Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors
Gophers have had between four and six healthy offensive linemen all spring
Minnesota offensive lineman was also a standout tennis player in high school
New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game
PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Spent three seasons at Butler Community College, which included a redshirt his first year • helped lead the Grizzlies to a 9-2 record and a No. 5 ranking as a sophomore • named First Team All-Jayhawk Conference as he blocked for an offense that rushed for 2,087 yards and 36 touchdowns and passed for 2,160 yards and 16 scores • as a freshman, team finished 8-3 and he helped pave the way for the offense to rush for 1,822 yards and 27 touchdowns and pass for 3,400 yards and 28 touchdowns • consensus three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports • will have two seasons of eligibility at Minnesota.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Marysville High School in Marysville, Kan. • coached by Eddie Minor • also played basketball and tennis in high school and became the third student from Marysville to achieve the 1,100-pound club (combined figures from bench press, squat and clean lifts) in weightlifting.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1994 • son of Robin and Laurie Wright • has one brother (Landon) and one sister (Olivia) • brother, Landon, played football at Highland Community College, while uncle, Ross Wright, played at Emporia State.
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.