Gopher Football Roster and Number Changes
John Carlson has moved to DB and changed to #16
John Carlson has moved to DB and changed to #16

Posted Aug 29, 2005


The Minnesota Gophers start their 2005 season Thursday on the road against the Tulsa Hurricanes. The Gophers have made several number and position changes to their roster since last season. The following is a closer look at some of those changes.

Senior Quentin White has changed his number from 6 to 1 and moved from free safety to wide receiver.

Sophomore guard Tommy Jacobs has changed his number from 50 to 62.

John Carlson has moved from quarterback to safety, due to a shoulder injury and has changed his number from 14 to 16.

Sophomore center Brad Bultman has changed his number from 53 to 55.

Redshirt freshman Tommy Leavitt has changed his number from 86 to 47 and has moved from tight end to linebacker.

Redshirt freshman Matt DeGeest has changed his number from 92 to 79 and moved from defensive end to offensive guard.

Brian Moss has moved from offensive tackle to defensive end.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Johnny Sampy has changed his number from 58 to 33.

Senior Junior Eugene has switched from fullback to linebacker.

Sophomore Seth Thompson has changed his number from 31 to 35.

Freshman redshirt Kevin Mannion has changed his number from 28 to 16. Mannion was listed as a strong safety last year, but might see time at wide receiver this season.

Redshirt freshman Donald Beattie has moved to linebacker from defensive back and has changed his number from 27 to 25.

Long snapper Rob McGarry, who started as a freshman, has changed his number from 44 to 43.

Redshirt freshman Joel Monroe has changed his number from 15 to 36.

Chris Holden moved from defensive end to linebacker during spring practices


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