Gophers have six quarterbacks on their roster, but none that have thrown a pass for the Maroon and Gold
HIGH SCHOOL: Made it to back-to-back state championship games with Green Bay Notre Dame • caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the 2015 Div. III state championship game and was named the Player of the Game • earned All-Fox River Classic Conference honors at quarterback his senior season throwing for 1,999 yards with 21 touchdowns • earned All-State recognition as a punter his senior season averaging 38.8 yards per punt with six attempts placed inside the 20-yard line • also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Born on December 30, 1998 • son of Scott and Mary Santaga • has two sisters (Anna and Sara) • grandfather Aldo was the men’s soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1978-1991 and the college’s soccer stadium is named after him • father Scott and uncle Greg were both All-Conference Div. 1 soccer players for the Green Bay Phoenix.
Six Gophers Receive Athlon Recognition
5/24/2018 - Football
Athlon Sports has named six Gophers to its Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team. This preseason announcement is a prediction by the magazine on how players will perform in 2018.
Player Profile: Rodney Smith
5/23/2018 - Football
Rodney Smith will go down in Minnesota history as one of the program’s most elite running backs and has a chance this season to set a new standard for all-purpose yards by a Gopher.
Virtual Tour: Larson Football Performance Center
5/10/2018 - Football
Take a virtual tour of the new home of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football, the David & Janis Larson Performance Center!