Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
2011 SENIOR SEASON:
Appeared in eight games recorded six tackles (five solo, one assist) earned third varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Tallied one tackle in the season opener at USC (9/3) recorded a solo tackle in the 2011 home opener versus New Mexico State (9/10) notched one solo tackle in the 29-23 home victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) garnered two solo tackles in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) did not play at Michigan (10/1) or at Purdue (10/8) appeared in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10-22) and 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) tallied one solo tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) appeared in loss to Wisconsin (11/12) did not see action at Northwestern (11/19) or in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games, making two starts made 12 tackles (five solo) earned third varsity letter.
Game-by-Game: Returned two kicks for 52 yards against Purdue (10/16) while also tallying one solo stop against the Boilermakers made two tackles against Penn State (10/23) recorded a career day against Michigan State (11/6) with five tackles (one solo) in his first-career start.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Saw action in seven games, mostly on special teams recorded two total tackles.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Persistent young athlete who opened the year as a wide receiver before moving to the defensive backfield midway through the season appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams earned a spot as one of the gunners on the Gophers' punt coverage team down the home stretch of the season totaled four tackles (three solo) on the year, including solo stops against Illinois (10/11), Northwestern (11/1) and Iowa (11/22) saw action, but did not record any statistics vs. Kansas (12/31) earned first letter.
Attended Robeson High School, were he was a three-year varsity starter and a two-time All-Public League selection at quarterback helped lead the Raiders to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Illinois Class 5A state playoffs as a senior in 2007 completed 98-of-182 passes for 1,684 yards and 28 touchdowns rushed for 88 yards and eight touchdowns recorded 33 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a defensive back had eight kickoff returns for 357 yards and a touchdown on special teams also averaged 36.0 yards as the Raiders primary punter and handled the majority of Robeson's kickoffs connected on 103-of-227 passes for 2,002 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 also rushed for 47 yards and a pair of scores recorded six tackles and two interceptions as a defender coached by Fabray Collins.
Born November 6, 1989 son of Crystal Hudson youth studies major.
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