Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season
Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Recorded three tackles, including first career sack, at Purdue • competed but did not record a statistic versus Nebraska • notched a pair of tackles against Michigan • started and tallied three tackles at Ohio State • started and registered a tackle at Iowa • made a solo stop along the defensive line versus Illinois.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any statistics • saw action against Iowa.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in six games • made two tackles • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made two tackles, including one for a loss, in his collegiaite debut against UNLV • played on defense at New Mexico State and against Western Illinois, but did not record any statistics • saw special teams action against Nebraska, at Indiana and Penn State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fort Walton Beach High School • ranked as a four-star prospect and as the No. 83 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN • compiled a total of 27 tackles and one sack as a senior • recorded 48 total stops and two sacks as a junior in 2010 • named first-team all-area by the Northwest Florida Daily News • named a member of the 2011 Daily News Dandy Dozen • state qualifier in the shot put and member of his high school's weight lifting team.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 18, 1993 • son of Yoshoub Timms and Latonya Byas.
Ten Gophers Awarded by Big Ten Conference
Ten student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the Big Ten.
O'Brien Joins Coaching Staff
Tracy Claeys announced today the hiring of Dan O'Brien to fill an open coaching position on the defensive side of the ball.
Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet
The University of Minnesota football team and the Goal Line Club celebrated the 2015 regular season at the annual Golden Gopher Football Banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Hilton...