7 Mitch Leidner  
Mitch Leidner

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 237

Position:
QB

Experience:
1 Letter

Major:
Kinesiology


08/28/2014

Gophers Open Season with 42-20 Win

Leidner accounts for three scores in victory

08/06/2014

Fall Camp '14: Quarterbacks Preview

Mitch Leidner will lead a young group of QBs in 2014

08/29/2013

Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

11/25/2012

Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner

08/29/2014

Gophers Beat Eastern Illinois

Minnesota opened the 2014 season with a 42-20 win over Eastern Illinois.

12/30/2013

Gophers Fall in Texas Bowl

The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.

12/12/2013

Top Ten Plays #9

Mitch Leidner's fourth touchdown game against San Jose State is No. 9 on the Top Ten plays of 2013.

11/04/2013

Gophers Beat Hoosiers 42-39

Minnesota won its third straight Big Ten game with a 42-39 victory at Indiana.

10/28/2013

Gophers Beat Huskers 34-23

Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.

08/28/2014

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

04/12/2014

Spring Game 2014

Football in the Spring

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

USATSI Gallery

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

11/02/2013

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2014
2013

CAREER: Has played in 11 career games (8-3 record) and started five (4-1 record) • has rushed for nine career touchdowns • has passed for 763 career yards and four touchdowns • tied a school record for quarterbacks when he rushed for four touchdowns in one game against San Jose State in 2013 as a redshirt freshman.

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Rushed seven times for 15 yards and two touchdowns and was also 9-of-17 passing for 144 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Illinois.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games and started four • tied for the team lead (David Cobb) with seven touchdowns • seven rushing touchdowns tied him for fifth all-time in team history for quarterback rushing touchdowns in a season • completed 43-of-78 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns • finished second on the team in rushing in attempts (102) and yards (407) • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, where he rushed three times for 25 yards and scored his first career touchdown • rushed twice for 11 yards at New Mexico State • saw extensive action against Western Illinois, where he rushed 17 times for 64 yards and was 7-of-8 for 105 yards • made his first career start and rushed 24 times for 151 yards (seventh most in school history for a quarterback) against San Jose State • scored four rushing touchdowns against San Jose State to join Curtis Wilson (four rushing TDs against Indiana on Nov. 18, 1967) as the only quarterback in school history to score four times in one game • became only the eighth player in Minnesota history, and first since 2003, to score four or more touchdowns in one game • led team with 18 carries and 66 yards at Michigan • was 14-of-21 for 145 yards and tossed his first career touchdown pass (7 yards to Maxx Williams) at Michigan • started at Northwestern where he rushed seven times for 27 yards and was 1-of-3 passing for 11 yards • started against Nebraska and rushed for one touchdown • rushed six times for 35 yards and one touchdown (was 1-of-3 passing for 27 yards) as a reserve at Indiana • was 3-of-7 for 48 yards as a reserve at Michigan State • rushed for 24 yards on 13 carries and was 11-of-22 for a career-high 205 yards and two touchdowns against Syracuse.

2012: Redshirted • shared Offensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with running back Cole Banham.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Lakeville South High School • helped lead his team to a 15-7 record as a junior and senior, including a 2010 section championship • earned all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior • also named honorable mention all-state in 2011 • all-conference and honorable mention all-state choice as a junior in 2010 • passed for 2,096 yards and 17 scores in 2010 • tallied 1,872 yards and 20 passing touchdowns as a senior • holds school record for single-game touchdown passes with six • honorable mention all-conference selection in basketball as a junior • coached by Larry Thompson.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 17, 1994 • son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner • has two siblings • younger brother Matt plays center for the Gophers.

Pronunciation Guide: LIDE-ner