Gophers return standouts in Carpenter, Herbers, Jordahl and Santoso on special teams
Carpenter has made 13-of-15 field goals this year and 30 extra points
Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Held five times (2 PATs and 3 FGs) against Buffalo and seven times (5 PATs and 2 FGs) at Oregon State • was flawless on six holds (4 PATs and 2 FGs) against Middle Tennessee • held five times (3 PATs and 2 FGs) against Maryland • attempted his first career punt at Purdue and also held three times (2 PATs and 1 FG) • held five times (3 PATs and 2 FGs) against Michigan State.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Served as the team's primary holder in all 13 games and held 24 field goal attempts and 44 point-after tries • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at holder against Oregon State (held 3 PATs and 1 FG) • played against Indiana State (held 7 PATs and 3 FGs) and Colorado State (held 4 PATs and 1 FG) • competed at Penn State (held 2 PATs and 2 FGs) and against Iowa (held 1 PAT) • held six times (2 FGs, 4 PATs) at Maryland and seven times (3FGs, 4 PATs) against Rutgers • played at Illinois and held six times (1 FG, 5 PATs) • held eight times (3 FG, 5 PATs) against Purdue • held three times (1 FG, 2 PATs) at Nebraska • competed against Northwestern and held six times (3 FGs, 3 PATs) • held three times (1 FG, 2 PATs) at Wisconsin • held three times (1 FG, 2 PATs) against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lakeview High School • helped lead team to an overall 9-2 record and a 5-0 mark in conference play • named AP Division 1-2 All-State as a punter • punted 34 times as a senior and averaged 40.88 yards • connected on nine of 11 field goals and also made 41 of 45 point-after attempts • kicked off 66 times and recorded 37 touchbacks • a finalist for the Michigan High School Athletic Association 2014-15 Scholar-Athlete Awards • also lettered in soccer and baseball • received three-star rating from ESPN, who also listed him as the No. 38 punter in the nation and the No. 25 prospect in Michigan • Rivals and Scout had him as a two-star recruit, while Scout rated him as the No. 9 punter in the nation and the 68th-best prospect in the state • received five stars as a punter from Kohl’s and four stars as a kicker • ranked as the No. 20 punter in his class by Kohl’s.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 2, 1997 • son of Greg and Beth Herbers • has one brother, Matthew, who was a three-time American Collegiate Rowing Association national champion and won a gold medal in the eight-man boat during the 2015 World University Games.
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