Some notable Minnesota Golden Gopher football alumni include Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney. Both superb running backs have a good chance of winning a Super Bowl ring with their respective teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots. These superstar running backs actually played on the same squad together, making the Golden Gophers running attack the most potent in the nation.
Minnesota Golden Gophers football fell on hard times last season but the future looks bright with head coach Tim Brewster's commitment to recruiting. In their history, the Golden Gophers football team has won six National Championships but none since 1960. More recently, the Golden Gophers football team has won the 2002 Music City Bowl, the 2003 Sun Bowl and the 2004 Music City Bowl.