#16 Days Until Gopher Football

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Go Gophers! 16 Rhys Lloyd
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Former No. 16 Rhys Lloyd represents the 16 days left until the Gophers take on UNLV. Now would be a good time to relive one of Lloyd's most memorable moments:


The 2003 Wisconsin game was not the only time Lloyd made a game-winning field goal. He also drilled a 42-yarder to beat Oregon in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve that year.

A native of Dover, England, and a graduate of Eastview High School in Minnesota, Lloyd transferred to the U from junior college in 2003. He had an immediate impact, converting from 52 yards on his first field goal attempt as a Gopher. A few games into his Minnesota career, he took over punting as well as kicking duties and continued to do both through 2004.

Lloyd holds Minnesota's top two season totals for extra points, making 59 in 2003 and 43 in 2004. He ranks 10th in school history in career scoring (180 points) despite playing for only two years. Lloyd's two seasons rank fifth (2003) and seventh (2004) in scoring. He is fourth in field goal accuracy (.722) and tied for the fourth-longest field goal (54 yards).

Lloyd has been a member of various NFL teams, most notably the Carolina Panthers. He was the Panthers' primary kickoff specialist from 2008 to 2010, leading the NFL with 30 touchbacks in 2008.

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