Former Gopher Antoine Winfield Jr. takes home Minnesota football honor
Former Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. has claimed another award.
On Thursday night, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation named Winfield the Division I Bobby Bell College Impact Player of the Year. The former Golden Gophers defensive back will be honored on Sunday, April 26.
“Antoine Winfield Jr. produced numerous game-winning impact plays while leading Minnesota to its best season in recent years,” said Todd Fultz, President of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation, in a statement. “It is a special opportunity to honor Antoine at this year’s event.”
Winfield had a stellar season in 2019, totaling 88 tackles and intercepting seven passes, helping lead Minnesota to an 11-2 season, including a win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl. Winfield was the B1G Defensive Back of the Year and an All-American selection.
The Division I Bobby Bell College Impact Player of the Year award is presented annually to the top Division I college football player in Minnesota.