| Barrett Matthews
Galena Park, Texas
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 235
A four-year tight end who appeared in 51 career games, including 10 starts ... a prep All-American and all-district performer at tight end ... played in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game ... rated as the nation's third-best tight end by ESPNU and a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the nation's seventh-best tight end and the top tight end in Texas by Rivals ... tabbed the state's best tight end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2010).
Played in all 13 games at tight end, as well as on special teams ... earned starts vs. Iowa State and TCU ... helped the Horns post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the country (35.7 ppg) and rank 40th in total yards (434.6 pg), as well as allowing just 4.1 tackles for loss per game (No. 3 in the FBS) and 1.23 sacks (22nd in FBS) ...recorded a 3-yard TD reception against Iowa State ... earned the team's co-offensive player of the week for his play vs. ISU.
Played in all 13 games with starts against Kansas, Kansas State and California in the Holiday Bowl ... caught one pass for 3 yards at Iowa State ... had one reception for 6 yards against Oklahoma State ... helped the Texas offense rank 21st in the nation in rushing offense (202.62 ypg) and average 392.54 yards in total offense.
Appeared in all 12 games at tight end, including five starts, and appeared on special teams ... posted 10 receptions for 47 yards and one TD on the season ... helped the offense gain 369 yards of total offense, including 197 on the ground, at Rice ... registered his first career reception, a 19-yard catch, versus Wyoming ... blocked for offense that racked up 389 yards of total offense, including 222 through the air, versus the Cowboys ... caught one pass for 1 yard and one TD at Texas Tech ... helped Longhorns establish a 15-minute advantage in time of possession at Texas Tech, including a 22-play, 80-yard TD drive that took 9:25 off the clock in the second half ... blocked on line that produced 349 yards of offense, including 264 in the air against UCLA ... caught two passes for 5 yards against the Bruins ... helped offense rack up 373 yards of offense, including 266 passing yards, versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... grabbed four passes for 13 yards against the Sooners ... blocked for a ground game that racked up 209 rushing yards at No. 5/4 Nebraska, marking the first time in 24 games the Huskers defense had surrendered over 200 yards rushing ... plowed the way for 440 yards of total offense, including 344 in the air, versus Iowa State ... helped the offense amass 428 yards of offense, including 171 rushing yards and 257 passing yards, against No. 25/24 Baylor ... also caught one pass for three yards against the Bears ... blocked for offense that totaled 412 yards, including 272 passing at Kansas State ... blocked for an offense that totaled 358 yards, including 216 passing and 142 rushing, at Oklahoma State ... also caught one pass for six yards against the Cowboys ... helped pave the way for an offense that registered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic ... blocked for a line at that produced 359 yards of total offense against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Appeared in 13 games at tight end and on special teams ... registered one tackle versus UTEP.
Coached by David Aymond at North Shore H.S. ... a prep All-America and all-district performer at tight end ... played in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game ... rated as the nation's third-best tight end by ESPNU and a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the nation's seventh-best tight end and the top tight end in Texas by Rivals ... tabbed the state's best tight end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... led North Shore to a 23-2 record over his final two seasons, including undefeated records during the regular season (18-0) and in district play (12-0) ... helped North Shore set a state record with a 78-game regular season winning streak (2000-08) ... tallied 37 catches for 680 yards (18.4 ypc) and 12 TDs in his final two seasons ... voted district 21-5A co-Offensive MVP and was a first-team selection as a senior ... also an All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Touchdown Club ... led North Shore to a 9-1 record, a district 22-5A championship and a berth in the second round of the state playoffs ... hauled in 19 receptions for 364 yards (19.2 ypc) and four TDs ... named first-team all-district 21-5A as a junior ... helped the Mustangs to a 14-1 record, a district 22-5A title and a berth in the state semifinals ... recorded 18 receptions for 316 yards (17.6 ypc) and eight TDs.
Born in Houston, Texas ... enrolled in the college of liberal arts ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... a prep honor roll student ... earned the school's poetry award ... father, Gary, played defensive end at East Texas State University ... brother, Brian Greer, played football at Southern Illinois and with the Katy (Texas) Copperheads in the Arena Football League ... brother, Gary, plays basketball at Grayson Junior College ... enjoys planting fruits and vegetables.
THE MATTHEWS FILE
During pregame, I like to: Walk the field
Favorite TV channel: NFL Network
I can't believe I watch: Smart Guy
Favorite movie(s): Any Given Sunday, 300
Sports hero: Bo Jackson
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite musician: Kanye West
Favorite video game: Madden '09
Nobody knows how much I like to: Lift weights
Pet: Dog (Lady)
Receptions: 4 vs. Oklahoma (So.)
Receiving yards: 19 vs. Wyoming (So.)
TDs: 1, two times, vs. Texas Tech (So.); vs. Iowa State (Sr.)