Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
Minnesota recorded a career-high three turnovers against the Hawkeyes
Fifth-year senior is ready for every play
Gophers deepest position this year could be at linebacker
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in 11 games and started three • recorded 37 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Notched five tackles against Oregon State • saw action at Penn State • started against Iowa and tallied seven tackles and forced one fumble • recorded one tackle at Maryland and saw action against Rutgers • tallied four tackles at Illinois • forced one fumble against Purdue and made two tackles • notched two tackles at Nebraska • recorded one tackle against Northwestern • had a team leading three tackles for loss at Wisconsin and recorded six tackles • made five tackles and one sack against Washington State.
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games • made 18 tackles, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams against TCU, at Colorado State, versus Kent State, against Ohio and at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • tallied one tackle at Purdue • registered a solo stop versus Nebraska • competed but did not record a statistic versus Michigan, at Ohio State and at Iowa • totaled three solo tackles versus Illinois • notched a career-high nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss, against Wisconsin • recorded four tackles, including .5 behind in the line of scrimmage, versus Central Michigan.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made three tackles against Eastern Illinois • suffered a season-ending knee injury against Middle Tennessee.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games • made seven tackles • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, recording three tackles • missed the New Mexico State, Western Illinois and San Jose State games with mononucleosis • returned to the lineup and saw action against Iowa • made one tackle at Michigan and competed at Northwestern and against Nebraska • totaled two tackles at Indiana • played against Penn State and Wisconsin • made one tackle at Michigan State • competed against Syracuse.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Edina High School • ranked as the No. 8 player in Minnesota by Rivals.com and as the No. 65 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com • missed all but three games of his senior season with an injury • honorable mention all-state selection by the AP at defensive back as a junior • earned all-Lake Conference honors in 2010 • named third-team all-metro by the Star-Tribune as a junior • honorable mention All-Lake Conference pick as a sophomore • totaled 13 tackles and one pass break-up in three games, before season-ending injury in 2011 • rushed for 122 yards on 22 carries with one score as a senior • tallied 72 stops, including 57 solo tackles, in 2010 • carried the ball 54 times for 251 yards and five scores in 2010 • recorded six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and three blocked kicks as a junior • tallied 81 tackles, one sack and one interception as a sophomore in 2009 • coached by Reed Boltmann.
PERSONAL: Born July 13, 1993 • son of Stew and Monica Rallis • brother, Mike, played linebacker for the Gophers from 2008-12 • has already earned his degree in business and marketing education • working on his master's degree in sport and exercise science.
Elite Access: Freshman Photoshoot
Go behind the scenes at the Gopher Football team's freshman photo shoot in June of 2017. Elite Access content is presented by Cub!
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.