Greg Eslinger, a 6-3, 285-pound lineman from Bismarck, N.D., becomes the 10th Gopher player ever…
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Rian Melander was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2003, starting all 12 games in which he played and earning his second letter.
Darrell Reid earned his third letter and received honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition by starting 12 games and leading the team with 12 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks.
Greg Eslinger becomes the first junior captain on the team since quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq earned that honor in 2002. He is a 2004 Lombardi Award and Rimington Award candidate.
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