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    Matt Root

    Hometown:
    Tallahassee, FL

    High School:
    North Florida Christian

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 258

    Position:
    Tight End

    Birthdate:
    09/29/1982


    Caught 17 passes for 274 yards and two TDs as senior in '00 at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. . . . also played defensive end . . . rated 78th among Florida prospects by Orlando Sentinel . . . rated 29th among Florida prospects by SuperPrep . . . rated number-one tight end in Florida for 2000 . . . helped North Florida Christian to state titles as junior and senior . . . captain of team as senior . . . caught 19 passes for 301 yards as junior in '99 . . . earned a letter at quarterback as sophomore . . . won two letters as forward and center in basketball . . . father Jack Root was second-team Academic All-American as football fullback at Stanford (1965-67) . . . attended Notre Dame football camp in summer of '00 . . . full name is Matt P. Root . . . second oldest of three children . . . born 9-29-82 in Palo Alto, Calif. . . . enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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