996-99 Evans, Doug .................................1987 Evans, George W. ....................1897-99 Evans, Marcus .................1986-87, ’89 Evans, Patt .............................1989-91

F Faegre, J.B....................................1909 Fahnhorst, James J. ................1978-80 Fahnhorst, Keith V...................1971-73 Fairchild, Richard A......................1956 Falls, Michael .........................1953-55 Farnam, H.E............................1908-09 Farnes, Scott A. ............................1978 Farrow, Lonnie J............................1982 Farr, John .....................................1956 Fash, Gil Lawrence .......................1973 Farthing Jr., Fred ..........................1964 Faue, Jeremy ...........................2005-06 Faulk, Darrell B.......................1983-84 Faunce, Everette G.................1946-48 Faust, George J. ......................1936-38 Faust, Paul T. ..........................1963-65 Fee, Charles W..............................1899 Fegan, Elmer T..............................1913 Ferguson, Melvin M. .....................1981 Ferm, Robert L..............................1945 Filbert, Kenneth W. .......................1938 Fink, Thomas A. ......................1967-69 Finlayson, George A.E..............1893-97 Fischer, Albert C......................1961-62 Fischman, Kenneth Y....................1955 Fisher, Derek ...........................1989-92 Fisher, Gordon R......................1924-25 Fitch, Robert E. .......................1939-42 Fitzpatrick, Dennis..................1976-77 Fitzpatrick, Thomas M. .................1979 Fitzpatrick, Renato..............1999-2002 Fix, Nathan (mgr.) ........................2001 Flanagan, Charles G.....................1891 Fleetwood, Marquel.................1989-92 Flick, Eugene G. ......................1940-41 Flinn, Paul A. ..........................1915-16 Flugum, Merlin K. .........................1962 Flynn, C. Ray ................................1921 Flynn, John G. .....................1899-1902 Foggie, Fred ............................1988-90 Foggie, Rickey S......................1984-87 Folwell, Russell H. ........................1891 Foote, William W. ..........................1924 Force, John D. ..............................1968 Fors, Erik ......................................1986 Forte, M. Maurice ....................1966-68 Foss, William C. ......................1950-52 Fournier, J.O..................................1912 Fowlkes, Chris.........................1992-95 Foxworth, Kenneth C. ........1977-78,’80 Fraley, Justin ..........................2001-04 Franck, George H.....................1938-40 Frank, Leonard........................1910-11 Frankberg, Mike (mgr.) .................2004 Fraser, F.G.....................................1923 Fredenburg, Neil .....................1991-93 Frederickson, Loel D. ....................1942 Freeman, Orville L. .......................1939 Freimuth, William I. ................1933-34 French, Roger W. .....................1950-52 Freng, William H...........................1921 Friberg, Douglas Edward.........1976-78 Fribley, Carl E. ..............................1921 Frickey, Herman F. .............1941-42,’46 Friend, Gerald L. .....................1957-59 Frisbee, Robert M....................1960-61 Fritz, Eugene M. ......................1947-48 Fron, Casey M. .............................1962 Frye, Vern .....................................1954 Fulgham, James N. .................1964-65 Fuller, Vincent M. ....................1972-75 Fulton, James C. .....................1895-96 Furst, J.F. ......................................1923 G Gagne, Verne ................................1943 Gail, Jim .......................................1996 Gailord, Eugene “Rocky” ..............1985 Gaiters, Chris .........................1987-89 Gallagher, Luke J. .........................1922 Gallery, James P. .....................1980-83 Ganther, Rod ................................1993 Gardner, David C. ...................1978-79 Garnaas, Wilford B..................1941-43

Garner, Bill F. ..........................1954-55 Garrido, Gaston ............................1986 Garrison, Lewis .......................1991-94 Gary, Mitchell J........................1925-27 Gay, Clayton A.........................1927-28 Gay, Evelyn ...................................1922 Gay, Kenneth F.........................1931-32 Gehring, Perry James ..............1956-58 Gehrke, Keith E.............................1982 Geier, Jeff .....................................1988 Geist, John W. ...............................1943 Gelle, Robert D. ............................1951 George, Kenneth .....................1969-70 Gerow, Theron G............................1919 Gerry, Martin H. ............................1888 Gerths, Everett E.....................1956-58 Gerths, Gregory G. ........................1973 Getchman, Gary............................1988 Giannini, Jason .......................2005-07 Gibbons, Steven F. ..................1983,’85 Gibson, George F. ....................1926-28 Giel, Paul R.............................1951-53 Gilbert, Andre M......................1982-83 Gilbert, Holden B. .........................1895 Gillen, John H. ..............................1920 Gillingham, Gale.....................1964-65 Gilmore Jr., Orville...................1973-74 Gilstad, Arthur..............................1920 Giovinetti, Mike.......................1993-95 Givens Jr., Archie ..........................1965 Glanton, Paul..........................1972-74 Glenn, Kerry R. ........................1981-83 Glime, Luke.............................1996-97 Glover, Fred S..........................1898-99 Gmitro, Rudolph......................1935-37 Goetz, Ron...............................1986-89 Goldberg, Michael A................1969-70 Goldberg, Steven.....................1972-74 Goode, John Paul.....................1885-88 Goode, Ralph O. ......................1952-54 Gorgos, Paul A. ............................1960 Gould, George P.......................1937-39 Gould, Octavius ...........................1988 Graef, Sarah (mgr.) ......................2000 Graffunder, Craig W. ...............1982-84 Graham, Christopher....................1886 Graham, Malcolm ...................1923-24 Graham, Trevis....................1997-2000 Graiziger, Robert A. .................1942-45 Grandas, Brody.............................2006 Grant, Harry P. “Bud”..............1946-49 Grant, Kevin............................1989-90 Granum, Robert C.........................1943 Grate, Tim ...............................1996-98 Gray, Roger W. ..............................1902 Greeley, James Wells ...............1973-74 Green, Brandon ............................2008 Green, Ralph .........................1993, ’95 Greene, Alfred B. ..........................1923 Gregory, Duane O. ........................1980 Gregory, Richard A. .................1949-51 Grevich, Mel .................................1946 Grevious, Todd..............................1994 Grewing, Fritz L. ...........................1939 Griffin, Clorenzo..................1998-2000 Griffin, Gerald J.......................1931-32 Groene, Adam (mgr.) ....................2000 Grose, Frederick H...................1922-23 Gross, Louis ............................1922-24 Gross, Philip.................................1929 Gruening, Preston ...............1999-2002 Gruye, Ralph E..............................1919 Guentzel, John ..............................1993 Guldin, Scott D........................1984-87 Gullickson, Oscar .........................1944 Gunderson, Jeffrey P................1971-73 Guthrie, Charles......................1889-90 Guzy Sr., Peter ........................1924-26 H Haake, Robert T. ...........................1957 Haayer, Adam......................1997-2000 Hackbarth, Kraig.....................1988-90 Hadd, Gary A...........................1984-87 Haedge, Carl ................................1914

Haertel, Walter........................1916-19 Hagberg, Roger W. ..................1958-60 Hagemeister, Robert G. ...........1952-54 Hagen, Philip R.......................1967-69 Hagman, Jason .......................1997-98 Haiden, Harold R. .........................1932 Haines, Andrew W.........................1964 Hairston, Brian Philip...................1978 Hale, Charles S.............................1891 Hale, Dennis C. .......................1966-68 Halenkamp Jr., George L..........1946-47 Haley, James P. .............................1941 Hall, Justin..........................1997-2000 Hall, Thomas F. .......................1959-61 Hallstrom, Todd L....................1980-82 Halvorson, Dale F..........................1960 Hamilton, Ben.....................1997-2000 Hamilton, Paris ............................2004 Hamilton, W. E..............................1914 Hamm, Kevin J. .......................1969-71 Hammel, Robert M........................1950 Hammer, Jonathan E. ...................1967 Hammond, Bruce ....................1957-58 Hammond, George H. ..............1882-83 Hamner, Thomas.....................1996-99 Hanke, Carl C. ..............................1919 Hankinson, John H. .................1964-65 Hannon, John................................1908 Hansen, H. C...........................1915-16 Hansen, Ronald M...................1951-53 Hanson, Dale W.......................1938-40 Hanson, H. F. ................................1916 Hanson, Harold W....................1925-27 Hanson, Paul J. (mgr.) ..................1959 Hanson, V. Stanley ..................1935-36 Hanzlik, Robert.............................1945 Harden, Mike...........................1997-98 Harding, E. P. ..........................1891-95 Hare, Andy R. ..........................1982-85 Hargesheimer, Walter G................1933 Harlan, Nathan.............................1945 Harmann, Garrison .................1994-95 Harms, Brent J. .......................1980-81 Harpole, Ellsworth H. ..............1931-33 Harren, G. Richard........................1963 Harris, Albert L. ............................1963 Harris, Alfred J..............................1891 Harris, Andre ...............1980-81,’83-84 Harris, Jamal ..........................2004-07 Harris, Sigmund......................1902-04 Harrison, John M. ....................1894-97 Harrison, Ted...........................1990-92 Harston, Brandon....................2001-04 Hart, Patrick M. ............................1984 Hartig, Paul C. ........................1920-21 Hartse Jr., Larry M. ..................1962-63 Hartwig, Fred G. ...........................1983 Hartwig, J. L. ................................1916 Harvey, Brien V........................1974-76 Hary, Jerome ................................1942 Hass, Alex ...............................1997-99 Hass, Walter L.........................1930-32 Hassett, Gerald ...........................1955 Hatfield, Eugene L. ......................1968 Hau, Pat..................................1997-99 Haugo, Donald..............................1968 Hauser, George W. ...................1915-17 Hausken, Walter......................1947-49 Hawes, Alvin R........................1968-70 Hawkins, Harvey C........................1942 Hawkinson, Arnold........................1924 Hawthorne, Ed ........................1991-94 Haycraft, Kenneth C................1926-28 Hayden, John F. .......................1886-89 Haye, Damian...............................2002 Hayward, H.E. .........................1911-12 Heath, Elbridge ............................1896 Heath, Rodney.........................1993-96 Heath, Russ ............................1990-93 Heeb, Richard...............................1943 Heffelfinger, Mark.........................1946 Hegland, Dale L. .....................1971-72 Heid, James..................................1959 Heidenreich, Douglas R. ...............1951 Hein, Herbert E..................1941-42,’46

Hein, Marvin G. .......................1947-48 Heinz, Edward ..............................1953 Helgeson, Gerald D. ................1951-53 Henderson, Antoine.......1997-99, 2001 Henderson, Melvin Thomas...........1965 Henderson, Raymond....................2007 Henderson, Terrence L.............1981-82 Hendrickson, Craig .................1989-90 Hendrickson, Harry..................1947-49 Hendrickson, L. Joe .................1950-51 Hendrickson, Scott .......................1990 Hennessey, Thomas.................2006-08 Henricksen, Dale H..................1973-74 Henry, Emmanuel E.................1981-82 Henry, James G........................1971-72 Henry, Jimmy.......................1998-2001 Herbel, Brent...........................1986-88 Herbold, David E. ....................1955-57 Herkenhoff, Luke.....................1995-97 Herkenhoff, Matthew...............1972-73 Herman, James E. ...................1971-72 Hermann, Jerry A. .........................1966 Herndon, Tray ...............................2007 Hiestand, Peter .......................1994-95 Higgins, Robert E. ........................1941 Hightower, Deon......................2005-08 Hirscher, Joseph......................1940-41 Hitchcock, Raebern B..............1983-86 Hobbins, James R. ..................1982-83 Hoberg, Dwaine ............................1948 Hobert, Robert.........................1954-56 Hoefer, Doug ...........................1992-93 Hoefler, Royal..........................1929-30 Hoel, J. Robert.........................1936-38 Hoese, Jonathan......................2007-08 Hoffman, John Durrell .............1978-79 Hoffman, Sean....................1997-2000 Hoglin, Dennis M. .........................1968 Hohensee, Michael L. ..............1981-82 Hohman, Gary Edward..................1969 Holden, Chris..........................2003,’05 Holen, Oscar M. ............................1909 Holker, Donald R...........................1946 Hollimon, Bryson D..................1976-77 Holm, George O. ......................1949-50 Holmberg, Joseph L.................1965-66 Holme, Melvin R......................1951-53 Holmes, Bruce.........................1983-86 Holmes, Jay C. “Courtney” ......1984-85 Holmes, Kevin .........................1993-94 Holmes, Milfred B. ..................1975-76 Holmgren, Walter L.......................1917 Holmstrom, Richard P...................1968 Holmstrom, Wallace................1941-42 Holt, Alan................................1986-88 Holty, Ron .....................................1993 Holz, Gordon F. ........................1951-54 Honn Jr., Laron J......................1945-46 Honza, George J.......................1970-72 Hook, Julian ............................1960-62 Hopewell, Paul ........................1988-91 Horning, Lee .................................1990 Horton, Antonio.............................1981 Horton, Charles J. .........................1984 Horton, Tony (mgr.) .......................1992 Hosack, Aaron.........................2002-03 House, Robert C............................1977 Hovde, Frederick L...................1927-28 Howard, Glenn J. .....................1979-81 Howard, Lungen Earl...............1983-85 Howell, Harold ..............................2007 Hoyt, Charles C.............................1900 Hoyt, W. H................................1887-88 Hribar, Lloyd F. ........................1931-32 Hrycak, Terry ...........................1986-87 Hubbard, Frederick Adam.............1908 Hubbard, Ryan........................1995-97 Hudak, George W.....................1949-51 Hudson, Otis.................................2006 Hughes, Curtis III .........................2008 Hughes, Kenneth B.......................1980 Hull, David V. (mgr.) .....................1951 Hulstrand, Anton ..........................1926 Hultkrans, Joel C. .........................1918 Hultkrans, R. E........................1921-22

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all-time letterwinners Humleker Jr., Richard D...........1969-70 Humphries, William D. ............1979-82 Hunt Jr., Sam E. ......................1935-36 Hunt, Michael A. .....................1975-77 Hunter, Juan............................1992-94 Hunter, Tony F..........................1981-84 Hutton, Lee............................1996, ’98 Hyde, Neil................................1925-26 Hypolite, Vincent ...................1992, ’96 I Irsfield, James .................1902-03,’05 Irwin, Scott .............................1971-73 Isakson, Gary ..........................1988-90 Isom, Justin ............................2001-03 Ittner, William F. ...........................1904 J Jackson, Frank ........................1987-90 Jackson, Javon ........................1994-96 Jackson, Shaun ............................1994 Jackson, Terry II.......................2001-03 Jacobs, Anthony............................2008 Jacobs, Frank M. .....................1981-82 Jacobson, Kenneth W. ...................1964 Jacoby, Jon R. ...............................1958 Jakel, John ..............................2006-07 James, Gregg ..........................1995-96 James, Jimmie J. .....................1981-82 Jamnik, Joseph J. ....................1938-40 Jaszewski, Floyd......................1947-49 Jaye, Floyd R. ..........................1947-49 Jelacic, Jon F. ..........................1955-57 Jelacic, Steven F. ..........................1960 Jenke, Noel C...........................1966-68 Jenkins, Kelvin Theodore .........1979-81 Jensen, Robert..............................1944 Jesewitz, Todd .........................1993-95 Jessen, Delbert........................1966-68 Joesting, Herbert.....................1925-27 Johansen, Donald A. .....................1950 Johnsen, Trygve ................1917,’19,’21 Johnson, Anthony Clark...........1983-84 Johnson, Arnie G...........................1943 Johnson, Carl E.............................1898 Johnson, Demetrus..................2001-02 Johnson, Derek........................1989-90 Johnson, Donald E. .......................1947 Johnson, Donald L. .......................1917 Johnson, Edward H. ......................1950 Johnson, Eric T..............................1982 Johnson, Frank .............................1947 Johnson, Gary G. .....................1950-53 Johnson, Jack Lee....................1978-79 Johnson, John W............................1950 Johnson, Johnny............................2008 Johnson, Lawrence E...............1926-28 Johnson, Leland L.........................1939 Johnson, Lloyd.........................1928-29 Johnson, Maurice D. S. .................1934 Johnson, Perry N......................1915-16 Johnson, R. Laurence ..............1958-60 Johnson, Reuben A..................1910-12 Johnson, Richard J. .................1958-59 Johnson, Robert Wesley...........1936-38 Johnson, Ron.......................1998-2001 Johnson, Syrus H.....................1938-39 Johnson, Tyler ...............................2007 Johnson, William E..................1938-40 Johnson, William E. ......................1942 Johnston, Lyle A. ...........................1912 Joiner, Keswic..........................1990-91 Jones, Delvin.......................1998-2000 Jones, Dominic........................2005-06 Jones, E.J......................................2006 Jones, Elvin.........................1998-2000 Jones, Ezell .............................1966-68 Jones, Frank D. .............................1886 Jones, Gerald D. ......................1960-62 Jones, John Lawrence..............1973-74 Jones, Michael R. ..............1973,’75-76 Jones, Nick (Honorary) ..................2005 Jones, Rob ....................................1996 Jordan, Crawford.....................1994-97 Jordan, F. W. ............................1917-18

