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
Gophers lose three starters, but return a ton of talent
Senior core returns for 2015 campaign
09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: Has started all six games this season • third on the team with 41 tackles and has deflected three passes. Game-by-Game: Started against Buffalo and recorded a team leading 10 tackles including one for a loss and had two pass breakups • tallied eight tackles against Oregon State • notched four tackles including one for a loss against Middle Tennessee • made 11 tackles including one for a loss against Maryland • tallied three tackles and one pass breakup against Purdue • recorded five tackles against Michigan State.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 11 games and started five • recorded 32 tackles and two pass breakups • returned five punts for 32 yards. Game-by-Game: Recorded one tackle against Oregon State • started against Indiana State and made four tackles • led team in tackles with 10 against Colorado State • made three tackles and broke up one pass at Penn State • made one tackle at Maryland • notched four tackles in a start against Rutgers • tallied two tackles and returned two punts for 23 yards at Illinois • competed against Purdue • recorded one tackle at Nebraska • registered five tackles against Northwestern • made one tackle at Wisconsin.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and started one • recorded 15 tackles (11 solo) • broke up a pass. Game-by-Game: Made his season and collegiate debut at Colorado State where he made one tackle on special teams • competed on special teams versus Kent State, but did not record any statistics • totaled a career-high six tackles in extensive action against Ohio • recorded three tackles (two solo) at Northwestern • tallied three solo tackles and broke up a pass at Purdue • competed on special teams versus Nebraska and Michigan and at Ohio State and Iowa, but did not record a statistic • touted a pair of tackles versus Illinois • competed but did not tally any statistics against Wisconsin and Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lake Park High School, where he was a three-year starter • named to the Champaign News-Gazette’s 79th All-State Team • Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Honorable Mention • All-DuPage Valley Conference and all-area • recorded 57 tackles as a senior • caught four touchdown passes as a wide receiver • on the track, was a Class 3A state champion in the 110-meter hurdles • coached by Chris Roll • received three stars by Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports and Scout • Rivals had him as the 24th-best prospect in Illinois, while 247Sports had him at 38th and ESPN at 45th • tabbed the No. 2 cornerback in Illinois by Scout • rated the No. 107 cornerback overall by Scout, No. 115 by ESPN and 143 by 247Sports.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 10, 1996 • son of Ken and Maria Shenault • has one brother (Franko) and three sisters (Ashly, Nikki and Karla) • brother, Franko, played football at Carthage College.
Elite Access: Minnesota Preps for BTN Tailgate!
Go behind the scenes of BTN Tailgate on Set-Up Day -- the BTN pregame show is coming to Minneapolis for Gophers-Fighting Illini!
The Gophers have 43 players from Minnesota on the current roster. Head coach P.J. Fleck has made it a mission to lock up recruiting within a six to eight hour radius of the Twin Cities.
Gophers Will Host Indiana On Oct. 26, 2018
Minnesota will welcome Indiana to TCF Bank Stadium for the first time ever in 2018. The Big Ten Conference announced today that the game will now be played on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.