HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cretin Derham Hall High School where he played quarterback as a freshman • diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a rare form of bone cancer • beat cancer twice after numerous rounds of chemotherapy and then continued his career as a holder • won the Minnesota Football Honors 2016 Courage Award • named Sportscenter School Star of the Night after returning to the field • also lettered in golf (picked up the game after he was diagnosed with cancer) and was named All-Conference in 2017 with a season average of 79 • football coach was Brooks Bollinger.
PERSONAL: Born on April 7, 1999 • son of Dan and Chris O’Brien • has one brother (Shaymus) and one sister (Brittany) • father Dan and grandfather Mal Scanlan both played football for the University of St. Thomas.
Jacob Huff Named B1G Player Of The Week
Minnesota safety Jacob Huff was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week today. Huff made four tackles and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee.
Gophers Beat Blue Raiders 34-3
The Golden Gophers improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-3 win against Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.
Time Lapse: Goldy Helmets
Watch as the Gopher Football equipment staff decals the special edition Goldy Gopher football helmets Minnesota will wear on Sept. 16, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.