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 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.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.