Minnesota passed for 239 yards in opener, which is something it did only twice last season
Coach Fleck announced that both quarterbacks Conor Rhoda and Demry Croft will play against Buffalo
Minnesota has six quarterbacks on its spring roster
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
09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State
2017 • SENIOR SEASON: Started against Buffalo and completed 12-of-21 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown • found Tyler Johnson for a 61-yard touchdown against Buffalo • completed 7-of-8 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown at Oregon State and also rushed six times for 14 yards • connected with Tyler Johnson for a 67-yard touchdown at Oregon State, which was Minnesota's longest passing touchdown since 2007 when Adam Weber found Ralph Spry for a 71-yard touchdown • passed for 122 yards, as he completed 11-of-18 attempts against Middle Tennessee.
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in three games and completed eight of 16 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown. Game-by-Game: 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 • Academic All-Big Ten.
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.
Elite Access: Fleck Gives Goldy Gopher the Game Ball!
Watch Gopher Football head coach P.J. Fleck give Goldy Gopher the game ball after Minnesota's 34-3 win over Middle Tennessee to celebrate Goldy's birthday!
Cinematic Highlights: Gophers-Blue Raiders
Get a fresh look at Minnesota's 34-3 win over Middle Tennessee on Sept. 16 with all-new camera angles & much more!
Jacob Huff Named B1G Player Of The Week
Minnesota safety Jacob Huff was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week today. Huff made four tackles and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee.