Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season
Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14
2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in seven games • recorded seven tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss. Game-by-Game: Tallied one tackle, including .5 sack, against TCU • registered a tackle at Colorado State • appeared at Purdue, but did not record a statistic • competed on defense and special teams versus Nebraska, but did not record any statistics • registered three tackles at Iowa • appeared on defense and made a tackle versus Illinois.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games • made 18 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut against Eastern Illinois and made one tackle • notched one tackle against Middle Tennessee • played at TCU • tallied five tackles and 1.5 sacks against San Jose State • made two tackles at Michigan and one against Northwestern • notched two tackles against Purdue • had one tackle at Illinois • recorded two tackles, including one sack, against Iowa • assisted on one tackle each against Ohio State, at Nebraska and at Wisconsin • played against Missouri.
2013: Sat out the season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Redshirted the 2011 season at Winona State • played in two games in 2012 and recorded two tackles, including one sack • joined the Gophers in summer 2013 after two years at Winona State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended DeLaSalle High School • earned All-Tri-Metro Conference honors in 2011 • set a school record with a 95-yard fumble return for a touchdown • recorded 32 tackles, seven sacks as a senior • recovered two fumbles • blocked a field goal • coached by Sean McMenomy.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 13, 1993 • son of Gail Dodd.
Wolitarsky Finishing Career In Home State
Drew Wolitarsky could not have dreamt for a better location for his final collegiate game.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.