95 D.L. Wilhite  
D.L. Wilhite

RS Senior

Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Bryan Station

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 244

Defensive End


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Postgame Notes from Minnesota's 26-10 loss to Michigan State at TCF Bank Stadium.


Game 12: Michigan State at Minnesota

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Minnesota vs. Illinois Quotes


Minnesota-UNLV Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's three-overtime victory against UNLV in Las Vegas.


Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.


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Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)


Gophers vs. New Hampshire

Photos from the Gophers home opener against New Hampshire on Sept. 8, 2012.


Minnesota Defeats UNLV

Photos from Minnesota's season opening win against UNLV


D.L. Wilhite

Golden Gopher defensive lineman D.L. Wilhite

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Started at defensive end in eight games, while seeing action in all 12 • recorded 16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted) with three tackles-for-loss • ranked second on team with 3.0 sacks • forced one fumble • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Recorded a pair of solo tackles in season opener at USC (9/3) • started in the home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • came off the bench to tally two tackles (one solo, one assist) in 29-23 victory versus Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • appeared in 37-24 loss to North Dakota State (9/24) • garnered three solo, one sack and forced a fumble in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • tallied one solo tackle in loss at Purdue (10/8) • saw action vs. Nebraska (10/22) • recorded a sack in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) • tallied one tackle in 31-24 loss at Michigan State (11/5) • started at defensive end vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • notched career-high five tackles (two solo, three assists) and one sack in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • assisted on one tackle in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).

Earned eight starting nods this season at defensive end and appeared in all 12 games • made 14 total tackles (10 solo) and one sack for a three-yard loss • earned second varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: started but did not record any statistics against MTSU (9/2) • recorded three tackles against South Dakota (9/11) including one for a loss • made two solo stops against USC (9/18) including one for a loss • started against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record an stats • tallied first sack of the season against Northwestern (10/2) as one of two solo stops against the Wildcats • recorded one solo stop against Wisconsin (10/9) • appeared against Purdue (10/16) but did not record any statistics • made four solo stops against Penn State (10/23) • did not record any stats against Ohio State (10/30) • made two tackles (one solo) against Michigan State (11/6).

Earned Freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News and Second-Team Freshman All-America honors from Phil Steele • three of his four tackles on the season were sacks • recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble • returned a fumble recovery for a score against South Dakota State, recording the Gophers' only touchdown of the contest • saw action in 11 games • earned first varsity letter • member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

Game-by-Game: In the season opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5), finished with one of three Minnesota sacks • appeared in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19), but did not record any statistics • in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), tallied two total tackles including a sack for a seven-yard loss • the sack against the Wildcats came with less than two minutes left in the game and iced Minnesota's victory • saw action against to Wisconsin (10/3), Purdue (10/10), Penn State (10/17), Ohio State (10/24) and Michigan State (10/31), but did not record any statistics • in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14), scored the Gophers only touchdown when he recovered a fumble and returned it three yards to the end zone • appeared in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), but did not record any statistics • tallied a sack for a loss of 10 yards at the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State (12/31).

Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

Attended Bryan Station High School as a senior in 2007 • helped lead the Defenders to a berth in the 2007 Kentucky Class 5A state playoffs • named second team all Fayette County at running back by the Lexington Herald-Leader • selected to play in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl postseason all-star game • started his prep career at Paris (Ky.) High School • rushed for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior • coached by Dr. Oliver Lucas at Bryan Station and Brian Washington at Paris.

Born July 21, 1990 • son of Pamela and Donald Wilhite • global studies major.