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: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.
Football Staff Tours Athletes Village
The Gopher football coaching staff recently took a tour of the new Athletes Village which is scheduled to open in January.
Pick-Your-Packs On Sale Now
Attending a football game at TCF Bank Stadium just got a whole lot easier, as the athletic department announced a variety of ticket packages that cater to nearly every fan.