Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca called Gophers coach P.J. Fleck late one night in January to tell him he was taking a job in West Virginia. A few hours later, they talked again. Fleck told what happened.
The Georgia native had yet to play a collegiate game.
The couple personally sponsors the camp, which sets up fun activities for patients and their siblings during the summer.
Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Alex Reigelsperger endured a serious neck injury and concussion before ever playing a down in college.
Gophers sophomore Casey O'Brien will share his experience as a four-time cancer survivor with some of the biggest names in Big Ten football.
Coach P.J. Fleck and the Gophers, by adding wide receiver Daniel Jackson out of Kansas, now have 22 players committed for next season.
Itayvion Brown is the 21st member in the Gophers' 2020 class.
Texas safety Abner Dubar is the 20th member of the 2020 class, while Winona defensive end Aaron Witt switches his commitment to a border rival.
P.J. Fleck's squad now has 19 commitments for the Class of 2020.with the addition of three-star recruits from Michigan and Ohio.
He is the 17th member of the Gophers' 2020 class.
Dylan McGill and Victor Pless bring the Gophers' 2020 class to 16 members and are the seventh and eighth commits in the past three days.
He is the seventh recruit to commit in the past three days.
Michael Dixon is the sixth player to verbally commit to the Gophers this weekend.
The group includes the team's second international commitment this week.
He's the eighth member in that group.
Austin Henderson is the seventh member of the 2020 recruiting class.
Senior defensive end Carter Coughlin spent a recent few days on the UNLV campus working with Broncos great Von Miller and other NFL-caliber players at Miller's pass-rush summit.
Junior college All-American Gervarrius Owens might have competed for a starting job with the Gophers this fall. Instead, he's taking his talents to Houston.
Five of the 12 game times for the upcoming Gophers football season have been decided.
After having three players decommit from the U recently, coach P.J. Fleck explained his policy at a Coaching Caravan stop. He added: 'We have a problem in our society. We don't have a problem in our program.'