A mixture of experience and youth should benefit Minnesota's passing game this season
Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: Saw action on special teams against Buffalo, at Oregon State and against Middle Tennessee and then missed the rest of the season with an injury.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action against Indiana State and competed on special teams agaisnt Washington State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in eight games and made two catches for eight yards. Game-by-Game: Made his season and collegiate debut against TCU • competed at Colorado State and against Kent State • notched the first catch of his career, a three-yard reception, against Ohio • made one catch for five yards at Northwestern • competed at Purdue, against Michigan and Central Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Briar Woods High School • helped lead his team to a 13-2 record as a senior and a berth in the Virginia 5A championship game • notched five catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns in championship game • team won state titles during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons • made 64 catches for 1,032 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior • returned six kickoffs for 219 yards and one touchdown • made 52 tackles, which included nine tackles-for-loss • returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown • recovered one fumble • coached by Charlie Pierce • named a four-star recruit by ESPN, who also ranked him as the No. 12 player in Virginia and as the No. 48 wide receiver in his class • 247Sports pegged him as a three-star recruit and as the No. 21 player in Virginia • received three-star status from Rivals and Scout.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 3, 1995 • son of Melvin Holland Sr.
Row the Boat Culture: Video Recap
12/15/2017 - Football
Check out some of the best off-the-field moments from Gopher Football in 2017 with this video recap!
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.