Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
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.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.