BROCK VEREEN AT A GLANCE
Gophers senior safety • 6 feet, 202 pounds
• Family: His brother, Shane, is a running back for the New England Patriots. His father, Henry, was a wide receiver and kick returner at UNLV. His mother, Venita, was a tennis player at UNLV.
• Prep career: He was a two-time all-state selection at Valencia (Calif.) High School and was ranked as the No. 57 cornerback recruit in the nation by ESPN.
• With the Gophers: Vereen played nine games at cornerback as a true freshman in 2010. As a sophomore, he started 12 games at cornerback and had 46 tackles and one interception. Last year, he came back from a knee injury, moved to safety and came on strong late in the season, finishing with 64 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions.