NFL teams recently held their rookie minicamps and several former Gophers were on display.
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13
Minnesota has two players drafted, four more tweet they are signing with an NFL team
Minnesota had four players drafted last year and could have four more taken this year
Ten former Gophers worked out for 28 NFL teams on Monday
Minnesota beat Iowa, 51-14, to bring Floyd of Rosedale home.
The Golden Gophers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Purdue.
The latest episode of Brick by Brick takes you behind the scenes in Michigan.
Football vs Iowa 11.08.14
Photos from the Gophers football game vs. San Jose State on Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium
Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.
2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started 12 • caught 73 passes for 773 yards and five touchdowns • his 73 receptions rank second all-time (most ever for a senior) in a single-season behind Eric Decker's 84 receptions in 2008 and his 773 yards are the most for a Gopher since Decker had 1,074 in 2008 • had 43 receptions that resulted in a first down or touchdown and 23 of those receptions came on either third of fourth down • rushed nine times for 46 yards and one touchdown • returned three punts for 30 yards and seven kickoffs for 90 yards • was 1-of-1 passing, as he found Mitch Leidner for a 16-yard game at Purdue • named Minnesota's Wide Receiver of the Year and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. Game-by-Game: Caught four passes for 73 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown, against TCU • made six catches for 54 yards at Colorado State, including a go-ahead 22-yard touchdown with 55 seconds left in the game • hauled in two passes for 24 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown against Kent State • first Gopher to catch a touchdown in three straight games since Maxx Williams in 2014 • made five catches for 64 yards against Ohio and caught four passes for 39 yards at Northwestern • made one catch for two yards at Purdue and also completed one pass to Mitch Leidner for a 16-yard gain • set career highs in catches (11) and receiving yards (94) against Nebraska and also rushed two times for 21 yards a touchdown (second rushing score of his career) • his 11 catches against Nebraska were a the most by a Gopher since Eric Decker made 10 against Air Force on Sept. 12, 2009, and the most ever by a Gopher at TCF Bank Stadium • made six catches for 58 yards against Michigan • had 10 catches at Ohio State for one touchdown and a career high 116 yards, which included a 57-yard reception • returned one kickoff for 15 yards at Ohio State • caught seven passes for 106 yards at Iowa • with consecutive 100-yard games at Ohio State (116) and Iowa (106), he became the first Gopher to accomplish that feat since Da’Jon McKnight did in 2010 at Purdue (123) and against Penn State (103) • made four catches for 31 yards and rushed two times for seven yards against Illinois • caught five balls for 45 yards against Wisconsin • recorded eight catches for 67 yards and one touchdown against Central Michigan and also caught a two-point conversion.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started five • caught 16 passes for 298 yards and one touchdown • rushed 23 times for 144 yards and one touchdown. Game-by-Game: Competed against Eastern Illinois but did not record any statistics • rushed once against Middle Tennessee for one yard • caught two passes for 65 yards (31 and 34-yard receptions) at TCU • started against San Jose State • caught one pass for 11 yards at Michigan and competed against Northwestern • scored his first-career touchdown on a 37-yard reception from Mitch Leidner against Purdue • caught three passes for 14 yards and rushed five times for a career-high 43 yards (included a career high 18-yard rush) at Illinois • rushed 10 times for 66 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 13 yards against Iowa • rushed three times and returned one kickoff against Ohio State (picked up four yards and then threw a leteral to Jalen Myrick who picked up 31 yards) • caught two passes for 50 yards and rushed two times for 15 yards at Nebraska • made three catches for 33 yards at Wisconsin • caught three passes for 75 yards and rushed two times for 15 yards against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started at Michigan • caught seven passes for 70 yards and rushed two times for 19 yards • returned three kickoffs for 45 yards and one punt for 26 yards • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Caught three passes for 30 yards against UNLV • saw action at New Mexico State, but did not record any statistics • made one catch and returned one punt for 26 yards against Western Illinois • rushed two times for 19 yards and made two catches for 39 yards against San Jose State • played against Iowa, at Michigan, at Northwestern, against Nebraska, at Indiana and against Penn State, but did not record any statistics • returned one kickoff 27 yards against Wisconsin • competed at Michigan State • returned one kickoff 18 yards against Syracuse.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and started against Michigan and Michigan State • played both running back and receiver, and returned kickoffs • rushed 17 times for 57 yards and made 11 catches for 49 yards • averaged 22.2 yards on eight kickoff returns. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and finished with three catches for 23 yards • rushed four times for 11 yards vs. New Hampshire • attempted his first collegiate pass vs. Western Michigan • carried the ball six times for 17 yards vs. Syracuse • rushed three times for 15 yards at Iowa • returned two kickoffs for 19 yards against Northwestern • rushed one time for 7 yards at Wisconsin • made two catches for 15 yards vs. Purdue and also returned three kickoffs for 68 yards • made two catches vs. Michigan and returned one kickoff for a career-long 45 yards • played at Illinois, but did not record any statistics • rushed twice for 12 yards at Nebraska • made three catches against Michigan State • saw action vs. Texas Tech, but did not record any statistics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Murphy High School • helped lead team to a 22-12 record during his final three years • earned all-state honorable mention honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association • 70-of-123 passing for 1,122 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior • rushed for 1,041 yards and eight TDs on 186 carries in 2011 • saw time at wide receiver as a senior, snagging 10 receptions for 199 yards and three scores • missed much of his junior season with an injury • 74-of-143 passing for 1,126 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions as a sophomore • rushed 91 times for 446 yards and four scores in 2009 • coached by Ronn Lee.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 25, 1994 • son of Tammie and Kelvin Maye.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.