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Joyner Jr., Larry........................1983-86 Juhl, Thomas P. .......................1954-56 Juhl, William G. ............................1944 Jukich, William R. ...................1955-57 Juneau, Timothy R. .......................1984 Just, Fred ................................1924-25 Juster, Rubin J.........................1943-44 Justice, Joe..............................1994-95 K Kafka, Edward ........................1935-37 Kafka, Gerald ...............................1944 Kain, Christine (mgr.)...................2000 Kaiser, Ray ...................................1997 Kakela, Wayne.........................1927-29 Kaminski, James B. ......................1931 Kaminski, William G................1925-27 Kamrath, Benji........................2002-03 Kamzelski, Ronald C. ..............1966-68 Kartak, Zack.................................2002 Kasper, Robert E. ....................1944-45 Kaufman, Dean.......................1990-92 Kauffmann, Richard C..................1952 Kauth, William W.....................1958-60 Keeble, Jerry A. .............................1983 Keene, Ralph K. ............................1893 Kehl, Anthony J. ............................1962 Kehoe, Thomas H. ...................1894-95 Keith, Charlton .............................2002 Keller, Kevin John ....................1972-73 Keller, Mark ..................................1990 Keller, Ryan.........................1998-2000 Kelley, Richard G. .........................1942 Kellin, Kevin R.........................1979-82 Kelly, Adam D..........................1984-85 Kelly, James D...............................1945 Kelly, John D............................1981-84 Kemp, George M......................1967-69 Kemph, Steve ...............................1996 Kephart, Kenneth N. .....................1973 Kereakos, A. Steve ........................1961 Kersten, Wally T. ...........................1981 Kienholz, William S. ................1898-99 Kilbourne, Warren ...................1936-38 Killian, Charles T.....................1964-66 Kimbell, Mike ..........................1993-94 Kimlinger, Jim (mgr.) ....................1995 King, James ............................1988-90 King, John ...............................1971-73 King, Ray Wallace ...................1935-37 King Ronald A. ........................1969-71 King, Stafford...............................1914 King, Thomas R.......................1959-61 King, Wayne Ernest .................1967-68 Kingsley, Norman W. ...............1916-18 Kingsriter, Doug ......................1970-72 Kirk, Paul E. ...........................1928-30 Kirklin, John W. .............................1937 Kirksey, Brandon...........................2008 Kirtland, Craig Jeffrey .............1976-77 Kirkland, Morgan..........................2002 Kispert, Merlin .......................1944-46 Kissell, Michael A..............1945-46,’48 Kitzmann, Kent Louis ..............1976-78 Kjelland, J. S. ..........................1905-07 Kleber, Kelvin K. ......................1955-57 Klefsaas, Kermit...........................1950 Kleinschmidt, Florian A. ..............1919 Klick, Florian ...............................1936 Klick, Ronald C. ......................1966-67 Kneen, Scott............................1996-97 Knowlton, Warren C. .....................1902 Knudsen, Leslie R.........................1934 Kocourek, Brian J..........................1975 Koelfgen, Scott .............................1995 Koeneke, Franz A.....................1954-55 Kolliner, Robert E . ..................1939-40 Koski, Sulo O...........................1931-32 Kostka, Stanley C. ........................1935 Kramer, George.............................1945 Kramer, Kent D........................1964-65 Kratochvil, Andy......................1990-93 Kratochvil, Paul ......................1993-96 Krause, James W. ....................1963-65 Kremer, James E......................1903-05

Krezowski, Albin G...................1930-32 Krezowski, Dominic .................1935-37 Krohn, James Le ...........................1964 Krol, John Edward ..................1971-73 Kroll, Howard J..............................1931 Krueger, Thomas R..................1949-50 Kubes, Charles J. ..............1950,’53-54 Kubes, Richard M....................1954-55 Kucek, Justin...........................2005-08 Kuduk, John V. ........................1976,’79 Kuether, Donald O. (mgr.) .............1955 Kuklenski, Kirby Jude ..............1973-75 Kula, Robert ................................1942 Kulbitski, John .......................1936-38 Kulbitski, Victor J. ......1941-42, ’44-45 Kullas, Ronald ........................1975-76 Kuppe, Jake.........................1999-2002 Kurus, Michael .............................1994 Kutcheid, John .......................1944-45 Kuusisto, William....................1938-40 Kuzma, Frank A.......................1937-39 Kuznia, Benjamin .........................2008 Kwapinski, Daniel ...................2000-03 Kyle, Jeffrey V................................1983 L Laakso, William L. ..................1966-68 LaBorde, Dick ...............................1990 Lafans, Walter ........................1900-02 Laliberte, Michael J. ....................1982 Lair, Eric.......................................2008 Lamers, Jason.........................2004-05 Lampe, Ernest W. ....................1917-19 Lancello, Joseph F.........................1977 Langenberg, George W..................1929 Langford, Ben .........................1993-96 Langpap, Howard C......................1943 Langum, Arvin N...........................1949 Larkin, Arthur E. .....................1904-06 Larkin, George A. ..........................1922 Larsen, A. Merle .....................1938-39 Larson, Augustus T. ................1891-95 Larson, David A. ..........................1976 Larson, Douglas ...........................1921 Larson, Erik.........................1998-2000 Larson, Frank G. “Butch”........1932-34 Larson, Gilbert O. .........................1920 Larson, Gregory K....................1958-60 Larson, Richard A. ..................1955-57 Larson, Richard C. ..................1959-60 Last, Kenneth..........................1964-66 Lauterbach, L. Joseph .............1941-42 Lavaty, Thomas J.....................1969-70 Lawing, John L. .......................1972-73 Lawler, L. B. ............................1912-15 Lawrence, Richard W.........1945,’48-49 Lawrence, Simoni .........................2008 Layton, Arthur...............................1991 Leary, W. C. .............................1889-92 Lechner, Edgar H...............1939-41,’43 Lee, Bobby D.................................1967 Lee, Eric .......................................2000 Lee, Richard H..............................1943 Lehan, Michael ...................1999-2002 Leksell, Russell E....................1929-30 LeMay, Daniel G............................1980 Lennon, J.J. .............................1986-89 Leslie, James C.............................1964 Leverenz, Jon.....................1986-87,’89 Leversee, Richard M. ....................1943 Leverson, Luke ........................1996-99 Levine, Tony ............................1993-95 LeVoir, Marvin A. .....................1936-38 LeVoir, Vernal A. “Babe”..........1933-35 Levy, Leonard B.......................1939-41 Lewis, Glenn M........................1979-80 Lewis, John .............................1991-92 Lewis, Robert................................1993 Lidberg, Carl L. .......................1923-24 Liggett, Robert B. .........................1901 Light, William G. .....................1969-71 Lilja, Roy ......................................1942 Liimatta, Dan..........................1987-89 Lilleberg, B. Jon ................1981,’83-84 Lindblom, David F. ..................1956-57

Lindgren, Gordon F........................1951 Lindmeier, Paul ............................1949 Lindquist, John A. (mgr.) ..............1956 Lipka, Keith.............................2003-05 LiSanti, Dan......................1991-92,’94 Litman, Neil N.........................1939-41 Litten, Charles W.....................1966-68 Lloyd, Rhys..............................2003-04 Loechler, Thomas L. ................1960-61 Loewen, Fred D........................1973-75 Lofquist, Kraig A. ....................1963-64 Logan, Sam ..................................2003 Lohmiller, John M. “Chip” .......1984-87 Lolar, Morris .................................1989 Long, C.I. ................................1915-16 Long, James W..............................1966 Long, Mike ..............................1992-93 Loomis, H.C.............................1895-97 Loomis, John B. ............................1896 Losli, Mark ..............................2002-05 Lossie, Robert A. .....................1943-44 Lothner, David C. ....................1960-62 Love, Daron ..................................2007 Luckemeyer, Dick..........................1942 Luckemeyer, Thomas L. ...........1975-77 Luger, Richard E...........................1948 Lumpkin, Sean........................1988-91 Lund, Francis L. “Pug”............1932-34 Lundeen, Ralph J..........................1946 Lundeen, Stephen P.................1967-68 Lundeen, Vincent C.................1938-39 Lundgren, Stanley...................1932-33 Lundin, John F. ..................1945,’48-49 Lundquist, John .....................1943-45 Lushine, James Anton .............1940-41 Lutz, Richard D.............................1945 M Maas, Dean A..........................1954-56 Maas, Richard D...........................1982 MacDonald, Hugh ...................1922-24 MacDougal, Kenneth H............1930-31 Maciejowski, Michael ...................2008 Macken, Gerald ............................2001 MacKinnon, George E. .............1926-28 MacLeod, Thomas W................1971-72 Madigan, J.E. ..........................1890-93 Madsen, Fred E. ......................1943-44 Maeder, Albert R.....................1925,’27 Malinowski, Joseph S....................1973 Maloney, Dennis M. .................1970-72 Malosky, James S. ...................1947-49 Manders, Jack.........................1930-32 Mann, Arthur T..............................1885 Mann, Frederick M. .................1886-89 Mann, Kenneth A. .........................1927 Mannion, Kevin .......................2006-08 Maples, Stewart J. ........................1965 Marcella, James Anthony..............1978 Marchlewski, Frank C..............1962-64 Marcotte, William A...........1944-45,’47 Mariucci, John P. .....................1937-39 Markert, Allan R......................1949-50 Marko, Lawrence J. .......................1979 Maroney, Laurence ..................2003-05 Marquesen, John L. .................1969-71 Marshall, Dana X. (mgr.) ..............1960 Marshall, R.W..........................1904-06 Marston, Scott..............................1991 Martin, Doug ................................1986 Martin, William V. .........................1957 Martineau, Earl T. ...................1921-23 Martinez, Matt..............................1985 Maschhoff, Joe (mgr.)...................1994 Mason, Eldon W.......................1925-27 Mason, Michael J..........................1972 Massey, Keith ...............................2006 Matchan, George.....................1926-27 Matheny, William ....................1935-37 Mathews, John A. ....................1975-76 Mathews, Mark A. ...................1923-24 Mathis, Marty..........................1990-92 Mattern, Joseph............................1913 Matthews, Keith................2000,’02-03 Mattson, Hilding...........................1939

Matula, Terrance G. ......................1977 May, Richard ................................1952 Mayall, Hershall ...........................1886 Mayer, Barry L. ........................1968-70 Mayer, Frank A.R. ....................1914-15 Mayfield, Curtis W...................1969-71 Mays, Drinon...........................1990-93 Mays, Jermaine ............1999-2000, ’02 McAfee, Edward S.........................1932 McAlister, Ralph D. .................1946-49 McAlmon, William.........................1914 McCall, William A. ........................1977 McCarthy, Pat .........................2003-05 McClintock, Donald M...................1920 McClintock, Ken ......................1990-92 McCree, Charles......................1985-88 McCree, John A. ............................1909 McCreery, Otis C......................1921-22 McElroy, Mark ...............................2003 McElroy, Philip J. .....................1952-54 McGarry, Robert ......................2004-07 McGeary, Clarence........................1946 McGee, Albert Henry .....................1987 McGee, Carlos A. ..........................1986 McGovern, James J. ......................1946 McGovern, John F.....................1908-10 McGovern, Thomas M. (mgr.)........1967 McIntosh, Matt........................2002-03 McKelton, Michael...................2007-08 McKenzie, Kyle ........................2002-05 McKinley, Cedric ...........................2008 McKnight, Dajon...........................2008 McLaury, John...............................1920 McMahon, Michael W....................1954 McManus, Erin .............................1997 McManus, Phil..............................1944 McMenomy, Sean..........................1995 McMillan, William W. ....................1962 McMoore, Donald W. .....................1950 McMullen, Dwayne K. ..............1982-84 McNair, William W.........................1882 McNamara, Richard “Pinky” ...1954-56 McNamara, Robert..................1951-54 McNeil, Robert L......................1960-61 McNeill, Jack ................................1946 Meadowcroft, Arthur H. ...........1973-75 Meagher, Ira E. .............................1926 Mealey, Robert ........................1947-49 Means, George E...........................1887 Mecklenburg, Karl B................1981-82 Meeds, Alonzo D. ..........................1888 Meighen, Joseph F. ..................1951-53 Meili, William F. ............................1925 Meinke, Jason .........................2007-08 Meisel, Todd............................2005-07 Meissner, George A. ......................1959 Melander, Jon..........................1986-89 Melander, Rian........................2002-03 Melchert, Gary W...........................1958 Mernik, Joseph M. ...................1939-40 Merrill, Andy .................................2001 Merrill, E. Clinton....................1922-23 Merrill Mark C. ........................1975-77 Mertes, Jack A.........................1950-51 Mertz, Ron...............................1989-90 Meyer, Donald N. .....................1977-79 Mezera, Ben ........................1997-2000 Mia, Darryl C...........................1979-80 Michals, Jon............................1996-99 Michalski, Roger A........................1966 Midboe, Steve A. .....................1975-77 Middlebrooks, Willie............1998-2000 Midler, Louis T.........................1935-37 Miles, Eddie ............................1987-89 Miller, Brodie (mgr.)......................2001 Miller Jr., Donald B. ......................1962 Miller, Monte.................................1957 Miller, Richard L. ..........................1960 Miners, George A. .........................1918 Miska, Thomas (mgr.)...................1952 Mitchell, Gerald M...................1948-50 Mitchell, L.S. ................................1922 Mitchell, Louis..............................1912 Mitchell, Paul A.......................1941-43 Mitchell, W.H. ...............................1882

all-time letterwinners Moe, Michael D.............................1980 Moe, Michael T..............................1985 Moe, Thomas O. ......................1957-59 Moen, Barrett..........................2007-08 Molstad, Alfred G..........................1907 Moncreif, Hoyt ..............................1943 Monroe, Joel ............................2005-08 Montgomery, Anthony..............2002-05 Moore, Dan ...................................1996 Moore, Hadrian.............................1988 Moore, Jerald...........................1988-90 Moore, Mari.............................1995-98 Moore Jr., Mark M. ...................1939-40 Moore, Steven .........................2006-08 Moore, Wilbur..........................1936-38 Morgan, Lonnie T. .........................1965 Morgan, Robert L. ...................1970-72 Moritko, Jeff W.........................1983-84 Morrel, Clifford .............................1914 Morris, Charles K..........................1924 Morris, Henry S. ............................1887 Morrow, Jeff W.........................1975-77 Morse, Guilford A..........................1914 Mortensen, Tony ......................2005-08 Mosko, Frank...........................1973-74 Moss, Brian ..................................2005 Moudry, Frank W. ..........................1914 Mourer, Kenneth R. .......................1969 Moyle, Ted D .................................1921 Mudd, Roland L. ...........................1961 Mueller, Douglas P...................1984-87 Mueller, George F. .........................1899 Muir, William C. ......................1892-93 Mulholland, David K................1959-61 Mulholland, Steven D. ..................1982 Mullaney, Mark .............................2005 Mullen, Scott J. .......................1968-70 Mulligan, D. Gregory...............1983,’85 Mullin, Thomas A..........................1971 Mulready, John ........................1941-42 Mulvena, John J.......................1959-61 Mulvey, Arthur ..............................1925 Mundinger, Richard ................1949-51 Mundy, James H............................1914 Munn, Clarence L. “Biggie” ....1929-31 Munsey, William......................1960-62 Murdock, Jason.............................1995 Murphy, Gregory V.........................1983 Murphy, Tom J. ........................1978-79 Murray, Steve................................2001 Murrell, John H. ............................1925 Murtha, Gregory T....................1978-79 Myers, David I...............................1956 Myre, Charles..........................1938-39 Myrum, George B.....................1921-22 N Naddy, Kevin W. ......................1975-76 Nagurski, Bronislav “Bronko” .1927-29 Najarian, Peter M....................1982-85 Narcisse, Roderick........................1992 Nash, George A. ......................1937-38 Neils, Steven L. .......................1971-73 Nelson, Averial E. .........................1949 Nelson, Curtis E............................1969 Nelson, Earl W.........................1930-31 Nelson, Greg ...........................1994-97 Nelson, James B......................1941-42 Nelson, Malcolm L...................1983-84 Nelson, Marshall R. ......................1940 Newsom, O. Jerome .................1964-66 Nicholson, Mike.......................2002-05 Nickerson, Fred W. ........................1886 Nicoulin, Claude .....................1897-98 Nixon, David H. .......................1967-69 Nixon, Paul..............................2001-03 Noel, Dana E. ..........................1978-80 Nolan, Mathew .............................1944 Nolan, W.R....................................1920 Nolander, David E.........................1975 Nolander, Donald A. ................1940-42 Nomellini, Leo J.......................1946-49 Nord, Fred ...............................1962-64 Norton, Jeff...................................2001 Nuessle, A.G............................1903-04

