Gophers return a lot of talent at receiver, but must replace record-setting senior KJ Maye
A mixture of experience and youth should benefit Minnesota's passing game this season
The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013
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.
2016 NFL Draft Preview: De'Vondre Campbell
De'Vondre Campbell should hear his name called this week at the NFL Draft. The linebacker led the team in sacks with 4.0 and finished third in tackles.
Three Gophers Honored by NFF
Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation
2016 NFL Draft Preview: Eric Murray
Eric Murray made 192 career tackles and 142 of them were solo stops. The former Gopher, who also broke up 24 career passes, is expected to be drafted next week.