95 D.L. Wilhite  
D.L. Wilhite

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Bryan Station

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 244

Position:
Defensive End


11/26/2012

Gophers Honored By Big Ten

Wilhite named Second Team All-Big Ten, while Carter, Hageman, Stoudermire named Honorable Mention

11/25/2012

Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner

11/24/2012

Game Notes: Michigan State 26, Gopher Football 10 (11/24/12)

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

11/19/2012

Game 12: Michigan State at Minnesota

Gophers end regular season with Spartans

11/10/2012

Minnesota vs. Illinois Quotes

08/31/2012

Minnesota-UNLV Highlights

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

11/03/2012

Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

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

10/27/2012

Gophers vs. Purdue, Oct. 27, 2012

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

09/08/2012

Gophers vs. New Hampshire

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

08/30/2012

Minnesota Defeats UNLV

Photos from Minnesota's season opening win against UNLV

04/10/2012

D.L. Wilhite

Golden Gopher defensive lineman D.L. Wilhite

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2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:
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).

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
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).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
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).

2008:
Redshirted • scholar-athlete award winner.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

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