Derrick Engel
Derrick  Engel

RS Senior

Chaska, Minn.

Last College:
Winona State

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187

Wide Receiver



Fall Camp '14: Wide Receivers Preview

The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013


Gophers Fall to Badgers 20-7

David Cobb runs for 68 yards in 20-7 loss.


Minnesota Pounces on New Mexico State 44-21

Minnesota had a pair of return touchdowns for the second week in a row.


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Minnesota Stumbles Late, Falls to Texas Tech 34-31

Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota


Top Ten Plays #3

Derrick Engel's touchdown catch on 4th down helped Minnesota beat Nebraska, 34-23.


Brick by Brick: Episode #13

Watch the latest episode of Brick by Brick from Gopher Digital Productions.


Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

Minnesota beat Penn State, 24-10, for its fourth straight victory.


Gophers Beat Hoosiers 42-39

Minnesota won its third straight Big Ten game with a 42-39 victory at Indiana.


Gophers Beat Huskers 34-23

Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.


USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13


USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13


Minnesota @ Northwestern



Gophers vs. Iowa, Sept. 28 2013

Photos from the Minnesota vs. Iowa Homecoming Football game on Sept. 28, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.


Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

2013 • SENIOR SEASON: Saw action against UNLV but did not record any statistics, snapping a streak of five straight games with a catch • made two catches for 51 yards at New Mexico State, which included a career long catch of 48 yards • caught three passes for 32 yards against Western Illinois • snagged two catches for 10 yards against San Jose State • made five catches for 67 yards, which included a 23-yard touchdown, against Iowa • made two catches for 22 yards at Michigan • caught two passes for 42 yards at Northwestern, which included a 29-yard touchdown • totaled two catches for 40 yards (including a 33-yard touchdown on 4th-and-10) and rushed once for 11 yards against Nebraska • made four catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns at Indiana • caught three passes for 40 yards against Penn State • missed the Wisconsin and Michigan State games with an injury.

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games, starting once at Nebraska • made 18 catches for 375 yards and one touchdown • six of his catches went for more than 30 yards • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and caught one pass for 33 yards • registered one catch for 22 yards vs. New Hampshire • had two receptions for 39 yards vs. Western Michigan • had one catch for 17 yards against Syracuse • recorded two receptions for 25 yards at Iowa • appeared vs. Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • saw action at Wisconsin and recorded one rush • recorded his first career touchdown, a 34-yard pass from Philip Nelson, against Purdue • made two catches for 45 yards vs. Michigan • missed the game at Illinois with an injury • had one 17-yard reception at Nebraska • notched three catches for 35 yards vs. Michigan State • had a breakout performance vs. Texas Tech, catching four balls for 108 yards.

2011: Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2009-10 (WINONA STATE): Saw action in 10 games at Winona State in 2010, earning All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors • led team in receptions and receiving yards with 39 catches for 584 yards • hauled in four touchdown passes • also returned six punts and four kickoffs for the Warriors • tallied 25 receptions for 686 yards and five touchdowns in 2009, while earning honorable mention All-NSIC.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Chaska High School in 2008 • tallied 50 receptions for 637 yards and nine scores during his senior season • made 30 catches for 503 yards and three TDs as a junior in 2007 • named team MVP following his senior year, while also serving as a team captain in 2008 • standout track and field athlete, earning all-conference honors in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1991 • son of Joel and Karen Engel • Joel was an All-American basketball player at Augsburg, while Karen was an All-American hurdler at Augsburg • has a sister Kaylee and a brother Sean • business and marketing education major.


Elite Access: Gophers at Target Field

Elite Access: Gophers at Target Field

6/22/2018 - Football

The entire Gopher Football team traveled to Target Field in Minneapolis to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox in June.



6/18/2018 - Football

Jerry Gibson and Winston DeLattiboudere are spending their summer as Como Park Zoo and Conservatory security guards.

Player Profile: Antonio Shenault

Player Profile: Antonio Shenault

6/18/2018 - Football

Antonio Shenault will help lead a young defensive back group in 2018. The senior has played in 33 games and has made 111 tackles.

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