2006 Minnesota Gopher Updated Football Roster

The Minnesota Gopher football team has 77 scholarship players on the 2006 roster with the team awarding scholaeships to six former walk-ons this week. They have received 15 commitments so far and will lose just nine seniors to graduation. The following is a look at the 2006 rosters with their scholarship status and year that they signed with the program.

#

Name

POS

HGT

WGT

CL

SCH

RC

01

Ernest Wheelwright

WR

6-5

215

JR

1

2003

02

Dominic Jones

DB

5-8

190

SO

2

2005

03

Bryan Cupito

QB

6-3

205

SR

3

2002

04

Trumaine Banks

CB

5-11

190

SR

4

2002

05

R.J. Buckner

DB

5-11

190

FR

5

2006

06

Alex Daniels

RB

6-3

255

SO

6

2005

07

Eric Decker

WR

6-2

210

FR

7

2005

08

Adam Weber

QB

6-3

210

FR

8

2006

09

Keith Massey

DB

6-1

195

FR

9

2005

11

Mike Frankberg

QB

6-0

180

Jr

10

WO

11

Desi Steib

CB

6-0

185

JR

11

2003

12

Mike Chambers

WR

6-1

190

FR

12

2005

13

Ben Gaither

QB

6-3

190

FR

WO

13

Michael McKelton

DB

5-10

180

FR

13

2005

14

Brody Grandas

DB

5-11

190

SO

14

WO

14

Blake Haudan

P/K

6-0

200

Fr

WO

15

Jamal Harris

CB

6-0

185

JR

15

2003

16

John Carlson

S

6-2

220

SO

16

2004

17

T. J. Wentzel

DB

6-1

195

FR

WO

17

Tony Mortensen

QB

6-3

230

SO

17

2004

18

Justin Valentine

FB

6-1

230

JR

18

2003

19

Tim Soliday

FS

6-0

190

FR

WO

19

Mike Maciejowski

QB

6-3

215

SO

19

2004

21

Daron Love

DB

6-1

185

FR

20

2006

23

Dominique Barber

DB

6-0

210

JR

21

2004

25

Jay Thomas

RB

6-0

195

FR

22

2005

26

Duran Cooley

S

6-0

205

JR

23

2006

26

Reid Haviland

RB

5-9

180

FR

WO

27

Scott Jilek

DB

5-11

190

FR

WO

27

Terrence Sherrer

RB

5-11

195

FR

24

2006

28

Kevin Mannion

SS

6-2

210

SO

25

WO

28

Damola Ogundipe

WR

5-7

175

FR

WO

29

Amir Pinnix

RB

6-0

205

JR

26

2003

30

Lee Campbell

LB

6-3

220

FR

27

2006

31

Jason Giannini

PK

5-9

185

SO

28

2004

32

Ben Kuznia

WR

6-0

190

Fr

WO

32

Nate Triplett

LB

6-3

240

FR

29

2005

33

Tommy Becker

MLB

6-2

230

FR

30

2006

33

Ken Thompson

RB

5-9

180

FR

31

WO

34

E.J. Jones

RB

5-9

185

FR

32

2006

35

Judd Smith

RB

6-0

200

Fr

WO

35

Seth Thompson

FS

5-11

190

JR

33

WO

36

Joel Monroe

K

6-0

180

SO

34

WO

37

Eric Ellestad

K

6-2

170

FR

35

2006

37

Marcus Sherels

WR

5-11

175

FR

WO

38

Andy Metz

WR

6-2

185

FR

WO

38

Ryan Turry

LB

5-10

200

FR

WO

39

Josh Robertson

CB

5-11

175

JR

36

2006

40

Michael Hart

LB

6-1

200

FR

WO

41

Justin Kucek

P

6-0

200

SO

37

2004

43

Robert McGarry

LS

6-3

215

JR

38

WO

44

Thomas Hennessey

LB

5-11

215

FR

WO

44

Deon Hightower

LB

6-3

210

SO

39

2004

45

Mike Wey

LB

6-3

235

FR

40

2006

46

John Shevlin

LB

6-1

225

JR

41

2003

47

Ryan Coleman

LS

6-1

220

FR

WO

48

Mario Reese

LB

6-3

230

SR

42

2002

49

Jeremy Faue

FB

5-11

230

JR

43

WO

Dan Kinsella

DT

6-3

250

FR

WO

52

Raymond Henderson

DE

6-6

255

SO

44

TRFR

53

D.J. Burris

DT

6-2

278

FR

45

2006

55

Brad Bultman

C

6-1

280

JR

46

WO

56

Tyson Swaggert

C/G

6-4

290

SR

47

2002

57

Patrick Cheney

LB

6-2

225

JR

48

WO

58

Mike Sherels

LB

6-0

240

JR

49

WO

59

Steve Moore

LB

6-2

230

SO

50

2004

60

Matt Krueger

OT

6-5

250

FR

WO

63

Andy Brinkhaus

OL

6-3

275

FR

51

2006

64

Steve Shidell

OT

6-5

290

JR

52

2003

65

William Brody

DE

6-4

245

SO

53

2004

66

Nedward Tavale

OT

6-2

305

FR

54

2005

69

John Jakel

OG

6-5

300

JR

55

2003

70

Todd Meisel

DT

6-4

275

JR

56

WO

71

Belal Shouman

OG

6-2

260

FR

WO

73

Jason Meinke

DE

6-5

255

FR

WO

74

Ryan Ruckdashel

OT

6-5

275

FR

57

2005

74

Nick Tow-Arnett

DE

6-4

250

FR

WO

75

Otis Hudson

OT

6-5

310

FR

58

2005

76

Dominic Alford

OL

6-3

305

FR

59

2006

77

Jeff Tow-Arnett

DT

6-2

275

FR

WO

77

Tony Brinkhaus

C

6-3

295

JR

60

2003

78

Joe Ainslie

OT

6-7

310

SR

61

2002

79

Matt DeGeest

OT

6-5

275

SO

62

2004

79

Barrett Moen

DE

6-3

255

FR

WO

80

Jack Simmons

TE

6-4

235

SO

63

2004

83

Ben Fischer

WR

6-1

180

FR

64

2006

84

Logan Payne

WR

6-2

205

SR

65

2003

85

Chris Mensen

TE

6-5

245

FR

66

2005

86

Troy Reilly

TE

6-6

250

FR

67

2005

87

Michael Kasten

WR

6-2

195

SO

38

WO

88

Brooks Albrecht

WR

6-2

205

FR

WO

89

Matt Spaeth

TE

6-7

265

SR

69

2002

90

Eric Clark

DE

6-4

270

SR

70

2002

91

William VanDeSteeg

DE

6-4

255

SO

71

2004

92

Steven Davis

DE

6-2

235

SO

72

2005

94

Willie Dyson

DL

6-3

230

FR

73

2006

95

Sean McWhirter

DL

6-3

245

FR

74

2006

96

Matt Stommes

DE

6-7

270

FR

75

2005

97

Robert McField

DL

6-6

235

FR

76

2006

98

Neel Allen

DT

6-3

285

JR

77

2003

99

Garrett Brown

DL

6-2

285

FR

78

2006


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