Pat Fitzgerald and both coordinators recap what they learned about the 'Cats in training camp
2013: Redshirt sophomore ... Moved into a starting role at right guard for the final four games of the season ... Helped offense post 560 yards at Illinois ... Made first career start at Nebraska ... Helped the Wildcats gain 245 yards on the ground against the Huskers ... Aided teammate Treyvon Green in finding the end zone three times in that game ... Wildcats led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA in red zone offense (95.7%) ... Also a part of special teams units ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Played in 11 of 13 games as a redshirt freshman, earning reps as a reserve guard on offense and on special teams.
2011: Did not see action ... Named Offensive Practice Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12.
High School: ESPN.com three-star selection ... Ranked 32nd overall nationally among all offensive guards by Rivals.com and 20th among all Illinois players by Rivals.com ... Two-time Illinois Coaches Association all-state and two-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference selection (2009 & 2010) ... Named to Tom Lemming's All-Area team as both a junior and senior ... Three-time Daily Journal All-Area selection, garnering first-team honors in both 2009 and 2010 ... Started on both offensive and defensive lines for the Fighting Irish and helping his team to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs all three years ... 2010 Chicago Tribunehonorable mention all-stater ... Recipient of the Chicago Catholic League's 2010 Lawless Award, which honors the conference's MVP ... As a junior, participated in the U.S. Army Combine, earning second-team honors ...Team captain his senior year ... Compiled over 100 hours of community outreach during prep career ... Vice president of Letterman's Club ... Heavily involved in Bishop McNamara's Big Brother/Big Sister program ... Spanish Club and Green Key society ... Board member of the Maternity BVM Youth Group for six years ... Coached by Rich Zinanni.
Personal: Born Matthew B. Frazier ... Son of Bret and Joanne Frazier ... Majoring in communication studies.