Rashod Bateman

Gophers’ star WR Rashod Bateman opts out of remainder of 2020 season

Will prepare for NFL Draft

MINNEAPOLIS – Rashod Bateman has officially played his last football game at the University of Minnesota. The Gophers’ star wide receiver announced on social media on Wednesday he’s opting out of the remainder of the season and focusing on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. Minnesota was scheduled to play at rival Wisconsin on Saturday, but the game was canceled Tuesday after…

Star WR Rashod Bateman cleared by NCAA to return to Gophers

Had been practicing with team after originally opting out

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Rashod Bateman is officially back with the University of Minnesota football team. The Gophers’ star wide receiver announced in a video posted to social media on Wednesday that he’s been given clearance by the NCAA to play this fall. Bateman originally opted out of 2020 college football season due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bateman then…

Gophers Taking Optimistic Approach to Possible Bateman Return

Rashod Bateman originally opted out of season before Big Ten returned

MINNEAPOLIS — Once the Big Ten announced football is making its return this fall, there was one call that head coach, PJ Fleck, made and it was to his top receiver from last season in Rashod Bateman. Bateman set school records  in receiving yards and touchdowns, making him a projected first round pick in this year’s draft. With asthma ,the…

Gophers football star WR Rashod Bateman opting out of 2020 season

Was entering his junior season; a projected first round pick

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Golden Gophers offense has a a big hole to fill at wide reciever after Rashod Bateman announced Tuesdsay morning he is opting out of the 2020 season amid Covid-19 concerns and focus on training for 2021 NFL Draft. Bateman, a 6-2 wide receiver from Tifton, Ga., was entering his junior season with the Gophers. In 2019, Bateman was named the Big Ten…