2011 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Moved from quarterback to to wide receiver during spring practice in 2011 did not see action.
Graduate of Totino-Grace High School led his team to a 13-0 record and a Class 4A State Championship in 2009 completed 73-of-129 passes (56.6 percent) threw for 1,055 yards, 10 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 2009 added 76 rushing yards and two touchdowns during his senior season coached by Jeff Ferguson.
J.D. Pride was born Sept. 19, 1991 son of J.D. and Phyllis Pride Pride's father John Dexter Pride Sr. played for the Gophers.
Five Gophers on Senior Bowl Watch List
Seniors Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn, Jalen Myrick, Jonah Pirsig and Damarius Travis are the Maroon and Gold representatives on the watch list.
Player Profile: Damarius Travis
From the outside view the Gophers secondary may look like it needs a complete rehaul after having two players in Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray go to the NFL. That is not the case.
Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys Began Aug. 21
Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys will originate from the Gophers’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium and will be streamed using Facebook Live.