The reserve linebacker saw significant action on special teams... saw second-half action vs. Miami (Nov. 20)... served as a game captain in the Duke game (Oct. 4)... had his first career fumble recovery in the Mississippi State game (Sept. 20)... saw special teams action at Boston College (Sept. 6) and at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... a third-team inside linebacker... played well in the April 19 T-Day Game.. plans to study in New Zealand in the spring semester.
Saw action in three games -- the first two games of the season, vs. Notre Dame and Samford -- and vs. Army... produced five tackles on the season, including four solo tackles... came off the bench for a tackle in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... had a career-best three tackles vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... made a solo tackle vs. Army (Oct. 20).
Played at linebacker in the second half of Tech's wins over Samford, Troy and Duke . . . Made one tackle in each of those games and also had a pass breakup against Samford . . . Saw some playing time on special teams in 2005. . . Played in three games . . . One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2005 . . . Missed spring practice due to illness.
First-team all-state selection by the Denver Post . . . Also earned all-state honors according to the Rocky Mountain News . . . Helped his team reach the state semifinals (Class 3A) . . . Two-way player who averaged 10 tackles on defense while scoring 17 touchdowns at fullback . . . Team captain and Most Valuable Player for coach Ron Tesone at Niwot High (pronounced NY-watt).
Matthew Andrew Braman (BRAY-mun) . . . Born May 14, 1987 . . . Parents are Mark and Jennie Braman . . . Father played football at Michigan . . . Majoring in management.