Matthew Deal
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Matthew  Deal

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Maclay School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 223

Position:
LB


11/07/2016

Football vs. Holy Cross - 11/5/2016

Football vs. Holy Cross - 11/5/2016

2016: Played in all 11 games for the Hoyas as a sophomore … Recorded 27 tackles, forced two fumbles and had one fumble recovery … Had six tackles and a pass breakup in the season opener against Davidson (9/3) … Had four tackles and a forced fumble against Harvard (9/30) … Had three tackles and a forced fumble against Columbia (9/24) … Recovered a fumble against Fordham (10/22) … Had five tackles in back-to-back games to end the season against Bucknell (11/12) and Colgate (11/19).

2015: Played in 10 games, seeing time at linebacker and on special teams during his freshman season...Finished with 16 tackles...Made collegiate debut at St. Francis (Pa.) (9/5)...Had a career-high four tackles vs. Lafayette (10/10).

High School: A four-year letterwinner and four-year starter in football...Named the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Regional Defensive Player of the Year...Selected First Team All-Big Bend...A 2014 Second Team All-State selection...Helped Maclay to two North Florida Conference Championships...Set program records for most tackles in a season (155), most tackles in a single game (24), most single-season sacks (16.5) and tackles for loss (23)...Finished career with 448 tackles, 45 sacks, 68 tackles for loss...Also earned four letters in soccer, three in weightlifting and three in track...Named Maclay's Male Multi-Sport Best Overall Athlete.

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September 9
6:00 PM
Campbell
Buies Creek, N.C.
September 16
1:00 PM
Marist
Cooper Field
September 23
1:00 PM
Columbia
New York, N.Y.
September 30
2:00 PM
Harvard
RFK Stadium
October 7
1:00 PM
Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
October 14
12:30 PM
Lehigh
Bethlehem, Pa.
October 21
2:00 PM
Fordham Parents Weekend
Cooper Field
October 28
1:00 PM
Holy Cross
Worcester, Mass.
November 4
2:00 PM
Lafayette Homecoming
Cooper Field
November 11
12:00 PM
Bucknell
Lewisburg, Pa.