Emmit Carpenter has scored 104 points this season
Seven Gophers on defense and special teams were named All-Big Ten
Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
Emmit Carpenter leads the team with 99 points, while Rodney Smith has 96
Carpenter has made 13-of-15 field goals this year and 30 extra points
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made 21-of-23 field goals and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award • scored 104 points this season, which ranks second all-time for Minnesota kicker behind Dan Nystrom who tallied 109 points in 2000 • his 104 points also ranks third all-time for any Gopher behind Gary Russell (114 points in 2005) and Nystrom • made his first nine field goals to start the year and has made his last 11 field goal attempts (fourth longest streak in school history) • perfect 9-of-9 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 7-of-7 from 40-49 yards and 2-of-2 from 50-plus yards. 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.
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).
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.