Gophers have had between four and six healthy offensive linemen all spring
New offense line coach Bart Miller has 16 players to work with this spring, but only five have played in a game
Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.
2016 • FRESHMAN SASON: Played in nine games, mostly on special teams • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut as a reserve against Indiana State • saw action at right tackle at Maryland and against Rutgers • competed on special teams at Illinois, against Purdue and at Nebraska • played on offense and on special teams against Northwestern • competed at Wisconsin and against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Red Wing High School • allowed one sack all season as he was named First-Team All-State by the Associated Press, All-Metro by KARE11 and was voted the Big 9 Conference Lineman of the Year • on defense he recorded 14 sacks and made 124 tackles • coached by former Minnesota quarterback Rickey Foggie • also lettered in track • ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports listed him as the No. 4 prospect in Minnesota • Scout had him as the No. 1 offensive tackle in Minnesota, the No. 8 tackle in the Midwest and the No. 54 tackle prospect in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 17, 1996 • son of Chuck and Tami Connelly • has two brothers (Hunter and Christian).
Elite Access: RTB Boat Races
The Gopher Football team took some time on an off day to partake in some ELITE RTB pool races at the University Aquatic Center!
New Food Options Flooding Into West Plaza
Four new vendors will present dozens of new options to Gopher fans attending games at TCF Bank Stadium this fall.
Gopher Football Weekly Debuts August 28
Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck will debut at 7 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 28 and will then air on Tuesday throughout the season.