Brandon Lingen
Brandon  Lingen


Wayzata, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 247


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Six Gophers Tabbed Academic All-District

Three members from both the football and volleyball programs honored for academics


Six Gophers Tabbed Academic All-District

Three members from both the football and volleyball programs honored for academics


Lingen Named Mackey Tight End of the Week

Following a career game last weekend, sophomore Brandon Lingen was tabbed as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week


2015 Position Preview: Tight Ends, Fullbacks

One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing

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2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made one catch for 16 yards against TCU • caught one pass for nine yards at Colorado State • missed the Kent State game with an injury • returned to action and started against Ohio • caught two passes for eight yards at Northwestern • caught the first and (3 yards) second (17 yards) touchdowns on his career at Purdue when he hauled in three passes for 22 • made three catches for 54 yards against Nebraska • caught five passes for a career-high 111 yards against Michigan • his 111 yards against Michigan were the fourth-most by a Gopher tight end since 1950 and were the most by a tight end since Ben Utecht had 104 against Wisconsin in 2001 • caught four passes for 50 yards at Ohio State • scored one touchdown and caught six passes for 105 yards at Iowa • has two 100-yard receiving games this year (111 vs Michigan and 106 at Iowa) to become the first Gopher tight end to have two 100-yard games in the same season since at least 1950 • caught three passes for 20 yards against Illinois. 

• FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and started one • caught two passes for 18 yards • named team's Outstanding Offensive Freshman of the Year.Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois where he caught one pass for 12 yards • saw action on special teams and on offense against Middle Tennessee • started at TCU and caught one pass for six yards • competed against San Jose State • saw special teams action at Michigan and against Northwestern and Purdue • played on offense and on special teams against Iowa and Ohio State • competed at Nebraska • returned one kickoff for 11 yards against Missouri.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wayzata High School • Trojans went 6-3 in 2013 • caught 15 passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns in nine games as a senior • punishing blocker for team that rushed for 1,706 yards • named All-Metro by KARE11 and second team All-Metro by the Star Tribune • made four catches for 46 yards in an injury-shortened 2012 season • coached by Brad Anderson • Rivals listed him as the No. 5 recruit in Minnesota, while ESPN and 247Sports ranked him sixth • three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • the No. 23 tight end in the nation according to Scout, while ESPN had him at No. 41 and 247Sports had him at No. 79.

PERSONAL: Born June 24, 1995 • son of Brent and Michelle Lingen • has two sisters, Sarah and Hannah.


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