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
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.
Elite Access: Aquatennial Parade
P.J. Fleck and his family served as Grand Marshals of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade on Wednesday night. Elite Access is brought to you by Cub.
Elite Access: Intro Video Shoot
Go behind the scenes of Gopher Football's 2017 intro video shoot which will be unveiled prior to the season opener.
Player Profile: Winston DeLattiboudere
Winston DeLattiboudere has a motor that just keeps going and looks to continue adding a spark to the Gophers defense as a redshirt sophomore in 2017.