DOUG KINGSRITER

Game 197 | Augusut 18, 1971 | Bill Light, Doug Kingsriter
Interest in Gopher football was waning in 1971, in what would turn out to be Murray Warmath's fial season. Two of the team's best players were former Lake Conference standouts Light (Hopkins) and Kingsriter (Richfield). Playing against Iowa in 1970, Light set a record with 32 tackles, a single-game mark that has never been surpassed. His 172 tackles that year are another all-time Gophers record. Kingsriter was the team's leading receiver in 1970, '71 and '72 and was named AP All American following the 1971 season. He became a Dunkers member in 2008.


Game 229 | September 6, 1974 | Doug Kingsriter, Jeff Siemon
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Siemon gained fame at Stanford University where he won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He became the 1972 first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings and went on to play linebacker in three Super Bowls during his 11-year career. Kingsriter, the Gopher All-American, was a sixth-round choice of the Vikings in the 1973 college draft. He played three years at tight end for the Vikings.


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