Gophers deepest position could be at linebacker
Gophers deepest position this year could be at linebacker
Gophers return three of top four tackling linebackers from a season ago
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played against Buffalo • notched two tackles against Oregon State • recorded two tackles against Middle Tennessee • made one tackle against Maryland • saw action against Purdue • tallied two tackles against Michigan State.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started one • made 30 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles. Game-by-Game: Recorded six tackles against Oregon State • notched four tackles and forced one fumble against Indiana State • made three tackles and forced one fumble against Colorado State • recorded one tackle at Penn State • notched two tackles against Iowa and one at Maryland • registered five tackles against Rutgers and two at Illinois • recovered one fumble and had one tackle for a loss against Purdue • saw action against Nebraska • recovered one fumble, broke up one pass and had three tackles against Northwestern • made one tackle at Wisconsin • made one tackle against Washington State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and made one start • made 22 tackles, including 2.5 sacks for a loss of 26 yards • recorded a pass breakup and fumble recovery. Game-by-Game: Tallied seven tackles in first career game and start against TCU • registered two tackles at Colorado State • sacked the quarterback on a key third-down stop late in the fourth quarter versus Kent State • broke up a pass against Ohio • saw action at Northwestern and versus Michigan, but did recored a statistic • tallied a solo tackle at Purdue • registered two tackles versus Nebraska • tallied a pair of tackles at Ohio State • registered a tackle at Iowa • totaled three tackles, including 1.5 sacks for a loss of 17 yards, and recovered a fumble versus Illinois • competed but did not record a statistic against Wisconsin • recorded three solo tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, versus Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bolingbrook High School, where he helped lead the Raiders to an 8-4 record (5-2 in conference play) as a senior • named to the Class 8A All-State First Team as a senior • received Herald News All-Area honors and Chicago Sun Times All-Area Honorable Mention in 2014 • made 75 tackles (48 solo) as a senior • nine of his tackles went for loss, including seven sacks • added seven pass breakups, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one blocked punt • rushed for 187 yards and nine touchdowns as a fullback • coached by John Ivlow • a three-star recruit according to ESPN and a two-star recruit according to Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • ranked the No. 29 player in Illinois by ESPN and 45th by 247Sports • tabbed the No. 36 inside linebacker by ESPN and No. 77 by 247Sports • also lettered in baseball and wrestling.
PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1997 • son of Sam and Dee Huff • has three brothers (Jacob, Jaden and Micah) and one sister (Jan) • identical twin brother Jacob is a defensive back for the Gophers • brother Jaden is a running back at St. Cloud State.
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Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
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Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.