For Minnesota fans, a familiar face will be the Student Speaker at the B1G Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, July 19.
On Monday, the B1G released the names of the student-athletes who will be attending Media Days on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July, with each school bringing three players to meet with the media. Minnesota holder Casey O’Brien will be Student Speaker for the Kickoff Luncheon.
O’Brien is a four-time cancer survivor and continues to work hard on the field with the Golden Gophers. He is also a student at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
In 2017, O’Brien used his redshirt season and he did not see game action in 2018, according to his bio on Minnesota’s website. He was an Academic All-B1G selection last year.
ESPN’s Rece Davis will host the event and Laura Rutledge will be the sideline reporter throughout the day. The Kickoff Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. CT.