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Tyler Matakevich OLB 6' 1 230 lbs

Rank: 
92
Round Drafted: 
92
College: 
Temple

2013 preseason first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection by Phil Steele’s College Football ... 2013 preseason second-team American Athletic All-Conference by Athlon Sports … 2013 CFPA Watch List … 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American … 2012 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year … 2012 second-team All-BIG EAST … 2012 ECAC Defensive Rookie of the Year … 2012 CBSSports.com BIG EAST All-Conference Team … 2012 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness … 2012 second-team All-BIG EAST by College Sports Madness … MNYFWA National Rookie of the Week (Oct. 17, 2012) … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 15, 2012; Oct. 8, 2012) … CFP Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week (Oct. 7, 2012).

Played in all 11 games with eight starts at Mike linebacker … one of 14 true freshmen to see game action and one of just four true freshmen to earn a starting role … one of just three true freshmen to play in every game … also played on the kickoff return unit … became the first freshman in school history to record 100 tackles … finished inaugural season as Temple leader with 101 tackles, including 67 solo stops, three TFL, three break-ups, two fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble … finished fourth in the BIG EAST in tackles (9.2) … had 14 tackles, including 13 solos, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery against Syracuse

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