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Go Gophers! 26 Mike Rallis
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One of the most recognizable Golden Gophers in recent memory, Mike Rallis, sported the No. 26 jersey between 2008 and 2012, missing one year due to injury. The linebacker's signature long hair often covered up that 26 until he had his head shaved last year as part of an effort to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
On the field, Rallis started in 48 games during his career, and he definitely had to fight for that spot. Walking on to the team as a freshman, he did not have a scholarship until he earned one during fall camp. The following year, Rallis broke his leg three games into the season but was back in the lineup for the 2010 season opener.

That year, Rallis led the team with three interceptions. He was third on the team in tackles in 2011 with 83, and second in 2012 with 80. As a senior, Rallis received the team's Neil Fredenburg Award for courage and love of the game.

Watch: Rallis' senior profile video from 2012 fall camp

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