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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:
1 Letter

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


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

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.

MORE HEADLINES

Five Gophers on Senior Bowl Watch List

8/23/2016

Seniors Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn, Jalen Myrick, Jonah Pirsig and Damarius Travis are the Maroon and Gold representatives on the watch list.

Player Profile: Damarius Travis

8/22/2016

From the outside view the Gophers secondary may look like it needs a complete rehaul after having two players in Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray go to the NFL. That is not the case.

Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys Began Aug. 21

8/19/2016

Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys will originate from the Gophers’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium and will be streamed using Facebook Live.

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