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.
Fleck Talks Elite Uniforms
2/23/2018 - Football
Gopher Football head coach P.J. Fleck sat down to discuss Minnesota's NEW Nike uniform redesign for the 2018 season.
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In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.
Minnesota Minute: Best NBA 2K Player?
2/21/2018 - Football
We asked the guys who the best NBA 2K player on the team is in honor of NBA All-Star weekend.