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#17 Matt Ashmead

Redshirt Junior
6-2, 204
Miami, Fla.
Miami Northland

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 program.

Personal Profile: Matthew Mark Anthony Ashmead … Born on February 24, 1987 … A sociology major.

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