Gophers football news and notes: Streveler out with injury

by Nate Gotlieb

Freshman quarterback Chris Streveler will not play against Michigan on Saturday because of a hand injury, the Gophers announced Thursday.

Streveler, a three-star prospect according to, hasn't played this season. 

Hill honored by the National Football Foundation

The National Football Foundation has named Gophers linebacker Aaron Hill a candidate for the 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards, according to a Minnesota Athletics Department release.  

Hill was one of 170 candidates recognized and is also a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation, the release said.

The senior from St. Charles, Mo., has won the Gophers football team's Bush Nash Award the last two seasons, the release said.  The award goes to a student-athlete who is competitive on the field and in the classroom.

Hill has recorded 29 tackles, an interception and a fumble return touchdown this season.

Wayzata tight end commits to the Gophers

Wayzata High School tight end Brandon Lingen committed to Minnesota on Thursday.

Lingen wrote on his Twitter account (@Brandon_Lingen): "Proud to say that I am officially a Gopher #SkiUMah."

Lingen is a 6-foot, 5-inch, 245-pound, three-star recruit and has offers from Minnesota, Florida Atlantic and Air Force, according to Rivals.  He becomes the second tight end and the seventh member of Minnesota's 2014 recruiting class.