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
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.
Athlon Recognizes Eight Gophers
Annual magazine prediction tabs eight Gophers as All-Big Ten players. Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.
Elite Access: Delivering the Oars
P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.