Christian Eldred
Christian Eldred


Melbourne, Australia

High School:
Mentone Grammar School

Last College:
Monash University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 189


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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


Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner


Game Notes: Michigan State 26, Gopher Football 10 (11/24/12)

Postgame Notes from Minnesota's 26-10 loss to Michigan State at TCF Bank Stadium.


Minnesota Rolls Past Purdue, 44-28

Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Gophers beat Purdue

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Did not see game action.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see game action.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games after joining the team in the fall of 2012 • executed 67 of Minnesota's 69 punts during the season (did not attempt the Gophers' first two punts of the year at UNLV) • did not have any punts blocked and did not mishandle any snaps • seven of his punts were greater than 50 yards • placed 22 punts inside the 20-yard line, while another 22 punts were fair caught • received the Bobby Bell Award as the team's outstanding special teams player. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV where he punted five times • three of his punts were fair caught at UNLV and the other two were placed inside the 20-yard line • punted four times against New Hampshire (included a 52-yard punt) and against Western Michigan • had a 51-yard punt in four attempts against Syracuse • punted six times, averaging 44.5 yards, at Iowa • attemped a season-low three punts against Northwestern, Purdue and Michigan • four of his seven punts were fair caught at Wisconsin • punted six times at Illinois, which included a career-best 63-yard punt • punted a career-high 11 times at Nebraska • averaged 44.3 yards, which included a 52-yard punt, on six punts against Michigan State • punted for times vs. Texas Tech.

PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1991 • son of Janet and Lloyd Eldred • native of Melbourne, Australia • played Australian rules football • also competed in track and field and tennis.


Gopher Football's Most Interesting Man


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More Than 18 Wheels


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Gopher Talk With Adekunle Ayinde


Adekunle Ayinde tell us his hidden talent, talks favorite road trip he has ever been on with the team and more in today's Gopher Talk!

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