Smith, Brooks look to lead potent Minnesota rushing game
Gophers collectively rushed 58 times for 275 yards and one touchdown in spring game
Smith, Brooks lead talented Minnesota running backs
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Andrew’s College • played in eight games as a senior and rushed for 1,615 yards and 12 touchdowns • rushed 23 times for 137 yards and was named MVP in the 2014 National Underclassmen Combine All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. • coached by Len Gurr • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, while 247Sports gave him two stars • Rivals had him as the No. 53 running back in his class • Scout listed him as the No. 1 running back in Ontario and the No. 154 running back in his class, while 247Sports had him at No. 2 for prospects in Ontario and at No. 164 for running backs • ESPN ranked him as the No. 4 recruit in his region and as the 129th-best running back • also lettered in baskebtall.
PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1996 • son of Jonathan and Antonia Cole • has one sister (Megan).
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.