Athlon names kicker Emmit Carpenter Fourth Team All-American
Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors
Gophers return standouts in Carpenter, Herbers, Jordahl and Santoso on special teams
Emmit Carpenter has scored 104 points this season
Seven Gophers on defense and special teams were named All-Big Ten
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made 22-of-24 field goals (91.6%) • named Big Ten’s Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year (first Gopher to be honored with this award) and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award • named All-Big Ten First Team by the media and All-Big Ten Second Team by Big Ten coaches • scored 109 points, which tied Dan Nystrom (109 points in 2000) for most all-time by a Minnesota kicker • his 109 points also ranks tied for second all-time with Nystrom for any Gopher behind Gary Russell (114 points in 2005) • ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring • made his first nine field goals (tied for sixth longest streak in school history) to start the year and ended the season with 12 consecutive made field goals (fourth longest streak in school history) • perfect 10-of-10 on field goals from 40 yards or greater and was the only kicker in the nation - minimum of six kicks - to accomplish this feat • was 8-of-8 from 40-49 yards and 2-of-2 from 50-plus yards • career long field goal of 53 yards came against Purdue • notched 38 touchbacks on 76 kickoffs • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Connected on a 45-yard field goal (was his first career field-goal attempt) against Oregon State with no time remaining in the first half and also made all three point-after attempts • made field goals from 42, 44 and 45 yards (first Gopher ever to make three field goals in one game of at least 40 yards) against Indiana State and was perfect on all seven point-after attempts • made a 28-yard field goal and all four of his point-after attempts against Colorado State • made four field goals at Penn State (35, 37, 37 and 46) to become the fifth Gopher ever to make at least four field goals on the road • made his only kick - a point-after attemp - against Iowa • consecutive field goal made streak ended at nine when he missed from 36 yards in the first quarter at Maryland • converted a 37-yard field goal at Maryland in the third quarter and also made all four point after attempts • made 2-of-3 field goals (39 and 28 yards) against Rutgers and the 28-yarder came with six seconds remaining to give Minnesota a 34-32 win • made his only field goal (24 yards) attempt and five point after attempts at Illinois • made three field goals (28, 52 and 53 yards) against Purdue to become the second Gopher ever to make two 50-plus field goals in the game game (Adam Bailey connected from 50 and 52 yards against Penn State in 1997) • made a 42-yard field goal at Nebraska • made field goals from 19, 30 and 42 yards against Northwestern in freezing temperatures • connected on a 21-yard field goal at Wisconsin and also made two extra points • made two point-after attempts and a 43-yard field goal (second-long field goal in school bowl history) against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Only action of the season came against TCU when he attempted an onside kick.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Ashwaubenon High School • helped lead team to 10-1 record and squad advanced to the third round of the playoffs • named first team All-Conference as a kick returner and second team All-Conference as a kicker • also named honorable mention All-State as a kicker • named Green Bay Gazette All-Area Kicker • made 9-of-12 field goals, with his longest being 50 yards • kicked six field goals of 40 yards or longer • made 18-of-21 point-after attempts • kicked off 39 times and recorded 23 touchbacks • coached by Mark Jonas • also lettered in track • ESPN ranked him as a three-star recuit, the No. 12 prospect in Wisconsin and the 32nd best kicker in his class • received a five-star kicker rating from Kohl's and was ranked as the No. 19 kicker in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1995 • son of Tim and Laura Carpenter • has one sister (Emelia).
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.
Football Staff Tours Athletes Village
The Gopher football coaching staff recently took a tour of the new Athletes Village which is scheduled to open in January.
Pick-Your-Packs On Sale Now
Attending a football game at TCF Bank Stadium just got a whole lot easier, as the athletic department announced a variety of ticket packages that cater to nearly every fan.