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Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Sycamore

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 270

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
10/09/1983

Experience:
2003-06



02/01/2014

#TGW: Really Super

A brief look at Georgia Tech's history in the Super Bowl

AT TECH: Veteran who shared the tight end duties with fellow senior George Cooper his last two years . . . Used primarily as a blocker . . . Can also play fullback . . . Has nine career receptions for an 11.2-yard average.

2006: Caught four passes for 43 yards . . . Biggest catch of the season was in Tech's win over Miami with a 16-yard reception down to the four-yard line that set up the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter . . . Had two catches against Clemson . . . Also had a nine-yard reception against West Virginia in the Toyota Gator Bowl . . . Credited with five kickoff returns for 65 yards, with a long of 19, all coming on short kicks . . . Missed the Duke game due to injury

2005:

Caught four passes for 48 yards . . . Longest reception of the season was a 23-yard completion against NC State . . . Also had catches against North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Virginia . . . Hampered the second half of the season by an ankle injury.

2004:

Backup who was used primarily in two-tight end situations . . . Caught one pass for a 10-yard gain against Virginia . . . Moved to tight end in the spring of 2004 from fullback . . . Recruited as a defensive end and played there during a redshirt year in 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Two-way standout who was a first-team all-conference and all-city honoree and second-team all-district selection . . . Rated the No. 22 tight end in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com . . . Caught 22 passes for 300 yards as a senior . . . Played only 40 snaps on defense but had 10 tackles and two sacks . . . Three-time letterman for coach Tom Adams at Sycamore High . . . Also lettered in basketball and baseball.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Michael Lee Matthews . . . Born October 9, 1983 . . . Parents are Michael and Anna Matthews . . . Majoring in Management . . . Michael and his wife Laura have two children, Dominic and Lariah.

 
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2006	Rec	Yds	TD	LP	KOR	Yds	LP
ND*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Samford*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Troy*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Virginia	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Va Tech*	0	0	0	0	1	14	14
Maryland	0	0	0	0	1	19	19
Clemson*	2	18	0	0	0	0	0
Miami*	1	16	0	16	1	15	15
NC State*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
UNC*	1	8	0	8	0	0	0
Duke		DNP - Injured
Georgia*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Wake*	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
West Va	1	9	0	0	2	17	11

2005 Rec Yds TD LP Auburn* 0 0 0 0 UNC* 1 13 0 13 UConn 0 0 0 0 Va Tech 1 4 0 4 NC State 1 23 0 23 Duke* 0 0 0 0 Clemson 0 0 0 0 Wake 0 0 0 0 Virginia 1 8 0 8 Miami 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP KR Yds LP 2004 11-1 1 10 10.0 0 10 0 0 0 2005 11-3 4 48 12.0 0 23 0 0 0 2006 13-10 4 43 11.3 0 16 5 65 19 Total 35-14 9 101 11.2 0 23 5 65 19

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2 vs. Clemson, 2006 Yards Receiving: 23 vs. NC State, 2005 (1 rec) Long: 23 vs. NC State, 2005

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