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Casey O'Brien
Casey  O'Brien

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Saint Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 176

Position:
H

Major:
Undeclared


PRONUNCIATION:



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.

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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.

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9/16/2017

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.

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