2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in one game as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Iowa received the Tony Dungy Character and Community Service Award, which is presented to the person who shows the greatest character on and off the field Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Bloomington High School helped lead the Purple Raiders to a 6-4 mark in 2010 team advanced to the Illinois state playoffs earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors following his senior season coached by Rigo Schmelzer.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 15, 1992 son of Tim and Deborah McAvoy twin brother Kyle is an offensive lineman for the Gophers.
Gophers Tackle B1G Media Days
The Gophers open fall camp on Friday, Aug. 5, but first there is the annual Big Ten media days and luncheon in Chicago.
Meet The Newcomers: Thomas Barber
This season, there is another Barber on campus, as freshman linebacker Thomas Barber will don the Maroon and Gold in the fall.
Meet The Newcomers: Vincent Calhoun
Get to know newcomer Vincent Calhoun whose favorite NFL player is Michael Oher. The two have more similarities than just their position.