2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started at right tackle against TCU and protected for an offense that rushed for 144 yards and passed for 197 yards • started at left tackle at Colorado State and protected for an offense that passed for 233 yards and rushed for 180 yards • started against Kent State and 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 • started at Purdue and blocked for an offense 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 • started against Michigan and protected for an offense that passed for 317 yards, which was the most by the Gophers since they passed for 373 yards against Northern Illinois in 2010 • started at right tackle at Ohio State and provided protection for Minnesota to pass for 281 yards and two touchdowns • started at right tackle at Iowa and 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.
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.
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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