The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in three games • missed 10 games with an injury • made his collegiate debut against TCU, but did not record any statistics • saw action on special teams against Kent State and Ohio.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Washburn High School in Minneapolis • team finished 8-2 • named MVP of the 2013-14 Under Armour All-America Game with 72 total yards and a touchdown reception • Minnesota's 2013 Mr. Football • named All-State by the Associated Press • Star Tribune All-Metro and Pioneer Press All-East Metro • rushed 167 times for 1,525 yards and 34 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior • surpassed 100 yards rushing eight times and 200 yards two times • caught 17 passes for 493 yards and eight touchdowns • longest run of the year was 75 yards, while longest reception was 99 yards • rushed for a score in eight games and caught a touchdown pass in six games • returned seven kickoffs for 262 yards and seven punts for 39 yards • punted three times (longest was 51 yards) for an average of 44.33 yards • in 2012, carried the ball 111 times for 1,002 yards and nine scores, while adding 10 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns • totaled 4,668 yards and 92 touchdowns during his career as a four-year starter • also a standout basketball player for the Millers • football coach was Giovan Jenkins • ranked the No. 1 player in Minnesota by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports • received four-star status from ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • pegged as the No. 7 running back in his class by Rivals and as the No. 9 and No. 12 back by 247Sports and ESPN • listed as the 44th-best player in the nation by Rivals and is the 60th-best player in the county according to 247Sports • ranked 137th on ESPN's top 300 players.
Meet The Newcomers: Thomas Barber
This season, there is another Barber on campus, as freshman linebacker Thomas Barber will don the Maroon and Gold in the fall.
Meet The Newcomers: Vincent Calhoun
Get to know newcomer Vincent Calhoun whose favorite NFL player is Michael Oher. The two have more similarities than just their position.
Brooks Named Doak Walker Award Candidate
University of Minnesota sophomore Shannon Brooks is on the Doak Walker Award's preseason candidates list.