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 • competed against Northwestern.
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.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action.
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.
Athlon Recognizes Eight Gophers
Annual magazine prediction tabs eight Gophers as All-Big Ten players. Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.
Elite Access: Delivering the Oars
P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.