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SEAN MCWHIRTER CHOSE NOT TO RETURN TO THE TEAM FOR THE 2008 SEASON. HE STILL ATTENDS THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.
Former Gopher Sean McWhirter was born September 16, 1987 to Steve and Pam McWhirter of Maple Plain, Minnesota. As a 2006 graduate of Orono High School, Minnesota, McWhirter played high school football for coach Jeff Weiland. In high school, he was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press and the St Paul Pioneer Press. He was a three-time all-conference selection and conference MVP in 2005 and was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE-11 All-Metro Team as a senior. He was even a finalist for the Mr. Football Award and was ranked the 56th-best defensive end by ESPN.com. McWhirter totaled 279 tackles with 47 tackles-for-loss and five forced fumbles during his high school career.
As a freshman with the Gopher football team, Sean McWhirter decided to reshirt so started his freshman year in 2007 under head coach Tim Brewster.
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