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Ko Kieft
Ko  Kieft

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Sioux Center, Iowa

High School:
Sioux Center HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
TE

Major:
Undeclared


04/13/2017

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Gophers have five tight ends on spring roster, but only two are healthy

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2017 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut on special teams against Buffalo • competed at Oregon State and against Middle Tennessee • competed on special teams against Maryland and at Purdue • made one catch (first of his career) for five yards against Michigan State.

2016:
Redshirted.

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).

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