Clay Patterson will coach the Minnesota tight ends in 2018
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
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in the first four games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in eight games, but did not record any statistics • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Oregon 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.
6/18/2018 - Football
Jerry Gibson and Winston DeLattiboudere are spending their summer as Como Park Zoo and Conservatory security guards.
Player Profile: Antonio Shenault
6/18/2018 - Football
Antonio Shenault will help lead a young defensive back group in 2018. The senior has played in 33 games and has made 111 tackles.
Player Profile: Tyler Johnson
6/15/2018 - Football
Tyler Johnson had one of the best seasons in school history for a sophomore receiver in 2017.