Kick talks about his offseason, the @MinnSpecialists Twitter account, dancing, internships, eating and what football has taught him in our question-and-answer session
Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see game action.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see game action.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Phillipsburg High School • earned All-State First Team honors in 2012 • two-time All-Mid-Continent League First Team kicker • 2012 Dylan Meier finalist (Kansas high school football award that honors on-field and off-field accomplishments) • as a senior, made 42 of 45 PATs and six of nine field goals, with a long of 45 yards • led the state of Kansas in touchbacks (17), kickoff yards and points during the regular season • 42-of-47 on PATs and 6-of-9 on FGs with a long of 46 yards as a junior • made 80 percent of his career FG attempts between 40 and 50 yards • coached by J.B. Covington.
PERSONAL: Born May 17, 1994 • son of Ron and Charlene Juenemann.
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.