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.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.
Four Gophers On Offense Honored By B1G
Four student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on offense were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.
Seven Gophers Honored By B1G
Seven student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Monday.