Damien Wilson and De'Vondre Campbell will lead returning linebackers
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in nine games, making seven tackles Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Recorded two tackles in his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois totaled two stops against Middle Tennessee played on special teams at Michigan and on defense against Northwestern recorded one tackle against Purdue notched .5 sack at Illinois played against Iowa and at Nebraska made .5 tackle-for-loss at Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cleveland Heights High School helped lead team to an 8-2 record as a senior and a 5-2 mark in division play had 70 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in 2012 also played wide receiver as a prep athlete coached by Jeff Rotsky previously played for Shaker Heights High School earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com ranked as the No. 137 athlete in the nation and the No. 67 overall prospect in Ohio by ESPN listed as the No. 35 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 34 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals.com ranked as the No. 63 overall prospect in Ohio by 247Sports.com.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 19, 1994 son of Donald and Kitt Laster.
Game 1: Oregon State at Minnesota
Minnesota kicks off the 2016 season at 8 p.m. on Thursday against Oregon State. The game can be seen on Big Ten Network and heard on KOOL 108.
What They're Saying: Aug. 25, 2016
There is plenty to talk about with the Gophers season opener just one week away.
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