June 6, 2013
Welcome to Gophersports.com's Summer Video Vault. Each week we'll bring you a new video from our archives.
This week we present the highlight video from the 1973 Golden Gopher football season. Led by second-year head coach Cal Stoll, Minnesota struggled out of the gates with losses against No. 3 Ohio State, a Kansas team that finished the year ranked 19th in the country and second-ranked Nebraska.
Sitting at 1-3 and 0-1 in the Big Ten, the Golden Gophers rattled off six wins in their final seven games to finish third in the conference with a 6-2 mark and 7-4 overall record.
Leading Rusher: Rick Upchurch (141/841 yards, 9 TDs)
Leading Passer: John Lawing (48-23-6, 276 yards, 3 TDs)
Leading Receiver: Keith Fahnhorst (10 rec., 102 yards)
Leading Tackler: Mike Steidl (62 solo, 37 assists, 99 total)
Gophers Headed To NFL
The Gophers had two players – Eric Murray and De’Vondre Campbell – selected in the NFL Draft on Saturday.
2016 NFL Draft Preview: De'Vondre Campbell
De'Vondre Campbell should hear his name called this week at the NFL Draft. The linebacker led the team in sacks with 4.0 and finished third in tackles.
Three Gophers Honored by NFF
Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation