Ernie Wheelwright is Offensive Player of the Week

Ernie Wheelwright, a freshman wide receiver, was named Steakhouse's Gopher Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Wheelwright caught three passes for 104 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Gophers fell to Michigan State 51-17.

Ernie Wheelwright, who won the GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 58-yard reception to help the Gophers cut the lead to 21-10 with 1:51 left in the first quarter. Wheelwright caught a 35-yard touchdown with 18 seconds left in the third quarter.


Wheelwright has caught 16 passes for 436 yards (27.2 yards per reception) with five touchdowns. He is ninth in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (62.3 yards per game).


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