Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Rushed five times for 29 yards at Purdue, which included a 21-yard gain • competed at Ohio State.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and started two times • rushed 30 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns • caught three passes for 24 yards. Game-by-Game: Rushed four times for 60 yards and two touchdowns (1 yard and 42 yard runs) as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • carried the ball six times for 17 yards against Middle Tennessee • rushed three times for six yards at TCU • carried the ball three times for nine yards against San Jose State • competed at Michigan and against Northwestern and Purdue • rushed one time for four yards at Illinois • had eight carries for 35 yards against Iowa • rushed two times for 11 yards at Nebraska • played at Wisconsin • caught one pass for 21 yards against Missouri.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chelsea High School • earned First Team All-State honors as a senior after rushing for 1,329 yards and 21 touchdowns on 204 carries • led Chelsea to a 6-4 overall record in 2012 including a 5-1 mark in division play • rushed for 1,584 yards and 18 scores as a junior • Michigan state champion in the 100-meter (10.58) and 200-meter (21.37) dashes • also a member of the winning 4x100 meter relay team at the junior Olympics • coached by Bradford Bush • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com • rated as the No. 63 running back in the nation and the No. 15 overall prospect in Michigan by ESPN • listed as the No. 13 overall prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 71 running back in the nation by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1995 • son of Stanley and Carolyn Edwards • has three siblings • father, Stan, played college football at Michigan and spent six seasons in the NFL • brother, Braylon, played wide receiver at Michigan and played for the New York Jets, Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland in the NFL.
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.
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.