Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota
Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31
Troy Stoudermire has broken the NCAA record for career kickoff return yards on the opening kickoff against Texas Tech
Wilhite named Second Team All-Big Ten, while Carter, Hageman, Stoudermire named Honorable Mention
Gophers end regular season with Spartans
Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium
Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)
Photos from the Gophers homecoming game against Northwestern Oct. 13, 2012
Started at cornerback in the first four games before missing the final eight games due to injury recorded 24 tackles (20 solo, four assisted) tallied three tackles-for-loss grabbed two interceptions broke-up three passes in four games.
Game-by-Game: Second on team with 11 tackles (10 solo, one assist) and broke up one pass in season opener at USC (9/3) notched six solo tackles with one tackle-for-loss, grabbed an interception, broke up a pass vs. New Mexico State (9/10) broke all-time Big Ten return yards record during home opener recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists) and an interception in 29-23 home victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) tallied two tackles (one solo, one assist) and broke up one pass in loss to North Dakota State (9/24).
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 11 games including six starts at cornerback returned 29 kicks for 789 yards in 2010 including a career-best 90-yard return against Illinois passed Melvin Anderson (1983-86) for Minnesota's career kickoff return record, currently sitting with 114 made first-career start at cornerback against Purdue (10/16) has recorded 37 tackles (28 solo) as well scooping up two fumbles, picking off one interception and breaking up five passes earned third varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Appeared as Minnesota's regular kick returner on 9/2 against Middle Tennessee State returned three kickoffs for 78 yards including a long of 47 yards also caught one pass for 22 yards to set up a game-tying field goal for the Gophers in the fourth quarter returned four kicks for 90 yards including a long of 44 against South Dakota (9/2) caught three passes against the Coyotes for 69 yards hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that was a team-long for the game and Stoudermire's first scoring reception of the season racked up 88 yards on four returns against USC (9/18) also hauled in two catches for 22 yards against the Trojans returned one kickoff for 14 yards against Northwestern (10/2) while also recovering a fumble on another return and gaining 13 yards tallied four returns against Wisconsin (10/9) for 107 yards including a 47-yard return that tied a season long made first-career start at cornerback against Purdue (10/16), making seven total tackles (six solo) also returned a fumble for four yards against the Boilermakers broke up a pass against Penn State (10/23) and made four tackles (two solo) finished the Ohio State game (10/30) with seven tackles (four solo) including one stop behind the line also returned five kicks against the Buckeyes for 144 yards tallied six tackles (four solo) against Michigan State (11/6) including one tackle for a loss also broke up one pass against the Spartans and returned five kicks for 134 yards picked off his first career interception against Illinois (11/13) and returned it 24 yards returned two kickoffs for 112 yards against the Illini including a career-long 90 yard return to set up the game winning score also made three solo stops and broke up one pass against the Illini paced the defense in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) with four solo stops also forced two fumbles against the Hawkeyes, recovering one, and broke up one pass.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Hauled in 26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns, which ranked third on the team in receptions and fourth in receiving yards ranked 53rd in the nation at 24.6 yards per kickoff return his 1,376 all-purpose yards in 2009 led the team earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Made his second career start in the season-opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5) caught four passes for 22 yards, including the Golden Gophers only receiving touchdown, at Syracuse in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12), caught three passes for 34 yards, including a long of 19 yards also returned two kick-offs for 62 yards vs. the Falcons in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19), caught three passes for 19 yards and returned three kicks for 29 yards in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), returned four kickoffs for 111 yards including a game-long 37-yarder in 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3), caught three passes for 46 yards also against Wisconsin, returned four kickoffs for a game-high 138 yards, including a long of 41 yards in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) returned three kickoffs for 86 yards, including a long g 44 yards in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) returned three kicks for 45 yards and caught one pass for five yards in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24), caught a team-high four passes for 47 yards including the Gophers' only touchdown in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), caught one pass for a career-long 48 yards and returned six kickoffs for 192 total yards including a career long 71-yarder in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7), returned five kickoffs for 120 yards with a long of 33 yards in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) caught two passes for 30 yards, including a team-long of 18 yards in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21) caught two passes for 22 yards and returned two kickoffs 38 yards caught three passes for 33 yards at the Insight Bowl.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Exciting player saw action in all three phases of the game worked primarily as a receiver during conference play after opening the year at cornerback finished the season as the Big Ten's No. 1 kickoff returner ranked No. 26 in the nation in kickoff return yards set single-season school kickoff return records for both returns (42) and yards (1,083) appeared in all 13 games on special teams, with one start on offense had one tackle on defense to go with three receptions for 13 yards and five rushes for 19 yards on offense averaged 25.8 yards on 42 kickoff returns to tie for the eighth-best average in Minnesota history had seven kick returns of 35 yards or more, with a long of 60. Game-by-Game: had two kickoff returns for 74 yards, including a 39-yarder, in his first collegiate appearance vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) had a 48-yard kickoff return at Bowling Green (9/6) had four returns for 103 yards, with a 46-yarder, vs. Montana State (9/13) had a 26-yard kickoff return vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) returned two kickoffs for 41 yards, with a long of 24, at Ohio State (9/27) made his first appearance on the offensive side of the ball vs. Indiana (10/4), hauling in two receptions for 13 yards to go with a 3-yard rush and a 21-yard kickoff return collected his first career tackle and had a 1-yard rush at Illinois (10/11) did not record any offensive statistics but did have a 15-yard kickoff return at Purdue (10/25) averaged 17.7 yards on three kickoff returns vs. Northwestern (11/1) hauled in a pass for no gain and had a 2-yard rush to go along with a season-high six kickoff returns for 128 yards (21.3 avg.) against Michigan (11/8) made his first career start on offense and totaled 63 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 40-yarder, at Wisconsin (11/15) had a 58-yard kickoff return and tied the school record with nine kickoff returns for a Minnesota single-game record of 283 yards against Iowa (11/22) also had a 9-yard rush vs. the Hawkeyes returned six kicks for 174 yards, including a 60-yarder vs. Kansas (12/31) also recorded a six-yard run.
Prepped at Skyline High School helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final rushed for 1,153 yards in 150 carries (7.7 ypc) with 10 touchdowns as a senior in 2007 also had 19 receptions for 268 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 514 yards and a four scores return three punts for touchdowns attended Seagoville High School as a junior in 2006 led the Dallas Metroplex area in rushing among 4A schools with 2,135 yards on 304 carries scored 26 touchdowns also passed for 590 yards with three TDs named the Class 4A Region II as well as the District 14-4A MVP earned second team all-area honors from the Dallas Morning News coached by Reginald Samples at Skyline and Clint Roddy at Seagoville.
Troy Stoudermire was born July 1, 1990 son of Keana Ervin and Troy Stoudermire, Sr. youth studies major.
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