2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Competed on special teams against TCU, at Colorado State, against Kent State and against Ohio • saw action on the offensive line as a reserve and also competed on special teams at Purdue • played on special teams against Nebraska and Michigan.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games, seeing action on offense and on special teams • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut as a reserve against Eastern Illinois where he helped spring a 42-yard touchdown run by Berkley Edwards • as a reserve, helped pave the way for Minnesota to rush for 284 yards, including a career-high 220 by David Cobb, against Middle Tennessee • saw extensive action as a reserve on the offensive line at TCU • helped protect for an offense that rushed for 380 yards against San Jose State • competed at Michigan and played on special teams against Northwestern, Purdue and at Illinois • played on offense and on special teams against Iowa • saw action on special teams against Ohio State • competed at Nebraska, at Wisconsin and against Missouri.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Thomas Academy • rated the No. 112 prospect in the nation on the ESPNU 150 • earned a four-star ranking, while also being named the top player in the state of Minnesota and the No. 9 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN • helped lead team to 20-2 record over last two seasons, including berths in the section finals (2011) and the state semifinals (2010) • named first-team all-state by the Associated Press and the Pioneer Press following his senior season • garnered Star-Tribune and KARE-11 All-Metro accolades following the 2011 season • also named first-team all-conference after his senior year • honorable mention all-conference choice as a junior • helped lead Cadets to more than 370 yards per game as a junior and senior • coached by Dave Ziebarth.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 21, 1993 • son of Julie Scharber.
Ten Gophers Awarded by Big Ten Conference
Ten student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the Big Ten.
O'Brien Joins Coaching Staff
Tracy Claeys announced today the hiring of Dan O'Brien to fill an open coaching position on the defensive side of the ball.
Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet
The University of Minnesota football team and the Goal Line Club celebrated the 2015 regular season at the annual Golden Gopher Football Banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Hilton...