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Week 2 Redshirt Tracker for Gopher Football freshmen

Tracking the freshmen who retain redshirt eligibility for Gopher football and who is burning a year.

NCAA Football: Fresno State at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 of the redshirt tracker and this is where I’d like to reiterate that I am strictly going off of the official participation report from the box score. I am also not planning to track this for all classes. This will be for freshmen and significant redshirt decisions for upperclassmen, Shannon Brooks is a good example of this.

It is interesting that a number of the freshmen who participated in the big win over New Mexico State did not participate in the Fresno State game. Many of these guys have 3 games left to play while maintaining their redshirt status. Will they play against Miami (Ohio)? Or will they have 3 games kept for the Big Ten season and/or a bowl game.

Without further delay, here is your redshirt tracker through 2 games for your Golden Gopher Football team.

Participated in a Game

  • QB - Zack Annexstad (2) - So far so good for the true freshman quarterback.
  • WR - Rashod Bateman (2) - Emerging as a primary target for Annexstad, these two are going to have a LOT of pass and catch combinations over the next 4 years.
  • RB - Bryce Williams (2) - Suddenly Williams is thrust into the starting tailback role.
  • TE - Max Janes (2) - walk on - had the great tackle on a kick return when he pushed one Fresno State guy into the returner for a tackle.
  • OG - Curtis Dunlap Jr. (1)
  • OT - Daniel Faalele (1)
  • TE - Brevyn Spann-Ford (1)

  • CB - Terell Smith (2) - Interception in the first half of Fresno and quickly becoming one of the team’s best defensive players.
  • LB - Thomas Rush (2)
  • DB - Benny Sapp III (2)
  • DB - Jordan Howden (2)
  • LB - Braelen Oliver (1)
  • LB - Mariano Sori-Marin (1)
  • DL - Jamaal Teague (1)
  • S - Josh Aune (1)
  • DL - Mayan Ahanotu (1)

Has Not Yet Participated

  • RB - Nolan Edmonds
  • WR - Jornell Manns
  • WR - Erik Gibson
  • OL - Austin Beier
  • OL - Nathan Boe
  • OL - Jack York
  • OL - Grant Norton

  • DB - CJ Smith
  • DE - Alex Reigelsperger
  • DL - Abi N-Okonji

Notable Upperclassmen

  • Justus Harris (SO) (2)
  • Nate Umlor (SO) - not yet played
  • Shannon Brooks (SR) - not yet played, expected to play 4 games at the end of the season

Has Exceeded 4 Games