7 Mitch Leidner  
Mitch Leidner

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 237

Position:
QB

Experience:
1 Letter

Major:
Kinesiology


08/28/2014

Gophers Open Season with 42-20 Win

Leidner accounts for three scores in victory

08/06/2014

Fall Camp '14: Quarterbacks Preview

Mitch Leidner will lead a young group of QBs in 2014

08/29/2013

Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

11/25/2012

Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner

11/08/2014

Gophers Rout Hawkeyes

Minnesota beat Iowa, 51-14, to bring Floyd of Rosedale home.

10/18/2014

Minnesota Rallies Past Purdue

The Golden Gophers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Purdue.

10/11/2014

Gophers Beat Northwestern 24-17

Minnesota beat Northwestern 24-17 to improve to 5-1 and 2-0 in the Big Ten.

10/02/2014

Brick by Brick 2014: Ep. 7

The latest episode of Brick by Brick takes you behind the scenes in Michigan.

09/28/2014

Gophers Claim Little Brown Jug

Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.

11/08/2014

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

10/11/2014

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

08/28/2014

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

04/12/2014

Spring Game 2014

Football in the Spring

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

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Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2014
2013

CAREER: Has played in 19 career games (13-6 record) and started 13 (9-4 record) • has rushed for 13 career touchdowns and has passed for 1,929 career yards and 13 touchdowns • tied a school record for quarterbacks when he rushed for four touchdowns in one game against San Jose State in 2013 as a redshirt freshman.

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Rushed seven times for 15 yards and two touchdowns and was also 9-of-17 passing for 144 yards and one touchdown against Eastern Illinois • rushed five times for 32 yards and was 5-of-11 passing for 67 yards and one touchdown against Middle Tennessee • completed 12 passes for 151 yards at TCU • missed the San Jose State game with an injury • completed 14 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for one score at Michigan • was 10-of-15 for 153 yards against Northwestern and also rushed for 31 yards and two touchdowns • completed nine passes for 165 yards two touchdowns against Purdue and also rushed 13 times for 84 yards and one touchdown • completed 12 passes for a career-high 240 yards and one touchdown at Illinois • tossed a career-high four touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing for 138 yards against Iowa • carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards against Iowa • rushed for 56 yards and completed seven passes for 85 yards against Ohio State.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games and started four • tied for the team lead (David Cobb) with seven touchdowns • seven rushing touchdowns tied him for fifth all-time in team history for quarterback rushing touchdowns in a season • completed 43-of-78 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns • finished second on the team in rushing in attempts (102) and yards (407) • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, where he rushed three times for 25 yards and scored his first career touchdown • rushed twice for 11 yards at New Mexico State • saw extensive action against Western Illinois, where he rushed 17 times for 64 yards and was 7-of-8 for 105 yards • made his first career start and rushed 24 times for 151 yards (seventh most in school history for a quarterback) against San Jose State • scored four rushing touchdowns against San Jose State to join Curtis Wilson (four rushing TDs against Indiana on Nov. 18, 1967) as the only quarterback in school history to score four times in one game • became only the eighth player in Minnesota history, and first since 2003, to score four or more touchdowns in one game • led team with 18 carries and 66 yards at Michigan • was 14-of-21 for 145 yards and tossed his first career touchdown pass (7 yards to Maxx Williams) at Michigan • started at Northwestern where he rushed seven times for 27 yards and was 1-of-3 passing for 11 yards • started against Nebraska and rushed for one touchdown • rushed six times for 35 yards and one touchdown (was 1-of-3 passing for 27 yards) as a reserve at Indiana • was 3-of-7 for 48 yards as a reserve at Michigan State • rushed for 24 yards on 13 carries and was 11-of-22 for 205 yards and two touchdowns against Syracuse.

2012: Redshirted • shared Offensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with running back Cole Banham.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Lakeville South High School • helped lead his team to a 15-7 record as a junior and senior, including a 2010 section championship • earned all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior • also named honorable mention all-state in 2011 • all-conference and honorable mention all-state choice as a junior in 2010 • passed for 2,096 yards and 17 scores in 2010 • tallied 1,872 yards and 20 passing touchdowns as a senior • holds school record for single-game touchdown passes with six • honorable mention all-conference selection in basketball as a junior • coached by Larry Thompson.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 17, 1994 • son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner • has two siblings • younger brother Matt plays center for the Gophers.

Pronunciation Guide: LIDE-ner