Nydahl, Malvin........................1926-28 Nygren, Jeff.............................1968-69 Nystrom, Dan ......................1999-2002 O O’Bradovich, Michael J. ................1942 O’Brien, Henry ..............................1906 O’Brien, J.J. .............................1925-26 O’Brien, James J......................1969-70 O'Brien, Patrick................1991, ’93-94 O’Hara, Les .............................1987-90 Odegard, Dean H.....................1958-60 Odson, Urban L. ......................1939-41 Oech, George ................................1905 Oech, Vernon M. ......................1934-35 Oen, Roy J. ..............................1931-33 Ohde, Walter R. ............................1933 Ohlgren, Earl A........................1937-39 Ohlsen, W.J. ..................................1930 Ohnstad, John C. ..........................1891 Oja, Bert A. .............................1928-29 Oja, Brent (mgr.) ..........................2004 Olsen, Steve J..........................1974-75 Olson, Bruce G..............................1981 Olson, Charles L. (mgr.)................1961 Olson, Cyril S. .........................1921-22 Olson, Donald A............................1950 Olson, Edward C. ....................1980-82 Olson, Ralph C. ............................1941 Olson, Ralph O. ............................1921 Olsonoski, Lawrence R. ...........1945-47 Ommen, Bruce (mgr.) ...................1990 Onwuachi, Derrick...................2007-08 Orgas, Frederick A...................1979-82 Orman, Michael T. ........................1964 Orton, Ryan ..................................2008 Osei, Astein...................1998-99, 2001 Osmundson, Arnold J. .............1957-59 Oss, Arnold C. .........................1919-21 Oster, Alton...................................1928 Oster, Fred ..............................1922-23 Osterman, Aaron.....................1992-94 Ostrand, P.M.................................1910 Ostrom, G.E.............................1912-13 Otte, George B.........................1898-99 Otto, Craig ..............................1985-87 Ouren Jr., Marvin G. (mgr.)............1950 Owens, Brandon......................2004-05 P Paffrath, Robert W. .................1938-40 Page, L.A.............................1898-1901 Pahula, Anthony J. ..................1967-69 Palmer, Loren L.............................1943 Paquette, Francis J.......................1968 Paquette, Patrick J..................1977-78 Parent, Kenneth T. ........................1945 Park, Jack H. ...........................1960-61 Parkyn, Henry A. ...........................1895 Parry, Ivan A. ................................1898 Parson, Ray A..........................1968-69 Paschka, Gordon.....................1939-41 Pattee, Richard S. ........................1902 Patterson, Eugene L................1890-93 Patterson, Tony .......................2000-03 Paulson, Craig A. ....................1982-84 Pawielski, John .......................2002-05 Payne, Logan ..........................2004-06 Pearson, Nate...............................1996 Pearson, Prince.......................1991-92 Peaslee, Verne F............................1930 Pedersen, Win C......................1937-39 Pelletier, Gerald W...................1961-63 Pelphrey, Randall Paul............1983-86 Penn, Ed.................................1985,’87 Penovich, Kent..............................1980 Peplaw, Robert........................1924-26 Peppe, Michael A. ...................1978-81 Perault, James A...........................1961 Perfetti, Michael W..................1970-71 Perkins, James H.....................1975-76 Perko, John ...................................1942 Perkovich, John P.....................1961-62 Persby, Andy............................1998-99 Petersen, Melvin J.........................1939

Peterson, Eric A. ...........................1980 Peterson, J. Todd .....................1979-82 Peterson, Larry J......................1963-64 Peterson, Lloyd W. ...................1922-24 Peterson, Nick ..............................1992 Peterson, Richard W................1965-67 Peterson, Russell C. .....................1962 Peterson, William S. .....................1943 Pettibone, George T. ................1894-95 Pettijohn, Lyle L.......................1908-09 Pharmer, Arthur ......................1927-29 Phillipe, James .............................1957 Phillips, John W. ...........................1919 Pickerign, Perry ............................1986 Pickering, Earle T. ...................1909-11 Piel, Michael F. .............................1983 Piepkorn, Aaron.......................1989-92 Pihlstrom, Mike ............................1988 Pillsbury Sr., John S. .....................1898 Pillsbury, Alfred F....................1886-92 Pinkstron, Robert L. “Rob” ...........1984 Pinnix, Amir ............................2004-07 Pittman, David .............................2008 Plankers, A.F.................................1908 Plath, Roger W..............................1975 Plunkett, Warren F...................1940-41 Politano, Stephen R. ...............1971-72 Pollard, Donald .......................1985-86 Poole, Curtese.....................1998-2000 Posthumus, Jarod ...................2003-05 Potvin, Richard.............................1934 Powell, Larry D..............................1973 Powers, Daniel P. ..........................1960 Powers, Harry W. .....................1909-11 Prairie, William W. ........................1980 Prawdzik, Robert R..................1960-62 Prescott, Scott ........................1950-52 Pribyl, Thomas E...........................1971 Pribyl, Walter D. ......................1968-69 Pride, John D...........................1974-75 Prigge, Brad............................1997-99 Proffitt, William E. ..................1932-34 Prudden, Peter ........................2000-03 Pryor, Michael K. .....................1983-85 Puchtel, Scott K. .....................1974-75 Puk, David E. ..........................1982-85 Puk, Steven W...............................1984 Pukema, Helge E.....................1939-41 Pulkrabek, Leslie L..................1928-29 Pullens, Glenn B. ....................1947-48 Pulver, Dale E. ..............................1945 Pung, Joseph E. ............................1962 Purmort, John G............................1954 Pylatiuk, Greg E............................1982 Q Quinn, Joseph .........................2001-03 Quinn, Kenneth B. ........................1971 Quist, Albert J. ........................1914-15 Quist, Dale..............................1952-54 R Rabel, Gene W. .............................1963 Rackley, Derek.........................1996-99 Rader, Luke ..................................1943 Radermacher, Walter M. ...............1908 Rahn Jr., Andrew D. ......................1929 Rajala, John O.........................1963-65 Rajala, Randolph R. .....................1967 Rallis, Michael .............................2008 Ramerth, Michael J.......................1974 Ramey, Deryl L..............................1965 Ramseth, Paul R.....................1962-63 Randall, Todd M......................1971-73 Rankin, Lee N..........................1969-71 Rapko, Michael.............................1943 Rappana, Dale W. ...................1944-45 Rasmussen, Randy R..............1980-83 Rasmussen, Robert F. .............1955-57 Rau, Jerome E. ........................1952-54 Rauh, Mathew L. ..........................1968 Raveling, Ronald ....................1950-51 Rawlings, Josh........................1997-99 Raymond, A.C...............................1912 Rechtin, Dan A........................1984-87

Redmann, Chad......................2001-02 Redmon, Tellis ....................1999-2001 Reed, Dwight T........................1935-37 Reed, Melville E............................1882 Reed, Richard D......................1983-85 Reed, Russell J. ............................1951 Reem, Matthew................1992, ’94-95 Reese, James E. ......................1957-58 Reese, Mario ...........................2003-06 Regnier, P.M. ...........................1919-20 Reid, Alan D............................1982-83 Reid, Anthony ..............................1984 Reid, Darrell............................2001-04 Reid, Michael..........................1963-64 Reierson, Gary H. ....................1964-66 Reihsen, Robert P....................1929-30 Reilly, Troy...............................2006-07 Reinhardt, Thomas .................1943-45 Rennebohm, Dale H. ...............1933-35 Rennix, George........................1934-35 Renzi, Ronald P.............................1982 Rhem, Steve .................................1989 Rhodus, Steve.........................1985-87 Rhoney, Ernest (video ass’t) .........1995 Richard, Antoine .....................1995-98 Richardson, Roselle ................1986-87 Richmond, Johnathan .............2001-04 Richter, Sam.................................1988 Ricker, Max W. ..............................1904 Riddell, Donald.............................1927 Riebeth, Clinton E...................1929-30 Riley, Karon.........................1999-2000 Riley, Samuel A. ......................1935-36 Riley, Thomas M......................1939-40 Rindels, Ryan..........................1996-99 Ring, Harvey ...........................1935-36 Ring, Rolland J. ............................1941 Ringer, Charles Judd.........1940-41,’45 Rios, Chuck ................1990-91, ’93-94 Roalstad, Douglas J......................1968 Robb, Michael S......................1979-82 Robbins, Thomas M. ...............1958-60 Robertson, Lynn ......................1912-13 Robinson, Bradbury N. ............1931-32 Robinson, Charles J......................1910 Robinson, Horace....................1889-90 Robinson, Wayne.....................1949-51 Rodgers, Fred..........................1996-99 Roedel, Donald J...........................1950 Roetman, Robert.....................1947-48 Rog, Frank J..................................1953 Rogers, Edward L....................1902-03 Rogers, George C..........................1899 Rogers, James F. .....................1958-60 Rogers, Robert ........................1991-93 Rogind, Paul C........................1976-79 Rognlie, Myron D.....................1962-64 Roller, William .............................1984 Rollit, C. Manning...................1922-23 Ronan, James J. ......................1976-78 Ronning, John D......................1932-34 Rooney, Patrick.............................1945 Roos, Douglas C......................1918-21 Rork, Allen W...........................1936-38 Rork, Whitman H.....................1934-36 Roscoe, George E. ...................1933-35 Rosen, Donald B. ....................1963-65 Rosenfield, Joseph H. ...................1970 Rosenwald, John P. .......................1908 Rosenwald, R.M. .....................1909-11 Rosga, Jeff..............................1991-93 Ross, Marvell D. ...........................1981 Ross, Walter ................................1981 Rossman, Edward P......................1955 Rossman, Grant B. .......................1888 Roth, Ryan ..........................1998-2001 Ruben, Edmond R.........................1919 Ruckdashel, Ryan ...................2006-08 Rucker, Dale M. ............................1965 Rucker, Micah...............................2005 Rude, Theodore A. ...................1960-61 Rudolph, Paul ..............................1972 Runkle, Robert G. .........................1945 Rush, James H..............................1913 Russ, Dyron.............................1997-99

Russell, Gary ................................2004 Rutford, Robert H....................1952-53 Ruttger Jr., Max J. .........................1941 Ryan, Dennis ...............................1985 Ryan, William T. ......................1950-51 S Sadek Jr., Robert W. ......................1963 Sadek, Brett M. .......................1983-84 Safford, Orren E. .....................1905-07 Sakal, Thomas J......................1965-67 Salamon, Shady ...........................2008 Salas, Omar .................................1994 Salem, Joseph N......................1958-60 Salem, Timothy C..........................1980 Salmen, Kevin ..............................2005 Sanborn, Courtland ......................1905 Sandberg, Robert....................1942-46 Sanders, Charles A. ................1966-67 Sanders, Robert L.........................1942 Sapp, Thomas R. ..........................1978 Sartin, Simpson............................1991 Sauer, Craig............................1993-95 Sausen, William B ........................1964 Sauter, Cory ............................1995-97 Sawyer, E.W.............................1912-13 Scandrett, H.A.........................1896-99 Schacht, Fred ..............................1903 Schade, Tim ............................1993-94 Schaffner, Scott .....................1988-90 Schain, George A. .........................1909 Scheer, Stuart E............................1943 Scheuer, Clayton P. Jr. .............1970-72 Schjoll, Carl ...........................1922-23 Schlecht, John.....................1998-2000 Schlichting, Jack C.......................1981 Schmidt, Robert M ..................1955-57 Schmitt, Laurence D ...............1952-53 Schmitz, Arthur Frank...................1944 Schmitz, B.J..................................1918 Scholtes, Harry J. .........................1914 Schroeder, A.C. .............................1917 Schoen, John...........................1947-50 Schuh, Jeffrey J. ......................1979-80 Schuknecht, J.R. .....................1905-07 Schultz, Charles W. ................1936-38 Schultz, Kenneth C..................1956-58 Schultz, Robert L.....................1955-57 Schutte, Clarence.........................1924 Schwantz, Milton Jan....................1973 Schwen, Darell H.....................1977-79 Scruggs, Craig........................1995-98 Sebree, Kenneth......................1990-92 Seidel, Glen E. ........................1933-35 Seitz, Richard R. .....................1965-66 Selleck, Jeffrey R.....................1972-74 Selmer Jr., Carl F. .........................1944 Selvestra, John ......................1988-90 Serie, Thomas A. ..........................1984 Settembrino, Albert ......................1991 Setterstrom, Mark ...................2002-05 Shannon, Stephen Q.....................1919 Sharp, Jay B. ..........................1962-63 Sharpe, Rex ..................................2008 Shaughnessy, Clark D. ............1912-13 Shearer, James E. ...................1939-40 Sheldon, Matt...............................1991 Shelter, Jerome J. ....................1957-59 Shepley, Charles R. .................1897-99 Sherels, Marcus ......................2006-07 Sherels, Michael .....................2004-07 Sheridan, Farrell M. ...............1971-72 Shevlin, John...........................2004-07 Shidell, Steve..........................2005-07 Shoemaker, Dave..........................1989 Shoff, Gregory L. ...............1973-74,’76 Sikes, George C. .....................1889-92 . Sikich, Rudolph ......................1941-44 Silianoff, Mark S...........................1975 Silianoff, Steve R. ...................1946-47 Silovich, Joe..................................1942 Simmons, J. Terrence ..............1977-79 Simmons, Jack........................2006-08 Simmons, Kenneth G. ...................1949 Simmons, Traye ............................2008

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all-time letterwinners Simon, Thomas C. .......................1969 Simons, Keith M. ....................1972-74 Simonson, Dave............................1973 Simpson, Antoine .........................1994 Sims, Dominique.....................2001-04 Sims, William M......................1973-76 Sinclair, Gilbert S. ........................1914 Sixta, Norman G......................1955-58 Skandel, Lyle D. ............................1960 Skjei, Stanton J. ......................1963-64 Skrien, David A. ......................1948-50 Slater, Mark William................1974-77 Small, Donovan O. ..................1983-86 Small, Eric ..............................2007-08 Smith Jr., Thomas A. ....................1979 Smith, Arthur................................2000 Smith, Arthur M. .....................1896-98 Smith, B. Willis .......................1934-35 Smith, Brian ...........................2003-04 Smith, Brodrick ............................2008 Smith, Bruce...........................1939-41 Smith, Chris .................................1994 Smith, Daniel D. ...........................1903 Smith, George W. ..........................1896 Smith, Gregg A. ............................1980 Smith, Jeffrey H.......................1974-75 Smith, Judd ..................................2006 Smith, Kenneth H. ........................1909 Smith, Leon G...............................1909 Smith, Lucius A.......................1910-11 Smith, Mark ............................1990-92 Smith, Paul S..........................1900-02 Smith, Perry D. .............................1953 Smith, Richard H. ...................1933-35 Smith, Robert A.......................1939-41 Smith, Robert T. ......................1953-54 Smith, Ronald T. ...........................1953 Smith, Rufus...........................1995-98 Smrekar, Thomas J. ......................1963 Snodgrass, Jeffrey A. ....................1980 Snyder, Brian L........................1976-78 Snyder, Clark L. ............................1936 Snyder, Fred A...............................1906 Socha, Tim ..............................1995-98 Solem, Oscar M. ...........................1912 Solheim, Robert A.........................1942 Solon, Lorin.............................1913-15 Soltau, Gordon ........................1946-49 Soltau, James R. .....................1952-54 Soltis, Robert L. ......................1956-58 Somers, John Peter..................1929-31 Sonnenfeld, Randall C. ...........1978-80 Southworth, Walter N. .............1893-94 Spadaccini, Victor...................1935-37 Spaeth, Matt...........................2003-06 Sprafka, Joseph M...................1915-16 Spry II, Ralph................................2007 Staats, Joel ............................1988-91 Staebler, Jon R. .......................1964-66 Stamschror, Charles J. ............1952-54 Stamschror, Jon R.........................1964 Starks, Kevin M.......................1983-85 Start, Sampson.......................1888-90 Staten, Randolph W. ...............1964-65 Steib, Desi ..............................2006-07 Steidl, Michael E.....................1971-73 Stein, Lloyd W..........................1930-31 Stein, Martin A........................1977-79 Stein Robert A.........................1966-68 Steinbauer, Edward E..............1938-40 Stenzel, Eric .................................2000 Stenzel, Tyrone..............................1989 Stepanek, Joseph P..................1984-85 Stephens, Mac ........................1986-89 Stephens, Ray.........................1967-68 Stephens, Sandy .....................1959-61 Stephenson, Scott...................2002-03 Stevens, Lewis C.....................1909-11 Stevenson, Larry E........................1969 Stewart, Earl W.............................1906 Stewart, Steve A......................1975-77 Stewart, Terry ...............................1986 Stogdill, Chris ..............................1991 Stolen, Keith H. .......................1948-50 Stoll, Calvin C. .............................1949

192 * Minnesota Football

Stommes, Matthew .................2007-08 Stoudermire, Troy Jr. .....................2008 Stout, Todd R................................1982 Stout, W. Oakley ......................1893-94 Strain, Shane..........................1988-89 Straiton, J. Howard..................1940-41 Strand, Leif R. ..............................1926 Strathern, Moses L..................1901-04 Stream, Leonard W. ......................1964 Streiff, Scott .................1986-87, 1989 Stroessner, Todd (mgr.).................1981 Strong, Harlan B...........................1928 Strong, Paul .................................1988 Stroup, Robert L......................1981-82 Stuhlman, Jack L..........................1947 Sturdevant, Jack...........................1948 Sudler, Robert A............................1984 Suess, Bryan ................................1986 Sullivan, Gordon A........................1945 Sullivan, Michael J..................1951-53 Sunde, Milt .............................1961-63 Sundin, John R........................1949-50 Suneson, Bruce A. ........................1966 Sunvold, Mike .........................1987-90 Sutton, Matthew A........................1944 Sutton, Phillip ..............................1982 Svendsen Jr., George P. ...........1933-34 Svendsen, B.N. (Mike).............1956-58 Svendsen, Earl G.....................1935-36 Swaggert, Tyson......................2004-06 Swanbeck, Herbert..................1923-24 Swanson, Donald E. ................1951-54 Swanum, Charles .........................1951 Swartz, Sam J. ........................1930-32 Sweet, Henry C. ............................1901 Sweiger, Robert M. ..................1939-41 Sykora, David ...............................1999 Sytsma, Stan A. ......................1976-78 T Tagland, O. J.................................1914 Tallman, James ............................1996 Tangen, Mark ..........................1993-96 Tanner, Robert E......................1927-29 Tapeh, Thomas........................2000-03 Tasche, Henry R. .....................1968-69 Tavale, Nedward .....................2006-08 Taylor, Kevin............................1982-83 Taylor, Rob (mgr.) .........................1995 Taylor, Moses...........................1992-94 Tebbitt, R. Lancelot ......................1904 Teberg, L. E. ............................1920-21 Teeter, Allen M.........................1929-31 Teigen, Martin ..............................1895 Teigen, Wayne .........................1961-62 Tellor, Robin K. ........................1959-61 Tengler, Carl R. .......................1932-33 Tenhoff, Charles J.........................1915 Tenner, Robert.........................1932-34 Terry, Matt (mgr.)..........................2000 Tessier, Scott D. ................1981,’83-84 Thaddies, Andre......................1988-90 Thelwell, Ryan.........................1994-96 Theret, Kyle .............................2007-08 Thiele, Stanley W...............1946-48,’50 Thomas, Curtis.............................2007 Thomas, David E. .........................1942 Thomas, Jay ............................2006-08 Thomas, Virgil E. ..........................1980 Thome, Chris...........................1988-90 Thome, Rick ............................1992-94 Thompson, Clarence “Tuffy” ...1935-36 Thompson, Darrell...................1986-89 Thompson, Jeffrey F.................1977-79 Thompson, John D...................1969-70 Thompson, Robert L. ...............1949-51 Thompson, Seth............................2006 Thompson, Stephen T..............1968-70 Thompson, Steven K................1983-84 Thorman, Ryan .............................2000 Thorp, Walton W. .....................1901-04 Tierney, Festus ........................1919-21 Tifft, Floyd J.........................1899-1901 Timberlake, Byron H. ...............1889-91 Timm, Leroy C. ..................1928-29,’31

Tingelhoff, Pat ........................1988-90 Tinsley, Gary .................................2008 Tobin, Paul H. ...............................1912 Tobin, Steve A..............1975-76,’78-79 Tollefson, Paul H. ....................1970-71 Tollefson, R. I. .........................1912-13 Tomasek, Anthony ........................1919 Tonn, Mark R. ...............................1979 Tonnemaker, F. Clayton............1946-49 Touissant, Mackenzy.....................2000 Tow-Arnett, Jeffrey ..................2007-08 Tow-Arnett, Nick......................2007-08 Townley III, John L.........................1941 Townley Jr., John L. ..................1914-15 Trampe, Raymond G. ....................1935 Tranch, Martin E...........................1888 Trask, B. E.........................1886-88,’90 Trawick, Leon A.............................1967 Trestman, Marc Marlyn ...........1974-75 Trip, Trint ...............................1986-88 Triplett, Nathan.......................2007-08 Turek, Terry J.................................1981 Turnacliff, Robert D. .....................1944 Turnquist, A. A..............................1915 Tuszka, Rhody P.......................1955-57 Tuttle, George K.......................1925-26 Twedell, Francis ......................1936-39 Tyree, Richard L............................1970 U Ubl, Myron G.................................1931 Ukkelberg, Edgar W.................1926-28 Ukkelberg, Erle Edgard ...........1954-55 Ukkelberg, Ross ......................1986-88 Undersander, Chris (mgr.) ............2004 Upchurch, Danny..........................2002 Upchurch, Richard..................1973-74 Uram, Andrew .........................1935-37 Ustruck, Jerry................................1946 Utecht, Ben.............................2000-03 U’u, Logan....................................2008 V Vail, James B................................1918 Valentine, Justin .....................2004-07 Van Campen, Charles H................1893 Van Every, Harold ....................1937-39 Van Nest, Leland S. ......................1916 Van Sant, Grant............................1895 Van Valkenburg, H.J. ...............1900-02 Vance, Bradley ........................2001-02 VanderWoude, Mark B...................1984 VanDeSteeg, Willie ..................2005-08 VanDeWalker, Bruce ................1964-65 VanDusen, Richard C. .............1944-45 VanDuzee, Everett N................1924-25 Vant Hull, Fred ........................1939-40 Veit, Andrew............................1990-93 Verco, A. Ray.................................1904 Veldman, Robert W..................1970-72 Venturine, Ryan.......................1996-98 Versich, Collin L............................1962 Vertin, David ...........................1991-94 Vevea, Zach ........................1998-2001 Vidal, James.................................1909 Vigil, Joseph T...............................1983 Vita, Theodore.........................1904-06 Volkman, Richard J.......................1973 Von Behren, Theron.......................1998 VonSchlegell, Victor......................1898 Vonderhaar, Mark R.................1981-82 W Wagner, Thomas R........................1959 Wagner, William ...........................1888 Waldor, N. Theodore......................1924 Waldorn Jr., Hicks B......................1943 Walker, Clinton L. .........................1895 Walker, De Wayne M......................1981 Walker, James C. ..........................1912 Walker, Trevor..........................1993-94 Walker, Wallis J.............................1893 Wallace, Donald C. .......................1921 Wallace, Jakari........................2003-05 Wallin, Gerald R. .....................1957-58

Wallin, Ronald ........................1951-52 Wallinder, Arthur.....................1911-12 Walsh, John J. ...............................1969 Walsh, John W...............................1969 Walsh, Leonard P.....................1925-27 Walthower, Thomas.................1971-72 Wangerin, William ........................1993 Wangsness, Matt..........................2000 Ward, Eli .................................2000-03 Warkentien, Willis.........................1938 Warner, Dale ...........................1948-49 Warner, Frank J. ......................1935-37 Warnock, R.W................................1918 Warren, J.B. ..................................1898 Washington, George D.............1974-75 Wasurick, Bo...........................1997-98 Watson, Dave ...............................1994 Watson, Sylvester X. .....................1980 Watson, Tommy ............................1996 Weber, Adam...........................2007-08 Weber, Henry R. ............................1943 Weber, Robert R. .....................1974-77 Weblen, Russell A.........................1920 Webster, George B. .......................1903 Wechbacher, Ronald E. ...........1980-81 Weinzierl, Michael ........................1979 Weipert, Joseph S....................1982-83 Welch, George Michael .................1941 Weld, Bob................................1935-37 Wells, David P. ..............................1950 Wells, Marshall .......................1930-33 Welter, Craig.................................1987 Werden, Marty ..............................1987 Wesiel, George F............................1905 West, Ben................................2001-03 Westerman, Scott M. (mgr.)..........1987 Westphal, William P......................1942 Wheaton, Richard M................1949-51 Wheeler, Emerson “Buzz” .............1946 Wheeler, James J. ....................1960-61 Wheeler, Roger B.....................1924-26 Wheeler, Timothy A. .................1964-66 Wheelwright, Ernest IV............2004-07 White, Craig R.........................1982-83 White, Daryn.................................1994 White, Earl “Deon” .......................1995 White, Garry L. ........................1977-80 White, Greg .........................1999-2001 White, Harry E. ........................1890-92 White, Maurice .............................2000 White, Michael J................1969-70,’72 White, Quentin ........................2002-04 White, Rolland H...........................1949 White, Tony ...................................1987 Whitlow, Ray E. .......................1964-66 Whitson, Zane Trey .......................1989 Widseth, Dean K......................1946-48 Widseth, Edwin C....................1934-36 Wiest, M.A. ...................................1906 Wilcox, Manly A. ......................1941-42 Wildung, Richard K. ................1940-42 Wile, Russell F. .............................1935 Wilke, Elmer H. .............................1938 Wilkinson, Charles B. “Bud” ...1934-36 Wilkinson, Rob (mgr.) ...................2000 Willard, William D.........................1888 Williams, Brian .......................1986-88 Williams, Claude A. ......................1915 Williams, David.......................1985-87 Williams, Don..........................1993-96 Williams, Henry L..........................1917 Williams, John McKay..............1965-67 Williams, Ken ...............................2002 Williams, Lamanzer ................1994-97 Williams, Lewis Ben................1989-90 Williams, Mark (mgr.)...................1989 Williams, Marquette .....................1992 Williams, Parc.........................1995-98 Williams, Scott........................1992-95 Williams, Vernon M. ................1916-18 Williams, Wayne H. .................1942-45 Williamson, Desirray C............1974-77 Wilson, Curtis .........................1965-67 Wilson, Gregg M......................1972-74 Wilson, Kevin J. .......................1983-86

Wilson, Leonard A.........................1916 Wilson, Norries........................1984-86 Winchell, Horace V........................1882 Winfield, Vernon H...................1969-71 Winkelman, Joseph M. ..................1985 Winkjer, Joel G. .............................1897 Wintermute, John S. ................1966-68 Wirtanen, Glen..............................1964 Wise Jr., Charles E. .......................1916 Witthus, Rick ..........................1979-82 Wojciechowski, Mike ...............2001-04 Wojcik, T.P. “Ted” ..........................1938 Wohlhuter, Jon (mgr.)....................2000 Wolkow, Lance.........................1990-93 Wolkow, Todd....................1991, ’93-94 Wolkow, Troy............................1985-88 Wood, John K. ..........................1980-82 Wood, Larry R. ..............................1972 Wood, Willis J................................1952 Woods, Clarence...........................2001 Woodson, Johnny.....................1994-95 Woodworth, Richard E. .................1896 Wright, Jeffrey R......................1968-70 Wright, Michael W. ..................1957-59 Wright, Pat ...................................1990 Wright, Paul W. .......................1970-72 Wrightson, Harold L. ...............1936-38 Wrobel, James C......................1968-69 Wrobel, Ronald R. .............1973,’75-76 Wykes, Tris (mgr.) .........................1991 Wyman, A.D.............................1915-16 Wynn, Ryan...................................2008 Wypyszynski, Ken R .................1976-78 Wyrick, Jimmy ...............1996-97, 1999 Y Yackel, Kenneth J. ...................1954-55 Yates, Richard J............................1957 Young, John P. .........................1907-09 Youso, Frank M........................1955-57 Yurick, Bob ...................................1989 Z Zachary, Percy J............................1952 Zacho, Brett D. .............................1987 Zavadsky, Adam (mgr.).................1995 Zak, James M. ..............................1962 Zemke, Val....................................2000 Zitzloff, Ray D...............................1962 Zochert, Blake ..............................2000 Zubar, Ivan S. .........................1982-83 Zupetz, John H. .......................1947-49

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Clarence “Biggie” Munn, G Francis “Pug” Lund, HB Paul Giel, HB Paul Giel, HB Tom Brown, G Sandy Stephens, QB

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Norman Kingsley, FB George Hauser, T Albert "Bert" Baston, E Conrad Eklund, G Frank Mayer, T Arnold "Pudge" Wyman, FB Albert "Bert" Baston, E Bernard "Bernie" Bierman, FB Merton Dunnigan, G Lorin Solon, E-FB Clark Shaughnessy, FB Lorin Solon, E-FB Clifford Morrell, C Reuben Rosenwald, HB Lisle Johnston, FB John McGovern, QB Reuben Rosenwald, HB James Walker, T H.E. Farnam, C John McGovern, QB Earl Pickering, FB Reuben Rosenwald, HB James Walker, T Orren Safford, C Harry Capron, E George Case, T George Case, T Robert "Bobby" Marshall, E Theodore Vita, G

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Adam Weber, QB (coaches) Jack Simmons, TE (media) Traye Simmons, CB (coaches) Willie VanDeSteeg, DE (coaches) Dominique Barber, S Justin Kucek, P (media) Willie VanDeSteeg, DE (media) Anthony Montgomery, NT (coaches) Darrell Reid, DE Rian Melander, OT Joe Quinn, OG Ben Utecht, TE Ron Johnson, WR Preston Gruening, P Dan Nystrom, K John Schlecht, DT Sean Hoffman, LB John Schlecht, DT Willie Middlebrooks, CB Thomas Hamner, RB Tutu Atwell, WR Tyrone Carter, SS Todd Jesewitz, OG Rodney Heath, CB Mike Chalberg, K Rob Rogers, OG Omar Douglas, WR Keith Ballard, OL Dennis Cappella, DL Dean Kaufman, P Ted Harrison, OL Mike Sunvold, OT Sean Lumpkin, DB Brent Berglund, K Dan Liimata, OL Darrell Thompson, TB Mike Sunvold, DT Brent Herbel, P Paul Anderson, OL Rickey Foggie, QB Darrell Thompson, TB Chip Lohmiller, K Jon Leverenz, LB Ray Hitchcock, C Larry Joyner, SS Jim Hobbins, OL Troy Wolkow, OL Ray Hitchcock, C Peter Najarian, LB Jon Lilleberg, OG Larry Joyner, SS Peter Najarian, LB Adam Kelly, P Mark VonderHaar, OT

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1963 1962

Peter Najarian, LB Randy Rasmussen, OL Bill Humphries, OL Karl Mecklenburg, DE Chester Cooper, FL Bill Humphries, OL Karl Mecklenburg, DE Fred Orgas, DL Marion Barber, RB Ken Dallafoir, OG Mike Robb, FS Jeff Schuh, LB Dana Noel, DT Doug Friberg, NG Jim Ronan, DT Mark Merrill, DT Mark Slater, C Bobby Weber, DB Tony Dungy, QB Ron Kullas, WR George Washington, DL Tony Dungy, QB Doug Beaudoin, S Keith Simons, T Ollie Bakken, LB Rick Upchurch, WR Darrell Bunge, LB Rick Upchurch, WR Tim Alderson, DB Craig Curry, QB Ernie Cook, FB Jack Babcock, OT Alvin Hawes, OT Barry Mayer, RB Walt Bowser, S Ezell Jones, T Ron Kamzelski, DT Ray Parson, T Doug Roalstad, S Charles Sanders, TE Ed Duren, OG Aaron Brown, DE Joe Pung, C Mike Reid, FB Frank Marchiewski, C Carl Eller, T Bob Prawdzik, DE

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team awards BRONKO NAGURSKI AWARD TEAM MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 1930 Clarence Munn, G 1931 Clarence Munn, G Roy Oen, C 1932 Francis “Pug” Lund, HB 1933 Francis “Pug” Lund, HB 1934 Vernal “Babe” LeVoir, B 1935 1936 Ed Widseth, T 1937 Rudy Gmitro, HB 1938 Larry Buhker, FB Harold Van Every, HB 1939 Bob Paffrath, QB 1940 Bob Sweiger, B 1941 Dick Wildung, T 1942 1943 Paul Mitchell, T 1944 John Lundquist, B 1945 Bob Fitch, T Billy Bye, HB 1946 Larry Olsonoski, G 1947 Everette Faunce, HB 1948 1949 “Bud” Grant, E 1950 Wayne Robinson, C 1951 Ron Engel, HB 1952 Paul Giel, HB* Paul Giel, HB* 1953 Bob McNamara, FB 1954 Don Swanson, QB 1955 1956 Bobby Cox, QB 1957 Dick Larson, QB 1958 Everette Gerths, G 1959 Tom Moe, E Tom Brown, G 1960 Sandy Stephens, QB 1961 1962 Bobby Bell, T 1963 Carl Eller, T 1964 Joe Pung, C 1965 John Hankinson, QB 1966 Tim Wheeler, LB 1967 Tom Sakal, DB 1968 Wayne King, LB 1969 Ray Parson, E 1970 Jeff Wright, DB 1971 Tom Chandler, DE 1972 John King, FB 1973 Matt Herkenhoff, OT Steve Neils, DE 1974 Ollie Bakken, LB 1975 Tony Dungy, QB 1976 Tony Dungy, QB 1977 Steve Midboe, DT 1978 Marion Barber, TB 1979 Mark Carlson, QB 1980 Marion Barber, TB 1981 Mike Hohensee, QB 1982 Mike Hohensee, QB 1983 Randy Rasmussen, OT 1984 Rickey Foggie, QB 1985 Rickey Foggie, QB 1986 Darrell Thompson, TB 1987 Rickey Foggie, QB 1988 Chris Gaiters, WR 1989 Darrell Thompson, TB 1990 Mike Sunvold, DT 1991 Sean Lumpkin, DB 1992 Keith Ballard, OL 1993 Omar Douglas, WR 1994 Chris Darkins, RB 1995 Craig Sauer, LB 1996 Ryan Thelwell, WR Gann Brooks, OT 1997 Lamanzer Williams, DE 1998 Tyrone Carter, SS 1999 Tyrone Carter, SS 2000 Ben Hamilton, C Ron Johnson, WR 2001 Ron Johnson, WR 2002 Jermaine Mays, WR 2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq, QB 2004 Marion Barber III, RB

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Laurence Maroney, RB Greg Eslinger, C Laurence Maroney, RB Matt Spaeth, TE 2006 Dominique Barber, FS 2007 Willie VanDeSteeg, DE 2008 NOTE: Team MVP award became the Bronko Nagurski Award in 1985.

2005

BRUCE SMITH AWARD OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER Elmer Bailey, SE 1979 Garry White, FB 1980 1981 Chester Cooper, FL 1982 Randy Rasmussen, OG 1983 Jay Carroll, TE Mark Vondehaar, OT 1984 Ray Hitchcock, C 1985 Darrell Thompson, RB 1986 1987 Darrell Thompson, RB 1988 Chris Gaiters, SE 1989 Darrell Thompson, RB 1990 Marquel Fleetwood, QB 1991 Patt Evans, TE Antonio Carter, RB 1992 Omar Douglas, WR 1993 Chris Darkins, RB 1994 Cory Sauter, QB 1995 Tutu Atwell, WR 1996 Tutu Atwell, WR 1997 1998 Luke Leverson, WR 1999 Thomas Hamner, RB 2000 Ron Johnson, WR 2001 Ron Johnson, WR Tellis Redmon, RB 2002 Terry Jackson II, RB 2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq, QB 2004 Marion Barber III, RB 2005 Greg Eslinger, C 2006 Logan Payne, WR 2007 Eric Decker, WR 2008 Adam Weber, QB Eric Decker, WR CARL ELLER AWARD OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER 1979 Keith Edwards, FS 1980 Jeff Schuh, DE 1981 Jim Fahnhorst, LB 1982 Karl Mecklenburg, DT 1983 Peter Najarian, LB 1984 Peter Najarian, LB 1985 Peter Najarian, LB 1986 Mark Dusbabek, LB 1987 Jon Leverenz, LB 1988 Joel Brown, SS 1989 Eddie Miles, LB 1990 Mike Sunvold, DE 1991 Sean Lumpkin, DB 1992 Dennis Cappella, DL 1993 Andrew Veit, LB 1994 Craig Sauer, LB 1995 Craig Sauer, LB 1996 Parc Williams, LB 1997 Lamanzer Williams, DE 1998 Tyrone Carter, SS 1999 Tyrone Carter, SS 2000 Karon Riley, DE 2001 Jack Brewer, FS 2002 Eli Ward, FS 2003 Eli Ward, FS 2004 Darrell Reid, DE 2005 John Pawielski, FS 2006 Mike Sherels, LB 2007 Dominique Barber, FS 2008 Lee Campbell, LB Garrett Brown, DT NOTE: The Defensive MVP Award became the Carl Eller Award in 1984.

