Oct 1, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Tyler Nubin (27) reacts to a stop against the Purdue Boilermakers during the second quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota is getting a key cog in its defense back for one more year.

Safety Tyler Nubin announced on social media Friday he’s returning in 2023.

“I’m blessed to have an opportunity to finish out my degree and play one more season with my brothers, this team and the best fans in college football,” Nubin said at the end of a nearly 2 1/2-minute video.

Nubin was recently tabbed a consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection.

The senior played in 11 games this season, missing the season finale against Wisconsin, and recorded 56 tackles, four interceptions, three passes broken up, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Nubin led Minnesota in picks and was second in tackles per game (5.09).

As a junior, Nubin had 38 tackles, three picks, two PBU and a sack.

He’ll provide some veteran play in a secondary which will be without departing Jordan Howden and Terrell Smith, who were the Gophers’ fourth- and fifth-leading tacklers this season. Also

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