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Brandon Lingen
Brandon  Lingen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wayzata, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 250

Position:
TE

Experience:
3 Letter

Major:
Undeclared


04/13/2017

2017 Spring Preview: Tight Ends

Gophers have five tight ends on spring roster, but only two are healthy

12/01/2016

Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains

Two seniors, one junior will lead the Gophers in 2017

07/06/2016

Lingen On Watch List For John Mackey Award

Lingen caught 33 passes for 428 yards and three touchdowns last season

06/15/2016

Six Gophers Honored By Athlon

Jonah Pirsig, Brandon Lingen, Shannon Brooks, Damarius Travis, Jack Lynn and Ryan Santoso named preseason All-Big Ten by Athlon

04/05/2016

Spring Preview: Tight Ends

Minnesota has passed for 68 touchdowns since 2011 and 29 of those passes were caught by a tight end

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in three games and started once • missed 10 games with an injury • made three catches for 28 yards • Academic All-Big Ten • caught one pass for 17 yards against Indiana State caught one pass for eight yards at Maryland and made one reception for three yards against Rutgers. 

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games and started 10 • caught 33 passes for 428 yards and three touchdowns • had two 100-yard receiving games • named Minnesota's Tight End of the Year and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention • named CoSIDA Academic All-America second team • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: 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 yards • 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 • his two 100-yard receiving games (111 vs Michigan and 106 at Iowa) made him 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 • competed against Wisconsin • caught five passes for 33 yards against Central Michigan.

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.

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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