2017: Redshirted • named Special Teams Scout Player of the Year.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Started at defensive back for Itasca Community College • named MCAC honorable mention • attended Robbinsdale Armstrong High School where he was a teammate of Gopher linebacker Thomas Barber and receiver True Thompson.
PERSONAL: Born on August 8, 1997 • son of Scott Leius and Marilyn Dicharia • has two brothers (Mickey and Dillon) • father, Scott, played baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals in the 1990s and was a member of the Twins when they won the 1991 World Series.
Six Gophers Receive Athlon Recognition
5/24/2018 - Football
Athlon Sports has named six Gophers to its Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team. This preseason announcement is a prediction by the magazine on how players will perform in 2018.
Player Profile: Rodney Smith
5/23/2018 - Football
Rodney Smith will go down in Minnesota history as one of the program’s most elite running backs and has a chance this season to set a new standard for all-purpose yards by a Gopher.
Virtual Tour: Larson Football Performance Center
5/10/2018 - Football
Take a virtual tour of the new home of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football, the David & Janis Larson Performance Center!