Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action • missed most of the seaon with an injury • granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and now has four seasons of competition remaining and four years in which to use those seasons (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19).
2013: Missed the seaon with an injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Van Alstyne High School where he was an honor student • named Second Team All-State in 2011 and earned Honorable Mention All-State as a senior in 2012 • First Team All-District in 2012 • four-year starter at Van Alstyne • team reached the regional finals in 2011 • part of an offensive line that blocked for Jordan Barnes' 524-yard game in 2011, which was the fifth highest single-game rushing total in Texas high school history • also competed in basketball and track and field • coached by Mikeal Miller • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com • ranked as the No. 54 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com • ranked as the No. 86 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 202 overall prospect in Texas by 247Sports.com.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 19, 1994 • son of Allen and Lorraine Mayes • has two siblings, and younger brother Connor is a freshman offensive lineman for the Gophers • father and grandfather, Gene Mayes, played football at TCU.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.