78 Ben Lauer  
Ben Lauer

RS Sophomore

Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315


1 Letter

Mechanical Engineering


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Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Missed the Eastern Illinois game with an injury • split time with Jonah Pirsig at right tackle and helped pave the way for Minnesota to rush for 284 yards, including a career-high 220 by David Cobb, against Middle Tennessee • started his first game of the season at right tackle at TCU.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and started four • named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut against UNLV • saw mostly special teams action at New Mexico State • saw extensive action at left tackle and helped pave the way for Minnesota to rush for 213 yards and four touchdowns against Western Illinois • started his first career game at left tackle and protected for an offense that rushed for 353 yards (most since 2005) and six touchdowns against San Jose State • started against Iowa and at Michigan • started at Northwestern and protected for an offense that rushed for 176 yards • blocked for an offense that generated 430 yards of total offense (271 rushing yards) against Nebraska • protected for an offensive unit that gained 573 yards at Indiana • helped offense gain 381 yards against Penn State • competed against Wisconsin and blocked for an offense that rushed for 124 yards against Michigan State's then-No. 1 defense • protected for a unit that passed for two touchdowns and garnered 350 yards of offense against Syracuse.

2012: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wayzata High School • led team to consecutive Prep Bowl appearances • Trojans finished 12-1 and state runners-up in 2011, while winning the state title and going 11-0 in 2010 • paved the way for an offensive unit that gained 341.9 yards per game, including 208 yards per game on the ground • named All-State by the AP • earned All-Metro honors from KARE-11 and the Star-Tribune • coached by Brad Anderson.

PERSONAL: Born July 11, 1994 • son of Bill and Jeanine Lauer.