Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and served as the team's snapper on punts • was successful on all 67 of his punt snap attempts. Game-by-Game: Successfully converted all five of his punt snaps against Eastern Illinois • snapped six successful punt snaps against Middle Tennessee • converted all eight of his punt snaps at TCU and all four against San Jose State • was successful on six punt snaps at Michigan and on five against Northwestern • snapped four successful punt snaps against Purdue and six snaps at Illinois • snapped on three punts against Iowa and on five punts against Ohio State • snapped for three punts at Nebraska and for seven punts at Wisconsin • snapped on five punts against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout long snapper at Cretin-Derham Hall.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 2, 1992 • son of Karen and Chris Hartman.
Gophers Ground Game Gaining Yards
Minnesota running game, which has scored 11 touchdowns, powered by three backs and a healthy quarterback.
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun Impact NFL Games
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Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State
Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.