As a sophomore in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Has started at center in nine of 10 games ... Was the starting center for the Minutemen in the season-opening contest at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Appeared against Maine (9/7) and started at Kansas State (9/14) ... Added more starts at center against Vanderbilt (9/21) and Bowling Green (10/5) ... Was the center when UMass totaled 376 yards of offense in the win over Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Continued as the starting center at Buffalo (10/19) and against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Helped Lorenzo Woodley rush for 163 yards and a touchdown over 38 carries as the center against #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As a freshman in 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in six games, starting three on the offensive line ... First snaps with the Minutemen came at #17 Michigan (9/15) ... Also made appearances against Western Michigan (10/6), Bowling Green (10/20), Vanderbilt (10/27), Northern Illinois (11/3) and Buffalo (11/17).
Before UMass: Named to the 2011 ESPN High School All-Hawaii Football Team ... Earned First-Team All-Conference honors under head coach Kale Anae at The Punahou School.
Personal: Matthew Steven Sparks ... Born November 25, 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Cary and Heidi Sparks ... Brother of Jacob and Rachael ... Majoring in Engineering.