SEASON: 34 | YEAR: 1982
HEAD COACH: PAUL YOUNGDAHL


Game 294 | February 5 | Keith Fahnhorst, Jim Fahnhorst

Separated by six years, the Fahnhorst brothers were both major contributors to the Gopher football program. Natives of St. Cloud, they both went on to successful professional football careers. Keith, the older brother, was named first team All Big Ten as an end of the 1973 team. He played 13 years as a tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, appearing in two Super Bowls. Jim, a linebacker, was first team All Big Ten in 1981 and played with both the Vikings and 49ers and played in three Super Bowls.


Game 295 | April 8 | Jerry Hendecker, George Maloney

With the Twins in town for their first home series of the 1982 season, Dunkers invited American League umpires Hendecker and Maloney to talk about their profession. They were the first umpire guests since Emmett Ashford in 1966.


Game 296 | April 28 | Dave Engle, Gary Gaetti, Kent Hrbek, Ron Washington

It was clear by the early 1980s that the Twins were stuck in a deep rut. The team made the decision to "go young" and brought many of its top prospects rapidly to the major league team. The 1982 team lost a club-record 102 games (winning only 60), but the stage was set for future success. Hrbek, in his first full season, hit. 301 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs. Gaetti had 25 homers and 84 RBIs.


Game 297 | May 28 | Ed Garvey, Joe Kapp

A Wisconsin native and an employee of the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist and Vennum, Garvey became the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NLPA) in 1971 and held that job until giving way to Gene Upshaw in 1983. Kapp, the former Vikings quarter-back, became the coach of the California Golden Bears football team in late 1981. As a player, Kapp used the Players Association in a salary dispute that led the Vikings to trade him to the Boston Patriots.


Game 298 | July 28 | Ahmad Rashad

Rashad ended his seven-year Vikings career in 1982. A member of the college football Hall of Fame from his playing days at Oregon, Rashad was known as Bobby Moore before his conversion to Islam in 1972. Rashad, a four-time Pro Bowl selectee, came to the Vikings in a trade with Seattle for longtime Dunker "Benchwarmer” Bob Lurtstema, who often refers to that deal as the worst trade in Vikings history.


Game 299 | August 11 | Mike Hohenbee, Ed Olson, Joe Salem

The Gopher football team appeared to have turned a corner when it won its first three games in 1982, but finished the season by losing its last eight. Hohensee, a gifted passer, led an offense that set a school record with 742 yards in the opening victory over Ohio University. Olson, the center, captained the team. His son, Ed, from Mahtomedi, became one of the first members of Tim Brewster's 2009 Gopher football recruiting class.


Game 300 | September 21 | Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky, Jim Lemon

There was enough interest in the young Twins team to merit a second meeting during the 1982 season. Brunansky, acquired from California in a May trade for Doug Corbett, hit .272 with 20 home runs and 46 RBIs. Viola won only four games in his rookie season, but would go on to become a member of the Twins Hall of Fame. Lemon, a slugging member of the Washington Senators who became the Minnesota Twins, was in his second stint as a batting coach.


Game 301 | November 16 | Brad Buetow

The hockey Gophers won the WCHA title for the second time in three years with Buetow as head coach. The team finished with a record of 32-12-1 and lost to both Harvard and Providence in Frozen Four competition at Grand Forks.