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    Matt Ashmead
    17 Matt Ashmead
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Miami, Fla.

    High School:
    Miami Northland

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 254

    Position:
    Linebacker

    Birthdate:
    02/24/1987

    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.

    Year GP-GS UT AT TT SKS TFL INT PBU
    2006 3-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0 0
    2007 9-0 5 0 5 0 0-0 0 0
    2008 11-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0 0
    Totals 23-0 7 0 7 0 0-0 0 0

    MATT ASHMEAD'S CAREER HIGHS

    Most Tackles: 2 vs. Temple, 9/15/07