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.
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started two of the the eight games he played in • helped protect for an offense that rushed for 2,189 yards and 20 touchdowns and passed for 1,513 yards and nine scores • offensive line allowed only 22 sacks and 62 tackles for loss • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Competed at Oregon State • made his first career start at left guard against Middle Tennessee • saw extensive action as a reserve guard against Michigan State and helped provide coverage for team to pass for 216 yards and three touchdowns • competed on special teams against Illinois and at Michigan • started at right tackle against Nebraska and blocked for an offense that rushed for 409 yards (eighth most in school history) and six touchdowns (most since 2013) • saw action as a reserve at Northwestern • competed against Wisconsin.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his season and collegiate debut on offense at Illinois • competed against Northwestern and at Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, where he helped the Cyclones win back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2013 and 2014 • ended his high school career on a 28-game winning streak • named to the Champaign News-Gazette’s 79th All-State Team • earned all-state and All-Central State Eight status • blocked for a team that scored 716 points in 14 games (51.1 per game) in 2014 • coached by Ken Leonard • also lettered in track • was a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports and Scout • 247Sports rated him the No. 11 prospect in Illinois, Rivals had him at No. 21 and ESPN at No. 24 • Scout listed him the second-best offensive tackle prospect in the state • among offensive tackles, he was rated No. 68 by 247Sports and No. 97 by ESPN.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 13, 1996 • son of Jeff and Mary Oseland • has two brothers (Luke and Joe) and one sister (Sarah).
Row the Boat Culture: Video Recap
12/15/2017 - Football
Check out some of the best off-the-field moments from Gopher Football in 2017 with this video recap!
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 14
12/11/2017 - Football
Former Gopher Basketball player Spencer Tollackson joined Justin Gaard on Ski-U-Mah Weekly Dec. 11 to talk Minnesota Basketball and more!
Vote O’Brien for Uplifting Athletes Award
12/11/2017 - Football
Gophers walk-on holder and two-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien is one of four finalists for Rare Disease Champion Award.