Game photos from Minnesota's game against Western Michigan at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 15, 2012.
Chris Ashton has served as an assistant athletic trainer with the University of Minnesota and the Golden Gopher football team since 2002.
Ashton, a Wheeling, W.V., native, graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education in athletic training. While serving as a student athletic trainer, Ashton worked with all Mountaineer athletic programs including football, wrestling and baseball.
Ashton was familiar with the Big Ten prior to joining the Gophers, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Michigan football program from 2000-2002.
He received his masters' degree of science kinesiology from Michigan in April 2002 prior to his arrival at Minnesota.
Ashton and his wife Kayla reside in New Brighton.