Gophers have had between four and six healthy offensive linemen all spring
New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game
Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 10 games and saw action on offense and special teams • played as a reserve against Middle Tennessee • competed on special teams at Purdue, against Michigan State, versus Illinois and at Iowa • saw action as a reserve at center at Michigan • excelled on special teams against Nebraska • played guard and center at Northwestern • competed against Wisconsin.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and saw the majority of his action on special teams • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut as a reserve offensive lineman against Indiana State • also played against Colorado State, Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chaska High School • helped lead team to a 7-3 record and a 5-1 mark in conference play • two-year starter • named First-Team All-State by the Associated Press, All-Metro by KARE11 and was an all-conference selection • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • 247Sports and ESPN listed him as the No. 3 prospect in Minnesota, while Scout had him as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Minnesota and the No. 12 offensive tackle in the Midwest • Scout listed him as No. 71 player at his position, while ESPN had him at No. 123 and 247Sports had him at No. 131.
PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1997 • son of Mike and Holly Dovich • has one brother (Mitch) and one sister (Alexandra).
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - Football
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.