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.
U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13.
Gophers Headed To NFL
The Gophers had two players – Eric Murray and De’Vondre Campbell – selected in the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Three Gophers Honored by NFF
Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation