Jackets open Spring Practice this afternoon
Tech looks to get back in the ACC Coastal race Saturday at Pitt
Friday's scrimmage that was played as a full, four-quarter contest with officials
Seventy-two associated with Yellow Jacket athletics will participate in Spring Commencement May 3rd
B-Back Matt Connors leads Gold team with 84 yards on 12 carries
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A hard-nosed runner who has been a solid back-up at B-back as well as a good special teams performer ... Played in 40career games ... Came to Tech as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2013 season.
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Played in all 14 games ... Named Special Teams Player of the Year at team's end-of-year banquet ... Rushed 21 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns ... Blocked one punt ... Returned one kickoff for 18 yards at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Rushed 11 times for 46 yards and one touchdown at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Had four carries for seven yards vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Rushed for career-high 56 yards and one touchdown at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Had one tackle at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Saw action against Miami (Oct. 4) ... Returned kickoff for eight yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Saw action vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Blocked career-first punt and had one punt return for six yards at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Rushed one time for four yards against Wofford (Aug. 30) in season opener.
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 13 games ... Had 16 rushing attempts for 102 yards (6.4 yards per attempt) ... Rushed for two touchdowns ... Had one reception for three yards ... Recorded two special teams tackles ... Had five rushing attempts for 17 yards in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Caught pass for three yards at Miami (Oct. 5) ... Had career-long 55-yard carry at BYU (Oct. 12) ... Rushed for two touchdowns vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games, including each of last 10 games of season ... Had seven rushing attempts for 51 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 7.3 yards per carry and had long run of 32 yards ... Rushed two times for modest five yards and career-first touchdown vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8) ... Breakout game came in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) ... Carried four times for 43 yards and touchdown against Cavaliers.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in one game - vs. Kansas ... Had one rushing attempt for 12 yards.
2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Marist School ... Earned three varsity letters in football playing for coach Alan Chadwick ... Played fullback and linebacker ... Served as team captain as senior ... Led Marist to state championship game and regional 6-AAAA title in 2008 ... Two-time all-regional running back in 2008 and 2009 ... Named All-Dekalb County in 2009 ... Selected to play in Dekalb County all-star game ... Named team's most valuable back ... Left school as fourth-leading rusher in Marist history ... Served as member of Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... Also ran track one year ... Track coach was Antonio McKay, former Georgia Tech great and Olympian.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Robert Connors ... Born April 21, 1992 ... Parents are Paul and Peggy ... Paul played football at Harvard from 1981-85 ... Brother, Paul, attends University of Georgia and plays on Bulldogs' club hockey team ... Chose Georgia Tech for excellence in academics and football, and proximity to family ... Majoring in business administration.