2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in eight games recorded five tackles (three solo, two assisted) with 0.5 tackles-for-loss earned second varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Saw first action of season and recorded one tackle versus New Mexico State (9/10) appeared in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) tallied 0.5 tackles-for-loss in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) garnered two tackles (one solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) notched a solo stop at Purdue (10/8) appeared vs. Nebraska (10/22) and Iowa (10/29).
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games this season, starting six recorded 13 tackles (five solo) in 2010 including one hit behind the line earned first varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: debuted as Minnesota's starting defensive end against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) in a 24-17 Minnesota win recorded one assisted tackle against the Blue Raiders did not record statistics against South Dakota (9/11), USC (9/18) and Northern Illinois (9/25) returned to the starting lineup at nose tackle against Northwestern (10/2) and made three tackles (one solo) appeared against Wisconsin (10/9) but did not record any stats made two solo stops against Purdue (10/16) did not record any statistics against Penn State (10/23) or Ohio State (10/30) had a career-game against Michigan State (11/6) with four tackles (two solo) including one tackle for a three-yard loss made two tackles against Illinois (11/13) contributed one tackle in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27).
Holds Eastview High School records for career sacks, career tackles for loss, single-game sacks and single-game tackles for loss ranked as the No. 6 senior in the state of Minnesota by Rivals.com rated as the No. 21 defensive end in the nation by Rivals and No. 30 by Scout.com earned a four-star rating from Scout, while Rivals listed him as a three-star prospect served as a team captain in 2008 helped lead his team to a 7-4 mark in his last season, after helping the Lightning to an 11-2 record and a Minnesota Prep Bowl semifinal berth in 2007 earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press, Minnesota Football Coaches Association, Minnesota Vikings and St. Paul Pioneer Press named first-team all-metro by the Star-Tribune and KARE-11 played in the Hawaii Prep Classic following the 2008 season tallied three sacks and four tackles in the Hawaii Prep Classic earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press as a junior two-time all-conference selection four-time football letterwinner also a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse coached by Kelly Sherwin.
Born September 19, 1990 son of Dave and Jodie Garin business and marketing education major.
Five Gophers on Senior Bowl Watch List
Seniors Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn, Jalen Myrick, Jonah Pirsig and Damarius Travis are the Maroon and Gold representatives on the watch list.
Player Profile: Damarius Travis
From the outside view the Gophers secondary may look like it needs a complete rehaul after having two players in Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray go to the NFL. That is not the case.
Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys Began Aug. 21
Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys will originate from the Gophers’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium and will be streamed using Facebook Live.