OVERVIEW: Signed with the Gophers on National Signing Day 2011, but spent the 2012 season at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played as a freshman at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan., in 2012 played in seven games and recorded 12 tackles and one sack.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate from Miami Central High School was rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in Florida helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Florida Class 6A State Championship game selected to take part in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game earned second-team Associated Press Class 6A All-State honors following his senior campaign coached by Telley Lockett.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 22, 1993 son of Norton and Jeanette Hinojosa has yet to declare a major.
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Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.