Jon Hoese’s father passes away

Josh Katzenstein

Jon Hoese’s status for the upcoming Gophers game is again uncertain this week and understandably so.

His father Terry, 53, died Monday night after being in critical condition following an Aug. 26 stroke.

With his dad still hospitalized on Thursday, Hoese had an inspirational performance in the Gophers 24-17 win at Middle Tennessee State. He scored all three of the Gophers touchdowns and was awarded with a game ball that he would later give to his father.

Quarterback Adam Weber, a fellow senior captain and Hoese’s roommate, said he sent Hoese a text message after hearing the news. Weber and other teammates, though, said they intend to give Hoese some time to be with his family following the tragic news.