Gophers have five tight ends on spring roster, but only two are healthy
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Sioux Center High School • three-year letterwinner and played linebacker and quarterback for the Warriors • named Des Moines Register All-State as a linebacker • as a senior, he completed 112 passes for 1,937 yards and 19 touchdowns through the air, while also rushing for 470 yards and 11 scores • paced the team with 50.5 tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss, and three sacks while also securing an interception • as a junior, led team with 72 tackles, including 14.0 tackles-for-loss, and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown • threw for 907 yards and 10 touchdowns as the starting quarterback • as a sophomore, tallied 42 tackles, including a sack, and recovered a pair of fumbles • coached by Tim Van Regenmorter • also lettered in baseball, track and wrestling • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN and a two-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports • ESPN had him as the No. 7 player in the state, while 247Sports listed him at No. 10 in Iowa • 247Sports ranked him as the No. 2 athlete overall in Iowa.
PERSONAL: Born January 20, 1998 • son of Jerry and Linda Kieft • has one brother (Tim) and one sister (Nikki).
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.