BOBBY BELL AWARD OUTSTANDING SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER 1984 Larry Joyner, SS 1985 Chip Lohmiller, PK Chip Lohmiller, PK 1986 Chip Lohmiller, PK 1987 Brent Herbel, P 1988 Brent Berglund, PK 1989 1990 Kenneth Sebree, CB 1991 Ken McClintock, RB 1992 Jon Lewis, WR Scott Williams, LS 1993 Rishon Early, FS 1994 Mike Chalberg, PK 1995 Rishon Early, FS 1996 1997 Tutu Atwell, WR 1998 Adam Bailey, PK 1999 Dan Nystrom, PK Preston Gruening, P 2000 Marion Barber III, RB 2001 Jermaine Mays, WR 2002 Dan Nystrom, PK 2003 Rhys Lloyd, P/PK 2004 John Shevlin, LB 2005 Jakari Wallace, WR Tom Hennessey, FB 2006 Justin Kucek, P 2007 Nathan Triplett, LB 2008 Nathan Triplett, LB BUTCH NASH AWARD COMPETITIVE ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASSROOM John Kelly, C 1984 1985 Andy Hare, FL 1986 Anthony Burke, OT 1987 Brian Bonner, OLB 1988 Ross Ukkelberg, DT 1989 Dan Liimatta, OT 1990 Frank Jackson, CB 1991 Joel Staats, LB 1992 Russ Heath, LB 1993 Omar Douglas, WR 1994 Justin Conzemius, DB 1995 Justin Conzemius, LB 1996 Cory Sauter, QB 1997 Parc Williams, LB 1998 Parc Williams, LB 1999 Ben Mezera, LB 2000 Ben Hamilton, C 2001 Derek Burns, OG 2002 Dan Kwapinski, DT 2003 Greg Eslinger, C 2004 Mark Setterstrom, OG 2005 Greg Eslinger, C 2006 Dominic Jones, CB 2007 John Shevlin, LB Steve Shidell, OT 2008 Jeff Tow-Arnett, C Marcus Sherels, DB NOTE: The Butch Nash Award began in 1984. PAUL GIEL AWARD UNSELFISHNESS AND MOST CONCERN ABOUT THE U OF M 1984 Dwayne McMullen, FL 1985 David Puk, FB 1986 Norries Wilson, OT 1987 Dan Rechtin, OT 1988 Pat Hart, C 1989 Jon Melander, OT 1990 Jim King, RB 1991 Scott Schaffner, QB 1992 Ken McClintock, RB 1993 Antonio Carter, RB 1994 Ed Hawthorne, DT 1995 Chris Darkins, RB 1996 Jerome Davis, DT 1997 Cory Sauter, QB 1998 Troy Duerr, OT

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Ben Hamilton, C Justin Hall, LB Jack Brewer, FS Jeremiah Carter, OT Joe Quinn, OG Dominique Sims, LB Mark Setterstrom, OG Dominique Barber, FS Tony Brinkhaus, C Todd Meisel, DT Tony Mortensen, QB Eric Small, DT

NEIL FREDENBURG AWARD COURAGE AND LOVE OF THE GAME 1999 Sean Hoffman, LB Sean Hoffman, LB 2000 Steve Murray, DB 2001 Jeremiah Carter, OT 2002 2003 Dan Kwapinski, DT 2004 Jakari Wallace, WR 2005 Matt Spaeth, TE 2006 Mike Sherels, LB 2007 Mike Sherels, LB Justin Valentine, FB Jack Simmons, TE 2008 Kyle Theret, S OFFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM AWARD OUTSTANDING PLAY ON THE OFFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM 1997 Michael Mullen, RB 1998 Scooter Baugus, TE 1999 Ben Utecht, WR 2000 Clarence Woods, WR 2001 Jerry Macken, FB 2002 Zack Kartak, RB 2003 Kevin Salmen, TE 2004 Tommy Jacobs, OG 2005 Joe Swanson, OG 2006 Matt Krueger, OG 2007 Kyle Moore, WR 2008 Matt Carufel, OT DEFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM AWARD OUTSTANDING PLAY ON THE DEFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM 1997 Curtese Poole, LB 1998 Karon Riley, DE 1999 DaVonta Bell, LB 2000 Darrell Reid, LB 2001 Charlton Keith, DE 2002 Eric Clark, DE; Pat McCarthy, LB Eric Washington, LB 2003 John Shevlin, LB 2004 Seth Thompson, DB 2005 Brody Grandas, CB 2006 Mike Hart, LB 2007 Andre Taté, LB 2008 Kim Royston, DB OUTSTANDING FIRST YEAR PLAYERS OUTSTANDING PLAY BY A FIRST YEAR PLAYER 2007 Kyle Theret, S; Adam Weber, QB 2008 DeLeon Eskridge, RB Simoni Lawrence, LB Troy Stoudermire, KR COACHES CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2007 Ernie Wheelwright, WR TONY DUNGY AWARD CHARACTER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 2007 Amir Pinnix, RB 2008 Deon Hightower, LB

nfl draft history Year 1936 1936 1936 1936 1936 1936 1937 1937 1937 1938 1938 1938 1938 1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 1940 1940 1940 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1946 1946 1946 1946 1947 1947 1948 1949 1949 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950 1951 1952 1952 1952

Rd. 2 3 4 5 7 8 1 3 10 3 4 5 10 1 5 6 7 11 17 1 5 8 1 3 8 18 20 1 3 4 4 7 10 10 13 1 1 11 13 16 19 25 2 4 6 7 7 7 10 10 11 11 22 2 6 11 17 28 32 7 19 20 28 16 23 6 9 17 1 1 1 3 6 8 10 14 16 19 25 29 30 21 8 22 24

Pick 13 24 35 42 60 71 4 29 91 34 47 54 101 9 59 42 78 119 189 9 31 70 6 21 66 166 182 9 23 27 28 56 84 89 119 7 8 92 113 148 176 238 12 29 44 56 58 59 90 96 100 105 225 13 52 106 175 291 325 53 178 185 267 145 210 41 83 164 4 11 14 30 70 96 121 176 199 244 319 370 388 244 89 260 284

Player Vernal LeVoir (B) George Roscoe (B) Sheldon Biese (B) Vern Oech (T) Dick Smith (T) Dale Rennebohn (C) Ed Widseth (T) Charles (Bud) Wilkinson (T) Ray Antil (E) Lou Midler (T) Andy Uram (B) Ray King (E) Vic Spadaccini (B) Larry Buhler (B) Francis Twedell (T) George Faust (B) Wilbur Moore (B) Dan Elmer (C) Charley Schultz (T) Harold Van Every (B) Marty Christiansen (B) Win Pederson (T) George Franck (B) Bob Paffrath (B) Bill Kuusisto (G) Heige Pukema (G) Bob Bjorcklund (E) Urban Odson (T) Bob Sweiger (B) Len Levy (G) Gordon Paschka (G) Bob Fitch (E) Jud Ringer (E) Gene Flick (C) Bruce Smith (B) Bill Daley (B) Dick Wildung (T) John Billman (G) Bill Baumgartner (E) Mike Welch (B) Jim Lushine (T) Gene Bierhaus (E) Paul Mitchell (T) Rudy Sikich (T) Bill Garnaas (B) Bob Graiziger (G) Vic Kulbitski (B) Herm Frickey (B) Herb Hein (E) John Perko (G) John Bicaninch (G) Bill Aldworth (T) Cliff Anderson (E) Wayne Williams (B) Chuck Dellago (G) Chuck Avery (B) Bob Kula (B) Bob Hary (B) Don Nolander (T) Tom Reinhardt (T) Merlin Kispert (B) Dick Kelly (B) Dick Van Duesen (C) Verne Gagne (E) Tom Carroll (T) Larry Olsonoski (G) Everett Faunce (B) Warren Beson (C) Clayton Tonnemaker (C) Leo Nomelini (T) Harry (Bud) Grant (E) Gordy Soltau (E) Floyd Jaszewski (T) Ralph McAllister (B) Bob Mealey (T) Gene Fritz (T) Frank Kuzma (B) Billy Bye (B) Ken Beiersdorf (B) Johnny Lundin (G) Allen Markert (T) Art Edling (E) Wayne Robinson (C) Dick Gregory (B) Dick Mundinger (T)

Team Brooklyn Chicago Bears Detroit Chicago Bears Chicago Bears Detroit NY Giants Green Bay Philadelphia Pittsburgh Green Bay Pittsburgh Cleveland Green Bay Green Bay Chi. Cardinals Washington Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay Chi. Cardinals NY Giants NY Giants Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay Pittsburgh Green Bay NY Giants Cleveland Philadelphia Washington Chi. Cardinals Green Bay Green Bay Pittsburgh Green Bay Philadelphia Chi. Cardinals Green Bay NY Giants Green Bay Chi. Cardinals Brooklyn Chi. Cardinals Brooklyn Philadelphia NY Giants Detroit Philadelphia Brooklyn Washington Green Bay Brooklyn Philadelphia Chicago Bears Green Bay Chicago Bears Washington Pittsburgh Detroit NY Giants Detroit Chicago Bears Chi. Cardinals Green Bay Green Bay Boston Green Bay San Francisco Philadelphia Green Bay Detroit Detroit Green Bay NY Giants Green Bay Chicago Bears NY Giants Washington Chicago Bears Green Bay Philadelphia Chicago Bears Chicago Bears

Year Rd. 1952 28 1953 9 1953 9 1953 24 1953 26 1953 30 1954 9 1954 11 1954 28 1955 23 1955 23 1955 26 1956 13 1956 20 1956 25 1957 4 1957 6 1957 16 1957 19 1957 26 1957 29 1957 29 1958 2 1958 7 1958 14 1958 15 1958 17 1958 26 1958 27 1958 30 1959 9 1959 16 1959 20 1959 30 1960 4 1960 6 1960 9 1961 6 1961 10 1962 2 1962 7 1962 20 1963 2 1963 4 1963 11 1964 1 1964 20 1965 5 1965 8 1965 12 1966 1 1966 9 1966 13 1966 20 1966* 1 1967 5 1967 14 1968 1 1968 3 1968 10 1968 15 1968 17 1969 4 1969 4 1969 5 1969 7 1969 9 1969 9 1969 12 1969 14 1969 14 1970 2 1970 3 1971 9 1971 9 1971 12 1971 15 1971 16 1972 3 1972 6 1972 6 1972 8 1972 11 1972 14 1973 3

Pick 331 106 107 285 302 356 102 126 332 267 270 306 154 237 296 38 73 183 226 304 342 339 23 74 159 177 202 310 318 359 108 190 238 355 43 65 101 81 128 25 94 271 16 51 143 6 271 60 100 158 13 133 193 296 7 115 350 23 74 250 396 447 85 104 126 158 225 228 303 350 359 45 68 216 224 290 388 399 59 140 144 207 271 354 74

Player Ron Engel (B) Roger French (E) Bob McNamara (B) Charley Kubes (G) Scott Prescott (C) Stavros Canakes (G) Paul Giel (B) Ron Wallin (B) Ron Hansen (T) Dick McNamara (B) Gordy Holz (T) Jim Soltau (E) Dick Grogg (G) Mike Falls (G) Franz Koeneke (E) Bobby Cox (QB) Bob Hobert (T) Ed Buckingham (T) Paul Barrington (G) Dick Blakely (B) Bob Rasmussen (G) Dean Maas (C) Frank Youso (T) Jon Jelacic (E) Bob Schmidt (T) Norm Sixta (T) Jim Reese (B) Dave Burkholder (G) Perry Gehring (E) Bern Svendsen (C) Tom Brown (G) Bob Soltis (B) Jerry Shetler (G) Willus Fjerstad (B) Billy Martin (B) Mike Wright (T) Frank Brixius (T) Greg Larson (C) Roger Hagberg (B) Sandy Stephens (B) Tom Hall (E) Judge Dickson (B) Bobby Bell (T) Bill Munsey (B) John Campbell (LB) Carl Eller (T) Milt Sunde (T) Frank Marchiewski (C) John Hankinson (QB) Craig Lofquist (B) Gale Gillingham (T) Kent Kramer (E) Jim Fulgham (T) Lou Hudson (FL) Aaron Brown (E) Ken Last (E) Chet Anderson (TE) John Williams (T) Charlie Sanders (TE) Tom Sakal (DB) McKinley Boston (G) Bob Lee (FL) Dennis Hale (DB) Ezell Jones (T) Bob Stein (LB) Dick Enderle (G) Tom Fink (G) Ron Kamzelski (DT) Noel Jenke (LB) Rich Voltzke (RB) Ray Stephens (RB) Ray Parson (DE) Jim Carter (LB) Barry Mayer (RB) Alvin Hawes (T) John Thompson (G) Jeff Wright (DB) Steve Thompson (DT) Bart Beutow (T) Mike Perfetti (DB) Vern Winfield (G) Craig Curry (QB) Bill Light (LB) Tom Chandler (LB) Tom MacLeod (LB)

Team Washington Philadelphia Cleveland NY Giants Baltimore NY Giants Chicago Bears Chicago Bears Washington Baltimore Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Chicago Bears NY Giants Green Bay LA Rams NY Giants Green Bay Chi. Cardinals LA Rams Baltimore LA Rams NY Giants Chi. Cardinals Chi. Cardinals NY Giants Baltimore NY Giants Washington Cleveland Baltimore NY Giants NY Giants Pittsburgh Chicago Bears Green Bay Green Bay NY Giants Green Bay Cleveland Detroit St. Louis Minnesota Cleveland Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota LA Rams Minnesota Pittsburgh Green Bay San Francisco NY Giants Dallas Kansas City Minnesota Pittsburgh Baltimore Detroit Minnesota NY Giants St. Louis NY Jets NY Jets Kansas City Atlanta Minnesota Cleveland Minnesota Green Bay LA Rams Detroit Green Bay Green Bay Kansas City Houston Minnesota Denver Minnesota Atlanta Philadelphia Miami Buffalo Atlanta Green Bay

Year 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1974 1975 1975 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979 1979 1979 1980 1980 1981 1981 1981 1982 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984 1985 1985 1986 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1989 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1996 1996 1998 1998 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2008

Rd. 9 13 17 2 4 5 12 4 11 15 3 8 9 11 10 9 2 2 2 12 12 6 9 9 4 6 2 7 8 4 5 5 8 8 12 7 8 10 9 10 9 4 12 12 2 6 8 9 11 1 1 5 10 11 12 5 11 12 4 4 6 6 7 4 6 1 4 4 6 4 6 7 5 5 4 1 5 6 7 3 6

Pick 229 333 429 35 94 111 292 95 268 388 63 227 243 312 255 225 31 34 43 315 326 163 176 187 100 161 30 176 203 92 117 124 201 224 310 169 220 254 242 262 224 105 325 331 55 115 196 247 302 18 19 113 266 297 324 119 287 321 106 123 188 179 215 118 171 24 103 113 199 123 178 229 152 162 109 21 153 198 242 77 173

Player Mike White (DB) Tim Alderson (DB) Dave Winfield (TE) Keith Fahnhorst (TE) Matt Herkenhoff (T) Steve Neils (LB) Dave Simonson (T) Rick Upchurch (WR) Dale Hegland (G) Ollie Bakken (LB) Keith Simons (DT) Art Meadowcroft (G) Doug Beaudoin (DB) Dexter Pride (RB) Mike Jones (WR) George Adzick (DB) Mark Merrill (LB) Mike Hunt (LB) Steve Stewart (LB) Mark Slater (C) Jeff Morrow (T) Jim Ronan (DT) Stan Sytsma (LB) Keith Brown (DB) Elmer Bailey (WR) Greg Murtha (T) Marion Barber (RB) Jeff Schuh (LB) Garry White (RB) Jim Fahnhorst (LB) Wally Kersten (T) Ken Dallafior (T) Chester Cooper (WR) Todd Hallstrom (T) Karl Mecklenburg (DT) Jay Carroll (TE) Randy Rasmussen (C) Jim Gallery (K) Andre Harris (DB) Kerry Glenn (DB) Kevin Starks (TE) Mark Dusbabek (LB) Bruce Holmes (LB) Ray Hitchcock (C) Chip Lohmiller (K) Troy Wolkow (G) Gary Hadd (DE) Brian Bonner (LB) Gary Couch (WR) Brian Williams (C) Darrell Thompson (RB) Jon Melander (OT) Eddie Miiles (LB) Jon Leverenz (LB) Ron Goetz (LB) Chris Thome (C) Mike Sunvold (DT) Mark Drabczak (G) Sean Lumpkin (DB) Chris Darkins (RB) Craig Sauer (OLB) Lamanzer Williams (DE) Ryan Thelwell (WR) Tyrone Carter (SS) Thomas Hamner (RB) Willie Middlebrooks (CB) Karon Riley (DE) Ben Hamilton (C) Adam Haayer (OT) Ron Johnson (WR) Matt Anderle (OT) Greg White (DE) Michael Lehan (CB) Thomas Tapeh (FB) Marion Barber III (RB) Laurence Maroney (RB) Anthony Montgomery (NT) Greg Eslinger (C) Mark Setterstrom (OG) Matt Spaeth (TE) Dominique Barber (S)

