Fifth-year senior who will be looking for action at the "will" linebacker spot.
Career: Has played in 23 games as a Husky with seven career tackles.
2008: Played in 11 games in 2008 as a backup linebacker and also on special teams ... Had one tackle on the season in UConn's opening-night win against Hofstra (Aug. 28).
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.
MATT ASHMEAD'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles: 2 vs. Temple, 9/15/07