Mike Sherels is GSN/VAG Player of the Week

Mike Sherels is GSN/VAG Player of the Week

Mike Sherels, a 6-foot, 240-pound senior linebacker from Rochester, was named GoldenSports.Net/Valley Automotive Group Gopher Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the home opener versus Bowling Green. Sherels finished with 11 tackles, including nine unassisted tackles in the 32-31 overtime loss.

Mike Sherels, who won the GoldenSports.Net/Valley Automotive Group Gopher Defensive Player of the Week, establishing career highs in tackles (104), pass breakups (6) and interceptions (3) last season and he led the team in tackles. He earned the Carl Keller Award for the team's most outstanding defensive player and the Paul Geil Award for total unselfishness and most concern about the University of Minnesota.

Younger brother, Marcus, a fellow former walk-on from John Marshall is second on the team's depth chart at wide receiver.

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