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
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 Ground Game Gaining Yards
Minnesota running game, which has scored 11 touchdowns, powered by three backs and a healthy quarterback.
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun Impact NFL Games
Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun impact NFL games with big plays. Sherels punt return sparks Minnesota to win, while Boddy-Calhoun returned an interception for a touchdown.
Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State
Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.