Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Gophersports.com continues its spring preview with the tight ends/h-backs.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Missed the season with an injury.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 11 games made five tackles (three solo, two assisted) with 1.5 tackles-for-loss earned second varsity letter recorded first tackle of the season vs. North Dakota State (9/24) tallied two solo stops in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) recorded a tackle-for-loss at Purdue (10/8) notched one tackle at Northwestern (11/19) earned his second varsity letter.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games including one start made four tackles (three solo) in 2010 recorded his first-career sack against USC (9/18) made his first-career start against Purdue (10/16), making one solo stop and breaking up a pass earned his first varsity letter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped his Cherokee Trail High School team reach the 5A playoffs in just the school's fifth year in existence earned All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post was also named first-team All-Class 5A by the Denver Post named all-state, all-league and all-city as both a defensive end and punter ranked as the No. 4 senior in the State of Colorado by Rivals.com ranked No. 35 in the nation as an athlete by Rivals ranked as the No. 44 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ESPN.com and Scouts rated him as the 28th-best tight end in the country earned three-star ratings from Scout and Rivals recorded 71 tackles and eight sacks in 2008 from his defensive end position was selected to play in the 2009 Colorado All-Star game earned all-league honors as a tight end and punter following his junior season also a standout track and field athlete, he holds his school high jump record (6-feet, 3-inches) and has recorded a 42-foot triple jump also a basketball letterwinner for a Cherokee Trail team that went 25-1 last season will have earned 11 varsity letters by the end of his high school career coached by Monte Thelen.
PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1991 son of Kanavis McGhee and Brooke Gregory English major father was an All-America linebacker for Colorado and played in the NFL for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Oilers grandfather Ben Gregory played running back for Nebraska and was a member of the Huskers' all-century team uncle Morgan Gregory played wide receiver for Nebraska half-brother Davyon McGhee played linebacker at Kansas State and half-brother Jacory McGhee played wide receiver at Tyler Junior College.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.