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
2017 JUNIOR SEASON: Saw action against Buffalo, Oregon State and Middle Tennessee before missing the remainder of the season to injury.
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.
2018 Spring Preview: Defensive Line
3/22/2018 - Football
The brand of football that head coach P.J. Fleck and defensive coordinator Robb Smith want to play requires having an elite pass rush.
2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks
3/20/2018 - Football
The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.
Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice
3/20/2018 - Football
Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.