Redshirt freshman Lamonte Edwards sits down with Justin Gaard.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 11 games made eight tackles. Game-by-Game: Made three tackles at UNLV made his lone start of the season against New Hampshire and made two solo tackles recorded one solo tackle at Wisconsin, vs. Purdue and at Illinois played vs. Texas Tech but did not record any stats.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played running back for the first three games of the season transitioned to linebacker for the final nine games, starting one recorded 17 tackles (six solo, 11 assists) earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Recorded his first career carry in the season opener at USC (9/3) carried the ball seven times for 17 yards and a touchdown in home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) appeared in 29-23 home victory against Miami (Ohio) (9/17) played his first game on defense in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) tallied three tackles (one solo, two assists) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) made first career start at Purdue (10/8) and tallied three solo tackles recorded six tackles (two solo, four assists) in loss to Nebraska (10/22) had an assist in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) assisted on one tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) one total tackle in 42-13 home loss to Wisconsin (11/12) assisted on two tackles in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) appeared in 27-7 win over Illinois (11/26).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Woodbury High School helped lead his team to a 6-4 record in 2009 earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press in 2009 rushed for 1,053 yards as a senior, despite playing in just seven games scored 13 rushing touchdowns in 2009 also played defensive back for the Royals, recording 45 tackles and forcing four fumbles tallied 159 yards rushing and three scores on just 20 carries as a junior in 2008 also tallied three receptions and a TD during his junior season tallied 29 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his junior season coached by Beau LaBore.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 9, 1991 son of Nethdra Pugh and step-father Sherwin Pugh.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell won the Outland Award in 1962 and was named the Big Ten MVP and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Taking A Look At TCF Bank Stadium Records
The Gophers start their eighth season at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Last year, Minnesota posted some impressive feats in that cracked the stadium record books.
Road Game Tickets On Sale Now
Minnesota road game tickets are now on sale for contests at Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin.