High School: Played high school football for the River Falls Wildcats and was a two-year letterwinner helped lead his team to the Wisconsin playoffs named Big Rivers Conference honorable mention during his senior year competed on the Wildcats basketball and track teams.
Personal: Son of Katy and Finau Pupungatoa has 5 siblings plans to major in biology.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.