Gopher Sports

RODNEY SMITH

Gopher Sports
RODNEY SMITH

After piling up more than 2,000 yards rushing during his time at tailback for the Gophers, including a team-high 1,158 and 16 touchdowns last season, it’s hard to imagine Rodney Smith would want to change much of anything. Though his running style was working perfectly, he changed up his personal style and dropped the dreadlocks he had worn throughout his sophomore season. After a year without a haircut, Smith now stops by a local barbershop with the same discipline he shows on the field, sitting down every two weeks to keep his hair looking as a tight as his signature spin move.

Photos by Eric Miller • location: World Class Barbers, Minneapolis