2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in one game against Indiana State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games • made Minnesota and collegiate debut and tallied one tackle-for-loss at Purdue • registered a tackle at Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada • helped lead team to a 7-4 record • recorded 35 tackles, which included 11 tackles-for-loss • notched five sacks • broke up two passes and made one interception • named defensive lineman of the year • was limited to four games during his junior season as he dealt with an injury • ESPN ranked him as the No. 1 player in Montreal and as the No. 143 defensive end in his class • was a three-star recruit accoring to ESPN and Rivals • received two-star status from Scout and 247Sports, which also ranked him as the No. 1 player in Montreal and as the No. 94 weak-side defensive end.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1994 • son of Marie Noelle-Kafo.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.