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.
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.
Football Staff Tours Athletes Village
The Gopher football coaching staff recently took a tour of the new Athletes Village which is scheduled to open in January.