Minnesota recorded a career-high three turnovers against the Hawkeyes
Gophers boast abundant speed in return game
Gophers lose three starters, but return a ton of talent
Mitch Leidner named Team MVP, Eric Murray collects defensive honors
Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
Photos from Iowa @ Minnesota on October 8, 2016.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in eight games and started seven • recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups • recorded 260 kick return yards and 32 punt return yards. Game-by-game: Started against Oregon State and recorded six tackles and two pass breakups • tallied seven tackles and recorded and returned an interception 31 yards against Iowa • intercepted a pass and broke up another at Maryland • notched five tackles against Illinois and returned two kickoffs for 52 yards • recorded two tackles against Purdue • made six tackles and broke up one pass at Nebraska • registered three tackles against Northwestern • led team with 10 tackles, recovered one fumble and returned a kick 69 yards at Wisconsin.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games • made 13 tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss • broke up a pass • served as team's primary returner during final half of the season • recorded 328 all-purpose yards (sixth on team) • returned 11 kickoffs and nine punts • named the team's Outstanding Defensive Freshman of the Year. Game-by-Game: Tallied one tackle in first career game against TCU • saw action at Colorado State, versus Kent State, against Ohio, at Northwestern and versus Michigan, but did not record any statistics • returned a punt and competed on special teams at Purdue • participated on special teams and brought back a punt 14 yards against Nebraska • saw extensive action on defense, recording five tackles with one coming behind the line of scrimmage, and returned a punt for 11 yards at Ohio State • made a tackle and returned a punt eight yards at Iowa • tallied five tackles, one pass breakup and totaled 165 return yards - the most a Gopher has had since 2009 - versus Illinois • returned five kickoffs for 102 yards and added a solo tackle against Wisconsin • returned three punts for 28 yards versus Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Webb City High School (same school Coach Kill led to a state title in 1989, school has won 13 state championships since 1989) • as a senior led team to 15-0 record and state championship, which was the fifth straight for the Cardinals • made 32 tackles and notched one interception as a senior • caught 32 passes for 684 yards and eight touchdowns • totaled 1,224 all-purpose yards (236 rushing, 684 receiving, 213 kick return and 91 punt return) • completed his only pass for 46 yards • played in 15 games as a junior and recorded 41 tackles and eight interceptions • caught 24 passes for 458 yards and 11 touchdowns • totaled 743 all-purpose yards (79 rushing, 458 receiving, 126 kick return, 58 punt return and 22 interception return) • as a sophomore he notched 30 tackles and seven interceptions • finished his career with 56 catches for 1,142 yards 19 receiving touchdowns and 29 total touchdowns • coached by John Rederique • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports, while Rivals and Scout gave him two stars • 247Sports listed him as the No. 17 recruit in Missouri and the No. 113 cornerback in the nation, while ESPN had him as the 21st-best player in Missouri and as the 150th-best cornerback • also a standout track athlete and as a senior he won a state title in the 100M (10.71) and finished second in the 400M (48.14) and anchored Webb City's second place 4x200M relay (1:28.32) • won the 200M (21.50) as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1997 • parents are Kyle Hardin and Fenitra Mitchell.
Newcomers Get Numbers
1/18/2018 - Football
The Gophers welcomed nine new student-athletes to campus this week. Spring practice starts in March, but before these newcomers don the pads for the first time in Maroon and Gold, they...
Fleck Announces Changes To Staff
1/17/2018 - Football
University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck announced changes and additions to his staff today.
Elite Access: Larson Football Performance Center
1/17/2018 - Football
The Gopher Football team took their first first tour of the brand NEW Larson Football Performance Center in January of 2018. Check out their reactions in this video!