Former Gophers Ra'Shede Hageman and De'Vondre Campbell will play in Super Bowl LI with the Atlanta Falcons
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13
Minnesota has two players drafted, four more tweet they are signing with an NFL team
Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.
Ra'Shede Hageman's blocked field goal against UNLV led to a Martez Shabazz touchdown.
Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.
Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.
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Photos from the Gophers Oct. 26 game at TCF Bank Stadium vs. Nebraska.
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13
Photos from the Gophers vs. Western Illinois football game at TCF Bank Stadium, Sept. 14, 2013
2013 SENIOR SEASON: Named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and the media named third-team All-American by Athlon Sports received the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is given annually to the team's most valuable player, becoming the first defensive player to win the award since Willie VanDeSteeg in 2008 also received the team's Carl Eller Award as the team's outstanding defensive player and was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year. Game-by-Game: Recorded five tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, against UNLV also broke up one pass at the line of scrimmage and blocked a field goal that resulted in a Minnesota touchdown after Martez Shabazz returned it 51 yards made three tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss, at New Mexico State tied for team lead with six tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss and one sack, against Western Illinois broke up one pass and blocked a point-after attempt against Western Illinois made two tackles, including one for a loss against San Jose State made four tackles and broke up one pass against Iowa made three tackles, including one for a loss at Michigan notched one tackle, three pass breakups and the first interception of his career at Northwestern tallied three solo tackles, including two tackles-for-loss and one sack, against Nebraska assisted on one tackle at Indiana made one tackle and broke up one pass against Penn State notched three solo tackles, including two for a loss against Wisconsin made two solo tackles, broke up one pass and recovered one fumble at Michigan State.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games and recorded 35 tackles second on the team with 6.0 sacks named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media. Game-by-Game: Recorded five tackles and had one sack at UNLV had three solo tackles, which included two sacks, against New Hampshire notched two tackles and one pass breakup against Western Michigan recorded four tackles and forced a fumble in against Syracuse made two tackles at Iowa had one solo tackle against Northwestern made four tackles, including one sack, at Wisconsin did not record any statistics vs. Purdue recorded a career-high six tackles vs. Michigan played at Illinois, but did not record any statistics assisted on one tackle at Nebraska and on one tackle vs. Michigan State made six tackles, including one sack, vs. Texas Tech.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games recorded 13 tackles (10 solo, three assisted) with four tackles-for-loss, including two sacks forced one fumble. Game-by-Game: Recorded one solo tackle in season opener at USC appeared in home opener vs. New Mexico State appeared in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) saw action vs. North Dakota State, Michigan and Purdue, but did not record any statistics tallied two tackles (one solo, one assist) with one tackle-for-loss vs. Nebraska notched career-high five tackles (four solo, one assist) in 22-21 victory over Iowa appeared in 31-24 loss at Michigan State recorded one solo tackle, including one tackle-for-loss in 42-13 home loss to Wisconsin notched two tackles (one solo, one assist) in 28-13 loss at Northwestern recorded two sacks and forced a fumble in 27-7 victory over Illinois.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in eight games during the season as a reserve, making five tackles.
2009: Redshirted switched from tight end to defensive line.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Washburn to an 8-2 mark and a 5-1 conference record named all-state by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press and the Minnesota Vikings was also named all-metro by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune earned all-conference honors hauled in 11 touchdown passes as a senior in 2008 played in Under Armour All-America Game ranked as the No. 1 tight end prospect and the No. 97 prospect in the nation overall by recruiting expert Tom Lemming ranked the No. 3 player in Minnesota by Rivals.com ranked as the No. 6 tight end in the nation by Rivals Scout.com, ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. rated him the 11th best in the nation at his position earned a four-star rating from Scout earned a three-star rating from Rivals caught 25 passes for 663 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2007 two time all-state and all-metro selection three-time all-city honoree standout basketball player, who was highly sought-after as a basketball recruit averaged nearly 12 points per game on the hardwood as a junior played basketball for Howard Pulley AAU team football coach was Giovanni Jenkins.
PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1990 son of Eric Hageman and Jill Coyle oldest of five children in the Hageman family youth studies major.
McCrary Keeps On Trucking
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Kobe McCrary rushed for 153 yards and Jonathan Celestin added an interception return for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Illinois, 24-17.
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