One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2014 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.
OVERVIEW: 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.
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.
PERSONAL: Born June 24, 1995 son of Brent and Michelle Lingen has two sisters, Sarah and Hannah.