Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Two Gophers honored

Posted by: under Football Updated: September 7, 2009 - 12:14 PM

Greetings.

 

I went to bed early last night, so I didn't see the e-mail until this morning.

Gophers linebacker Lee Campbell, who had a career-high 13 tackles, 11 solo, was named the Big Ten's defensive player of the week. He had three of those tackles in overtime, including a key tackle of Delone Carter on second and four that forced the pass attempt that Nate Triplett intercepted.

Eric Ellestad, playing in his first college game, made three of four field goal attempts, including the game-tying kick in the final minute of regulation and the game-winner in overtime.

 

That's about it. Have a good day.

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