Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.
2013 SENIOR SEASON: Saw action against UNLV and recorded one tackle recorded two solo tackles at New Mexico State made one tackle against Western Illinois and two solo tackles against San Jose State tallied five tackles (four solo) against Iowa made three solo tackles in a reserve role at Michigan recorded his first career interception against Nebraska participated at Indiana, against Penn State and Wisconsin.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started once against Northwestern. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and made two tackles saw action against New Hampshire and Western Michigan and made one tackle each game played against Syracuse and made four tackles had one tackle at Iowa notched two pass breakups vs. Northwestern assisted on one tackle at Wisconsin made two tackles vs. Purdue and had one solo tackle vs. Michigan recorded one solo tackle vs. Michigan State assisted on two tackles vs. Texas Tech.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred from Blinn Community College named first-team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-America following his sophomore season tallied 10 pass breakups and two interceptions in 2011 racked up 33 tackles as a sophomore helped lead Blinn to a No. 1 national ranking in 2011 team finished 8-3 and 9-2 in his two seasons recorded 25 tackles as a freshman coached by Ronny Feldman.
PERSONAL: Born November 20, 1990 son of Charles and Pamela Baltazar communication studies major.
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.