2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brookfield High School • helped lead team to 7-3 overall record and a 5-2 conference mark • named First-Team All-State by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Second-Team All-State by the media • three-year starter and team captain • protected for an offense that rushed for 3,006 yards and 47 touchdowns • also served as the team's long snapper • recorded 20 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss on defense • named second team All-State on offense and was named to the NOW All-Suburban Football Team • named Greater Metro Conference first-team all-conference selection and GMC Offensive Lineman of the Year • coached by Jamie Meulemans • also lettered in basketball • ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, which also had him as the eighth-best prospect in Wisconsin and as the No. 65 offensive tackle in the nation • listed as a two-star prospect by Scout, Rivals and 247Sports • Scout had him as the No. 127 offensive tackle in the nation, while 247Sports had him as the No. 181 tackle and No. 20 player in Wisconsin.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 12, 1995 • son of Daniel and Dorothy Rasmussen • has two sisters.
Game 8: Minnesota at Illinois
Minnesota plays at Illinois at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen on BTN and can be heard on KFAN.
Double OT With Coach Claeys After Rutgers
Coach Claeys answered more questions after his Facebook Live show last night.
Smith Honored By B1G
Rodney Smith was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the week after recording 257 all-purpose yards against Rutgers.