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
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
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Senior safety Brock Vereen reports from Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.
Justin Gaard sits down with Brock Vereen.
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Michigan State - 11/30/13
Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium
2013 SENIOR SEASON: Named first team All-Big Ten by the coaches and was an honorable mention by the media. Game-By-Game: Led the team with eight tackles (six solo) against UNLV made seven tackles at New Mexico State broke up one pass and made four tackles against Western Illinois totaled three tackles against San Jose State made eight tackles (6 solo), forced one fumble, broke up one pass and recorded one interception against Iowa assisted on two tackles at Michigan started at cornerback at Northwestern, where he had four solo tackles and broke up one pass recorded four solo tackles and broke up one pass as a starting cornerback against Nebraska broke up one pass and made six tackles at Indiana made four tackles against Penn State and three against Wisconsin was in on three tackles at Michigan State.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games started seven games at safety including the final six of the regular season sixth on the team in tackles (64), third in pass breakups (9) and also made two interceptions named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action as a reserve at UNLV and had four tackles made his second career interception at UNLV and his first since 9/10/11 against New Mexico State had four tackles against New Hampshire notched four tackles against Western Michigan had two tackles and one pass breakup against Syracuse saw limited action at Iowa due to an injury recorded his first start of the season and recorded seven tackles and a pass breakup vs. Northwestern made three solo tackles at Wisconsin tied for the team lead in tackles with seven and broke up two passes vs. Purdue tied for team-high with nine tackles and also broke up one pass vs. Michigan had one solo tackle and assisted on one sack at Illinois recorded eight tackles, including one for a loss, and two pass breakups at Nebraska made four tackles and had a 30-yard interception return vs. Michigan State led team with 10 tackles vs. Texas Tech.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started at cornerback all 12 games recorded 67 tackles (46 solo, 21 assisted) tallied 3.5 tackles-for-loss forced one fumble grabbed one interception broke-up five passes. Game-by-Game: Led team with 13 tackles (10 solo) in season opener at USC tallied an interception, three tackles and a pass break-up versus New Mexico State recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists) and broke-up a team high three passes in victory against Miami (Ohio) garnered six tackles vs. North Dakota State tallied five solo tackles with one tackle-for-loss at Michigan tied for team-best seven tackles at Purdue assisted on four tackles vs. Nebraska notched five tackles in 22-21 victory against Iowa recorded six tackles and one pass break-up at Michigan State had five tackles vs. Wisconsin tallied five tackles at Northwestern garnered three tackles with two pass break-ups in victory against Illinois.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in nine games with four starts recorded 10 total tackles (seven solo). Game-by-Game: Appeared against Middle Tennessee State and South Dakota but did not record any stats earned his first-career start against USC, making four tackles started against Northern Illinois and made four tackles appeared against Wisconsin started at cornerback in Minnesota's win against Iowa and contributed two tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Valencia High School led his team to a 12-1 record in 2009 two-time All-CIF selection tallied 51 tackles, eight interceptions, two pass break-ups and one sack last season played wide receiver, registering 20 receptions for 474 yards and seven touchdowns ranked as the No. 66 cornerback in the country by Rivals.com listed as the No. 57 cornerback in the nation by ESPN ranked as the No. 166 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com earned a three-star ranking from Rivals and a two-star rating from Scout standout track and field athlete coached by Larry Muir.
PERSONAL: Born August 17, 1992 son of Venita and Henry Vereen father played football at UNLV, while mother played tennis at UNLV brother Shane was a running back at California and now plays for the New England Patriots held a 4.4 grade-point average in high school communication studies major.
Gophers Ground Game Gaining Yards
Minnesota running game, which has scored 11 touchdowns, powered by three backs and a healthy quarterback.
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun Impact NFL Games
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun impact NFL games with big plays. Sherels punt return sparks Minnesota to win, while Boddy-Calhoun returned an interception for a touchdown.
Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State
Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.