Gophers secondary has mixture of experience and youth as team prepares for 2017 seasosn
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Missed the majority of the season coming off an ACL injury in the final game of the 2016 season • saw action against Maryland and Purdue • Academic All-Big Ten.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in seven games and started one • recorded six tackles and one pass breakup. Game-by-Game: Made collegiate debut against Indiana State • saw action at Illinois and against Purdue • made first collegiate tackle at Nebraska and competed against Northwestern • recorded one tackle at Wisconsin • made his first career start against Washington State and recorded four tackles and one pass breakup.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La. • four-year letterwinner helped lead the Griffins to a 8-4 record as a senior • recorded 55 tackles and five tackles-for-loss • recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown • named First Team All-State by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association • tabbed an Louisiana All-State honorable mention and was District 5-5A Defensive MVP • earned First Team District 5-5A honors as a junior • coached by Benny Saia • also lettered in football and track • ranked as a consensus three star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports • Scout ranked him as the No. 9 cornerback in Louisiana • 247Sports listed him as the No. 56 recruit in Louisiana while Rivals had him at No. 44 and ESPN at No. 57 • ESPN ranked him as the No. 89 cornerback in his class.
PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1997 • son of Jerry Banks and Karlyn Durr • has four sisters (Jeralyn, LaKendra, Shyniqua, and Jerah). e Moe, lettered for the Gophers in the 1980s.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - Football
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.