Mitch Leidner will lead a young group of QBs in 2014
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in five games and started one completed four passes for 37 yards and one touchdown rushed 36 times for 235 yards and one touchdown Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Rushed five times for 21 yards and completed his only pass for 12 yards as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois rushed one time for 2 yards against Middle Tennessee tossed his first career touchdown (12-yard pass to Maxx Williams) and rushed seven times for 33 yards at TCU made his first career start against San Jose State and rushed 18 times for 161 yards (third most ever by a Gopher quarterback) and one touchdown Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 22) after his performance against SJSU rushed five times for 18 yards as a reserve against Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, Ill. was a three-year letterwinner led team to an 11-1 record and conference championships as both a junior and a senior helped team advance to the state quarterfinals as a junior and senior named conference and area Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 was a first-team all-state selection in 2012 and was recognized as Academic All-State in 2011 and 2012 named team MVP after a senior season in which he completed 172 of 250 passes (68.8%) for 2,662 yards and 26 touchdowns threw only four interceptions also rushed for 1,276 yards and 22 touchdowns passed for a touchdown in all 12 games and rushed for a score in 10 games threw for 2,456 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior, while also rushing for 970 yards and 17 scores handled punting duties as well, averaging 35.65 yards on 17 punts as a senior coached by Ed Brucker enrolled at the University of Minnesota in January 2013 and participated in spring practice earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and a two-star ranking from Scout.com received a three-star ranking and was the No. 38 dual-threat quarterback in the country according to ESPN listed as the No. 40 prospect in Illinois.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 6, 1995 son of Erik and Christine Streveler.