Gophers end regular season with Spartans
Gophers look to extend winning streak to three against Illinois
Freshman Philip Nelson throws for 149 yards and two touchdown passes
Quotes from the 2012 Gophers spring game, April 21
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Gophersports.com caught up with senior wide receiver Brandon Green after practice.
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in all 12 games with eight starts hauled in 15 receptions for 190 yards and one touchdown.
Game-by-Game: Scored on a touchdown reception in season-opener at USC (9/3) for 12 yards caught two balls for 24 yards against New Mexico State (9/10) recorded one catch for eight yards in victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) started vs. North Dakota State (9/24), but did not record any statistics two catches for 44 yards at Michigan (10/1) one catch for seven yards at Purdue (10/8) one reception for six yards vs. Nebraska (10/22) one catch for four yards vs. Iowa (10/29) two catches for 18 yards at Michigan State (11/5) one catch for five yards vs. Wisconsin (11/12) two receptions for 49 yards at Northwestern (11/19) recorded one catch for 14 yards vs. Illinois (11/26).
Appeared in two games this season as a punt returner and reserve returned four punts for a total of 37 yards on the season returned two punts for 18 total yards against MTSU (9/2) and two punts for 19 yards against South Dakota (9/11) granted a medical hardship waiver, restoring another year of eligibility.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 12 games, starting five finished the season ranked fourth among the Gophers' receivers with 21 receptions ranked fifth among Minnesota receivers in receiving yards with 293 lone touchdown reception of the season came in 42-34 win over Michigan State earned second varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: In the season-opener at Syracuse (9/5), hauled in three passes for 28 yards including a long of 11 yards in the 23-20 OT win caught two passes for 26 yards in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12) caught three passes for 39 yards in the 35-21 loss to #8 Cal (9/19) also tallied one solo tackle against Cal picked up first start of the season in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) and caught two passes for 37 yards, including a game long 27-yarder both of his receptions vs. the Wildcats converted third-and-long situations in Minnesota's fourth-quarter scoring drive to regain the lead started for the second straight game in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3) started for the third straight game in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10), did not catch a pass in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) caught two passes for 10 yards, including a long of 13 yards in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) caught two passes 22 yards including a long of 12 yards in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) caught two passes for 60 yards, including a season-long 37-yarder for his only touchdown of the season in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7), led the Gophers with four receptions for 64 yards, including a long of 21 yards in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) caught one pass for seven yards appeared in the final two games of the season vs. Iowa and Iowa State (Insight Bowl), but did not record a reception.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 12 games with starts in five of the final six games of the season hauled in 21 receptions for 306 yards to rank fifth on the team in receptions and fourth in receiving yards paced the Gophers in receiving yards three times earned first letter.
Game-by-Game: saw his first collegiate action as a late-game reserve at Bowling Green (9/6) but did not record any statistics also came off the bench to earn playing time vs. Montana State (9/13) hauled in first career reception on an athletic 7-yard grab near the goal line against Florida Atlantic (9/20) earned playing time against Ohio State (9/27), Indiana (10/4) and Illinois (10/11) but did not record any statistics made his first career start at Purdue (10/25) and responded with a huge game hauled in five receptions for a team-high 100 yards vs. the Boilermakers, including a 71-yard catch that is the longest pass play of the season for Minnesota and set up a touchdown recorded five receptions for 37 yards vs. Northwestern (11/1) finished with two receptions for 36 yards against Michigan (11/8) hauled in five passes for 80 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 4-yard reception at Wisconsin (11/15) started vs. Iowa (11/22) but did not record any statistics caught two passes for 38 yards, including a 29-yarder vs. Kansas (12/31) at the Insight Bowl.
Prepped at Robeson High School, where he was a four-year varsity starter and three-time first team All-Public League selection had an unbelievable senior season in 2007, making plays all over the field and leading the Raiders to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Illinois Class 5A state playoffs caught 62 passes for 1,114 yards and 18 touchdowns also totaled 138 yards and four touchdowns on the ground on 19 carries played quarterback down the stretch of the season for the Raiders, completing 12-of-24 passes for 311 yards and four scores was also a consistent weapon on special teams, combining for 874 yards on kick and punt returns collected 29 tackles, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries as a defender and kicked 10 extra points had six multiple-touchdown games, including an incredible six-TD effort (1 rush/3 rec./2 ret.) vs. Prosser earned first team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Champaign News-Gazette and the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association caught 49 passes for 874 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 returned two punts for touchdowns and three of his eight interceptions for scores named first team All-State by MaxPreps as a receiver and first team all-state as a defensive back by the Champaign News-Gazette four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout considered the No. 39 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 6 overall player from the state of Illinois by Rivals Rivals also tapped him as the No. 1 receiver prospect in the state of Illinois also earned four stars from Scout rated as the No. 47 receiver prospect nationally by Scout and No. 51 by ESPN.com earned a spot on Street & Smith's 2007 preseason All-American Team hauled in 70 passes for 1,241 yards and 15 touchdowns and intercepted seven passes, two of which were returned for scores, as a sophomore in 2005 coached by Fabray Collins also ran track as a prep.
Born June 23, 1989 son of Vernita and Jeff Bryant youth studies major.
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