Mike Frankberg Trades Manager Duties for QB Role

Gopher fans who checked over the rosters from the Minnesota spring football game may not have recognized several names, including junior quarterback Mike Frankberg. However, Gopher football insiders know that Frankberg had been working with the team the past two years. But instead of throwing passes to the Gopher tight ends and wide receivers and handing the ball to the team's running back, Frankberg had thrown towels and handed drinks as the Gopher team manager.

Mike Frankberg, a 6-foot, 180-pound quarterback, last played the position at Detroit Lakes (MN) High. He had caught the eye of several Gopher coaches in practice, especially when working with Paris Hamilton, who was recuperating from knee surgery.

Frankberg helped lead Detroit Lakes to the Class AAAA semifinals as a senior, where they lost to Mankato West 45-14. He attempted two passes, completing none with one interception. Frankberg had four unassisted tackles and one assist in the loss as Detroit Lakes finished the season 10-3.

Frankberg also played basketball for Detroit Lakes. He is an excellent student who is studying structural engineering and plans to major in pre-med.

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