Spring games are all about seeing which guys stand out and who is capable of making plays. Well, put Jordan Howden in the playmaker category.

During Minnesota’s spring game on Saturday afternoon, Howden made a spectacular play, turning an expected incompletion into an interception. It was one of the highlights of the day.

Those are the kind of plays head coach P.J. Fleck wants to see more of this fall.

Howden had a solid year in 2018 at defensive back, playing in all 13 games and registering 45 tackles for the Gophers. He also broke up three passes and hauled in one interception. But he looks like a player capable of taking another step this year.

Minnesota had one of the fewest interception totals in the B1G last season, recording just 11 picks. The Gophers are hoping to improve on that total.