Team Dallas Green Bay Minnesota San Francisco Kansas City St. Louis Baltimore Denver Kansas City Minnesota Kansas City Buffalo New England Miami NY Giants Seattle NY Jets Green Bay Atlanta Philadelphia Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans NY Jets Miami Philadelphia NY Jets Cincinnati San Francisco Minnesota LA Rams Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Denver Tampa Bay Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Pittsburgh NY Jets Atlanta Houston Kansas City Washington Washington New England Detroit San Francisco New Orleans NY Giants Green Bay New England Pittsburgh Washington Minnesota Minnesota Tampa Bay New Orleans New Orleans Green Bay Atlanta Jacksonville San Francisco Minnesota Philadelphia Denver Chicago Denver Tennessee Baltimore San Diego Houston Texans Cleveland Philadelphia Dallas New England Washington Denver St. Louis Pittsburgh Houston Texans

* AFL Draft Pick (The AFL held a separate draft from 1960-67)

195 * Minnesota Football

all-time NFL roster George Abramson, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1925 Green Bay Packers 1925 Julius Alfonse, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937-38 Cleveland Rams 1937-38 Matt Anderle, OT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Indianapolis Colts 2002 Chet Anderson, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers 1967 Tutu Atwell, WR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Detroit Lions 1998 Elmer Bailey, WR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980-82 Miami Dolphins 1980-81 Baltimore Colts 1982 Dominique Barber, S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008Houston Texans 2008Marion Barber, RB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-89 New York Jets 1981-89 Marion Barber III, RB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005Dallas Cowboys, 2005Bert Baston, E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920-21 Cleveland Bulldogs 1920-21 Bill Baumgartner, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1947 Baltimore 1947 Doug Beaudoin, S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-81 New England Patriots 1976-79 Miami Dolphins 1980 San Diego Chargers 1981 Bobby Bell, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1963-74 Kansas City Chiefs 1963-74 Warren Beson, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1949 Baltimore 1949 John Billman, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-47 Brooklyn Dodgers 1946 Chicago Bears 1947 Bert Bisbee, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922 Milwaukee Badgers 1922 Bob Bjorklund, C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 1941 Brian Bonner, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Washington Redskins 1988-89 McKinley Boston, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968-69 New York Giants 1968-69 Jack Brewer, FS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-06 Minnesota Vikings 2002-03 New York Giants 2004 Philadelphia Eagles 2005 Arizona Cardinals 2006 Aaron Brown, DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-74 Kansas City Chiefs 1966-72 Green Bay Packers 1973-74 Arland Bruce, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs 2000 San Francisco 49ers 2003 Bob Bruggers, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967-71 Miami Dolphins 1967-68 San Diego Chargers 1968-71 Hubie Bryant, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-72 Pittsburgh Steelers 1970 New England Patriots 1971-72 Bart Buetow, DT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973, ‘76 New York Giants 1973 Minnesota Vikings 1976 Larry Buhler, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939-41 Green Bay Packers 1939-41 Antoine Burns, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Seattle Seahawks 2003 Carolina Panthers 2004-05 John Campbell, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1963-69 Minnesota Vikings 1963-64 Pittsburgh Steelers 1965-69 Baltimore Colts 1969 Geno Cappelletti, FL-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-70 Boston Patriots 1960-70 Ralph Capron, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920 Chicago Bears 1920

196 * Minnesota Football

Jay Carroll, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-85 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1984-85 Jim Carter, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-78 Green Bay 1970-78 Tony Carter, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-2002 Chicago Bears 1994-97 New England Patriots 1998-2000 Denver Broncos 2001 Green Bay Packers 2002 Tyrone Carter, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000Minnesota Vikings 2000-02 New York Jets 2003 Pittsburgh Steelers 2004Marty Christiansen, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1940 Chicago Bears 1940 Billy Cockerham, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Minnesota Vikings 2000 Travis Cole, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers 2002 Bill Daley, FB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-48 Miami 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 1946 Chicago Bears 1947 New York Yankees 1948 Ken Dallafior, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-90 San Diego Chargers 1985 Detroit Lions 1986-90 Chris Darkins, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Green Bay Packers 1996-98 Jerome Davis, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-2004 Detroit Lions 1997-99 Denver Broncos 1999-2000 San Francisco 49ers 2002-04 Omar Douglas, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 New York Giants 1994-97 Tony Dungy, QB-DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977-79 Pittsburgh Steelers 1977-78 San Francisco 49ers 1979 Mert Dunnigan, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1924-26 Minneapolis Marines 1924 Milwaukee 1925-26 Walt Dunnigan, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922 Green Bay 1922 Mark Dusbabek, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-91 Houston Oilers 1987-88 Minnesota Vikings 1989-91 Ben Dvorak, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921-22 Minneapolis Marines 1921-22 Gus Ekberg, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921 Minneapolis Marines 1921 Carl Eller, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1964-79 Minnesota Vikings 1964-78 Seattle Seahawks 1979 Dick Enderle, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-76 Atlanta Falcons 1969-71 New York Giants 1972-75 San Francisco 49ers 1976 Green Bay Packers 1976 Greg Eslinger, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006Denver Broncos 2006-07 Houston Texans 2007-08 Jim Fahnhorst, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-90 San Francisco 49ers 1984-90 Keith Fahnhorst, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974-85 San Francisco 49ers 1974-85 Mike Falls, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-61 Dallas Cowboys 1960-61 George Faust, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939 Chicago Bears 1939 Paul Faust, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Minnesota Vikings 1967 Paul Flynn, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922-23 Minneapolis Marines 1922-23 Fred Foggie, DB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-96 Pittsburgh Steelers 1994-95 Carolina Panthers 1995-96

George Franck, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . 1941, 1945-47 New York Giants 1941, 1945-47 Bill Garnaas, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-48 Pittsburgh Steelers 1946-48 Chet Gay, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1925-26 Buffalo Bisons 1925 Racine Tornadoes 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 1926 George Gibson, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1930 Minneapolis Marines 1930 Gale Gillingham, OG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-76 Green Bay Packers 1966-76 Mike Giovinetti, OT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1996 Kerry Glenn, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-92 New York Jets 1985-89 Miami Dolphins 1991-92 Bud Grant, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951-52 Philadelphia Eagles 1951-52 Adam Haayer, OT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-06 Tennessee Titans 2001 Minnesota Vikings 2002-04 Arizona Cardinals 2005 St. Louis Rams 2006 Gary Hadd, DT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Detroit Lions 1989 Phoenix Cardinals 1989 Roger Hagberg, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1965-69 Oakland Raiders 1965-69 Tom Hall, SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1962-67 Detroit Lions 1962-63 Minnesota Vikings 1964-66 New Orleans Saints 1967 Ben Hamilton, OG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001Denver Broncos 2001Thomas Hamner, RB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Philadelphia Eagles 2000 Carl Hanke, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921-24 Hammond Pros 1921-23 Chicago Bears 1922-24 Ron Hanson, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951 Washington Redskins 1951 Hal Hanson, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1928-30 Frankford Yellow Jackets 1928-30 Minneapolis Marines 1930 Alex Hass, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 St. Louis Rams 2000 Rodney Heath, CB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Cincinnati Bengals 1999-2001 Atlanta Falcons 2002 Craig Hendrickson, OT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Buffalo Bills 1994 Matt Herkenhoff, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-85 Kansas City Chiefs 1976-85 Ray Hitchcock, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-89 Washington Redskins 1987-89 Mike Hohensee, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Chicago Bears 1987 Gordy Holz, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-64 Denver Broncos 1960-63 New York Jets 1964 Michael Hunt, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-80 Green Bay Packers 1978-80 Einer Irgens, E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921-24 Minneapolis 1921-24 Floyd Jaszewski, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950-51 Detroit Lions 1950-51 Jon Jelacic, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1958-64 New York Giants 1958 Oakland 1961-64 Noel Jenke, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971-74 Minnesota Vikings 1971 Atlanta Falcons 1972 Green Bay Packers 1973-74 Herb Joesting, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1929-32 Minneapolis Marines 1929-30

Frankford Yellow Jackets 1930-31 Chicago Bears 1931-32 Bill Johnson, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Green Bay Packers 1941 Dick Johnson, TE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1963 Kansas City Chiefs 1963 Ron Johnson, WR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-2004 Baltimore Ravens 2002-04 Ezell Jones, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-70 Boston Patriots 1969-70 Rube Juster, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946 Boston Yankees 1946 Wayne Kakota, C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1930 Minneapolis Marines 1930 Wally Kersten, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982-85 Los Angeles Rams 1982 Tampa Bay 1985 Wally Kilbourne, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939 Green Bay Packers 1939 Doug Kingsriter, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-75 Minnesota Vikings 1973-75 Stan Kostka, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers 1935 Kent Kramer, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966-74 San Francisco 49ers 1966 New Orleans Saints 1967 Minnesota Vikings 1969-70 Philadelphia Eagles 1971-74 Bill Kuusisto, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1941-46 Green Bay Packers 1941-46 Greg Larson, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1961-73 New York Giants 1961-73 Ed Lechner, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 New York Giants 1942 Michael Lehan, CB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003Cleveland Browns 2003-05 Miami Dolphins 2006-08 Jon Leverenz, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Washington Redskins 1990 Len Levy, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1945-48 Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams 1945 Los Angeles Dons 1947-48 Carl Lidberg, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926-30 Green Bay Packers 1926-30 Rhys Lloyd, K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Baltimore Ravens 2007 Carolina Panthers 2007Chip Lohmiller, K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-96 Washington Redskins 1988-94 New Orleans Saints 1995 St. Louis Rams 1996 Sean Lumpkin, DB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-97 New Orleans Saints 1992-97 Tom MacLeod, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-78 Green Bay Packers 1973 Baltimore Colts 1974-78 Al Maeder, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1929 Minneapolis Marines 1929 Frank Marchlewski, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1965-70 Los Angeles Rams 1965, 1968-69 Atlanta Falcons 1966-68 Buffalo Bills 1970 Laurence Maroney, RB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006New England Patriots 2006Billy Martin, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1962-64 Chicago Bears 1962-64 Joe Mattern, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920-22 Cleveland Tigers 1920 Minneapolis Marines 1922 Jermaine Mays, CB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Minnesota Vikings 2003 Karl Mecklenburg, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983-94 Denver Broncos 1983-94 Jon Michals, DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 New York Jets 2000

all-time NFL roster Bob McNamara, RB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-61 Denver Broncos 1960-61 Jon Melander, OL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94 New England Patriots 1991 Cincinnati Bengals 1992 Denver Broncos 1993-94 Mark M errill, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-84 New York Jets 1978-79 Chicago Bears 1979 Denver Broncos 1981-82 Buffalo Bills 1983-84 Los Angeles Raiders 1984 Willie Middlebrooks, CB. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-06 Denver Broncos 2001-2004, '06San Francisco 49ers 2005 Lou M idler, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939-40 Pittsburgh Pirates 1939 Green Bay Packers 1940 Eddie Miles, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers 1990 Paul Mitchell, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-48 Los Angeles Dons 1946-48 Anthony Montgomery, DT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006Washington Redskins 2006Wilbur M oore, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939-46 Washington Redskins 1939-46 Greg Murtha, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Baltimore Colts 1982 Bronko Nagurski, FB-T . . . . . . . . . . 1930-37, ‘43 Chicago Bears 1930-37, 1943 Pete Najarian, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-89 San Francisco 49ers 1987 Minnesota Vikings 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1987-89 Steve Neils, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974-80 St. Louis Cardinals 1974-80 Don Nolander, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946 Los Angles Dons 1946 Leo Nomellini, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950-63 San Francisco 49ers 1950-63 Olaf Noreene, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 1921 Mally Nydall, FB-QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1929-31 Minneapolis 1929-30 Frankford 1930-31 John O’Brien, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1929 Minneapolis 1929 Dick O’Donnell, E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1924-31 Duluth Eskimos 1923 Green Bay Packers 1924-30 Brooklyn Dodgers 1931 Urban Odson, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-49 Green Bay Packers 1946-49 Vern Oech, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1936 Chicago Bears 1936 Earl Ohlgren, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Green Bay 1942 Larry Olsonoski, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1948-49 Green Bay Packers 1948-49 New York Bulldogs 1949 Bob Paffrath, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946 Brooklyn Tigers 1946 Ray Parsons, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Detroit Lions 1971 Gordon Paschka, FB-G. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1943, ‘47 Pittsburgh Steelers 1943 New York Giants 1947 Roger Pattison, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1924 Kenosha Maroons 1924 Logan Payne, WR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Seattle Seahawks 2007Winfield Pederson, T. . . . . . . . . . . . 1941, ‘45-46 New York Giants 1941, 1945 Boston Yankees 1946 Art Pharmer, FB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1930-31 Minneapolis Marines 1930

Frankford Yellow Jackets 1930-31 Warren Plunkett, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Cleveland Rams 1942 Derek Rackley, LS/TE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-07 Atlanta Falcons 2000-05 Seattle Seahawks 2006-07 Randy Rasmussen, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-89 Pittsburgh Steelers 1984-85 Minnesota Vikings 1988-89 Josh Rawlings, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Kansas City Chiefs 2000 Seattle Seahawks 2002 Tellis Redmon, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Seattle Seahawks 2003 Baltimore Ravens 2004 Matt Reem, OG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Washington Redskins 1996-97 Pete Regnier, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1921-22 Minneapolis Marines 1921-22 Green Bay 1922 Darrell Reid, DT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005Indianapolis Colts 2005-08 Steve Rhem, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-98 New Orleans 1994-96 Philadelphia 1997-98 Karon Riley, DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-05 Chicago Bears 2001-02 Atlanta Falcons 2002-05 Wayne Robinson, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1952-56 Philadelphia Eagles 1952-56 Jim Rush, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922 Minneapolis Marines 1922 Gary Russell, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Pittsburgh Steelers 2007Arnie Sandberg, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 1926 Charlie Sanders, TE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968-77 Detroit Lions 1968-77 Craig Sauer, LB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-2001 Atlanta Falcons 1996-99 Minnesota Vikings 2000-01 Cory Sauter, QB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2003 Arizona Cardinals 1998 Detroit Lions 1999-2001 Chicago Bears 2002 Indianapolis Colts 2003 John Schlecht, DT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-03 San Francisco 49ers 2001-02 New Orleans Saints 2003 Bob Schmidt, T-C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1959-67 New York Giants 1959-60 Houston Oilers 1961-63 Boston Patriots 1964-65 Buffalo Bills 1966-67 Jeff Schuh, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-86 Cincinnati Bengals 1981-85 Green Bay Packers 1986 Minnesota Vikings 1986 Charles Schultz, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939-41 Green Bay Packers 1939-41 Rudy Sikich, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1945 Cleveland Rams 1945 Keith Simons, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-79 Kansas City Chiefs 1976-77 St. Louis Cardinals 1978-79 Dave Simonson, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974-77 Baltimore Colts 1974 New York Giants 1975 Houston Oilers 1975 Seattle Seahawks 1976 Detroit Lions 1977 Mark Slater, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-83 San Diego Chargers 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 1979-83

Bruce Smith, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1945-48 Green Bay Packers 1945-48 Los Angeles Rams 1948 Gordy Soltau, K-E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950-58 San Francisco 49ers 1950-58 Bob Soltis, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-61 Boston Patriots 1960-61 Vic Spadaccini, QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1938-40 Cleveland Rams 1938-40 Matt Spaeth, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007Pittsburgh Steelers 2007Randy Staten, DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 New York Giants 1967 Bob Stein, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-75 Kansas City Chiefs 1969-72 Los Angeles Rams 1973-74 San Diego Chargers 1974 Minnesota Vikings 1975 Mac Stephens, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-91 New York Jets 1990 Minnesota Vikings 1991 Steve Stewart, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79 Atlanta Falcons 1978 Green Bay Packers 1979 Milt Sunde, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-74 Minnesota Vikings 1964-74 Bud Svendsen, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937-43 Green Bay Packers 1937-39 Brooklyn Dodgers 1940-43 George Svendsen, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935-41 Green Bay Packers 1935-41 Bob Sweiger, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-49 New York Yankees 1946-48 Chicago Hornets 1949 Stan Sytsma, LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Atlanta Falcons 1980 Bob Tanner, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 1930 Thomas Tapeh, FB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004Philadelphia Eagles 2004-07 Minnesota Vikings 2008 Al Teeter, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 1932 Bob Tenner, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935 Green Bay Packers 1935 Chris Thome, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-92 Cleveland Browns 1991-92 Ryan Thelwell, WR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 San Francisco 49ers 1998 San Diego Chargers 1998-99 New Orleans Saints 2000 Darrell Thompson, RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-95 Green Bay Packers 1990-95 Chicago Bears 1995 Festus Tierney, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922-25 Hammond Pros 1922 Minneapolis Marines 1923-24 Milwaukee Badgers 1925 Rex Tobin, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1925 Duluth Eskimos 1925 Steve Tobin, C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 New York Giants 1980 Clayton Tonnemaker, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950-54 Green Bay Packers 1950-54 George Tuttle, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1927 Green Bay Packers 1927 Fred Twedell, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939 Green Bay Packers 1939 Rick Upchurch, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1975-83 Denver Broncos 1975-83 Andy Uram, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1938-43 Green Bay Packers 1938-43 Rube Ursella, QB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920-26 Rock Island Independents 1920,1924-25 Minneapolis Marines 1921 Akron Pros 1926

Hammond Pros 1926 Ben Utecht, TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004Indianapolis Colts 2004-07 Cincinnati Bengals 2008Harold Van Every, HB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1940-41 Green Bay Packers 1940-41 Fred Van Hull, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Green Bay Packers 1942 Ernie Wheelwright, WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008Baltimore Ravens 2008Ellery White, HB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers, 1926 Greg White, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03, '05, '07New Orleans Saints 2002 Washington Redskins 2003 Chicago Bears 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007Ed Widseth, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937-40 New York Giants 1937-40 Dick Wildung, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-53 Green Bay Packers 1946-53 Ben Williams, DE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-99 Minnesota Vikings 1998-99 Brian Williams, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989-2000 New York Giants 1989-2000 John Williams, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968-79 Baltimore Colts 1968-71 Los Angeles Rams 1972-79 Lamanzer Williams, DE . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Jacksonville Jaguars 1998-99 Kansas City Chiefs 2000 Vern Winfield, G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1972-73 Philadelphia Eagles 1972-73 Troy Wolkow, OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 New England Patriots 1988 Jeff W right, DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971-77 Minnesota 1971-77 Arne Wyman, FB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920 Rock Island Independents 1920 Jimmy Wyrick, CB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2004 Detroit Lions 2000-02 Miiami Dolphins 2003-2004 Frank Youso, T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1958-63 New York Giants 1958-60 Minnesota Vikings 1961-62 Oakland Raiders 1963-65 (listed players were either on an active season roster or practice squad during at least one NFL season)

197 * Minnesota Football

college football hall of fame

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME A total of 17 former Golden Gopher players are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. They range from Edward L. Rogers, who scored the game-tying touchdown in the famous Little Brown Jug game against Michigan in 1903, to Bobby Bell, who brought the Outland Trophy to the University of Minnesota in 1962. Tom Brown in 2003 and Carl Eller in 2006 are the most recent University of Minnesota inductees. In addition, three former Minnesota coaches, Bernie Bierman, Fritz Crisler and Henry Williams, have been inducted into the Hall as well. The Hall of Fame moved from Kings Island, Ohio, to its current home in South Bend, Ind. The South Bend Hall of Fame opened in the summer of 1995. The first members of the College Football Hall of Fame were selected in 1951. Today, there are over 800 players and coaches in the Hall. The Hall of Fame is a part of the National Football Foundation, which was conceived in 1947 by the late Grantland Rice. In addition to sponsoring the Hall of Fame, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in graduate school scholarships to college football players.

