Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
The Golden Gophers defeated UNLV, 51-23, to kick off the 2013 season.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the season on Sept. 7 at New Mexico State. Game-by-Game: Made three tackles and returned an interception - the first of his career - 89 yards for a touchdown against UNLV his interception return was the third longest in Gopher history (Gary Hohman 99 yards vs. Nebraska on Oct. 4, 1969 and Ed Duren 95 yards vs. Iowa on Oct. 15, 1966) made two tackles at New Mexico State before being injured.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games as a reserve and made nine tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV, but did not record any statistics notched two two tackles vs. New Hampshire assisted on a tackle vs. Michigan recorded two tackles at Nebraska had a career high four tackles vs. Texas Tech.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College named second-team All-Jayhawk Conference as a cornerback after his only season as a Red Raven earned Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors twice and Special Teams Player of the Week once tallied 40 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries and a blocked kick helped lead team to 6-4 mark coached by Darian Dulin.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Wilmington Delcastle Technical earned first-team all-conference accolades as a defensive back and kick returner in 2010 first-team all-state defensive back and second-team all-state kick returner as a senior named first-team all-conference and third-team all-state as a defensive back following his junior season three-time honorable mention all-conference selection as a quarterback standout in track and field and basketball earned all-state honors as a high jumper two-time all-conference selection as a point guard in basketball third-team all-state in basketball as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born January 12, 1993 son of Wendy Boddy majoring in elementary education.
Pronuciation Guide: BREE-an