After opting out of 2020 season, star Minnesota OL seen in team's workout video
There’s some big news out of Minnesota. Literally.
In 2020, Minnesota starting offensive lineman David Faalele decided to opt out because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But, after a recent workout video was released by head coach P.J. Fleck, it appears the 6-foot-9, 400-pound lineman is back with the team.
Faalele makes a brief appearance in the video shared by Fleck on Monday. The Australia native has played in 21 career games with the Golden Gophers, dating back to the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) January 25, 2021
Faalele was a big part of Minnesota’s offensive line during the 2019 season, helping pave the way for one of the country’s most dynamic offenses. The Golden Gophers finished the year 11-2, one of the best seasons in program history.
Faalele will be a junior at Minnesota during the 2021 season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining at the college level. His return would be a huge boost for the Golden Gophers offense, especially up front.
Minnesota ended the 2020 season with a 3-4 record.