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Continued: Kirkwood hoping for breakout year for himself, Gophers

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 5, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Still, Kirkwood’s importance to the Gophers was clear when they picked him as one of three players to represent them at Big Ten media days, joining seniors Ra’Shede Hageman and Brock Vereen. There, Kirkwood bristled at the suggestion that he’s established himself.

“It doesn’t seem like that me; it seems like that to everybody else,” Kirkwood said. “I feel like I have to do more.”

It’s an attitude that hasn’t changed since he was running around the backyard in middle school, pulling his father’s handmade sled.

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