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Russell Matvay
Russell Matvay

Hometown:
Coram, NY

High School:
Longwood

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245

Position:
Tight End



AT TECH: Three-year starter at tight end . . . Career total of 57 catches ranks fourth in Tech history among tight ends . . . Had 603 career receiving yards for an average of 10.6 yards per catch . . . Graduated with a degree in Management on Dec. 15, 2001 following the fall semester.

2001: Sixth on the team with 22 catches for 245 yards, an average of 11.1 yards per catch . . . Tied his career-high with five catches for 44 yards against Wake Forest . . . Longest receptions of the year covered 27 yards, against Maryland and Navy . . . Caught at least one pass in every game except Syracuse and Florida State . . . Added two catches for 33 yards against Stanford in the Seattle Bowl.

2000: Caught 20 passes for 199 yards . . . One of seven Tech players with 20 or more receptions . . . Had at least one catch in every game except Navy and at least two receptions in seven games . . . Had a key reception on Tech?s winning drive against Clemson . . . Career-best five receptions for 28 yards in Tech?s win over Virginia . . . Longest reception of the year was a 28-yard completion against UNC.

1999: Backup at fullback and tight end . . . Caught five passes for 39 yards (7.8 average) and one touchdown . . . Caught a six-yard touchdown against Central Florida . . . Ran the ball twice for nine yards against Navy.

1998: Started eight games and caught 10 passes for 120 yards . . . Had five catches over the last three games, with two each against Clemson and Wake Forest and one versus Georgia . . . Also had two receptions against Duke . . . Longest receptions were a 24-yard gain against Florida State and a 28-yard completion against Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl . . . Redshirted in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the number two tight end in the nation and the number one prospect in New York by SuperPrep, which named him to its 242-man all-America team . . . Rated the 10th-best tight end prospect in the nation by National Recruiting Advisor . . . Also rated the No. 2 tight end in the Northeast by Tom Lemming . . . Rated first-team all-Big East region by Prep Stars . . . Named to the consensus recruiting list as one of the Top 275 prep players in the nation . . . Had eight catches for 130 yards and three touchdowns as a senior . . .Also made 58 tackles, eight sacks and seven pass deflections . . . As a junior he had 16 receptions for 328 yards and three touchdowns, along with 22 solo tackles, nine assists, five hurries and one fumble recovery . . . Also punted and kicked placements . . . Played for coach Kevin McCarthy at Longwood High.

PERSONAL: Full name is Russell Scott Matvay (pronounced MATT-vay) . . . Parents are Thomas and Marylee Matvay . . . Born January 4, 1979 . . . Majoring in Management.

CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving G Rec RPG Yds Avg YPG TD LP 1998 11-8 10 0.9 120 12.0 10.9 0 24 1999 11-0 5 0.5 39 7.8 3.5 1 11 2000 11-11 20 1.8 199 9.9 18.1 0 28 2001 12-12 22 1.8 245 11.1 20.4 0 27 Total 45-31 57 1.3 603 10.6 13.4 1 28

Rushing G-GS Att Yds Avg TD LP 1998 11-8 0 0 0.0 0 0 1999 11-0 2 9 4.5 0 9 2000 11-11 0 0 0.0 0 0 2001 12-12 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 45-31 2 9 4.5 0 9

CAREER HIGHS

Rec: 5 vs. Virginia, 2000 (28 yds); Wake Forest, 2001 (44 yds) Rec Yards: 44 vs. Wake Forest, 2001 (5 rec) Long: 28 vs. North Carolina, 2000

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