Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brainerd High School • helped lead Warriors to a 12-1 record, which is the school's best record ever, and a spot in the 5A state championship game • served as the team's punter and started at tight end, while also playing running back and backup quarterback • recorded 16 touchbacks • converted 47-of-52 extra points and also made two field goals • averaged 34.4 yards punting en route to being named honorable mention All-Section and All-Conference • longest career punt was 73 yards • was 4-of-4 passing for 63 yards and one touchdown • rushed 24 times for 177 yards and one touchdown • caught four passes for 102 yards • coached by Ron Stolski • received a 4.5 star punter rating from Kohl's and was listed as the No. 26 punter in his class • also lettered in basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 19, 1995 • son of John McElfresh and Lori Carlson • has one brother and three sisters.
Gophers Beat Rutgers 34-32 on Homecoming
Emmit Carpenter kicked a 28 yard field goal with six seconds to play as Minnesota beat Rutgers, 34-32, on Homecoming at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gopher Football's Most Interesting Man
Trying to capture Drew Wolitarsky in only 800 words is comparable to defensive backs trying to cover him across the middle of the field.
More Than 18 Wheels
On Oct. 4, 1986 the Gophers traveled to West Lafayette, Ind., and rolled to a 36-9 victory over Purdue. That win had more importance on the history of Minnesota football than any fan...