Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Game notes from Minnesota's 44-28 win over Purdue on Oct. 27, 2012
Brick by Brick returns for 2014 with Episode 1: Back in Camp.
Minnesota used a strong second half to beat San Jose State, 43-24.
Minnesota improved to 3-0 with a 29-12 win over Western Illinois.
The Golden Gophers moved to 2-0 with a 44-21 win over New Mexico State.
Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14
Football vs Michigan 10.05.13
Photos from the Gophers football game vs. San Jose State on Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium
Photos from the Gophers vs. Western Illinois football game at TCF Bank Stadium, Sept. 14, 2013
Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12
2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started one • rushed 33 times for 108 yards and one touchdown • caught four passes for 58 yards • made five tackles on special teams. Game-by-Game: Started against TCU and rushed nine times for 32 yards and also caught two passes for 14 yards • carried the ball six times for 20 yards at Colorado State • rushed six times for 18 yards against Kent State • competed on special teams against Ohio and at Northwestern • rushed three times for 14 yards and also played on special teams against Purdue • played on special teams against Nebraska and Michigan • rushed five times for nine yards and caught two passes for 44 yards at Ohio State • carried the ball four times for 15 yards and one touchdown at Iowa • played on offense and on special teams against Illinois • competed on special teams against Wisconsin and against Central Michigan.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and saw action on offense and special teams • rushed 23 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns • caught one pass for six yards • made one tackle. Game-by-Game: Rushed six times for 19 yards and caught one pass for six yards against Eastern Illinois • played on special teams against Middle Tennessee • rushed four times for 16 yards at TCU • competed on special teams against San Jose State • rushed four times for 14 yards and made one tackle on special teams at Michigan • played on special teams against Northwestern, Purdue and at Illinois • rushed five times for 23 yards and one touchdown against Iowa • played on special teams against Ohio State • rushed three times for 22 yards at Nebraska, which included a 19-yard touchdown • competed at Wisconsin • rushed for a 20-yard touchdown on his only carry against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 10 games and started six • rushed 60 times for 332 yards • did not have a negative rush on the season • scored three rushing touchdowns • made two tackles on special teams. Game-by-Game: Carried the ball four times for 13 yards against UNLV • rushed 16 times for a career-high 148 yards (most by a true sophomore since Alex Daniels ran for 155 yards Kent State in 2006) and one touchdown at New Mexico State • rushed 10 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns against Western Illinois • carried the ball 15 times for 60 yards against San Jose State • rushed seven times for 22 yards against Iowa • carried the ball eight times for 33 yards at Michigan • played on special teams at Northwestern • missed the Nebraska and Indiana game with an injury • did not play against Penn State • played on special teams against Wisconson, at Michigan State and versus Syracuse.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in the final eight games of the season and started against Purdue • rushed 57 times for 261 yards and two touchdowns • shared Outstanding Offensive Freshman of the Year honors with quarterback Philip Nelson. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Northwestern and had six carries for 18 yards • competed at Wisconsin and carried the ball six times for 20 yards • registered nine carries for 43 yards and his first career touchdown vs. Purdue • picked up 42 yards on nine carries vs. Michigan • rushed 10 times for 55 yards and recorded the first catch of his career at Illinois • rushed seven times at Nebraska and once against Michigan State • set career highs in carries (12) and yards (60), while rushing for one touchdown vs. Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lewisville High School • back-to-back second-team All-District 8-5A selection • rushed 157 times for 850 yards and five touchdowns in 2011 • caught 26 passes for 389 yards and three scores as a senior • totals from his 2011 campaign ranked No. 10 in total rushing yards in the state and No. 25 in yards per game • ranked No. 9 in Texas in all-purpose yards for 2011 with 1,239 • carried the ball 94 times for 465 yards and four scores as a junior • coached by Dick Olin.
PERSONAL: Rodrick Williams Jr. was born March 29, 1994 • son of Rodrick Sr. and Quwonia Williams • has two proud younger brothers Chandler and Corbin Williams.
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