Lohmiller traded in his 25 for an 8 with the Redskins.
Let's talk linebackers (GopherSports.com)
Practice No. 2 in photos (GopherGridiron.com)
AUDIO from Practice No. 2: Kill l Claeys l Murray l Hill l Botticelli l D. Wilson
You won't find QB Philip Nelson on Twitter (Shooter)
Nelson featured in hometown paper (Mankato Free Press)
Why does Donnell Kirkwood have such strong legs? Because at 11-years-old he pulled around a steel sled (Star Tribune)
Linebacker competition heating up (Pioneer Press)
Fall camp preview (WDAY)
Kill on LB Campbell "He doesn't mess around. He's focused. He's locked in and he's really done well." (1500 ESPN)
Claeys likes tall linebackers (Star Tribune)
Another Juco transfer looking to make an impact (FSN)
Kill not concerned about preseason predictions (Sid)
Practice in pictures (Pioneer Press)
Hill is one of the Gophers' team leaders.
Football season is here (GopherSports.com)
AUDIO: Kill l Nelson l Leidner
All eyes on the QBs (Star Tribune)
Day One of #YEAR3 in pictures (Star Tribune)
Gophers display more balance, more depth (FSN)
Kill: "We're looking more like a Big Ten team." (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota passes eye test on Day One (1500ESPN.com)
Theret after the Gophers' first TCF Bank Stadium win
Third in our countdown and first in the record books is kicker Dan Nystrom. The wearer of No. 28 from 1999 to 2002 is the Gophers' all-time leading scorer. His 367-point career total is 99 points ahead of the next person on the list.
Nystrom's best known moment, immortalized in a Sports Illustrated photo, was when he booted a game-winning field goal at Penn State in 1999. The freshman kicker secured a 24-23 Gopher upset victory with a 32-yarder as time expired.
Nystrom led the team in scoring each of his four years in the Maroon and Gold. He scored a career-best 109 points as a sophomore, when he made the All-Big Ten Second Team. He holds Minnesota records for field goals in a bowl game (5 in the 2002 Music City Bowl) and career bowl game field goals (8). His 367 points, 71 field goals and 154 extra points were all Big Ten records at the time.
Bonus reading: Check out this 2002 game program feature to find out how Nystrom proposed to his wife.
Amir Pinnix spent the first few years of his University of Minnesota football career overshadowed by future NFL running backs Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney. But when his turn in the spotlight finally came, he did not disappoint.
Pinnix, who wore No. 29 from 2004 to 2007, is the most recent Golden Gopher to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season. He piled up 1,272 yards on the ground in 2006, the eighth consecutive year Minnesota could boast a 1,000-yard rusher. His season total ranks eighth all-time in the school record books.
He ran for 10 touchdowns and passed the 100-yard mark in five different games in 2006, including a 179-yard performance against Texas Tech in the Insight Bowl. Pinnix ended his career with 2,439 total rushing yards, eighth-best in Gopher history.
As the Minnesota football season opener against UNLV (Aug. 29) approaches, we acknowledge former Golden Gophers who wore the jersey number corresponding with how many days remain until kickoff. Noel Jenke and Lee Campbell, both of whom wore No. 30, start the countdown.
Jenke was a rare three-sport letterwinner, and was drafted in all three. On the gridiron (1966-68), Jenke played linebacker. He intercepted three passes in a 21-14 win against Wisconsin in 1967, tied for the school single-game record. Jenke captained the team and earned All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 1968.
Noel Jenke, three-sport letterwinner
He lettered for the hockey team 1967-69. In his one season with Gopher baseball (1969), Jenke earned All-America acclaim. He went on to play minor league baseball and NFL football, and is a member of the Gophers' M Club Hall of Fame.
Campbell wore the Maroon and Golf more recently, lettering in 2006-09. Like Jenke, he was a linebacker and a team captain. Campbell led the team in tackles as a junior (80) and a senior (total). As a senior in 2009, he also led the way in tackles for a loss (11.5 for 29 yards).
Campbell started his senior season with a stellar performance that earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors. He tallied 13 tackles, 11 solo, providing key stops in an overtime win against Syracuse. At the end of the year, Campbell earned the team's Carl Eller Award for most outstanding defensive player, and shared the Neil Fredenburg Award for courage and love of the game.