Sophomore kicker named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week
Sophomore leads team in scoring with 22 points
Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Is 12-of-14 field goals this season • made his first nine field goals to start the year (nine consecutive field goals made ranked tied for fifth in school history with Adam Bailey, who made nine straight in 1996) • 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.
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).
"In the Trenches" Episode 2
"In the Trenches" is a new series from Gopher Digital Productions that takes fans inside Gopher Football! Watch Episode 2 which recaps B1G play so far.
The Knockdown Kids
The Gophers offensive line has quietly put up some of the best statistics in the country.
Gophers To Play BYU, Colorado
The Minnesota football program has agreed to future home-and-home series with BYU and Colorado.