BRONKO NAGURSKI Fullback, Tackle (1927-29) Inducted in 1951

HENRY WILLIAMS Coach (1900-21) Inducted in 1951

BERT BASTON End (1914-16) Inducted in 1954

“FRITZ” CRISLER Coach (1930-31) Inducted in 1954

HERB JOESTING Fullback (1925-27) Inducted in 1954

ED WIDSETH Tackle (1934-36) Inducted in 1954

BERNIE BIERMAN Coach (1932-41, 1945-50) Inducted in 1955

DICK WILDUNG Tackle (1940-42) Inducted in 1957

FRANCIS “PUG” LUND Halfback (1932-34) Inducted in 1958

JOHN MCGOVERN Quarterback (1908-10) Inducted in 1966

ED ROGERS End, Kicker (1901-03) Inducted in 1968

BOBBY MARSHALL End (1904-06) Inducted in 1971

BRUCE SMITH Halfback (1939-41) Inducted in 1972

LEO NOMELLINI Tackle, Guard (1947-49) Inducted in 1977

PAUL GIEL Halfback (1951-53) Inducted in 1975

CLAYTON TONNEMAKER Center (1946-49) Inducted in 1980

BOBBY BELL Tackle (1960-62) Inducted in 1991

GEORGE FRANCK Halfback (1938-40) Inducted in 2002

TOM BROWN Guard (1958-60) Inducted in 2003

CARL ELLER Guard (1961-63) Inducted in 2006

198 * Minnesota Football

captains / pro football hall of fame

ALL-TIME CAPTAINS 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889

A.J. Baldwin, RB John W. Adams, C No Captain Howard T. Abbott, QB Howard T. Abbott, QB Alfred Pillsbury, QB B.E. Trask, LE Alfred Pillsbury, QB

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

Horace R. Robinson, C William C. Leary, HB William C. Leary, HB James Madigan, C Everhart Harding, RG August T. Larson, LG John M. Harrison, LE John M. Harrison, LE George E. Cole, QB Buzz Schandrett, RE

1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908

L.A. “Bert” Page, Jr., C Warren Knowlton, FB John Flynn, LG Edward Rogers, LE Mose Strathern, C Earl Current, FB Earl Current, FB John Schuknecht, RH Ney Dunn, capt. elect (died before the season) Orren Safford, FB 1909 John McGovern, QB 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

Lisle Johnston, FB Earl Pickering, FB Paul Tobin, FB Donald Aldworth, RE Boles Rosenthal, C Bernie Bierman, LH Bert Baston, LE George Hauser, RT Norman Kingsley, FB Ernest Lampi, RH

1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929

Neal Arnston, QB Larry Teberg, LT Oliver Aas, C Earl Martineau, QB Ted Cox, RT Herman Ascher, RH Roger Wheeler, RE Herb Joesting, FB George Gibson, LG Game Captains

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936

Win Brockmeyer, RH Clarence Munn, LG Walter Hass, QB Roy Oen, C Francis “Pug” Lund, HB Glen Seidel, QB Julius Alfonse, HB Edwin Widseth, T 1937 Ray King, RE 1938 Francis Twedell, RG 1939 Win Pederson, LT 1940 Bob Bjorklund, C Bill Johnson, E 1941 Bruce Smith, LH 1942 Dick Wildung, RT

1943 Paul Mitchell, T Clifford Anderson, E 1944 Game Captains 1945 Game Captains 1946 Robert Sandberg, QB 1947 Steve Silianoff, C 1948 Warren Beson, C 1949 Howard Brennan, C Clayton Tonnemaker, C 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Dave Skrien, FB Wayne Robinson, C Richard Anderson, G Paul Giel, HB Bob McNamara, HB Mike Falls, G Dean Maas, C Jon Jelacic, E Mike Svendsen, C Mike Wright, T

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Greg Larson, C John Mulvena, G Dick Enga, C Milt Sunde, T Joe Pung, C Paul Faust, G Chuck Killian, C Tom Sakal, RH Noel Jenke, LB Jim Carter, FB

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

Jeff Wright, DHB Bill Light, LB Bob Morgan, QB Mike Steidl, Ollie Bakken, LB Jeff Selleck, C Keith Simons, DT Tony Dungy, QB Steve Midboe, DT Stan Systma, DE Alan Blanshan, DT Glenn Bourquin, TE Mark Carlson, QB

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

1987 1988

1989

Marion Barber, TB Ken Dallafior, OT Ed Olson, C Randy Rasmussen, C Mark Vonderhaar, OT Jon Lilleberg, OG Peter Najarian, LB Mark Dusbabek, LB Ray Hitchcock, C Norries Wilson, OT Rickey Foggie, QB Jason Bruce, FL Chuck McCree, CB Brian Williams, C Darrell Thompson, RB Mac Stephens, LB

1990 Mike Sunvold, DT Frank Jackson, FS 1991 Sean Lumpkin, DB Patt Evans, TE 1992 Keith Ballard, OL Andre Davis, LB Marquel Fleetwood, QB Ted Harrison, OL

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME 1993 Dennis Cappella, DL Antonio Carter, RB Russ Heath, LB Robert Rogers, OL 1994 Chris Darkins, RB Ed Hawthorne, DL 1995 Justin Conzemius, DB Chris Darkins, RB Todd Jesewitz, OL Craig Sauer LB 1996 Gann Brooks, OL Jerome Davis, DL Ben Langford, LB Cory Sauter, QB 1997 Tutu Atwell, WR Crawford Jordan, DB Cory Sauter, QB Parc Williams, LB 1998 Troy Duerr, OT Antoine Richard, DT Parc Williams, LB 1999 Tyrone Carter, SS Billy Cockerham, QB Ben Hamilton, C 2000 Ben Hamilton, C Sean Hoffman, LB Karon Riley, DE 2001 Jack Brewer, FS Derek Burns, C Jimmy Henry, LB Ron Johnson, WR 2002 Asad Abdul-Khaliq, QB Michael Lehan, CB 2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq, QB Dan Kwapinski, DT Ben Utecht, TE Eli Ward, FS 2004 Greg Eslinger, C Justin Fraley, FS Rian Melander, OT Darrell Reid, DE 2005 Greg Eslinger, C Anthony Montgomery, DT John Pawielski, FS Mark Setterstrom, OG 2006 Mike Sherels, LB Matt Spaeth, TE 2007 Tony Brinkhaus, C Amir Pinnix, RB Mike Sherels, LB John Shevlin, LB Steve Shidell, OT Willie VanDeSteeg, DE 2008 Steve Davis, LB Eric Decker, WR Willie VanDeSteeg, DE Adam Weber, QB 2009 Garrett Brown, DT Lee Campbell, LB Eric Decker, WR Simoni Lawrence, LB Eric Small, DT Adam Weber, QB

The Pro Football Hall of Fame was officially opened on Sept. 7, 1963. Located in Canton, Ohio, the original two buildings that made up the Hall of Fame were 19,000-square-feet. Inducted that day were the first 17 members, including Minnesota’s Bronko Nagurski. In May of 1971, the Hall of Fame became three buildings and 34,000 total square feet that featured more space for display areas, a movie theater, gift shop and research library. Visitor attendance reached 200,000 annually for the first time that year. Today, new displays and the Game Day Stadium showing the “100-yard Universe”, an NFL Films production, adorn the Hall of Fame. Currently, Minnesota has six former players who are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The most recent former player, Charlie Sanders, was enshrined August 4, 2007. Nagurski is the only college player to be named a first team consensus All-American at two different positions before leading the Chicago Bears to three NFL Championships. He was inducted in 1963 as a charter member. Leo Nomellini was a three-time first team All-Big Ten player for Minnesota as well as a two-time All-American. He later went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers and played in every game of his professional career for 14 years. In 1970, he was named to the NFL’s 25th anniversary team as one of the all-time great defensive tackles. He was inducted in 1969. Bobby Bell was one of two Golden Gophers who brought the Outland Trophy to the U of M during his career. Bell won the award in 1962 before guiding the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls. Bell was inducted in 1983. Bud Grant was an All-Big Ten end in 1948 and 1949 before he eventually became the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Grant coached the Vikings to 11 divisional titles and four Super Bowl appearances. He was enshrined in 1994. Eller was a consensus All-American in 1963 and a three-time All-Big Ten selection during his U of M career. He went on to play 16 seasons in the NFL, 15 with the Minnesota Vikings. He was a fivetime All-Pro and started at defensive end in four Super Bowls for the Vikings. Sanders lettered for Minnesota in 1966 and 1967 as a tight end, earning All-Big Ten honors as a senior. He helped lead the Gophers to an 8-2 record and a share of the Big Ten title in 1967. Sanders moved to tight end as a senior where he caught 21 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. He was drafted by the Lions in the third round (74th overall pick) of the 1968 NFL Draft.

BRONKO NAGURSKI — 1963

BOBBY BELL — 1983

LEO NOMELLINI — 1969

BUD GRANT — 1994

CARL ELLER — 2004

CHARLIE SANDERS — 2007

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2008RESULTS 2008 season review

TEAM STATISTICS

OVERALL: 7-6 (HOME: 4-3, ROAD: 3-2, NEUTRAL: 0-1) BIG TEN CONFERENCE: 3-5 (HOME: 1-3, ROAD: 2-2)

2008 RESULTS/ATTENDANCE DATE Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.

30 6 13 20 27 4 11 25 1 8 15 22 31

OPPONENT [TV] NORTHERN ILLINOIS [BTN] at Bowling Green [ESPNU] MONTANA STATE [BTN] FLORIDA ATLANTIC [BTN] at Ohio State [BTN] INDIANA [BTN] at Illinois [ESPN] at Purdue [ESPN Classic] NORTHWESTERN (HC) [ESPN2] MICHIGAN [ABC] at Wisconsin [ESPN] IOWA [BTN] vs. Kansas [NFL Network]

SCORE BY QUARTERS MINNESOTA OPPONENTS

1st 55 59

RESULT W W W W L W W W L L L L L

SCORE 31-27 42-17 35-23 37-3 21-34 16-7 27-20 17-6 17-24 6-29 32-35 0-55 21-42

2nd 85 108

3rd 64 67

4th 98 88

OT — —

Att. 184 127 49 32 11 7 5 2 3 4 1 11 436 458

Gain 714 518 193 147 87 29 19 13 6 5 2 0 1733 2217

Loss 36 285 12 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 38 383 354

Net 678 233 181 140 87 24 19 13 6 5 2 -38 1350 1863

SITE Metrodome Bowling Green, Ohio Metrodome Metrodome Columbus, Ohio Metrodome Champaign, Ill. West Lafayette, Ind. Metrodome Metrodome Madison, Wis. Metrodome Tempe, Ariz.

ATTEND. 44,029 23,184 43,929 41,003 105,175 40,511 62,870 54,215 54,112 55,040 81,228 64,071 49,103

Eric Decker

Total 302 322

RUSHING Player Eskridge, DeLeon Weber, Adam Salamon, Shady Bennett, Duane Decker, Eric Thomas, Jay Stoudermire, Troy Maciejowski, Mike Spry, Ralph Hoese, Jon Mortensen, Tony TEAM Total Opponents

GP 13 13 12 2 12 13 13 3 8 11 3 11 13 13

Avg. 3.7 1.8 3.7 4.4 7.9 3.4 3.8 6.5 2.0 1.2 2.0 -3.5 3.1 4.1

TD 7 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 20 13

Long 46 39 19 61 19 9 7 9 3 2 2 0 61 53

Yards 2761 12 0 75 0 2848 3124

TD 15 0 0 0 0 15 21

Long 71 12 0 75 0 75 91

YPG 52.2 17.9 15.1 70.0 7.2 1.8 1.5 4.3 0.8 0.5 0.7 -3.5 103.8 143.3

Adam Weber

PASSING Player Weber, Adam Kucek, Justin Maciejowski, Mike Pittman, David Mortensen, Tony Total Opponents

G 13 13 3 10 3 13 13

Effic. 126.93 150.40 0.00 730.00 0.00 127.89 131.74

Cmp-Att-Int 255-410-8 2-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 258-415-8 245-415-15

Pct. 62.2 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 62.2 59.0

Yds 1074 331 310 181 306 125 211 91 63 50 32 38 13 4 12 0 7 2848 3124

Avg 12.8 9.2 10.0 6.2 14.6 10.4 21.1 10.1 9.0 10.0 8.0 12.7 4.3 2.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 11.0 12.8

Avg/G 212.4 0.9 0.0 7.5 0.0 219.1 240.3

RECEIVING Player Decker, Eric Simmons, Jack Kuznia, Ben Eskridge, DeLeon Green, Brandon Bennett, Duane Tow-Arnett, Nick Salamon, Shady Spry, Ralph Smith, Brodrick Pittman, David McKnight, Da'Jon Stoudermire, Troy Thomas, Jay Mannion, Kevin Campbell, Lee Weber, Adam Total Opponents

G 12 13 13 13 11 2 13 12 8 12 10 9 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

No. 84 36 31 29 21 12 10 9 7 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 258 245

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TD 7 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 21

Long 75 53 22 23 71 34 40 15 21 43 13 22 11 6 12 0 0 75 91

Avg/G 89.5 25.5 23.8 13.9 27.8 62.5 16.2 7.6 7.9 4.2 3.2 4.2 1.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 0.5 219.1 240.3

DeLeon Eskridge

Troy Stoudermire

SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS

MINNESOTA 302 23.2 214 82 122 10 1350 1733 383 436 3.1 103.8 20 2848 415-258-8 6.9 11.0 219.1 15 4198 851 4.9 322.9 53-1274 18-179 15-247 24.0 9.9 16.5 23-11 83-695 53.5 76-3114 41.0 36.4 30:00 63/182 35% 12/20 60% 34-226 6 38 12-16 0-1 36-41 88% 27-41 66% 34-36 94%

OPPONENTS 322 24.8 253 99 137 17 1863 2217 354 458 4.1 143.3 13 3124 415-245-15 7.5 12.8 240.3 21 4987 873 5.7 383.6 55-1018 26-211 8-207 18.5 8.1 25.9 23-16 55-435 33.5 58-2446 42.2 37.7 30:00 69/177 39% 6/13 46% 30-200 0 37 20-27 0-0 35-42 83% 21-42 50% 36-37 97%

2008 season review TOTAL OFFENSE Player Weber, Adam Eskridge, DeLeon Salamon, Shady Bennett, Duane Decker, Eric Thomas, Jay Stoudermire, Troy Maciejowski, Mike Kucek, Justin Spry, Ralph Mortensen, Tony TEAM Total Opponents

FUMBLE RETURNS G 12 12 11 2 11 12 12 3 12 8 3 10 12 12

Plays 491 170 43 32 10 7 4 3 2 3 2 11 778 808

Rush 202 652 174 140 82 24 13 13 0 6 2 -38 1270 1762

Pass 2585 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 2597 2779

Total 2787 652 174 140 82 24 13 13 12 6 2 -38 3867 4541

Avg/G 232.2 54.3 15.8 70.0 7.5 2.0 1.1 4.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 -3.8 322.2 378.4

