All-Big Ten tackle Steven Richardson should anchor Minnesota's defensive line
Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring
Mitch Leidner named Team MVP, Eric Murray collects defensive honors
Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 12 games and started five • recorded 19 tackles including 2.5 for a loss and one forced fumble • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start against Buffalo and made two tackles including one for a loss of one yard • tallied two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Oregon State • saw action against Middle Tennessee • recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard against Maryland • notched three tackles against Purdue • made one tackle against Michigan State • recorded two tackles against Illinois • registered one tackle against Iowa • tallied two tackles against Michigan • made two tackles against Nebraska • notched two tackles against Northwestern • made on stop against Wisconsin.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in four games and recorded two tackles.
2015: Redshirted • shared Defensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with Winston DeLattiboudere.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in four games and made two tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee where he saw action on special teams and defense • played at TCU • notched his first career tackle against San Jose State • made one tackle against Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Murphy High School • team was 6-5 during his senior season • recorded 57 tackles, 18 of which were solo stops • notched 1.5 sacks • caused two fumbles and recovered one fumble • recorded 81 tackles (28 solo) during his high school career • also made two catches for 25 yards, while playing tight end in high school • coached by Ronn Lee • ESPN and 247Sports ranked him as a three-star prospect, while Rivals gave him two stars • ESPN listed him as the 45th-best player in Alabama and as the 102nd defensive tackle in the nation • 247Sports had him as the No. 58 recruit in Alabama and as the 107th defensive tackle in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1995 • son of Nicky Moore • has one brother (Kentreal).
Six Gophers Receive Athlon Recognition
5/24/2018 - Football
Athlon Sports has named six Gophers to its Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team. This preseason announcement is a prediction by the magazine on how players will perform in 2018.
Player Profile: Rodney Smith
5/23/2018 - Football
Rodney Smith will go down in Minnesota history as one of the program’s most elite running backs and has a chance this season to set a new standard for all-purpose yards by a Gopher.
Virtual Tour: Larson Football Performance Center
5/10/2018 - Football
Take a virtual tour of the new home of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football, the David & Janis Larson Performance Center!