2008 All Star West
6’ 212 lbs
High School Coach: Ken W. Hofer
High School, Class: Menominee, B
College: Northern Michigan University
Matt started playing football in the fourth grade. He was a three-year starter on offense and defense for the Menominee Maroons. During his three year career the Maroons were 39-2. As a sophomore they had one regular season loss before being beaten in the semi-final game. Matt helped lead the Maroons to back-to-back division 5 State Championship games with a 28-0 record in his last two years.
Matt was named team captain and MVP by his teammates for both the 2006 and 2007 seasons. His career totals were: 2281 rushing yards, 43 td, 345 tackles, 130 unassisted tackles, 5 interception, and 6 fumble recoveries.
Matt was also a member of the Menominee Basketball team for four years and was a team captain his senior year.
Matt thanked his family, coaches, and teammates for all their support throughout his high school years. Matt will attend Northern Michigan University.
All Conference 2nd Team Linebacker, 2005
All Conference Linebacker, 06 & 07
All Conference 2nd Team Running Back, 2006
All Conference Running Back, 2007
All Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 06 & 07
All Upper Peninsula Dream Team Linebacker, 06 & 07
All Upper Peninsula Defensive Player of the Year, Runner Up, 06
All Upper Peninsula Defensive Player of the Year, 2007
All State, 2nd Team All Class Linebacker, Michigan Elite Football, 2006
All State Class B Linebacker, Detroit News & AP, 2006
All State 2nd Team Division 5, Detroit Free Press, 2006
All State Michigan Preps Junior Team, 2006
Great 8 Top Linebacker Finalist, 2007
All State Div. 5-6 Linebacker, AP, 2007
All state Div. 5 Linebacker Detroit Free Press, 2007
Dream Team Linebacker, Detroit News, 2007