Barber, Coughlin and Martin have made an impression through the first five games of the season
Gophers deepest position could be at linebacker
Minnesota native enjoying his freshman season at his dream school.
Minnesota recorded a career-high three turnovers against the Hawkeyes
09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all ten games • recorded 42 tackles including 6.5 for a loss , one interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Game-by-Game: Had one stuff behind the line for a loss of two yards against Buffalo • notched two tackles, one sack and recovered one fumble against Oregon State • tallied one tackle for a loss of three yards against Middle Tennessee • recorded three tackles against Maryland • was all over the field against Purdue with seven tackles and a red zone interception • forced one fumble and made eight tackles against Michigan State • forced one fumble and notched five tackles against Illinois • recorded five tackles at Iowa • tallied three tackles at Michigan • registered two tackles against Nebraska • recorded two tackles and one sack against Northwestern • recovered one fumble and made three tackles against Wisconsin.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and made one start • recorded 10 tackles, made one interception and recoverd one fumble. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State and broke up one pass and recovered one fumble • made two tackles including a half of a sack (the first of his career) against Indiana State • made first career start against Colorado State and tallied two tackles • saw action against Penn State • recorded first career interception in the fourth quarter against Iowa • made one tackle against Maryland and one against Rutgers • saw action against Illinois • notched one tackle against Purdue • competed against Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin • recorded three tackles against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Burnsville High School • played quarterback and safety for the Blaze • led the team to a 9-2 overall mark and a 7-1 mark in conference competition last season • named Associated Press First Team All-State as an all-purpose contributor • named a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of Minnesota • as a senior, he completed 63 of 117 passes for 877 yards and nine touchdowns, while also rushing for 400 yards on 88 carries and scored eight times • on defense, he finished with 79 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and 13 pass breakups • paced a defense that pitched two shutouts and held the opposition to 10 or fewer points in seven of 11 games • coached by Tyler Krebs.
PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1998 • son of Kalib and Maxine Martin • has one brother (Kashif).
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - Football
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.