A fourth-year junior who has contributed on special teams
and will continue to battle for time at linebacker.
Career: Has appeared in 12 career games and made a
total of six tackles.
2007: Saw action in each of the first nine games,
mainly on special teams but also as a reserve linebacker … Made five
tackles on the year … Had his lone two-tackle effort against Temple
(Sept. 15) … Also made single stops against Maine (Sept. 8), Pittsburgh
(Sept. 22) and Akron (Sept. 29).
2006: Played in each of the final three games on
special teams … Made a solo tackle at Louisville (Dec. 2) … Named the
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Louisville and
Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) games.
2005: Redshirted … Named the Defensive Scout Team
Player of the Week prior to the Pittsburgh game (Nov. 12).
High School: Senior year was only season of
varsity football … Had 71 tackles, seven sacks and four pass break-ups …
Was named honorable mention All-Dade County … Also lettered twice in
basketball … Participated in the Greater Miami Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Personal Profile: Matthew Mark Anthony Ashmead …
Born on February 24, 1987 … A sociology major.