Derrick Engel
Derrick Engel

RS Senior

Chaska, Minn.

Last College:
Winona State

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187

Wide Receiver



Fall Camp '14: Wide Receivers Preview

The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013


Gophers Fall to Badgers 20-7

David Cobb runs for 68 yards in 20-7 loss.


Minnesota Pounces on New Mexico State 44-21

Minnesota had a pair of return touchdowns for the second week in a row.


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


Top Ten Plays #3

Derrick Engel's touchdown catch on 4th down helped Minnesota beat Nebraska, 34-23.


Brick by Brick: Episode #13

Watch the latest episode of Brick by Brick from Gopher Digital Productions.


Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

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


Gophers Beat Hoosiers 42-39

Minnesota won its third straight Big Ten game with a 42-39 victory at Indiana.


Gophers Beat Huskers 34-23

Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.


USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13


USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13


Minnesota @ Northwestern



Gophers vs. Iowa, Sept. 28 2013

Photos from the Minnesota vs. Iowa Homecoming Football game on Sept. 28, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.


Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

2013 • SENIOR SEASON: Saw action against UNLV but did not record any statistics, snapping a streak of five straight games with a catch • made two catches for 51 yards at New Mexico State, which included a career long catch of 48 yards • caught three passes for 32 yards against Western Illinois • snagged two catches for 10 yards against San Jose State • made five catches for 67 yards, which included a 23-yard touchdown, against Iowa • made two catches for 22 yards at Michigan • caught two passes for 42 yards at Northwestern, which included a 29-yard touchdown • totaled two catches for 40 yards (including a 33-yard touchdown on 4th-and-10) and rushed once for 11 yards against Nebraska • made four catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns at Indiana • caught three passes for 40 yards against Penn State • missed the Wisconsin and Michigan State games with an injury.

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games, starting once at Nebraska • made 18 catches for 375 yards and one touchdown • six of his catches went for more than 30 yards • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and caught one pass for 33 yards • registered one catch for 22 yards vs. New Hampshire • had two receptions for 39 yards vs. Western Michigan • had one catch for 17 yards against Syracuse • recorded two receptions for 25 yards at Iowa • appeared vs. Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • saw action at Wisconsin and recorded one rush • recorded his first career touchdown, a 34-yard pass from Philip Nelson, against Purdue • made two catches for 45 yards vs. Michigan • missed the game at Illinois with an injury • had one 17-yard reception at Nebraska • notched three catches for 35 yards vs. Michigan State • had a breakout performance vs. Texas Tech, catching four balls for 108 yards.

2011: Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2009-10 (WINONA STATE): Saw action in 10 games at Winona State in 2010, earning All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors • led team in receptions and receiving yards with 39 catches for 584 yards • hauled in four touchdown passes • also returned six punts and four kickoffs for the Warriors • tallied 25 receptions for 686 yards and five touchdowns in 2009, while earning honorable mention All-NSIC.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Chaska High School in 2008 • tallied 50 receptions for 637 yards and nine scores during his senior season • made 30 catches for 503 yards and three TDs as a junior in 2007 • named team MVP following his senior year, while also serving as a team captain in 2008 • standout track and field athlete, earning all-conference honors in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1991 • son of Joel and Karen Engel • Joel was an All-American basketball player at Augsburg, while Karen was an All-American hurdler at Augsburg • has a sister Kaylee and a brother Sean • business and marketing education major.


Murray To Play In Senior Bowl


Eric Murray has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Gophers in the NFL: Week 11


A plethora of former Gophers competed on the field in the professional ranks for Week 11 action

Game 12: Wisconsin at Minnesota


Minnesota hosts Wisconsin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. The game can be watched on Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.

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