Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
2011 SENIOR SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games recorded five tackles (two solo, three assisted) earned second varsity letter named Academic All-Big Ten.
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in eight games during the 2010 season, mostly on special teams recorded two tackles awarded first varsity letter.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Did not see action.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Did not see action as a member of the squad scholar-athlete award winner.
Three-time letterwinner for Century High School helped lead Century to a 7-2 record and a Big 9 Conference championship as a senior played for head coach Jon Vik also earned three letters in track and field earned an honors diploma, was a scholar-athlete award winner and an honor roll student.
Born Feb. 18, 1988 son of Peg and Randy Sveum lists his greatest sports thrill as returning a fumble 78 yards for a TD vs. cross-town rival Rochester Mayo during his senior year civil engineering major.
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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.
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Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.