Tanner Morgan might be the guy under center for the Golden Gophers, but Athan Kaliakmanis is trying to show that he’ll be a quality backup for the team heading into the 2022 season.

Early in Saturday afternoon’s spring game, Kaliakmanis delivered a beautiful ball to wide receiver Larry Wright. After Wright put a move on the defender, he was able to jog into the end zone to give the Gold Team the first touchdown of the game.

It was a 27-yard touchdown pass to begin the scoring for the Gold Team:

Kaliakmanis is a redshirt freshman for the Golden Gophers entered the 2022 season. Wright, who has not seen game action during his first three seasons with the program, is looking to carve out a role in the wide receiver room.

Saturday will mark the end of spring practice for Minnesota. The spring game was moved from Huntington Bank Stadium and into the indoor facility.