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Gophers positional preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the seventh in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Cornerbacks Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: Eric Murray (junior), Derrick Wells (senior) Key backups: Jalen Myrick (sophomore), Briean Boddy-Calhoun (redshirt junior), Marcus Jones (senior) The breakdown: Murray is the one...
Via Fox Sports North
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers shuffle secondary to find cornerback solution

This is the eighth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Cornerbacks Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Derrick Wells (junior), Briean Boddy (junior) Key backups: Martez Shabazz (senior), Jeremy Baltazar (senior), Marcus Jones (junior), Eric Murray (sophomore) The breakdown: Of all the...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle linebacker spot still empty for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS Of all the questions to be answered this spring for the University of Minnesota football team, one of the biggest remains who will play middle linebacker in 2013. For now, it doesn't appear that Aaron Hill will be the Gophers' answer to that question. Hill, a redshirt senior, has the most experience among the team's linebackers. He played in 13 games and...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Tech wins Car Care Bowl that included a juggling interception and player ejections

After an apparent touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the Texas Bowl, Texas Tech Jace Amaro was ejected after throwing a punch at Minnesota’s Derrick Wells’ helmet. The 15 yard penalty was to be added on to the ensuing kickoff. However, replays showed Texas Tech RB didn’t get the ball across the goal line as was called on the field. Instead, the ball was knocked loose by Minnesota...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Safety Wells' talent runs deep for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS The Gopher football team's leading tackler also leads Minnesota in interceptions through three games this season. He has a team-high five pass break ups and has also registered a tackle for loss.This same player earned numerous accolades after two interceptions in the Gophers' season-opening win against UNLV, which earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Wells is Nagurski Player of the Week

DALLAS (FWAA) - Minnesota safety Derrick Wells has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 1.
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

UM S Wells honored by the Big Ten

Minnesota safety Derrick Wells was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the first week of the 2012 football season. Wells had a pair of interceptions in Thursday's 30-27 win against UNLV, including one in the third overtime that set up the Gophers' game-winning touchdown. He also intercepted Rebels quarterback Nick Sherry in the second half and finished with...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

UNLV WR juggles pass, Gophers DB scoops INT

UNLV quarterback Nick Sherry threw a decent enough pass to sophomore wide receiver Devonte Davis, but Davis juggled the ball and tipped it up just enough for Minnesota’s Derrick Wells to intercept it. The game was tied at 13 with 50 seconds left in the game. This is the second interesting interception on this first day of 2012 college football, the first took place during the...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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