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Jonah Pirsig
Jonah  Pirsig

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Blue Earth, Minn.

High School:
Blue Earth Area HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 316

Position:
OL

Experience:
3 Letters

Major:
Elementary Education: Foundations


06/15/2016

Six Gophers Honored By Athlon

Jonah Pirsig, Brandon Lingen, Shannon Brooks, Damarius Travis, Jack Lynn and Ryan Santoso named preseason All-Big Ten by Athlon

04/11/2016

Gopher Ground Game Shows Depth

Gophers collectively rushed 58 times for 275 yards and one touchdown in spring game

03/05/2016

Spring Preview: Offensive Line

New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

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2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: The only offensive lineman to start all 13 games • protected for an offense that passed for 2,793 yards (most since 2008) and 15 touchdowns (most since 2010) and one that rushed for 1,873 yards and 17 touchdowns • Academic All-Big Ten • named Minnesota's Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started at right tackle against TCU and protected for an offense that rushed for 144 yards and passed for 197 yards • protected for an offense against Colorado State that passed for 233 yards and rushed for 180 yards • against Kent State, protected for an offense that gained 288 yards • protected for an offense that generated 468 total yards (204 rushing and 264 passing) against Ohio • started at Northwestern • blocked for an offense at Purdue that rushed for 326 yards, which was the most in a Big Ten game for Minnesota since it rushed for 327 yards on Nov. 12, 2005, against Michigan State • provided protection for an offense that passed for 301 yards against Nebraska • protected for an offense against Michigan that passed for 317 yards, which was the most by the Gophers since they passed for 373 yards against Northern Illinois in 2010 • provided protection at Ohio State for Minnesota to pass for 281 yards and two touchdowns • at Iowa, his protection helped Minnesota pass for 301 yards and two touchdowns and rush for 133 yards and three scores against the the No. 12 defense in the nation • blocked for an offense that rushed for 255 yards and three touchdowns and passed for one score against Illinois • started against Wisconsin • protected for an offense that passed for 223 yards and rushed for 158 yards against Central Michigan. 

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 12 games and started the first two of the season and the final five of the season at right tackle • protected for an offense that rushed for 2,801 yards and 32 touchdowns • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started his first career game at right tackle and helped the Gophers rush for 182 yards and four touchdowns and pass for 144 yards and one touchdown against Eastern Illinois • split time with Ben Lauer at right tackle and helped pave the way for Minnesota to rush for 284 yards, including a career-high 220 by David Cobb, against Middle Tennessee • played at TCU • helped protect for an offense that rushed for 380 yards against San Jose State • provided protection for an offense that rushed for 206 yards and passed for 167 yards at Michigan • helped team average 5.1 yards-per-play against Northwestern • protected for an offense that scored 39 points, rushed for 285 yards and passed for 165 yards against Purdue • protected for an offense that passed for 240 yards and rushed for 171 yards at Illinois • started against Iowa and Ohio State • proctected for an offense that rushed for 291 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 131 yards and four touchdowns against Iowa • helped Minnesota rush for 218 yards against Ohio State • blocked for an offense that rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns at Nebraska • started at Wisconsin as team rushed for 177 yards • protected for an offense that passed for 267 yards and one touchdown against Missouri.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in seven games, including the final six of the season • made his collegiate debut on the offensive line at New Mexico State • saw special teams action against Nebraska, at Indiana, against Penn State, versus Wisconsin, at Michigan State and against Syracuse • named Academic All-Big Ten.

2012: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Blue Earth Area High School • ranked as the No. 4 player in Minnesota by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 35 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com • led team to a 10-2 record and a berth in the state quarterfinals • paved the way for an offense that racked up 4,655 yards in 2011 • selected to take part in the Semper Fidelis and Offense-Defense All-American Bowls • named first-team all-state by the AP and the Pioneer Press • finalist for Minnesota Mr. Football award • named Area Player of the Year by the Fairmont Sentinel • two-time all-area selection • two-time all-South Central Conference honoree • coached by Randy Kuechenmeister.

PERSONAL: Born May 4, 1993 • son of David and Kristin Pirsig.

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