2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in seven games, starting three at center (at UNLV, vs. New Hampshire and at Wisconsin) suffered a season-ending injury at Illinois, causing him to miss the final three games of the season. Game-by-Game: Provided protection for an offense that totaled a season-high 478 yards (209 rushing, 269 passing) at UNLV helped pave the way for the Gophers to rush for a season-high 240 yards against New Hampshire part of a protection unit that allowed Minnesota to pass for 246 yards and three touchdowns vs. Purdue protected for a Minnesota offense that rushed for 231 yards at Illinois.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action as a reserve in six games. Game-by-Game: Played at USC saw action vs. Nebraska and made an appearance against Iowa saw action against Wisconsin and played as a reserve along the offensive line at Northwestern appeared against Illinois.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
2009: Redshirted walk-on.
HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection in 2008 named third-team all-metro and first-team All-Suburban East Conference helped lead Cretin-Derham Hall to a 25-2 record during his final two seasons led Raiders to a Class 5A state semifinal berth in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2007 team captain as a senior registered 110 pancake blocks in 2008 ranked as the No. 8 center in the nation by ESPN.com coached by Mike Scanlan.
PERSONAL: Son of Lisa and Chris Mottla born Sept. 28, 1990 working on his postgraduate degree.
Gophers Add Two Games With Bowling Green
11/16/2017 - Football
Minnesota will host Bowling Green in 2021 and 2025. The Gophers also play at Colorado in 2021 and at BYU in 2025.
Carpenter, Jordahl Honored For Academics
11/16/2017 - Football
Emmit Carpenter and Payton Jordahl each earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their academic and athletic performances.
Register For Dec. 20 Signing Day Social
11/15/2017 - Football
Minnesota will host its National Signing Day Social on Dec. 20 at TCF Bank Stadium. Fans are encouraged to visit GoalLineClub.org to register and for more information.