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Matt Leidner
Matt  Leidner

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
OL

Experience:
2 Letter

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


01/08/2017

Leidner Named To AP 2016 All-Bowl Team

Minnesota native lost 30 pounds prior to the game, but delivered when his team needed him

03/05/2016

Spring Preview: Offensive Line

New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

08/20/2015

2015 Position Preview: Offensive Line

Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.

09/21/2013

Gophers vs. San Jose State: Sept. 21, 2013

Photos from the Gophers football game vs. San Jose State on Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in five games and made his first career start in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action on the offensive line as a reserve against Indiana State • competed extremely hard at Maryland, at Illinois and in the final home game of his career against Northwestern • started at center against Washington State and posted a dominating performance on the offensive line as Minnesota beat the Cougars 17-12 • named to the 2016 Associated Press All-Bowl Team. 

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in three games, seeing action on offense and on special teams • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his season and collegiate debut as a reserve center at Purdue • played on special teams at Ohio State • saw action on offense against Illinois.

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Did not see game action • named Offensive Work Team Player of the Year.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lakeville South • blocked for an offense that rushed for 1,910 yards and 19 touchdowns • recorded 105 pancake blocks • protected for a passing game that threw for 704 yards and four touchdowns • named Second-Team All-State and All Metro • coached by Larry Thompson.

PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1995 • son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner • has two siblings • older brother Mitch plays quarterback for the Gophers.

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Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital

5/21/2017

Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.

Elite Access: Delivering the Oars

5/18/2017

P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.

Elite Access: Coach Fleck's Busy Week

5/17/2017

Cub brings you an "Elite" inside look at some of head coach P.J. Fleck's activities during the week of May 8-12, 2017.

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