Minnesota head football coach Tim Brewster announced that senior center Tony Brinkhaus, senior tailback Amir Pinnix, senior linebackers Mike Sherels and John Shevlin, senior offensive tackle Steve Shidell and junior defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg have been selected as team captains for the Gophers football team for the 2007 season.
"I am pleased to announce that our football team has chosen its captains and leaders for the 2007 football season," said Brewster. "These players will play a significant role in determining our success next season. Our football team is excited about these six guys and I am extremely excited about them as well. They represent the standard that we are setting at the University of Minnesota."
The Gophers open their season against Bowling Green on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Metrodome at 7 p.m. Minnesota finished 6-7 last season.
Amir Pinnix, a 6-foot, 205-pound junior running back, finished with 78 carries for 467 yards and one…