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    Matt Hegarty

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aztec, NM

    High School:
    Aztec

    Height / Weight:
    6-4½ / 300

    Position:
    Center


    03/19/2013

    An Interview with Brian Kelly

    The Irish Head Coach Gives Updates on the Team's Offseason

    01/29/2013

    Brian Kelly Season Wrap Up Conference Call Transcript

    Coach Brian Kelly speaks to the media to wrap up the 2012-13 season.

    12/17/2012

    An Interview with Brian Kelly

    Coach Kelly discusses the upcoming National Championship Game

    10/17/2011

    Irish Back From Bye Week To Face Traditional Rival USC

    Notre Dame will play host to the Trojans Saturday in the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 21 years (7:40 p.m. ET, NBC).

    09/12/2011

    Irish Return Home Saturday To Face #15 Michigan State

    Notre Dame averaging better than 510 yards of total offense through the first two weeks of the season (3:40 p.m. ET kickoff on NBC).

    02/02/2011

    High School highlights of football signee Matthew Hegarty

    High School highlights of football signee Matthew Hegarty

    02/02/2011

    Irish head coach talks about all three 23 signees, answers media questions.

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly officially announces the signing class of 2011.

    11/30/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Matt Hegarty's career highs

    Tackles: 1, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (1-0)

    JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in 12 games ... made first career start at Stanford (Nov. 30) as the Irish center in place of an injured Nick Martin ... started at center in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... saw action in every game except for Navy (Nov. 2) ... part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed ... no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 ... area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish ... in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) ... helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) ... Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the FBS in sacks - averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans ... Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) ... Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive ... Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the FBS in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in the first nine games, predominantly on the Irish special teams ... played behind veteran center Braxston Cave after moving positions in spring.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 43rd nationally on Sporting News Top 100 list for 2010 ... rated 36th on ESPNU Top 150 list and 40th in Rivals.com national prospect rankings ... top-rated player out of New Mexico and sixth-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game in Austin, Texas ... RivalsHigh.com second-team All-American ... finalist for Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year Award at U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... named first-team all-state as a junior and senior in 2009 and 2010 ... Sports Illustrated High School Player of the Week for Dec. 18, 2010 ... helped Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M., to 13-1 record and New Mexico state runner-up finish in 2010 ... totaled 81 pancake blocks while not giving up a sack in senior season ... also played on defensive line where he made 11 tackles and half a sack ... helped Aztec rushing attack tally 2,340 yards and 36 TDs in 2010 ... member of offense that generated 4,176 passing yards and 48 TDs overall in 2010 ... helped pave way for 242 yards rushing and 521 yards passing in 35-28 win over Durango (Colo.) in 2010 ... helped opened holes for Aztec running backs for 280 yards and three TDs vs. Kirtland in 2010 ... played for coach Brad Hirsch at Aztec High School ... son of Bryan and Stacy Hegarty ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

    Hegarty's Career Statistics

    Participation
    Year
    G
    2011
    Did Not Play
    2012
    9
    2013
    12
    Total
    21
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