A Look at the 2005 Gopher Football Roster

The Minnesota Gophers signed 18 players Wednesday and landed six preferred walk-ons. The Gophers now have 80 players who started out as scholarship players. Several previous walk-ons have impressed the coaching staff enough to earn a scholarship, such as Robert McGarry, a freshman long snapper from Stillwater. The following is a look at the 2005 Gopher roster, number of scholarship players and year that they were awarded a scholarship.

#

Name

POS

HGT

WGT

CL

SCH

RC

03

Bryan Cupito

QB

6-1

195

Jr

1

2002

04

Trumaine Banks

CB

5-10

185

Jr

2

2002

06

Quentin White

SS

6-0

200

Sr

3

2002

07

Jakari Wallace

WR

5-8

170

Sr

4

2001

08

Andre Sloan El

QB

6-2

185

Fr

5

2004

11

Desi Steib

CB

6-1

185

Fr

6

2003

13

Adam Ernst

QB

6-2

210

Sr

7

2004

14

John Carlson

QB

6-2

215

Fr

8

2004

14

Brody Grandas

DB

5-11

185

Fr

15

Joel Monroe

K

6-0

180

Fr

15

Jamal Harris

CB

6-0

180

So

9

2003

16

Kevin Mannion

DB

6-2

200

Fr

17

John Morgan

DB

6-2

200

Fr

17

Tony Mortensen

QB

6-3

200

So

10

2004

18

Justin Valentine

FB

6-2

215

So

11

2003

19

Mike Maciejowski

QB

6-3

210

Fr

12

2004

20

Brandon Owens

LB

6-2

210

Jr

13

2003

22

Laurence Maroney

RB

5-11

205

Jr

14

2003

23

Dominique Barber

DB

6-0

180

So

15

2004

24

Gary Russell

RB

5-11

195

So

16

2004

26

Hussain Shakir

DB

6-0

190

Fr

17

2004

27

Donald Beattie

DB

6-2

210

Fr

29

Amir Pinnix

RB

6-0

195

So

18

2003

30

Ben Hanson

RB

5-10

190

Fr

31

Jason Giannini

PK

5-10

180

Fr

19

2004

31

Seth Thompson

SS

6-0

190

Fr

32

Terrance Campbell

LB

6-2

205

Sr

20

2001

33

Johnny Sampy

LB

6-2

215

Fr

21

2004

34

Jeremy Faue

FB

5-11

215

Fr

34

John Pawielski

FS

5-11

200

Sr

36

Stephon Rhea

CB

5-10

170

So

22

2003

37

Michael Kasten

WR

6-2

200

Fr

37

Chris Holden

DE

5-11

225

So

38

Josh Wiltsie

LB

6-1

205

Jr

40

Pat McCarthy

DE

6-0

240

So

41

Justin Kucek

P

6-0

180

Fr

23

2004

42

Jason Lamers

FB

6-0

240

Jr

44

Deon Hightower

LB

6-3

195

Fr

24

2004

44

Robert McGarry

LS

6-3

215

So

45

Junior Eugene

FB

6-1

230

Sr

46

John Shevlin

LB

6-1

220

So

25

2003

47

Sam Scroggins

TE

6-5

245

Fr

26

2004

48

Mario Reese

LB

6-3

230

Jr

27

2002

49

Stephon Hopkins

DT

6-0

245

Jr

28

2002

50

Leland Jones

LB

6-2

215

Fr

29

2004

50

Tommy Jacobs

OG

6-3

285

So

52

Kyle McKenzie

LB

6-1

235

Sr

30

2001

53

Mark Mullaney

LB

6-0

210

So

31

2003

53

Brad Bultman

C

6-2

260

So

55

John Scroggins

DE

6-5

230

So

32

2003

56

Tyson Swaggert

C

6-4

285

Jr

33

2002

57

Patrick Cheney

LB

6-1

220

So

58

Mike Sherels

LB

6-0

230

So

59

Steve Moore

LB

6-2

230

Fr

34

2004

60

Mike Nicholson

OG

6-5

285

Sr

35

2001

61

Greg Eslinger

C

6-3

285

Sr

36

2002

64

Steve Shidell

OT

6-5

285

So

37

2003

65

William Brody

DE

6-5

230

Fr

38

2004

67

Joe Swanson

OG

6-3

285

Sr

68

Mark Setterstrom

OG

6-3

295

Sr

39

2002

69

John Jakel

OG

6-5

280

So

40

2003

70

Todd Meisel

DT

6-4

255

So

73

Brian Moss

OT

6-6

285

Jr

41

2002

77

Tony Brinkhaus

OT

6-4

295

So

42

2003

78

Joe Ainslie

OT

6-7

300

Jr

43

2002

79

Matt DeGeest

G

6-5

250

Fr

44

2004

80

Jack Simmons

TE

6-4

215

Fr

45

2004

81

Jarod Posthumus

TE

6-4

255

Sr

46

2001

82

Ernest Wheelwright

WR

6-5

210

So

47

2003

83

Jared Ellerson

WR

6-1

200

Sr

48

2001

84

Logan Payne

WR

6-2

200

Jr

49

2003

85

Adam Galbreath

WR

6-3

190

Fr

50

2003

86

Tommy Leavitt

TE

6-3

215

Fr

51

2004

87

Kevin Salmen

TE

6-5

245

Sr

88

Micah Rucker

WR

6-6

210

So

52

2003

89

Matt Spaeth

TE

6-6

270

Jr

53

2002

90

Eric Clark

DE

6-4

285

Jr

54

2002

91

William VanDeSteeg

DE

6-4

235

Fr

55

2004

93

Nhemie Theodore

DT

6-3

275

Fr

56

2004

94

Maurice Buchanan

DE

6-3

255

Jr

57

2002

95

Anthony Montgomery

NT

6-5

300

Sr

58

2002

96

Camron Smith

DL

6-5

290

Fr

97

Mark Losli

DT

6-6

290

Sr

59

2001

98

Neel Allen

DT

6-3

285

So

60

2003

99

Keith Lipka

DT

6-3

260

Sr

61

2001

Everett Pedescleaux

DE

6-5

240

Fr

62

2004

Mike Chambers

WR

6-1

195

Fr

63

2005

Boyd Coleman

DB

5-10

180

Fr

64

2005

Alex Daniels

LB

6-3

230

Fr

65

2005

Steven Davis

DE

6-2

230

Fr

66

2005

Eric Decker

WR

6-2

205

Fr

67

2005

Otis Hudson

OT

6-4

290

Fr

68

2005

Dominic Jones

DB

5-9

180

Fr

69

2005

Marcel Jones

QB

6-3

205

Fr

70

2005

Keith Massey

DB

6-1

200

Fr

71

2005

Michael McKelton

DB

5-10

170

Fr

72

2005

Chris Mensen

TE

6-6

240

Fr

73

2005

Troy Reilly

TE

6-6

240

Fr

74

2005

Ryan Ruckdashel

OT

6-6

255

Fr

75

2005

Jason Sekinger

OT

6-9

320

Fr

76

2005

Matt Stommes

DE

6-6 1/2

245

Fr

77

2005

Nedward Tavale

OT

6-2

305

Fr

78

2005

Jay Thomas

RB

6-0

185

Fr

79

2005

Nate Triplett

LB

6-3

320

Fr

80

2005

Jeff Tow-Arnett

DT

6-2

270

Fr

Thomas Hennessey

LB

5-11

215

Fr

Matt Krueger

OT

6-5

250

Fr

Greg Martin

WR

6-2

200

Fr

Jason Meinke

DE

6-5

255

Fr

Andy Metz

WR

6-2

185

Fr


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