Here are the top ten play of the 2012 regular season, according to Gopher fans
Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota
Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31
Wilhite named Second Team All-Big Ten, while Carter, Hageman, Stoudermire named Honorable Mention
MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner
Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12
Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium
Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)
Photos from the Gopher football game at Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2012
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in five games recorded nine tackles (eight solos, two assists) earned third varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Saw first action of the season and tallied three tackles (two solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) recorded two solo tackles in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) notched three solo tackles in loss to Nebraska (10/22) did not see action in Iowa, Michigan State or Wisconsin games had one solo tackle in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) saw action in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26) with one tackle.
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in seven games, making four starts recorded 24 tackles (22 solo) on the season including one tackle for a loss also recorded two interceptions and one forced fumble. Game-by-Game: recorded one solo tackle at cornerback against the Blue Raiders (9/2) recorded first-career interception in the South Dakota game (9/11) and recorded three solo stops also tallied three solo tackles against USC (9/18) as a reserve appeared as a reserve against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record any statistics had a game-high and career-best performance against Northwestern (10/2) recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) including one tackle for a loss posted second interception of the season against the Wildcats and returned the pick for seven yards also forced one fumble against Northwestern did not appear against Wisconsin (10/9) recorded four solo stops against Purdue (10/16) made two solo stops against Penn State (10/23) hauled in one kick return against Ohio State (10/30).
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Talented young player appeared in 12 games as a freshman, earning his first start against South Dakota State had a career game in his first start, notching three total tackles and a sack, which resulted in an 11-yard loss and a fumble for Minnesota's only touchdown of the game posted a solid performance in the 42-34 Halloween night victory over Michigan State, finishing with two solo stops as a true freshman, he was already one of the Gophers' top players in the secondary earned first varsity letter. Game-By-Game: Appeared in first career game in the season opening 23-20 OT win against Syracuse (9/5) appeared in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12), did not record any statistics finished with one tackle in the 35-21 loss to #8 Cal (9/19) appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) and the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3), but did not record any statistics tallied first career solo tackle in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) tallied one solo tackle appeared in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) notched a career-high two solo tackles did not appear against Illinois earned his first career start in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) and tallied three total tackles including his first career sack for an 11-yard loss started in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finishing with two solo and three total tackles appeared in the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State.
Recorded 48 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior scored five touchdowns in 2008 as well selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American game was named to the 2008 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press-Register named Class 6A first-team all-state by the St. Petersburg Times as a senior named first-team All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior ranked as the No. 12 corner in the nation and the No. 140 player overall by Rivals.com earned a four-star prospect ranking from Rivals also named third-best athlete and most physical among cornerbacks by Rivals ranked as the No. 17 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. rated the No. 35 cornerback in the country by Scout.com named a three-star prospect by Scout named his team's Most Valuable Player as a senior named Ely High's top defensive back as a junior recorded 45 tackles, 18 passes broken up, seven interceptions and four defensive touchdowns as a junior in 2007 broke up 16 passes, made 15 tackles and notched one interception during his sophomore season in 2006 was also named team MVP of the Ely HS baseball team as a junior coached by James Jones.
Born April 22, 1991 son of Peggy and Michael Carter cousin Tyrone Carter was a two-time All-America performer for Minnesota in 1998 and 1999 and winner of the 1999 Jim Thorpe Award business and marketing education major.
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