The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013
2015: Missed the entire season as he recovered from an offseason surgery.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in three games, but did not record any statistics • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • saw action against San Jose State and competed against Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL:Attended Wayzata High School and helped lead the Trojans to a 10-2 record as a senior • injuries on the team forced him to move from wide receiver to running back mid-season • rushed 92 times in five games for 641 yards and nine touchdowns • averaged 128.2 yards rushing per game • caught 15 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns • returned kicks as well and scored on a 99-yard return • named Second-Team All-State as a returner/all purpose • turned in a remarkable playoff performance in a 49-14 win against Champlin Park, as he scored six touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving) • played in 13 games as a junior, making 28 catches for 639 yards and 10 touchdowns • team won a state title in 2010 • coached by Brad Anderson.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 6, 1994 • son of Jeff and Sarah Borchardt • has one sister Laurel.
Johnson Is Minnesota's Breakout Star
Tyler Johnson is putting up numbers that could rival some of the best sophomore receivers in Minnesota history.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
P.J. Fleck, Jenny Hansen and Abby DeMuse are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly which streams on Facebook every Monday.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.