Gophers return three of top four tackling linebackers from a season ago
Damien Wilson and De'Vondre Campbell will lead returning linebackers
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14
2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started seven tallied 57 tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss and one sack forced three fumbles, recovered one fumble and broke up two passes. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start at linebacker against Eastern Illinois and recorded four tackles made a career high 10 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against Middle Tennessee made two tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and forced two fumbles at TCU tallied four tackles against San Jose State notched five tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss, at Michigan assisted on three tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, against Northwestern totaled seven tackles against Purdue made three tackles at Illinois recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles against Iowa, including .5 tackle-for-loss made two tackles, including one for a loss, against Ohio State made four tackles at Nebraska recorded seven tackles at Wisconsin, including .5 tackle-for-loss, and forced a fumble made four tackles and notched one sack against Missouri.
2013 FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, recording two tackles registered three tackles at New Mexico State competed at Indiana.
2012: Redshirted shared Defensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with Matt Garin.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lake Zurich High School ranked as a three-star prospect and as the No. 27 player in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com helped lead team to three berths in the state semifinals and one berth in the state title game named Class 7A All-State by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association first-team all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Tribune named honorary captain of the Daily Herald Lake County all-area team four-year starter played wide receiver as well as linebacker recorded 93 tackles, including seven tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks in 2011 recovered two fumbles, snagged one interception and forced one fumble in 2011 caught 13 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns during senior campaign coached by Bryan Stortz.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 6, 1993 son of Pat and Sandy Lynn.