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
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.
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.