Chart: Gophers football key senior losses

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2012 - 11:39 PM

 

MICHAEL CARTER, CB

• Comment: His emergence as a senior was critical to enormous improvement in pass defense, and he went out with a two-interception bowl game.

• Likely replacement: Martez Shabazz

KEANON COOPER, LB

• Comment: Played in every Gophers game for four years; his speed enabled him to cover receivers or rush passer from outside.

• Likely replacement: James Manuel

MARQUEIS GRAY, QB

• Comment: His leadership might have been as important as his ability on the field, but his 59 rushing yards Friday were a good reminder of what he brought to offense.

• Likely replacement: Philip Nelson

JOHN RABE, TE

• Comment: Injuries limited his playing time, but he was clutch: Finished season with four TD catches, second only to departed WR A.J. Barker.

• Likely replacement: Drew Goodger

MIKE RALLIS, LB

• Comment: Finished his career with 226 tackles, and spent senior season as traffic cop in middle of Gophers' defense.

• Likely replacement: Damien Wilson*

TROY STOUDERMIRE, CB

• Comment: Improved every season of his career, and finished 2012 as the Gophers' leading tackler with 78. Also their best kick returner.

 Likely replacement: Jeremy Baltazar

JORDAN WETTSTEIN, K

• Comment: Connected on eight of his last 11 field-goal tries, and produced touchbacks on half his kickoffs.

• Likely replacement: Chris Hawthorne or Ryan Santoso *

D.L. WILHITE, DE

• Comment: Second-team All-Big Ten pass-rusher, his 8.5 sacks this year, the seventh-most ever by a Gopher, gave Minnesota long-absent defensive pressure.

• Likely replacement: Thieren Cockran

*-incoming recruit

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Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 5
San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup 7
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 4 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke 6
Miami - LP: M. Latos 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 5
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 0 FINAL
Houston - WP: D. Keuchel 4
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0
Oakland - WP: J. Hahn 5 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 0
Arizona 1 Bottom 8th Inning
San Francisco 4
Colorado 3 Bottom 7th Inning
Los Angeles 4
Texas 1 Bottom 6th Inning
Seattle 3
Washington 93 FINAL
Toronto 86
New Orleans 99 FINAL
Golden State 106
Milwaukee 91 FINAL
Chicago 103
Dallas 70 3rd Qtr 3:23
Houston 80
Minnesota 1 FINAL
St. Louis 4
Detroit 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 5
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 3
Winnipeg 0 2nd Prd
Anaheim 0
Houston 1 FINAL
D.C. 1
Orlando City 0 FINAL
Columbus 3
Toronto FC 0 1st Half 5:00
FC Dallas 3
Seattle 3 FINAL
Colorado 1
Vancouver FC 1 2nd Half 9:00
Real Salt Lake 0
Sporting Kansas City 1 1st Half 6:00
Los Angeles 1
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