The Gophers have four quarterbacks on their roster, but only three will be available for spring practice
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
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Completed his only pass against Indiana State, which was a six-yard reception to Hunter Register • made his first career start at Maryland and completed 7-of-15 passes for 82 yards and one touchdown • saw action as a reserve at Illinois.
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.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.
Four Gophers On Offense Honored By B1G
Four student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on offense were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.
Seven Gophers Honored By B1G
Seven student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Monday.