Chad Fahning
Chad  Fahning

RS Junior

St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
DeLaSalle HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 290


1 Letter

Public Policy


Spring Preview: Offensive Line

New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game


2015 Position Preview: Offensive Line

Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Made his season debut at Maryland where he saw action at right guard as a reserve • played against Rutgers and helped pave the way for Minnesota to rush for 243 yards and three touchdowns. 

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in two games • made his season and collegiate debut on the offensive line at Purdue • played on special teams and saw significant action as a reserve on the offensive line against Illinois and provided protection on Minnesota's passing touchdown with five seconds left in the first half. 

Did not see game action.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 DeLaSalle High School graduate • three-year starter and a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com • helped lead DeLaSalle to a 10-2 overall record and a 5-0 conference mark as a senior • helped anchor an offensive line that rushed for 2,364 yards and passed for 1,303 yards • started 34 games during his high school career, while earning four varsity letters • named First-Team All-State and All Metro as a senior • coached by Sean McMenomy.

PERSONAL: Born November 10, 1994 • son of Paul Fahning • has one sister, Heidi • graduated in summer 2016 with a degree in political science • working on his master's degree in public policy. 


"In the Trenches" Episode 2


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The Knockdown Kids


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