Mitch Leidner named Team MVP, Eric Murray collects defensive honors
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: Did not see game action • named Offensive Work Team Player of the Year.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against San Jose State, but did not record any statistics • attempted one pass against Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate from Cretin-Derham Hall • helped team to a 6-3 record and a 6-2 conference mark as a senior • threw for 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns • rushed for 550 yards and three scores • took over the starting role in the fifth game of his junior season and then passed for 1,000 yards (9 TDs) and rushed for 400 yards (4 TDs) • also lettered three years in baseball • coached by Mike Scanlan.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 15, 1995 • son of Jeff and Mary Sue Rhoda • has two siblings.
Big Ten Honors Five from Gophers Offense
Five members of the offense on the Minnesota football team were honored by the Big Ten Conference.
Gophers in the NFL: Week 12
Week 12 came and went with a plethora of former Gophers in action with their respective NFL teams.
Ten Gophers Awarded by Big Ten Conference
Ten student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the Big Ten.