Ayinde, McCrary and Wozniak will showcase their skills at annual event
Smith, Brooks look to lead potent Minnesota rushing game
Stable of backs, healthy Leidner powers Minnesota running game
2017 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games and started against Nebraska • rushed 94 times for 496 yards and eight touchdowns • led team with an average of 5.3 yards per carry • caught four passes for 27 yards • received the team's Gary Tinsley Award for his underdog mentality and continual persistence. Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams against Buffalo • rushed one time for two yards at Oregon State and also played on special teams • gained 107 yards and scored three touchdowns on 23 carries against Middle Tennessee • competed on special teams against Maryland • rushed two times for four yards at Purdue • rushed one time for two yards and caught one pass for five yards against Michigan State • rushed 24 times for 153 yards and one touchdown against Illinois • caught one pass for 13 yards and rushed seven times for 22 yards and one touchdown at Iowa • rushed four times for 24 yards at Michigan and returned two kickoffs for 21 yards • started and rushed 10 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns against Nebraska • rushed 10 times for 69 yards at Northwestern • rushed 12 times for 20 yards against Wisconsin.
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games and started one • rushed 39 times for 246 yards and three touchdowns • caught two passes for 17 yards. Game-by-Game: Minnesota debut against Oregon State and rushed two times for four yards • rushed 17 times for 176 yards (10.4 average) and two touchdowns against Indiana State • his 176 yards were the fourth-most ever by a Gopher at TCF Bank Stadium • carried the ball four times for 13 yards against Colorado State • gained 18 yards on four carries at Penn State and two yards on one carry against Iowa • rushed twice for seven yards at Maryland • played against Rutgers and rushed four times for 14 yards at Illinois • gained eight yards on five carries against Purdue • competed on special teams at Nebraska and saw action against Northwestern • played at Wisconsin.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Spent two seasons at Butler Community College • helped lead the Grizzlies to a 9-2 record and a No. 5 ranking as a sophomore • rushed 225 times for 1,190 yards and led the nation with 22 touchdowns • longest rush was 70 yards and he averaged 108.2 yards rushing per game en route to being named Second Team All-Jayhawk Conference • caught two passes for 11 yards • as a freshman, rushed 38 times for 195 yards and two scores and also caught three passes • consensus three-star recruit according to Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Chipley High School in Chipley, Fla. • as a senior, helped lead Tigers to a 7-3 record and was named First Team All-State 1A • rushed 156 times for 1,361 yards and 16 touchdowns • rushed for 14 two-point conversions • caught one pass for 42 yards • notched 50 tackles on defense and made one interception • named Second Team All-State as a junior after rushing for 1,896 yards and 26 touchdowns • as a sophomore, rushed 243 times for 1,631 yards and 27 touchdowns • coached by Chip Harris • three-year letterwinner in basketball and helped lead Chipley to a state championship in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born February 19, 1994 • son of Stephanie Massaline • has eight brothers (Jevon Copeland, Layton Chambers, Altus Wilimas, Dominique Webb, Prentice Webb, Kadeem Webb, Keyshawn Webb and Derrick Webb) and four sisters (Diamand, Lakendra Webb, Monique Henry and Mia Henry).
2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks
3/20/2018 - Football
The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.
Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice
3/20/2018 - Football
Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.
Serving and Giving: Say Goodbye to the Flows
3/16/2018 - Football
Seven Gophers hopped on the M.A.G.I.C bus and took part in a St. Baldricks event to raise awareness for children's cancer.