Gophers return standouts in Carpenter, Herbers, Jordahl and Santoso on special teams
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.
Athlon Recognizes Eight Gophers
Annual magazine prediction tabs eight Gophers as All-Big Ten players. Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.
Elite Access: Delivering the Oars
P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.