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
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.
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.