Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started the last four of the season at right guard in place of the injured Caleb Bak named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action against UNLV and helped protect for an offense that ran for 221 yards saw action at New Mexico State where the Gophers rushed for 342 yards, which was the most for a Minnesota team since 2005 helped pave the wave for Minnesota to rush for 213 yards and four touchdowns against Western Illinois played against San Jose State where the Gophers rushed for 353 yards (most since 2005) saw mostly special teams action against Iowa, at Michigan, at Northwestern, against Nebraska and at Indiana made his first career start against Penn State and protected for an offense that gained 381 yards started against Wisconsin and at Michigan State protected for a unit that passed for two touchdowns and garnered 350 yards of offense against Syracuse.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in seven games missed time due to an injury named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut in a reserve role at UNLV and helped protect for an offense that totaled a season-high 478 yards (209 rushing, 269 passing) helped pave the way for the Gophers to rush for a season-high 240 yards against New Hampshire protected for an offense that passed for four touchdowns against Western Michigan also played vs. Syracuse, Michigan and Michigan State blocked for an offense that rushed for 222 yards vs. Texas Tech.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Made four tackles against UNLV started at New Mexico State assisted on three tackles and broke up one pass against Western Illinois started against San Jose State, but did not record any statistics tallied four solo tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, against Iowa notched three tackles and one sack at Michigan made two tackles, including one for a loss, at Northwestern started against Nebraska notched two tackles at Indiana started against Penn State had one tackle against Wisconsin registered three tackles at Michigan State.