Minnesota has passed for 68 touchdowns since 2011 and 29 of those passes were caught by a tight end
One senior and eight underclassmen highlight group of tight ends, while two veterans form fullback pairing
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started against Oregon State and caught three passes for 33 yards • made one catch for 26 yards against Indiana State • had two receptions for 22 yards against Colorado State • caught one pass for two yards at Penn State and one for nine yards against Iowa • started at Maryland and against Rutgers, but did not record any statistics.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started 12 • caught eight passes for 75 yards • helped block for an offense that passed for 2,793 yards (most since 2008) and 15 touchdowns (most since 2010) and one that rushed for 1,873 yards and 17 touchdowns. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start against TCU and caught one pass for five yards • made two catches for 12 yards at Colorado State • hauled in three passes for 40 yards against Kent State • competed against Ohio, Northwestern and at Purdue, but did not record any statistics • started against Nebraska and Michigan • caught one pass for seven yards at Ohio State • competed at Iowa, against Illinois and against Wisconsin • caught one pass for 11 yards against Central Michigan.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in five games • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any statistics • saw action as a reserve against San Jose State • played on special teams against Purdue • played on offense and on special teams against Iowa • played on special teams against Missouri • Academic All-Big Ten.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Center Grove High School • led team to a 12-2 record as a senior and advanced to the Class 5A semifinals • member of the 2012 The Indianapolis Star Super Team • caught 28 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns • coached by Eric Moore • was a three-star recruit, No. 39 tight end in the nation and 13th best prospect in Indiana according to Rivals.com • Scout.com ranked as a three-star recruit and as the No. 61 tight end in the nation • ESPN gave him a three-star rating and ranked him as the No. 17 player in Indiana, while 247sports.com had him as the No. 14 player in the state.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 30, 1994 • son of Amy Wozniak • has two siblings.
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