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Zach Matthews
Zach  Matthews
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Lambert

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 198

Position:
DB


09/04/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

The Yellow Jackets open 2017 on Labor Day against the Volunteers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in two games on special teams (Sept. 10 vs. Mercer, Sept. 17 vs. Vanderbilt) … Did not record any statistics.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in two games ... Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Did not record any stats.

2014 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Lettered four years in football for head coach Sid Maxwell at outside LB for Lambert H.S. ... Also lettered four years in track and field for head coach Natalie Leonard, competing in 200m, 400m, 4x400m and long jump ... Captained both teams for one year ... Led Lambert to region runner-up finish in football as senior ... Named 2013 Forsyth County Defensive Player of the Year by Forsyth County News ... Also a 6-6A all-region selection as senior ... Recorded eight tackles in North Fulton-Forsyth Touchdown Club Senior Bowl ... Tallied 103 total tackles as senior ... Set school-record in 400m (50.16) and long jump (20-8) as senior, en route to all-region recognition in both events ... Graduated No. 7 out of 563 in senior class ... Member of National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, BETA Club and Mu Alpha Theta.

Personal: Full name is Zachary Keith Matthews ... Born Nov. 22, 1995 ... Son of Vince and Kim Matthews ... Has one sister, Katherine ... Chose Georgia Tech because of its “outstanding engineering program, large alumni network and opportunity to walk on to football team” ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Three-time member of ACC academic honor roll.


CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Solo Tackles: 2 vs. North Carolina, Sept. 30, 2017