Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Postgame notes from the Gophers' 21-13 homecoming loss to Northwestern
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13
2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Competed against Eastern Illinois saw action on offense and on special teams against Middle Tennessee caught two passes for 19 yards at TCU.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started against Iowa named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action against UNLV, at New Mexico State, against Western Illinois and San Jose State, but did not record any statistics started against Iowa, but did not record any statistics played at Michigan and at Northwestern helped block for a unit that generated 430 yards of total offense (271 rushing yards) in a win against Nebraska protected for an offense that totaled 573 yards at Indiana and 381 yards against Penn State played against Wisconsin and at Michigan State where he helped the Gophers become the second team to rush for more than 100 yards (124 yards) against the Spartans protected for a unit that passed for two touchdowns and garnered 350 yards of offense against Syracuse.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in the final eight games of the season made three catches for 22 yards. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Northwestern and had one catch for 9 yards made one catch at Wisconsin saw action vs. Purdue, but did not record any statistics made one catch for 10 yards vs. Michigan and also returned a kickoff 11 yards played at Illinois, at Nebraska, vs. Michigan State and vs. Texas Tech, but did not record any statistics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Reicher High School earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive lineman as a senior named First-Team Super Centex (Central Texas) by the Waco Tribune in 2011 earned first-team all-district honors on defense and second-team all-district accolades as an offensive lineman in 2011 earned second-team all-district recognition as an offensive lineman as a junior named honorable mention Super Centex as an offensive lineman in 2010 invited to participate in the Tom Hillary DFW Classic all-star game coached by Mark Waggoner.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 18, 1994 son of Jennifer and Robert Plsek.