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Rashod Bateman ends his Gophers career by opting out again



a person wearing a helmet: Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman is expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft.


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Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman is expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft.

Rashod Bateman opted out, opted back in and is now out again.

The star Gophers receiver announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plans to forgo the rest of the 2020 season and prepare for “the next stage” of his career. This came amid a COVID-19 outbreak for the 2-3 Gophers, who had to cancel Saturday’s rivalry game at Wisconsin.

Bateman was one of the first notable opt-outs back in early August, citing concerns about playing safely in the coronavirus pandemic after becoming sick with COVID-19 himself during the summer. The Big Ten subsequently canceled and then reinstated its season with new safety protocols, including daily testing, that convinced Bateman to return.

He received special dispensation from the NCAA to come back, despite signing with an agency

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Bateman ends his Gophers career by opting out again

Rashod Bateman opted out, opted back in and is now out again.

The star Gophers receiver announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plans to forgo the rest of the 2020 season. This came amid a COVID-19 outbreak for the 2-3 Gophers, who had to cancel Saturday’s rivalry game at Wisconsin.

“After further dialogue with coach [P.J.] Fleck and my family,” Bateman wrote, “we decided that after this most recent COVID-19 outbreak and the cancellation of the weekend’s game, that it made the most sense to begin to focus on the next stage of my life.”

Bateman was one of the first notable opt-outs back in early August, citing concerns about playing safely in the coronavirus pandemic after becoming sick with COVID-19 himself during the summer. The Big Ten subsequently canceled and then reinstated its season with new safety protocols, including daily testing, that convinced Bateman to return.

He received special

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Top Ten: Men’s college basketball players who aren’t Gophers

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Marcus Fuller’s potential team of Minnesota natives who left the state to star around the country.

McKinley Wright, Colorado

The Champlin Park guard is a candidate for Pac-12 player of the year, ranks second in school history in career assists.

Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga

One of the top freshmen in the country, the Minnehaha Academy product could be what the Zags need for another Final Four run.

Matthew Hurt, Duke

The former Rochester John Marshall star returned for his sophomore year to bolster a national title contender.

Dawson Garcia, Marquette

The 6-foot-11 Prior Lake big man and McDonald’s All-America was named Big East preseason freshman of the year.

Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin

Lakeville native is Wisconsin’s top returning scorer, making him the best player for the reigning Big Ten co-champion Badgers.

The next five: Brad Davison, Wisconsin; Ish El-Amin, Ball State; Trae Berhow, Northern Iowa; Race Thompson, Indiana; Jericho Sims, Texas

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Packers place former Gophers star Martin on COVID-19 list

The Green Bay Packers placed rookie linebacker Kamal Martin and running back Jamaal Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Martin, the former Burnsville High and Gophers star, missed time earlier this season because of knee surgery and returned to start two games, including one against the Vikings last Sunday.

The moves Tuesday come one day after Packers rookie running back A.J. Dillon went on the same list.

The reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person.

Bears line hurting

Chicago could be missing four starters on their offensive line when they visit the Titans this week, after placing right tackle Bobby Massie on injured reserve and right guard Germain Ifedi on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Center Cody Whitehair missed Sunday’s game because of a groin injury. And left guard James Daniels suffered a pectoral injury in a

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Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman: Great year, great career

Great year, great career

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman left the Gophers to prepare for the 2021 NFL draft when it appeared the Big Ten wouldn’t be playing football this fall. The conference reconsidered, and so did Bateman. He’s back to add to his stats and awards. In 2019, Bateman was:

• Big Ten Receiver of the Year

• AP third-team All-America

• One of 12 finalists for Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver)

• Had 177 receiving yards, two TDs at Purdue

• Had career-high 203 receiving yards, one TD vs. Penn State

• Had 147 receiving yards, one TD vs. Wisconsin

 

CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Season GP Rec Yds TDs Long Rec/G Catches/G Yds/G

2018 13 51 704 6 86 3.9 13.8 54.2

2019 13 60 1219 11 66 4.6 20.3 93.8

Total 26 111 1923 17 86 4.3 17.3 74.0

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