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Drew Wolitarsky
Drew  Wolitarsky

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Clarita, Calif.

High School:
Canyon County HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
WR

Experience:
4 Letters

Major:
English


03/23/2017

2017 Spring Preview: Receivers

Gophers return just four receivers who caught a pass in 2016

01/10/2017

Wolitarsky Partaking In College Gridiron Showcase

Senior ended his career as a top 10 receiver in school history

11/30/2016

Four Gophers On Offense Honored By B1G

Rodney Smith, Jonah Pirsig, Drew Wolitarsky and Shannon Brooks recognized by the Big Ten

11/27/2016

Smith, Travis Take Home Top Awards At Banquet

Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon

09/12/2016

Leidner, Wolitarsky Build Chemistry

Duo connected eight times for 125 yards and two touchdowns

09/28/2014

Gophers Claim Little Brown Jug

Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.

12/30/2013

Gophers Fall in Texas Bowl

The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.

11/11/2013

Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

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

10/08/2016

Iowa 14, Minnesota 7

Photos from Iowa @ Minnesota on October 8, 2016.

10/11/2014

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

10/19/2013

Minnesota @ Northwestern

USATSI

CAREER: Made 130 career catches (tied for eighth all-time in program history) for 1,749 yards (ninth in program history) • caught nine touchdowns (5 as a senior, 3 as a junior and 1 as a freshman) • ended his career by making a catch in 26 straight games (9/3/15 - 12/27/16), which is the sixth longest streak is school history.   

2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and set career highs in catches (66), yards (860) and touchdowns (5) • his 66 catches rank tied for second all-time by a senior with Ernie Wheelwright (2007) and his 860 yards place him fifth among seniors in program history • named All-Big Ten Third Team by the media and was also Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started against Oregon State and made four catches for 53 yards • caught eight passes for a career high 125 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana State • made five catches for 74 yards against Colorado State • caught seven passes for 69 yards and one touchdown at Penn State • notched five catches for 58 yards against Iowa • returned one punt for 11 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards at Maryland • made five catches for 50 yards against Rutgers to extend his streak to 20 straight games with a reception • caught three balls for 64 yards and also rushed one time for seven yards at Illinois • recorded five catches for 65 yards against Purdue • caught eight passes for 90 yards at Nebraska • made four catches for 42 yards and one touchdown against Northwestern • recorded four catches for 76 yards and one touchdown at Wisconsin • made five catches for 73 yards against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.  

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in all 13 games and started the final six of the season • caught 39 passes for 524 yards and three touchdowns. Game-by-Game: Caught three passes for 47 yards against TCU • set a career high in catches (9) and had 114 receiving yards and scored one touchdown at Colorado State • his 100-yard receiving game at Colorado State was Minnesota's first since Isaac Fruechte had 105 yards at Illinois in 2014 • his 114 yards at Colorado State were the most by a Gopher receiver in 33 games • made one catch for 32 yards against Kent State • totaled two catches for 29 yards against Ohio • made three catches at Northwestern • caught one pass for 20 yards at Purdue • hauled in seven passes for 54 yards against Nebraska • made one catch for 22 yards against Michigan • had two receptions for 12 yards at Ohio State • made three catches for 71 yards at Iowa, which included a 42-yard touchdown pass from running back Shannon Brooks • gained 26 yards on two catches against Illinois • caught two passes for 44 yards and scored one touchdown against Wisconsin • hauled in three passes for 52 yards against Central Michigan. 

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in eight games and started two • made 10 catches for 106 yards • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Missed the Eastern Illinois game with an injury • returned to the lineup against Middle Tennessee, but did not record any statistics • caught three passes for 24 yards at TCU • tallied one catch for seven yards against San Jose State • caught one pass for 12 yards at Michigan and made two receptions for nine yards against Northwestern • hauled in two catches for 19 yards against Purdue • caught one pass for 35 yards at Illinois • missed the final four games of the regular season with an injury • returned to action against Missouri, but did not record any statistics.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and started four • third on the team in receiving yards (259) and receptions (15) • his lone touchdown came on a 55-yard reception, which was Minnesota's longest pass play of the year. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, but did not record any statistics • played at New Mexico State, against Western Illinois and San Jose State • made one catch, the first of his career, for 15 yards against Iowa • caught two passes for 27 yards at Michigan • hauled in two passes for 28 yards at Northwestern • started against Nebraska, but did not record any statistics • made one catch for 17 yards at Indiana and caught two passes for 22 yards against Penn State • rushed one time for 7 yards against Wisconsin • caught three passes for 56 yards at Michigan State • caught four passes for 94 yards and one touchdown (55-yard reception) against Syracuse.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Canyon High School where he was a four-year letterwinner • California's all-time record holder in career catches (281) and career yardage (5,148), breaking former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith's records (271 catches and 4,486 yards) • second in state history with 52 career touchdown receptions • led team to an 8-3-1 record as a senior and was named Second-Team All-State • caught 89 passes for 1,275 yards (averaged 106.3 yards receiving a game) • registered 100 or more yards in eight of 12 games • caught 14 touchdown passes • averaged 35.83 yards on six kickoff returns (one touchdown) • made 75 catches as a junior for 1,628 yards and 19 touchdowns • rushed for one touchdown and returned one punt for a score • had 77 catches for 1,472 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore and 40 catches for 773 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman • coached by Richard Gutierrez • Scout.com and Rivals.com both listed him as a three-star recruit • Scout ranked him as the 97th best wide receiver in the nation, while Rivals had him as the 90th-best player in California • ranked by ESPN as the 180th-best prospect in California • participated in the West Coast Bowl - featuring the top high school seniors from California, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico and Colorado

PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1995 • son of John and Audrey Wolitarsky.

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