Gophers have five tight ends on spring roster, but only two are healthy
Minnesota has passed for 68 touchdowns since 2011 and 29 of those passes were caught by a tight end
One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in eight games, but did not record any statistics • made his Minnesota debut against Oregon State • competed against Indiana State, at Penn State and against Rutgers • played on offense against Purdue and saw action against Northwestern • competed at Wisconsin and against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended West Catholic High School, where he helped the Falcons win back-to-back Division 5 state titles after a runner-up finish as a sophomore • West Catholic went 14-0 in 2014 • named to the AP Division 5-6 All-State First Team as a defensive lineman • MLive Grand Rapids Press Defensive Player of the Year • caught 16 touchdown passes and amassed nearly 800 receiving yards as a senior • made 81 tackles (23 for a loss) and returned a fumble for a touchdown • made four receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns in the 2014 state semifinal game • started for the Falcons for three years • coached by Dan Rohn • also lettered in basketball and track • received three stars from 247Sports and Scout, while Rivals gave him two stars • Scout had him as the second-best tight end in Michigan and 38th-best tight end in his class • tabbed the No. 36 Michigan recruit and No. 69 tight end by 247Sports.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 1, 1997 • son of Gayle and Jim Witham.
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.