Gophers' McDonald takes a circuitous route home

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 18, 2012 - 9:38 AM

Staying put and playing for the Gophers became the best decision for former Hopkins star Andre McDonald. With the help of others, he had already overcome so much to lay down roots.

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mnfanintampaJul. 17, 12 9:49 PM

Nice article. Kudos to Jenny Blomgren. Can't wait to watch Andre play. Sounds like Jerry Kill and his staff was classy during the entire recruiting process. Go Gophers!

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mistauer39Jul. 17, 1210:38 PM

Great article! Jenny did a great job turning him around and so many people are excited to see him play for the Gophers! The Gophers have done great things for young men coming out of Hopkins!!

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atlmikeJul. 17, 1211:15 PM

it's a player who is the foundation of a football program. if he continues to develop as a person, student, and player he will become a someone who will help recruit even better players.

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garagewineJul. 17, 1211:45 PM

Very nice article. Best of luck to Andre throughout his Gopher career.

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schradigatorJul. 18, 12 4:56 AM

Excellent article!Jenny Blomgren you are a great person and a true role model for others. May many others do what you have done. Andre you too are a great person and true role model who is destined to be successful at whatever you do. You could have easily went in a different direction, but your heart was telling you different. I know all of us readers are proud of you. Stay true to your heart. I wish you Jenny and Andre the best of success throughout your entire life.

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podman64Jul. 18, 12 6:53 AM

Like the rest, I too thought this was a nice article. Congrats Andre and nice to read of people like Jenny. Good luck to both of you in the future years.

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tripleottbuckJul. 18, 12 8:04 AM

Kudo's too both and the gophers coaching staff...the more I hear of them the more impressed I become...

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fatcontractJul. 18, 12 8:35 AM

Real classy...recruiting committed kids and then going ape @@@t nuts when other teams do the same........

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go4robJul. 18, 12 8:41 AM

Fantastic article. Kids like this will help turn the program around. Great job by Jenny and very classy recruiting by Coach Kill and his staff. I will be watching this fall. Best of luck!

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canonroadJul. 18, 12 8:55 AM

"Single mother of 28...." That has to be a misprint, no?

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