Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
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Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.
Minnesota used a strong second half to beat San Jose State, 43-24.
2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Received All-Big Ten honorable mention from coaches and media started 11 of 12 games played and made 19 tackles notched 5.0 tackles-for-los (3.0 sacks) started 21 straight games at defensive end before playing a reserve role against Iowa. Game-by-Game: Made three tackles against Eastern Illinois totaled one tackle, .5 tackle-for-loss and knocked the ball out of quarterback Austin Grammer's hand leading to an interception by Damien Wilson against Middle Tennessee registered three tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, and broke up one pass at TCU forced one fumble (the fifth of his career) and tallied one sack for a loss of 11 yards against San Jose State recovered a fumble (the third of his career), broke up one pass and made three tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, at Michigan assisted on one tackle each against Northwestern and Purdue recorded one sack at Illinois assisted on one tackle against Iowa made one tackle against Ohio State recorded three tackles, including two tackles-for-loss (one sack), at Nebraska started at Wisconsin.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started 13 games at defensive end recorded 30 tackles led team in sacks (7.5) and was second in tackles-for-loss (10.0) broke up two passes, forced four fumbles and recovered one fumble named Second Team All-Big Ten by the media. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start against UNLV and recorded two tackles recorded five tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss and one sack, at New Mexico State registered five tackles, which included three tackles-for-loss and two sacks, against Western Illinois tallied two tackles against San Jose State assisted on one tackle against Iowa and started at Michigan made four solo tackles (including one sack) at Northwestern and also forced and recovered a fumble recorded four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble against Nebraska made three tackles at Indiana and one tackle-for-loss against Penn State assisted on one tackle against Wisconsin notched one sack and forced a fumble at Michigan State made one tackle and broke up one pass against Syracuse.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games recorded six tackles and one sack named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV, but did not record any statistics recorded first career tackle against Western Michigan played vs. Syracuse and made two tackles notched his first career sack vs. Purdue had one tackle vs. Michigan and at Illinois played vs. Texas Tech but did not record any stats.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Homestead High School helped lead Homestead to a 5-4 record in 2010 as the Broncos' top pass rusher played in the Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game helped lead a defense that ranked in the top three in Dade County Bronco defense allowed just 94 yards rushing, 78 yards passing and 9.6 points per game in 2010 coached by Bobby McCray.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 10, 1992 son of Pamela Knight.