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
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).
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