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.
Register Now For Feb. 1 Signing Day Social
Minnesota will host its 2017 Signing Day Social – the first under head coach P.J. Fleck – on Feb. 1 in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.
Video: Coach Fleck's First Days
Gopher Digital Productions takes you behind the scenes with new Gopher head coach P.J. Fleck on his first few days on the job.
2017 Homecoming Game Announced
Minnesota will host Illinois on Oct. 21, 2017, as part of the school's Homecoming festivities.