Clay Patterson will coach the Minnesota tight ends in 2018
Gophers have five tight ends on spring roster, but only two are healthy
Minnesota has passed for 68 touchdowns since 2011 and 29 of those passes were caught by a tight end
One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games, mostly on special teams • made one tackle at Michigan • Academic All-Big Ten.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and started eight • made six catches for 48 yards • blocked for an offense that rushed for 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State and returned one kickoff for 12 yards • made his first career catch, a 22-yard reception, against Indiana State • had two receptions for 10 yards against Colorado State • caught two balls for 10 yards at Penn State and competed against Iowa • saw action at Maryland and against Rutgers • competed on offense and on special teams at Illinois and against Purdue • caught one pass for six yards at Nebraska • started against Northwestern, at Wisconsin and versus Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Piper High School • four-year letterwinner and led team to a 34-14 record in 48 career games • rushed 336 times for 1,594 yards and 28 touchdowns during his career • caught 47 career passes for 615 yards and eight touchdowns • made 514 tackles during career, including 12.0 sacks • caused six fumbles, recovered three fumbles and made four interceptions in 48 games • handled punting duties and averaged 35.0 yards on 132 career punts • career-long punt was 70 yards and came during his junior season • won the Bobby Bell Award as a junior and senior, which is given to the best lineman or linebacker in the Missouri-Kansas area • played in 12 games as a senior and carried the ball 86 times for 427 yards and 13 touchdowns • caught six passes for 87 yards and one score • made 152 tackles on defense, including 4.0 sacks and 23.0 tackles-for-loss • made one interception and caused one fumble, while also breaking up two passes • named First-Team All-State and Top 12 by the coaches association • played in 12 games as a junior and rushed 95 times for 349 yards and 10 touchdowns • caught 21 passes for 236 yards and three scores • recorded 159 tackles, including 8.0 tackles-for-loss • competed in 13 games as a sophomore and rushed 95 times for 554 yards and three touchdowns • caught nine passes for 119 yards and one score • totaled 114 tackles, including 4.5 sacks and 10.0 tackles-for-loss • played in 11 games as a freshman and rushed 60 times for 264 yards and two touchdowns • hauled in 11 passes for 173 yards and three scores • made 89 tackles • coached by Chris Brindle • also lettered in basketball, baseball and track • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN and received two stars from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • ESPN and 247Sports listed him as the No. 14 prospect in Kansas • 247Sports had him as the No. 8 fullback in his class, while ESPN ranked him No. 57 at his position.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 15, 1996 • son of Thomas and Tamara Beebe • has three brothers (Collin, Cooper and Camden) • father, Thomas, played football at Pittsburg State University.
6/18/2018 - Football
Jerry Gibson and Winston DeLattiboudere are spending their summer as Como Park Zoo and Conservatory security guards.
Player Profile: Antonio Shenault
6/18/2018 - Football
Antonio Shenault will help lead a young defensive back group in 2018. The senior has played in 33 games and has made 111 tackles.
Player Profile: Tyler Johnson
6/15/2018 - Football
Tyler Johnson had one of the best seasons in school history for a sophomore receiver in 2017.