Gophers secondary has mixture of experience and youth as team prepares for 2017 seasosn
Gophers lose three starters, but return a ton of talent
Senior core returns for 2015 campaign
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games • recorded six tackles. Game-by-Game: Saw action against Oregon State and Indiana State • recorded one tackle against Colorado State and at Penn State • made three tackles against Iowa • saw action against Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois and Purdue • notched one tackle at Nebraska • competed against Northwestern, Wisconsin and Washington State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in eight games • made one tackle on defense. Game-by-Game: Made Minnesota and collegiate debut on defense at Purdue, but did not record a statistic • competed on special teams versus Nebraska and Michigan • tallied first career tackle at Ohio State • appeared on special teams at Iowa and against Illinois, Wisconsin and Central Michigan, but did not record any statistics
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bolingbrook High School, where he helped lead the Raiders to an 8-4 record (5-2 in conference play) as a senior • a Class 8A All-State Honorable Mention honoree • received Herald News All-Area honors and Chicago Sun Times All-Area Honorable Mention in 2014 • recorded 67 tackles (41 solo), including seven stops for a loss, during his senior campaign • tallied five pass breakups, two blocked kicks and two forced fumbles • rushed for 466 yards and eight touchdowns as a tailback • coached by John Ivlow • tabbed a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports, and a two-star recruit by Scout • named the No. 23 player in Illinois by ESPN, No. 30 by Rivals and No. 41 by 247Sports • ESPN rated him the No. 61 safety, and 247Sports has him at No. 127 • also lettered in baseball and wrestling.
PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1997 • son of Sam and Dee Huff • has three brothers (Julian, Jaden and Micah) and one sister (Jan) • identical twin brother Julian is a linebacker for the Gophers • brother Jaden is a running back at St. Cloud State.
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.