Minnesota has passed for 68 touchdowns since 2011 and 29 of those passes were caught by a tight end
One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2014: Suffered a knee injury in fall camp and missed the entire season • granted a sixth year of eligibility.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Western Illinois where he played on special teams.
2012: Missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Blaine High School • helped lead team to an 8-3 record as a senior • Blaine advanced to section championship game in 2011 • earned Honorable Mention All-State honors at the All-Purpose position • completed 101-of-174 passes for 926 yards with 5 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior • rushed for 1,130 yards on 199 carries with 18 touchdowns in 2011 • coached by Shannon Gerrety.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 21, 1994 • son of Maryanne Anwanyu • has already earned his degree in sport management • working on his master of education degree in sport management.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.
Four Gophers On Offense Honored By B1G
Four student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on offense were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.
Seven Gophers Honored By B1G
Seven student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Monday.