DONOVAHN JONES RUMORS

Leidner leads Gophers to 42-20 win over Easter Illinois in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night. Leidner finished 9 for 17 with 144 yards, David Cobb carried 14 times for 78 yards and the defense delivered a punishing performance to overwhelm the Panthers, a perennial FCS power facing the...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night. Leidner finished 9 for 17 with 144 yards, David Cobb carried 14 times for 78 yards and the defense delivered a punishing performance to overwhelm the Panthers, a perennial FCS power facing the...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Wide receivers

  This is the third in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Donovahn Jones (sophomore), Drew Wolitarsky (sophomore), KJ Maye (junior) Key backups: Isaac Fruechte (redshirt senior), Eric Carter (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: Minnesota's wide...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' passing game will feature new faces in new roles

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the 2013 football season started, the Gophers were hoping wide receivers Derrick Engel and Isaac Fruechte would emerge as go-to targets for quarterback Philip Nelson. One year later, the landscape of Minnesota's aerial attack has completely changed. Engel graduated after suffering a torn ACL during his senior year. Fruechte will be a redshirt senior in 2014, but...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers freshmen receivers Donovahn Jones, Drew Wolitarsky making strides

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers freshman Donovahn Jones didn't just have to learn a new playbook this fall -- he had to learn an entirely new position. Minnesota recruited Jones as a quarterback and intended to keep the Georgia native there. But the Gophers had a need for wide receivers, and Jones' athleticism lent itself well to a possible position change. So after talking about possibly...
Via Fox Sports North
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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