Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Senior tight end has four touchdowns this year and a 3.71 GPA
Gophers look to extend winning streak to three against Illinois
Philip Nelson throws for 142 yards and a touchdown
Highlights from Minnesota's three-overtime victory against UNLV in Las Vegas.
Gophersports.com features senior tight end John Rabe.
Gophersports.com continues its spring preview with the tight ends/h-backs.
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in all 12 games with six starts recorded four receptions for 36 yards and two touchdowns earned first varsity letter.
Game-by-game: saw action as a reserve in season-opener at Southern California (9/3) started at H-Back against New Mexico State (9/10) started in Week Three and recorded first career touchdown on first career reception in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) saw action as a reserve against North Dakota State (9/24) saw action at Michigan (10/1) saw action at Purdue (10/8) started at H-Back vs. Nebraska (10/22) saw action against Iowa (10/29) tallied two catches for 27 yards at Michigan State (11/5) saw action against Wisconsin and had three kick returns for 28 yards (11/12) started at tight end at Northwestern (11/19) in starting lineup against Illinois (11/26) caught a touchdown pass in victory over Illini.
Graduate of Ellsworth Community College graduated in December and will have three years to play two at Minnesota led his team to a 9-1 overall record and a 7-0 mark in Midwest Football Conference play in the 2010 season Panthers played in the Graphic Edge Bowl team finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation earned Junior College All-America honors following his sophomore season was a second-team all-region selection as a freshman and first-team all-region as a sophomore tallied 43 receptions for 406 yards and two touchdowns in 2010 caught 25 balls for 488 yards and two scores as a freshman in 2009 coached by Mike Virden.
Graduate of Iowa Falls-Alden High School first-team all-state selection as a middle linebacker following his senior season two-time all-district selection as a linebacker for the Cadets racked up 128 tackles and 11.5 tackles-for-loss as a senior was also a standout basketball player at Iowa Falls-Alden coached by Patrick Norem.
John Rabe was born on March 25, 1991 son of Gary Rabe and Susan Tystahl business and marketing education major.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell won the Outland Award in 1962 and was named the Big Ten MVP and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Taking A Look At TCF Bank Stadium Records
The Gophers start their eighth season at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Last year, Minnesota posted some impressive feats in that cracked the stadium record books.
Road Game Tickets On Sale Now
Minnesota road game tickets are now on sale for contests at Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin.