Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
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
The latest episode of Brick by Brick takes you behind the scenes in Michigan.
Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.
Brick by Brick Episode 14: The Program.
Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.
Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14
Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14
Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13
Football vs Michigan 10.05.13
Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games and made 29 tackles second on the team with 9.0 tackles-for-loss, which included 3.0 sacks received All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media and coaches named Minnesota's Defensive Lineman of the Year Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Recorded three solo tackles including one sack for a loss of 8 yards against Eastern Illinois made three tackles including .5 tackle-for-loss against Middle Tennessee registered two tackles at TCU tallied four tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss, against San Jose State made 2.0 tackles-for-loss, including one sack, as part of his three tackles at Michigan had one tackle against Northwestern tallied one tackle against Purdue made two tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, at Illinois made four tackles, including a sack, against Iowa started against Ohio State made one tackle at Nebraska tallied four tackles (1.5 for a loss) at Wisconsin made one tackle against Missouri.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Started 11 games made 23 tackles, including 5.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made four tackles against UNLV started at New Mexico State assisted on three tackles and broke up one pass against Western Illinois started against San Jose State, but did not record any statistics tallied four solo tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, against Iowa notched three tackles and one sack at Michigan made two tackles, including one for a loss, at Northwestern started against Nebraska notched two tackles at Indiana started against Penn State had one tackle against Wisconsin registered three tackles at Michigan State made one tackle against Syracuse.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 13 games made 21 tackles named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start at UNLV and assisted on one tackle had one solo tackle against Western Michigan tallied four tackles against Syracuse made four tackles at Iowa totaled two tackles against Northwestern made one solo tackle vs. Purdue assisted on three tackles, including .5 sack, vs. Michigan made two tackles at Illinois assisted on one tackle at Nebraska and vs. Michigan State assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games recorded six tackles (one solo, five assisted) with one tackle-for-loss named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action in season opener at USC recorded one solo tackle in 2011 home opener vs. New Mexico State tallied two total tackles in 29-23 victory vs. Miami (Ohio) appeared vs. North Dakota State and at Michigan assisted on one tackle at Purdue notched an assisted tackle-for-loss vs. Nebraska appeared in 22-21 victory against Iowa, at Michigan State and vs. Wisconsin assisted on one tackle at Northwestern appeared in 27-7 victory against Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association named first-team all-conference, all-area and all-region led team to 2009 Division I state championship and a 14-0 record named area Player of the Year by Time-Warner Cable recorded 121 tackles, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries caught three passes for 48 yards and a score team was 33-5 his final three years coached by Dick Basham.
PERSONAL: Born on October 19, 1991 has already earned his degree in political science working on his master's degree in youth development leadership.
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - Football
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.
More Than a Running Back
12/6/2017 - Football
Sure, Gopher fans know Rodney Smith is an elite running back, but he has flown under the radar in other areas on and off the field.