All-Big Ten tackle Steven Richardson should anchor Minnesota's defensive line
Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring
One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in four games and made two tackles. Game-by-Game: Played against Oregon State and registered his first collegiate tackle • played against Indiana State and made one tackle • saw action against Colorado State and Illinois.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in one game, as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Kent State where he played on special teams • moved from tight end to defensive end during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Theodore High School • rushed 77 times for 509 yards, while also catching 18 passes for 280 yards and seven touchdowns • passed for three touchdowns as a senior • notched 18 tackles on defense including five sacks • broke up two passes, caused three fumbles and also recovered one fumble • coached by Eric Collier • ESPN listed him as a three-star recruit, 19th best tight end/H-back recruit in the country and the No. 29 player in Alabama • 247Sports ranked him as a three-star prospect, the 47th-best player in Alabama and the No. 61 tight end in the nation • received two-star rating from Scout and Rivals • lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 5, 1996 • son of Jerry and Henrietta Gibson • has two sisters.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.
Elite Access: Delivering the Oars
P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.
Elite Access: Coach Fleck's Busy Week
Cub brings you an "Elite" inside look at some of head coach P.J. Fleck's activities during the week of May 8-12, 2017.