Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action against TCU, but did not record any statistics • registered three tackles at Colorado State • competed versus Kent State, but did not record a statistic • tallied two tackles against Ohio.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and recorded three tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any statistics • assisted on three tackles against Middle Tennessee • played in the next 10 games: at TCU, against San Jose State at Michigan, against Northwestern and Purdue, at Illinois, against Iowa and Ohio State, at Nebraska and against Missouri.
OVERVIEW: Received a three-star rating from ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • ranked as the No. 4 recruit in Minnesota by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports • 247Sports listsed him as the 38th-best strong-side defensive end, while ESPN ranked him as the No. 82 defensive end in his class.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Owatonna High School • helped team finish 13-0 and led Huskies to their first state championship, beating Brainerd in the 2013 Class 5A final • previously made a Prep Bowl appearance in 2012, as team finished 12-1 • named first team All-State by the Minnesota Associated Press as a junior and a senior • made 58 tackles and recovered two fumbles as a senior, as he was named to the Owatonna People's Press 2013 All-Area Team • set a school record with 12 sacks as a junior as he was named Owatonna People's Press Player of the Year • is Owatonna's career sack leader • coached by Jeff Williams • also lettered in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 18, 1995 • son of Kevin and Adele Stelter • has two brothers and one sister.