2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in two games • competed on special teams at Colorado State • appeared at Purdue, but did not record a statistic.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games • made his collegiate debut on special teams against UNLV • notched one tackle on special teams at Indiana.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Edina High School • all conference honorable mention as a senior • led the Hornets to a 5-5 record and a win in the Class 5A Section playoffs • was named team Defensive Player of the Year • competed on Hornets' track and basketball teams • member of the 4x100-meter relay team that set a school record of 42.44 • also first student in Edina history to become a Gates Millennium Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 12, 1994 • son of Sarah and Doug Jones.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.