Player Lawrence, Simoni Total Opponents

|-----------PATs-----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf 0 12-16 34-36 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0-0 0 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0 38 12-16 34-36 1-1 1 1-1 0 0 37 20-27 36-37 0-0 0 0-0 0 2

PUNT RETURNS Player Sherels, Marcus Pittman, David Johnson, Johnny Stoudermire, Troy Total Opponents

Yds 179 0 0 0 179 211

Avg 11.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9 8.1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 34 0 0 0 34 44

No. 42 9 1 1 53 55

Yds 1003 172 12 7 1274 1018

Avg 25.8 19.1 12.0 7.0 24.0 18.5

TD 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 60 35 12 7 58 100

Yds 81 65 11 36 50 0 1 3 247 207

Avg 20.2 21.7 5.5 18.0 50.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 16.5 25.9

TD 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2

Long 35 41 10 23 50 0 1 3 50 58

TD 1 1 0

Long 9 9 0

Pts. 70 50 42 26 24 18 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 302 322

Player Decker, Eric Stoudermire, Troy Eskridge, DeLeon Simmons, Jack Kuznia, Ben Green, Brandon Salamon, Shady Bennett, Duane Weber, Adam Tow-Arnett, Nick Sherels, Marcus Thomas, Jay Simmons, Traye Spry, Ralph Theret, Kyle Smith, Brodrick Lawrence, Simoni McKnight, Da'Jon Pittman, David Maciejowski, Mike Mannion, Kevin Hughes, Curtis Campbell, Lee Hoese, Jon Collado, Ryan Mortensen, Tony Brock, Tramaine TEAM Total Opponents

G 12 13 13 13 13 11 12 2 13 13 12 13 13 8 13 12 13 9 10 3 13 10 13 11 13 3 13 11 13 13

Rush 87 19 678 0 0 0 181 140 233 0 0 24 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 -38 1350 1863

Rec 1074 13 181 331 310 306 91 125 7 211 0 4 0 63 0 50 0 38 32 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2848 3124

PR KOR IR 0 0 0 0 1083 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 179 0 36 0 172 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 179 1274 247 211 1018 207

Tot Avg/G 1161 96.8 1115 85.8 859 66.1 331 25.5 310 23.8 306 27.8 272 22.7 265 132.5 240 18.5 218 16.8 215 17.9 200 15.4 81 6.2 69 8.6 65 5.0 50 4.2 50 3.8 38 4.2 32 3.2 13 4.3 12 0.9 12 1.2 11 0.8 5 0.5 3 0.2 2 0.7 1 0.1 -38 -3.5 5898 453.7 6423 494.1

No. 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 15 8

Player Kucek, Justin TEAM Total Opponents

No. 74 2 76 58

Yds 3103 11 3114 2446

Avg Long 41.9 60 5.5 11 41.0 60 42.2 63

TB 7 0 7 4

FC 24 0 24 21

I20 Blkd 22 2 0 0 22 2 17 0

No. 62 2 64 70

Yds 3994 89 4083 4405

Avg 64.4 44.5 63.8 62.9

OB 2 0 2 4

Retn

Net YdLn

KICKOFFS Player Monroe, Joel Kucek, Justin Total Opponents

TB 7 0 7 9

1018 1274

45.7 42.2

24 27

FIELD GOALS Player Monroe, Joel

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 12-16 75.0 0-0 4-6 5-5 3-5 0-0

Lg 42

Blk 0

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE

INTERCEPTION RETURNS Player Simmons, Traye Theret, Kyle Campbell, Lee Sherels, Marcus Lawrence, Simoni Davis, Steve Brock, Tramaine Collado, Ryan Total Opponents

Avg 9.0 9.0 0.0

PUNTING No. 15 1 1 1 18 26

KICKOFF RETURNS Player Stoudermire, Troy Thomas, Jay Hughes, Curtis Tow-Arnett, Nick Total Opponents

Yds 9 9 0

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

SCORING Player Monroe, Joel Decker, Eric Eskridge, DeLeon Salamon, Shady Weber, Adam Bennett, Duane Lawrence, Simoni Simmons, Jack Hoese, Jon Smith, Brodrick Green, Brandon McKnight, Da'Jon Tow-Arnett, Nick Simmons, Traye Spry, Ralph Maciejowski, Mike Total Opponents

No. 1 1 1

Minnesota Opponents Northern Illinois (40) (39),(49) Bowling Green -34, (26) Montana State -41,(49) Florida Atlantic (34), 48 (35) Ohio State (33), (28) (22), (44), 43 Indiana 28, (29), (42), (38) -Illinois -45, (33), (28) Purdue 44, (41) (31), (40), 41 Northwestern (21), 20 (34), 47 Michigan (28), (32) (44), (34), (26), (48), (23) Wisconsin (30) 33, (47) Iowa -(35), (29) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

201 * Minnesota Football

2008 season review DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Player

GP

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL/Yds

PBU

QBH

FR

FF

Blk

Saf

30

#

Campbell, Lee

13

50

30

80

5.5-28

4.0-21

Sacks Int-Yds 2-11

1

.

3-0

1

.

.

27

Theret, Kyle

13

59

19

78

2.5-4

.

3-65

8

.

2-0

.

.

.

1

Brock, Tramaine

13

53

20

73

2.5-6

.

1-1

5

.

1-0

3

.

.

44

Hightower, Deon

13

39

28

67

8.5-31

2.5-16

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

21

Lawrence, Simoni

13

45

21

66

10.5-40

4.0-25

1-50

3

.

1-9

2

.

.

15

Simmons, Traye

13

45

17

62

1.5-2

.

4-81

14

.

.

1

.

.

91

VanDeSteeg, Willie

13

39

14

53

19.0-94

10.5-74

.

1

.

1-0

2

1

.

24

Sherels, Marcus

12

33

13

46

0.5-1

.

2-36

11

.

.

.

.

.

56

Davis, Steve

13

32

13

45

6.5-19

2.0-10

1-0

2

.

.

2

.

.

99

Brown, Garrett

13

21

13

34

7.0-30

3.0-19

.

3

.

3-0

1

.

.

32

Triplett, Nate

13

18

13

31

1.0-2

.

.

2

.

1-0

.

1

.

98

Small, Eric

13

14

11

25

4.5-21

2.0-16

.

1

.

2-0

1

.

.

Collado, Ryan

13

16

6

22

.

.

1-3

.

.

1-0

1

.

.

26

Rallis, Mike

13

14

6

20

1.0-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28

Mannion, Kevin

13

13

6

19

3.0-11

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

93

Onwuachi, Derrick

11

12

4

16

4.0-8

.

.

1

.

.

1

.

.

20

Thomas, Jay

13

6

3

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

96

Kirksey, Brandon

11

6

2

8

2.0-7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

68

Edwards, Jewhan

12

5

3

8

1.0-2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

55

McKinley, Cedric

12

7

1

8

3.0-21

3.0-21

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

89

Moen, Barrett

13

4

3

7

1.5-14

1.5-14

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

97

Jacobs, Anthony

10

3

4

7

1.0-3

0.5-2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

23

Eskridge, DeLeon

13

5

.

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

35

Hoese, Jon

11

3

2

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

82

Johnson, Johnny

9

3

1

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

92

Brody, William

12

4

.

4

1.0-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

48

Tow-Arnett, Nick

13

4

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TM

TEAM

11

4

.

4

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

15

Simmons, Jack

13

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

33

Sharpe, Rex

11

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

45

Hennessey, Thomas

6

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

42

U'u, Logan

4

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

25

Dandridge, Tim

12

.

2

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

13

McKelton, Michael

3

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

36

Monroe, Joel

13

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

16

Kuznia, Ben

13

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

11

Stoudermire, Troy

13

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

90

Henderson, Ray

4

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

47

Coleman, Ryan

12

1

.

1

.

.

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.

.

.

.

.

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4B

Klitzke, Bryan

1

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

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83

McKnight, Da'Jon

.

2

7

9

1

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1

.

.

.

.

.

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.

Decker, Eric

12

.

.

.

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.

1

.

.

.

.

.

Total

13

576

260

836

87-346

34-226 15-247

54

.

16-9

16

2

.

Opponents

13

538

297

835

73.0-312

30-200

30

.

11-0

11

2

2

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PROFESSIONAL SCOUTS Professional scouts should contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 612-624-8328 to purchase tickets for scouting purposes. Big Ten Conference policy does not permit professional scouts to be credentialed. MEDIA PARKING A limited amount of media parking is available at TCF Bank Stadium. Parking requests must be made through the Athletic Communications Office. RADIO/TELEVISION Minnesota’s live television appearances are designated in accordance with Big Ten contractual agreements and guidelines. Radio booths are assigned for the Golden Gopher Radio Network and the opponent’s flagship station/network. Booth assignments for additional opponent radio stations originating live broadcasts will be made on a space-available basis, with preference determined by the opponents’ sports information offices. PHOTOGRAPHERS All photographers must present their media credentials at the media entrance prior to the game in order to receive a photographer’s armband. Only photographers wearing those designated photo armbands will be permitted on the sidelines. In accordance with NCAA and Big Ten rules, photographers are not permitted to shoot within the 25-yard lines (bench area) and must stay behind the 12-foot restraining line that surrounds the field at all times. Requests for photo assistance should be directed to Eric Miller, while all requests for assistance with video should be directed to Mike Schaaf, director of video services. INTERNET/TELEPHONE LINES Wireless internet access will be available in the press box at TCF Bank Stadium. Internet access will also be available in the media

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work rooms near both the home and visiting locker rooms. A limited number of telephone lines will be available in the TCF Bank Stadium press box on a first-come, first-served basis. Media wishing to install their own telephone lines may contact University of Minnesota Networking and Telecommunications Services at 612.626.1336. PRESS BOX SERVICES Pregame notes, flip cards, stats and programs are available to the media in the press box prior to the game. Quarter, halftime and final statistics, a running play-by-play, post-game coach/studentathlete quotes and post-game notes will also be provided. A pregame meal will be served in the both press box and snacks will be available at halftime. Your media credential will be required at the time of service for the pregame meal. Beverages are available prior to, during and after the game. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS Minnesota complies with an equal access policy. Following a 10minute cooling off period and then his postgame radio show, Coach Tim Brewster and selected Minnesota players are available to the media in the interview room located near the Gophers’ locker room. The visiting coach and student-athletes will be available in the visiting team interview room, which is located near the visiting team locker room. Requests for student-athletes should be made through the opponents’ sports information representative in attendance. MEDIA LUNCHEONS Coach Brewster hosts a weekly media luncheon starting at noon each Tuesday throughout the season in the Gibson-Nagurski Complex. Coach Brewster will address the media at 1 p.m. Selected student-athletes will also be available following Coach Brewster’s media conference, class schedule permitting. Media representatives covering the Golden Gophers on a regular basis are invited. For

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media information those unable to attend, Coach Brewster’s comments and live video streaming will be available online at www.gophersports.com.

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COACH BREWSTER/PLAYER INTERVIEWS In addition to his weekly luncheon, Coach Brewster will conduct a media briefing from Noon-12:30 p.m. each Sunday at the GibsonNagurski Football Complex. He is also available to the media each Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. CST, on the Big Ten teleconference call. Call the Athletic Communications Office for the phone number to access the teleconference. Media unable to utilize these arrangements should contact the Athletic Communications Office. In addition to Tuesday’s luncheon, player interviews may be conducted Tuesday and Wednesday after the conclusion of practice, following a 10-minute cooling off period. All phone interviews for out-of-town media will be conducted Monday through Wednesday through the Athletic Communications Office. Home phone numbers for players and coaches will not be released, and they have been instructed not to conduct interviews if contacted without prior approval of Athletic Communications. All interviews must not conflict with classes, meetings, training room treatments or other team obligations. The locker room and training room are closed to the media at all times. Requests for player and/or coach interviews, either in person or via the phone, will be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office. Please allow 24 hours in order to facilitate arrangements. PRACTICE INFORMATION The Golden Gopher football team practices on Sunday and Tuesday through Friday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex and Rod Wallace Field, located at 15th Ave. SE and 8th St. All practices are closed to the general public. The first 20 minutes of Tuesday and Wednesday’s practice are open to the media. Photographers can shoot B-Roll or still shots during this time. Please contact the Athletic Communications Office for practice times. Television interviews with Coach Brewster will be conducted on a request basis only through the Athletic Communications Office. All post-practice interviews with players or coaches will be conducted in the Hall of Traditions at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex following the completion of practice. All limitations on or alterations of these procedures for practice will be determined by Head Coach Tim Brewster through the Athletic Communications Office. PHOTOGRAPH REQUESTS All requests for digital photographs of players and coaches, logos or other multimedia items must be made to Jeff Keiser in the Athletic Communications office. He can be reached at keiser@umn.edu or at (612) 626-1097.

Gopher Radio Network Affiliates

Gopher Sports Properties (GSP), a division of Learfield Communications Inc., is the official marketing & sales rights holder for University of Minnesota Athletics. Learfield Sports is a diverse media enterprise that manages multi-media rights for 35 of the country's premier collegiate athletic programs including the UniverStation Freq. Market sity of Minnesota. Learfield Sports specializes in managing, packaging and sellKKIN FM 94.3 Aitkin ing marketing and sponsorship opportunities connected with America's favorite Albert Lea KATE AM 1450 collegiate teams. Alexandria KULO FM 94.3 Gopher Sports Properties provides a variety of advertising, marketing and KAUS AM 1480 Austin promotional opportunities for corporate partners throughout the Twin Cities area KAUS FM 99.9 Austin and the state of Minnesota. Bemidji KBUN AM 1450 Benson KSCR AM 1290 WCCO-AM 830 will serve as the flagship station for the Golden Gopher Radio KLIZ AM 1380 Brainerd Network again this season while Learfield will administer all production for the KBLB FM 93.3 Brainerd broadcasts, manage the on-air talent in addition to the sales for all broadcasts. Crookston KROX AM 1260 Learfield partners with the Minnesota News Network (MNN) for network distribuDetroit Lakes KDLM AM 1340 tion to all of our greater Minnesota Affiliate Network. WGEE AM 970 Duluth WCCO has been broadcasting Golden Gopher Football every year since 1923 WELY FM 94.5 Ely and Golden Gopher Basketball since the 1930s. WCCO is also in its sixth year as Fairmont KSUM AM 1370 the radio home for the 2002 and 2003 national champion Golden Gopher Hockey Fargo/Moorhead KQWB AM 1660 program. KOZY AM 1320 Grand Rapids The play-by-play voice of the Gophers for the eighth straight season is Dave Hutchinson KARP FM 106.9 Lee. Lee is a six-time winner of the State Associated Press play-by-play award, inLittle Falls KLTF AM 960 Mankato KOWZ FM 100.9 cluding his call of the 2003 Sun Bowl victory over Oregon. Lee recently received Marshall KMHL AM 1400 the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Award As Minnesota's Sportscaster Minneapolis/St. Paul WCCO AM 830 of the Year for the second consecutive year and was also recognized by the NorthMinneapolis/St. Paul KBEM FM 88.5 west Broadcast News Association for his play-by-play. Lee, the co-host of the popMontevideo KDMA AM 1460 ular WCCO Morning Show, served as the public address announcer for Golden New Prague KRDS FM 95.5 Gopher Football for three years before stepping into the broadcast booth. Owatonna KRFO AM 1390 Dave Mona and Darrell Thompson will provide analysis. Mona is the chairman Park Rapids KPRM AM 870 of Weber Shandwick Worldwide Minneapolis, a public relations firm. He is also a Red Wing KCUE AM 1250 radio personality on WCCO, co-hosting the popular show “Sports Huddle” with Sid Redwood Falls KLGR AM 1490 Hartman on Sunday mornings. Thompson, the all-time leading rusher in Golden Rochester KROC AM 1340 Gopher history, also spent five years with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. Roseau KCAJ FM 102.1 Thompson is currently the program manager for the Minneapolis Jaycees ChariSt. Cloud KXSS FM 1390 Thief River Falls KTRF AM 1230 table Foundation. Wadena KVKK AM 1070 Mike Grimm, the voice of Golden Gopher Basketball, will host the pre-andWalker KAKK AM 1570 post-game shows. Grimm arrived in Gold Country in 2006 from KMOX Radio in St. Waseca KOWZ AM 1170 Louis where he co-hosted the Chrysler-Jeep Sports Open Line – the nation’s Windom KDOM AM 1580 longest-running Sports Talk program. He was the lead weekday afternoon drive Windom KDOM FM 94.3 sports anchor and hosted pre-and post-game shows for the St. Louis Cardinals, Winona KWNO AM 1230 Rams, Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Billikens. Grimm also anchors news and Worthington KWOA AM 730 sportscasts on the statewide Minnesota News Network and the Minnesota Farm Yankton, S.D. KYNT AM 1450 Network. He also co-hosts the Tubby Smith Show and the Tim Brewster Show on the Gopher Radio Network. WCCO also provides extended pre-game and post-game coverage of Golden Gopher Football. The pre-game show will start a minimum of an hour prior to kickoff and the post-game show will also run at least an hour in length.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT INFORMATION Assoc. Athletic Communications Director/ Football Contact: Andy Seeley Office Phone: (612) 626-0299 Email: aseeley@umn.edu Fax: (612) 625-0359 Web site: www.gophersports.com Office Phone Office Fax Website Email Mailing Address Athletic Communications University of Minnesota 244 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Avenue SE Minneapolis, Minn. 55455

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(612) 625-4090 (612) 625-0359 www.gophersports.com gophers@umn.edu

The Gopher Radio Network broadcast team of Dave Mona, Dave Lee, Darrell Thompson and Mike Grimm.


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