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: Made one catch for five yards against Oregon State • saw action against Indiana State, Colorado State, at Penn State and against Iowa • competed against Rutgers and against Northwestern.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in eight games and started one • saw action on offense and on special teams • caught nine passes for 84 yards. Game-by-Game: Made his season debut at Colorado State and caught his first career pass, a 14-yard gain that came on Minnesota's final scoring drive in regulation • made his first career start against Kent State, but did not record any statistics • caught two passes for 13 yards against Ohio, with both catches coming on Minnesota's game-winning 78-yard drive in the closing minutes of the game • made two receptions for nine yards at Northwestern • caught one pass for three yards at Purdue • saw action on special teams against Nebraska • played on offense and on special teams against Nebraska • caught three passes for 45 yards against Wisconsin.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in 11 games, playing on special teams. Game-by-Game: Played at home against Eastern Illinois, Middle Tennessee, San Jose State, Purdue, Iowa and Ohio State • saw road action at Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin • played against Missouri.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Prior Lake High School • 2012 All-State Honorable Mention selection • named to KARE 11's All-Metro Team • part of section championship teams in 2011 and 2012 • caught 22 passes for 485 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, including a 93 yard touchdown • earned All-South Suburban Conference honors in both football and basketball in 2012 • coached by Matt Gegenheimer.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 3, 1994 • son of Pat and Nancy Hart • Pat played football for the Gophers (1984-88), while Nancy was a swimmer for the Maroon and Gold (1984-88) • has two brothers.
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