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Go Gophers! 20 Justin Conzemius
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There are 20 days left until the Gophers kick off the season against UNLV, so today we revisit the career of former No. 20 Justin Conzemius. He played for Minnesota from 1992 to 1995.

Conzemius ranks ninth in school history in career tackles with 317. He led the team with 113 tackles, including 70 solo, as a junior in 1994. Conzemius also ranks tied for 11th all-time with eight career interceptions.

One of his finest performances came against Purdue in 1993. "The Fargo Flash" intercepted two passes, recovered a fumble, recorded a sack and tallied 11 tackles. His 55-yard interception return for a touchdown gave the Gophers the lead, and they went on to win 59-56.


Conzemius was a true student-athlete for the Gophers, earning Academic All-America First Team honors once and Second Team honors twice. He also received the team's Butch Nash Award twice for being competitive both on the field and in the classroom.

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