Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Postgame Quotes vs. Wisconsin
Photos from the Gophers vs. Western Illinois football game at TCF Bank Stadium, Sept. 14, 2013
2013 SENIOR SEASON: Served as primary snapper for both punts and place kicks against UNLV, successfully converting 11 long snaps (2 FG, 6 PAT, 3 punt) perfect on long snaps, as he converted 10 at New Mexico State (3 FG, 4 PAT, 3 punt) executed eight long snaps (3 PAT, 5 punt) against Western Illinois and 11 long snaps (2 FG, 6 PAT, 3 punt) against San Jose State converted eight long snaps (1 PAT, 7 punt) against Iowa executed six long snaps (2 FG, 1 PAT, 3 punt) at Michigan and 12 long snaps (3 FG, 2 PAT, 7 punt) at Northwestern converted 11 long snaps (2 FG, 4 PAT, 5 punt) against Nebraska executed 11 long snaps (6 PAT, 5 punt) at Indiana converted eight snaps (1 FG, 3 PAT, 4 punt) against Penn State and seven against Wisconsin (1 PAT, 6 punt) converted seven long snaps (2 FG, 5 punt) at Michigan State.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games served as primary snapper for both punts and place kicks successfully converted 125 long snaps (22 FG, 34 PAT, 69 punt) named Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 12 games successfully converted 99 long snaps (15 FG, 25 PAT, 59 punt) during the 2011 season.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in nine games as Minnesota's long snapper on punts.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Second Team All-Middle Border Conference honors as a tight end in 2008 was a three-sport athlete for Prescott High School earned All-America honors as a high school wrestler in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines was an honor student at Prescott.
PERSONAL: Born on February 19, 1991 son of Tom and Janice Filkins was also a member of the Gopher wrestling team in 2009-10 and 2010-11 working on his post graduate degree.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
P.J. Fleck, Jenny Hansen and Abby DeMuse are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly which streams on Facebook every Monday.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.
Gopher Rally Falls Short in 30-27 Loss
Demry Croft connected with Tyler Johnson for three fourth quarter touchdowns, but #21 Michigan State held on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota.