Gophers welcome newest class of football players
2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 12 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 and at Wisconsin.
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.