Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors
Gophers secondary has mixture of experience and youth as team prepares for 2017 seasosn
Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started against Buffalo and notched seven tackles including a sack. Also made two pass breakups and blocked a field goal • recorded four tackles against Oregon State • tallied seven tackles against Middle Tennessee.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and started nine • recorded 52 tackles, broke up three passes, recovered one fumble and returned one interception 82 yards for a touchdown. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State • made his first career tackle against Indiana State • saw action against Colorado State • made first career start at Penn State and made eight tackles and broke up one pass • notched three tackles against Iowa • made his first career interception and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown at Maryland (fifth longest interception return in program history) • also made five tackles, including one tackle for a loss at Maryland • notched six tackles against Rutgers • led team with seven tackles, recovered one fumble and broke up one pass at Illinois • made three tackles and recovered a late-game fumble to help seal a victory against Purdue • made 10 tackles at Nebraska • broke up one pass and made five tackles against Northwestern • totaled four tackles at Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas • three-year letterwinner played both safety positions as the Highlanders compiled a 10-2 mark and a 6-0 record in conference play in 2015 • named Montgomery County Player of the Year • paced a defense that allowed only 7.4 points per game • as a senior, totaled 87 tackles, five forced fumbles and picked off a pair of passes • averaged 21 yards per punt return that included a 92-yard return for a touchdown • coached by Mark Schmid • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals • ESPN ranked him as the No. 14 safety in Texas, while 247Sports had him at No. 20 among cornerbacks in the state.
PERSONAL: Born August 16, 1998 • son of Antoine and Erniece Winfield • has two brothers (Austin and Ethan) • father, Antoine, played defensive back at Ohio State from 1995-98 and won the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's top defensive back in 1998 • he then was a first round choice by the Buffalo Bills and went on to play 14 seasons in the NFL with the Bills and Minnesota Vikings and was a three-time All-Pro selection.
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Jacob Huff Named B1G Player Of The Week
Minnesota safety Jacob Huff was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week today. Huff made four tackles and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee.