All-Big Ten tackle Steven Richardson should anchor Minnesota's defensive line
Defensive tackle played at Iowa Western with Cody Poock and Ace Rogers
Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring
2017 • SEASON SEASON: Played in 12 games and started seven • recorded 19 tackles and forced two fumbles • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action against Buffalo • made one tackle against Oregon State • played against Middle Tennessee • recorded three tackles against Maryland • recorded a strip sack against Purdue • competed against Michigan State • tallied three tackles against Illinois • made one tackle against Iowa • delivered a crushing sack and one other tackle against Michigan • registered three tackles including half a sack and forced one fumble against Nebraska • competed against Northwestern • made one tackle against Wisconsin.
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games • recorded eight tackles, two tackles for a loss and recorded one safety. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut against Oregon State • made two tackles against Indiana State • saw action against Colorado State, Penn State, Iowa and Rutgers • notched two tackles against Illinois, including a sack that resulted in the Gophers first safety since 2012 • competed against Purdue, Nebraska and Northwestern • recorded one tackle at Wisconsin and competed against Washington State.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Spent three seasons at Iowa Western, which included a redshirt season his first year • named NJCAA First Team All-American after recording 70 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore • also had 19 tackles-for-loss, forced one fumble and broke up one pass • as a freshman, totaled 52 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception • ranked as a three-star transfer prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, while Rivals game him two stars • enrolled at Minnesota in January 2016.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Ill. • as a senior, notched 87 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and also scored two touchdowns as the Crusaders were the Class 2A state runners-up • named All-Metro • racked up 65 tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss, two sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 6, 1994 • son Rosie Hall • brother Markese plays linebacker at Southern Illinois.
2018 Spring Preview: Defensive Line
3/22/2018 - Football
The brand of football that head coach P.J. Fleck and defensive coordinator Robb Smith want to play requires having an elite pass rush.
2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks
3/20/2018 - Football
The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.
Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice
3/20/2018 - Football
Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.