#25 Days Until Gopher Football

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Go Gophers! Dozier Lohmiller
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With 25 days left until Minnesota's season opener against UNLV, today's countdown post is brought to you by former Gophers Chip Lohmiller and Ukee Dozier.

Lohmiller kicked for the Gophers from 1984-87. His field goal percentage of .760 is a school record, and he holds the second-best scoring total in school history after Dan Nystrom (No. 25 in the countdown) broke his record. Lohmiller, an All-Big Ten selection, made 97 extra points and 57 field goals for 268 points.

Go Gophers! Chip Lohmiller
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Lohmiller traded in his 25 for an 8 with the Redskins.
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Against No. 2 Michigan in 1986, Lohmiller made a game-winning field goal. The following week against Iowa, he booted a school-record 62-yard field goal. No one after him has come near that record, with Joel Monroe's 54-yarder in 2007 being the longest since.

The Washington Redskins selected Lohmiller in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He won a Super Bowl with Washington in 1991. Lohmiller played in the pros for nine seasons, with a career field goal percentage of .718. He is currently the head football coach at Pequot Lakes High School.

Like Lohmiller, Dozier was an All-Big Ten player. The cornerback wore No. 25 from 2000 to 2004, redshirting the 2000 season. He shares the school record for career pass breakups with 31.

Dozier piled up nearly half of those 31 during his stellar senior campaign. His Big Ten-leading 15 breakups in 2004 helped him earn all-conference recognition. Dozier added 46 tackles and a team-leading three interceptions.

After graduation, Dozier was signed by a few NFL teams as a free agent. He has more recently played for the Chippewa Valley Predators of the NEFL.

Bonus reading: Lohmiller and Dozier were profiled in game program stories during their senior seasons.

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