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