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: Saw action as a reserve against Middle Tennessee • competed on special teams at Purdue and against Michigan State.
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).
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Tyler Johnson is putting up numbers that could rival some of the best sophomore receivers in Minnesota history.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
P.J. Fleck, Jenny Hansen and Abby DeMuse are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly which streams on Facebook every Monday.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.