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
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.
U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13.
Gophers Headed To NFL
The Gophers had two players – Eric Murray and De’Vondre Campbell – selected in the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Three Gophers Honored by NFF
Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation