Seven Gophers on defense and special teams were named All-Big Ten
Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
Minnesota represented by Tracy Claeys, Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn and Damarius Travis
Jonah Pirsig, Brandon Lingen, Shannon Brooks, Damarius Travis, Jack Lynn and Ryan Santoso named preseason All-Big Ten by Athlon
The Minnesota football team met with financial planners last week to help prepare them for college life and life after football
2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Started all 12 games • recorded 76 tackles with seven for a loss of 20 yards, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and deflected five passes. Game-by-Game: recorded four tackles against Oregon State including one for a loss of one yard and had one pass breakup • tallied four tackles with one fumble recovery against Indiana State • made eight tackles including one for a loss of six yards and had one interception against Colorado State • registered nine tackles with one for a loss of six yards and had one pass breakup against Penn State • made seven tackles with one for a loss of two yards against Iowa and six tackles against Maryland • came up clutch as Rutgers was marching down the field at the end of the first half recording an interception in the end zone with 10 seconds left on the clock. Also made eight tackles • notched six tackles against Illinois • recorded a team high eight tackles against Purdue • tallied six tackles against Nebraska • registered four tackles including one for a loss of one yard against Northwestern • tallied six tackles against Wisconsin.
2015: Started against TCU and made 10 tackles • missed the rest of the season with an injury • received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and was granted one more year of eligibility, which he is using during the 2016-17 season.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started seven of 13 games played • made 61 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss • broke up five passes • recorded two interceptions, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble. Game-by-Game: Broke up one pass against Eastern Illinois • made three tackles against Middle Tennessee • made three tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and broke up one pass at TCU • tallied four tackles, one interception and .5 tackle-for-loss against San Jose State • broke up two passes and made one tackle at Michigan • made five tackles, broke up one pass and made one interception for the final play of the game against Northwestern • tallied seven tackles, including one for a loss, against Purdue • recorded three tackles (one tackle-for-loss) at Illinois • made five tackles against Iowa • notched seven tackles against Ohio State • made eight tackles and returned a fumble 24 yards at Nebraska • second on the team with a season-high 10 tackles at Wisconsin • made five tackles against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started two • made 28 tackles and broke up four passes. Game-by-Game: Made two tackles against UNLV • recorded three tackles at New Mexico State • started against Western Illinois and recorded one pass breakup and two tackles • registered two tackles against San Jose State • saw action against Iowa • made one solo tackle at Michigan • started at safety at Northwestern, where he made three tackles and broke up two passes • recorded one tackle and broke up one pass against Nebraska • made four tackles at Indiana and three tackles against Penn State • registered four tackles against Wisconsin • made two tackles at Michigan State and against Syracuse.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games and made eight tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV • recorded his first career tackle in a win against Syracuse • had three tackles at Wisconsin • made one tackle vs. Michigan and one at Nebraska • notched two tackles vs. Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pensacola High School • led team to a 9-3 record, a district championship and a regional semifinal game as a senior • named second-team Florida Class 6A all-state • earned all-area honors • coached by Mike Bennett.
PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1994 • son of Gregory and Catherine Travis • has already earned his degree in sport management • working on a certificate program in human resource development.
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.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
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.