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.
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