Skip to main content

From Heisman hopeful to hoping to play

It wasn't too long ago when Toby Gerhart was considered one of the top running backs in college football. Now he's the backup to one of the best running backs in the NFL. It's been a humbling journey for the second year pro.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It wasn't too long ago when Toby Gerhart was considered one of the top running backs in college football. Now he's the backup to one of the best running backs in the NFL. It's been a humbling journey for the second year pro.

Next Up

Governor Tim Walz

Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case

A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.

ambulance

2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash

Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

Screen Shot 2022-09-25 at 11.50.33 AM

15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested

A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.

Police tape

3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

fire, firefighter

Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Related

Sports MN Quiz: Who is the only Gopher to win the Heisman Trophy?

Just one player in maroon and gold won college football's most coveted trophy. Who was it, and when? For the answer, click on the headline above.

Kevin Williams ready to play for free

Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has finished serving his two-game suspension and is ready to help his team start winning. However, the All-Pro won't be getting paid over the next two weeks. It's part of his punishment from the Starcaps case.

Latendresse could play against Anaheim

Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse was back at practice Wednesday after missing one game and three practices because of a groin injury. He'll be available for Mike Yeo to insert into the lineup Thursday against Anaheim.

Gophers to play one more game at Siebert Field

A change in the Gophers baseball schedule. Coach John Anderson says the team will play one more game at Siebert Field on May 1. The idea is to give the ballpark one last hurrah before its replaced with a new stadium on campus.

Peterson hoping for September 9 return

It's been less than four months since Adrian Peterson blew out his left knee but the All-Pro running back is hoping to be ready for the season opener against Jacksonville. In a tweet, Peterson wrote, "Hard work, determination, desire: goal: September 9."

Frazier on Cook: 'You hope for the best'

Suspended cornerback Chris Cook has been reinstated by the Vikings but will not be taking part in any football related activities with the team. Cook is awaiting developments in a felony domestic assault charge stemming from his arrest October 22. Head coach Leslie Frazier says it's hard to say Cook will play again this season.

Tommies playing their 'best' football

St. Thomas senior Fritz Waldvogel says the Tommies are playing their best football right now. The Tommies play St. John Fisher in the Division III quarterfinals this weekend. It's St. Thomas' third straight trip to the quarterfinal round.

MarQueis Gray playing with back pain

Gophers' quarterback MarQueis Gray played through a back injury in last Saturday's loss to Wisconsin. Gray took a helmet to the back two weeks ago against Michigan State, and has been playing through pain ever since.