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    Kurt Mattes
    Kurt Mattes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Larksville, Pa.

    High School:
    Wyoming Valley West

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 295

    Position:
    OL



    Career: Member of team for five seasons ... Started 20 career games on the offensive line ... Played primarily right tackle for the Wildcat ... Had an infectious attitude with his teammates ... Extremely hard-working player who displayed tremendous passion and dedication.

    2009: Graduate student ... Played in eight games with six starts ... Slowed part of the season with an injury ... Named team's offensive player of the game vs. Towson ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Two starts at right tackle in 2008 ... Did not play against Syracuse while recovering from a knee injury ... Sat out the Ohio and Iowa games due to injury ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... Team's NGN Newcomer of the Year (Offense) award winner ... Made first collegiate start against Northeastern, manning the right tackle position ... Named team's offensive player of the game at Ohio State ... Played a key role in helping NU lead the Big Ten (regular season) in total offense.

    2006: Did not see action ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Michigan State.

    2005: Did not see action ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Michigan.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Northeast Region lineman ... Ranked 29th among Pennsylvania players and 53rd nationally among offensive tackles by Rivals.com ... Ranked 25th nationally among offensive guards by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Pennsylvania Football News first-team all-state selection ... Class AAAA all-state selection ... WNEP-TV Super 16 Dream Team member ... Three-time all-conference selection (2002-04) ... Led the Spartans to a 9-2 record and a district championship in 2004 ... Graded out at 85 percent his senior year with 45 pancake blocks ... Defensively, totaled 50 tackles, 10 TFLs and 5 sacks as a tackle ... Finished career with 85 tackles, 20 TFLs and 10 sacks ... Also had four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Caught 18 passes for 300 yards and three TDs in career ... Also lettered as a center on the Spartans' basketball team ... Class president for two years, NHS and National Merit Commended Student ... Coached by Ed Michaels.

    Personal: Born Kurt C. Mattes ... Son of David and Debbie Mattes ... His father, David, played basketball at East Stroudsburg and a cousin, John Paluck, played football at Pittsburgh and with the NFL's Washington Redskins ... Brother, Brian, played football (offensive tackle) at Notre Dame (2002-05) ... Graduated in June 2009 with a degree in political science and a minor in history ... Candidate for admission into NU's master's program in public policy and administration.

    Mattes' Career Stats

    RUSHING                G   Att    Yds  TD  Lg Avg/C Avg/G
    2007................  12     0      9   0   0   0.0   0.8
    2008................   8     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    2009................   8     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    TOTAL...............  28     0      9   0   0   0.0   0.3
    

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2007................ 12 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2008................ 8 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2009................ 8 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 20 1 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0