HIGH SCHOOL: Attends East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minn. • wore No. 28 for the Raptors • rushed 610 times for 3,916 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career • participated in the 2016 MFCA All-Star football game • as a junior, rushed for 2,211 yards and 20 touchdowns while averaging 170.1 yards per game • named the East-Metro Player of the Year and earned First Team All-State honors • a three-star recruit by Scout, 247, and ESPN and a two-star recruit by Rivals • Scout ranked him as the No. 1 running back in Minnesota, No. 13 back in the Midwest and at No. 80 in the nation • ESPN listed him as the No. 2 recruit in Minnesota, while 247 Sports had him at No. 4 • 247 Sports tabbed him as the No. 42 prospect at his position, while ESPN had him at No. 72 • coached by Dan Fritze.
PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1999 • son of Steve and Jennie Brinson • has three brothers (Jaylen and Marcus) and one sister (Ari) • sister, Ari, played basketball at Concordia University, St. Paul.
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Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.