Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
Mitch Leidner, who is one of five quarterbacks on Minnesota's roster, has a 14-8 record in 22 career games
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
Mitch Leidner will lead a young group of QBs in 2014
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed as a reserve at quarterback against TCU and rushed one time for three yards • rushed three times at quarterback for five yards at Colorado State and also played special team • played on special teams and saw action at receiver against Ohio and at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • caught the first pass of his career, a four-yard reception from Demry Croft at Purdue.
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.
Murray To Play In Senior Bowl
Eric Murray has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Gophers in the NFL: Week 11
A plethora of former Gophers competed on the field in the professional ranks for Week 11 action
Game 12: Wisconsin at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Wisconsin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. The game can be watched on Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.