Gophers return three of top four tackling linebackers from a season ago
Damien Wilson and De'Vondre Campbell will lead returning linebackers
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
2014: Made three tackles against Eastern Illinois • suffered a season-ending knee injury against Middle Tennessee • has two seasons of eligibility (2015-16 and 2016-17) remaining.
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.
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