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.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell won the Outland Award in 1962 and was named the Big Ten MVP and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Taking A Look At TCF Bank Stadium Records
The Gophers start their eighth season at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Last year, Minnesota posted some impressive feats in that cracked the stadium record books.
Road Game Tickets On Sale Now
Minnesota road game tickets are now on sale for contests at Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin.