Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Golden Gophers 30, Rebels 27
List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 11 games, making 16 tackles suffered a season-ending injury at Nebraska, causing him to miss the Michigan State and Texas Tech games made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and made three tackles also made three tackles at Iowa, vs. Purdue and vs. Michigan.
2011: Did not see action, missing season with a knee injury.
2010: Sat out of competition due to NCAA transfer.
2008-09: Redshirted his first season at the University of Florida after suffering an ACL injury did not see action for the Gators in 2009, missing season with injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Parade All-American EA Sports second-team All-American on defense AP Class AAAA first-team all-state selection as a senior Participant in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl USA Today High School first-team Defensive All-American Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year Selected to the All-EasternPAFootball.com Big School team Led Liberty with 148 tackles (18 for a loss) while forcing eight fumbles and collecting 10 sacks in his senior year Picked up 151 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior while picking off two passes Racked up a career-high 17 tackles against Easton Garnered 121 tackles among six sacks and an interception as a sophomore at Roxbury High School Ranked as the second-best inside linebacker prospect by Rivals.com Member of the ESPN 150 class Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and earned five-star billing from Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Son of Craig and Bettina Beal born Oct. 12, 1989 has two sisters, Kailee and Amanda business and marketing education major.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
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.