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Tackles: 5, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (4-1)

Sacks: 1.0, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0)

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Played in one game as a reserve defensive lineman...saw action against UMass (Sept. 26) and made an assisted tackle...moved to tight end during BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl preparation.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in seven games and made his first career start at USC (Nov. 29) ... one of 12 first-year players to debut on defense ... saw limited playing time prior to the final three weeks of the season (Northwestern, Louisville and USC) ... moved into a prominent role following the injuries on the defensive line to Jarron Jones, Sheldon Day and Daniel Cage ... recorded a career-best five tackles, including four solo stops, and one sack against Louisville (Nov. 22).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team end on Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV team for 2012 ... AP All-Central District tight end in Division IV for 2012 ... firstteam tight end on 2012 Columbus Dispatch All-Metro team ... ranked 17th nationally on list of tight ends ... ranked 299th overall and 32nd among defensive ends on Scout 300 by ... helped Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, to Ohio Division IV state semifinals and overall 13-1 record ... Hartley finished first in final Associated Press Division IV poll with 10-0 regular-season mark ... made 16 catches for 348 yards and four TDs on run-oriented team that scored 42.5 points per game as senior in 2012 and also dominated as outside linebacker in Hawks' 3-5 system ... made nine receptions, four for TDs, as a junior tight end in 2011 ... also played at defensive end ... played for coach Brad Burchfield ... son of Jim and Beth Matuska ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.


Jacob Matuska
Jacob  Matuska


Columbus, OH

High School:
Bishop Hartley

Height / Weight:
6-4 1/2 / 275

Tight End

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