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
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in seven games and saw most of his action on special teams, where he notched two tackles • rushed nine times for 42 yards. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee where he carried the ball five times for 16 yards • competed on special teams against Illinois and at Iowa • gained 26 yards on four rushes at Michigan • made two tackles on special teams against Nebraska • competed at Northwestern.
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).
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - Football
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.