Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see any game action moved from quarterback to tight end prior to 2012 spring practice.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School (Minn.) ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of Minnesota by Rivals.com ranked as the No. 11 quarterback and the No. 128 player in the nation by ESPN.com No. 19 "pro-style" quarterback in the country, according to Rivals.com No. 31 quarterback in the nation, according to Scout.com earned three-star rankings from both Scout and Rivals took part in the Under Armour All-America Game standout athlete in both football and basketball passed for 1,422 yards (14 touchdowns) and rushed for 201 yards (six touchdowns) in 2008 completed 51.3 percent of his passes as a senior earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Associated Press and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association coached by Jon Leverenz.
PERSONAL: Born August 10, 1990 son of Lisa and Tuineau Alipate father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets youth studies major.
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