Tai'yon Devers
Tai'yon  Devers


Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
Blanche Ely HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 229


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2017 Spring Preview: Defensive Line

All-Big Ten tackle Steven Richardson should anchor Minnesota's defensive line


Spring Preview: Defensive Line

Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring


Career Stats

2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in eight games • recorded three tackles and one sack. Game-by-Game: Made season debut against Middle Tennessee • saw action against Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan • recorded two tackles including 1.5 for a loss and one sack against Nebraska • made one tackle against Wisconsin. 

Played in 11 games and made five tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State and made two sacks and forced two fumbles • saw action against Indiana State • registered a sack and forced fumble against Colorado State • played against Iowa, Maryland, Rutgers and Illinois • notched one tackle against Purdue and one against Nebraska • competed against Northwestern and Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. • played one year of football -- his senior season -- for the Tigers and helped lead them to a 6-5 record a 3-0 mark in district play • totaled 36 tackles, 12 sacks, forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked a punt and a field goal • played in the 2014 BCAA All-Star Classic and was named the outstanding defensive player for the North team • coached by Nakia Jenkins at Blanche Ely • also played basketball and was a member of the 2015 Class 7A state championship team • played football last season at the Georgia Prep Sports Academy where he was coached by Michael Carson • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, while Rivals gave him two stars.

PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1997 • son of LaTia James • has one brother (Darron) • uncle Devan James played running back at Morgan State.



2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

3/20/2018 - Football

The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

3/20/2018 - Football

Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.

Serving and Giving: Say Goodbye to the Flows

Serving and Giving: Say Goodbye to the Flows

3/16/2018 - Football

Seven Gophers hopped on the M.A.G.I.C bus and took part in a St. Baldricks event to raise awareness for children's cancer.

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