Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Junior quarterback MarQueis Gray honored as team MVP.
2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in four games moved from linebacker to fullback during fall camp competed on special teams against Eastern Illinois and Middle Tennessee played at TCU and against Iowa.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games notched eight tackles named Offensive Work Team Player of the Year after serving as the work team running back named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made one tackle against UNLV and at New Mexico State played against Western Illinois, but did not record any statistics recorded one tackle against San Jose State saw special teams action against Iowa notched two tackles at Michigan played on special teams at Northwestern and against Nebraska notched one tackle at Indiana and two tackles against Penn State competed against Wisconsin, at Michigan State and versus Syracuse.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in four games made one tackle vs. Purdue also saw action at Iowa, at Nebraska and vs. Michigan State named Academic All-Big Ten. 2011: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Atlantic High School helped lead team to a 7-5 record in 2010 two-time Class 6A-5A-4A All-Palm Beach County selection by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel recorded 90 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss as a senior tacked on four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2010 tallied 113 tackles, including 12 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and five fumble recoveries as a junior coached by Christopher Bean.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1992 son of Wilmer and Juliette Matilus.
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.