- #55 DL
- Minnesota Golden Gophers
- HometownHomestead, FL
- Weight255 lbs.
*Defensive statistics not considered official.
No league has more longstanding historic rivalries than the Big Ten, but several of these series are becoming one-sided of late. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014.about 165 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines.Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started last season at the Leo (defensive end/outside linebacker) spot.about 179 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
The red pens are out and we're handing out final grades for each Big Ten team's regular season. Teams earn marks for offense, defense, special teams and overall play.about 249 days ago | Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Officially, we only do a first-team All-Big Ten here at the ol' blog. But there were tough decisions and plenty of players deserving of recognition in the 2013 season.about 256 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Maybe the breakthrough was inevitable. It certainly wouldn't have been the first time a Jerry Kill-coached team took a significant step forward in Year 3.about 303 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Northwestern has made its exit from the Big Ten's top half and shows no signs of returning. Now it's Nebraska's turn to be shown the door. Meanwhile, we welcome an unexpected visitor in Minnesota to the top half of the power rankings.about 305 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Iowa and Minnesota play for a pig. That feels wholly appropriate this year, as Saturday’s game in Minneapolis will be decided down in the muck of the trenches.about 338 days ago | Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
The doctor is in. Three weeks into the 2013 season, it's my job to diagnose any ailments in the Big Ten. After last Saturday's results, it's not hard to find some.about 345 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Last week, I caught up with Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys and wrote about the Gophers' linebacker situation. Claeys had other interesting things to say about the defense as a whole, and here they are in Q&A form:What were your general thoughts on the defense coming out of spring practice?about 409 days ago | Brian Bennett | ESPN.com