Gophers return just four receivers who caught a pass in 2016
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2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see game action.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in three games • missed 10 games with an injury • caught two passes for 36 yards. Game-by-Game: Missed the TCU and Colorado State games with an injury • made his season and collegiate debut against Kent State, but did not record any statistics • made his first career catch, a seven-yard gain against Ohio, and ended the game with two catches for 36 yards • competed at Northwestern • missed the rest of the season with an injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Moeller High School • helped lead his team to a 14-1 record and state championship • made seven catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns (two touchdowns tied a state championship game record) as the Crusaders beat Mentor 55-52 to win the Division I title • made 44 catches for 1,104 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior • had 10 catches in first seven games, but then recorded 34 catches in final eight games • during the last eight weeks of the season he had games of 160, 173, 182 and 229 yards and caught eight touchdowns • averaged 25.1 yards per catch as a senior • finished third on the team in scoring with 62 points • named first-team All-District and special mention All-State • ranked as the No. 22 player in Ohio and the No. 65 wide receiver in his class by Rivals • received three-star status from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • listed as the No. 83 wide receiver by Scout and as the 92nd best player in Ohio by 247Sports • also a standout member of the Moeller track and field team.
PERSONAL: Born June 5, 1996 • son of Dorrell and Pershana Madaris • has two brothers and one sister • great uncle-in-law Rodney Heath played cornerback for the Gophers from 1993-96 and played in the NFL for Cincinnati and Atlanta.
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