32   Matt Tuleja
Matt  Tuleja


Mansfield, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian/Bridgton Academy

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260



UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday

As A Junior In 2014: Game-By-Game Stats
Made his first appearances with the Minutemen as a reserve against Colorado (9/6) and at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Added snaps at fullback against Penn State (9/20) and Bowling Green (9/27) ... Helped open running lanes for Shadrach Abrokwah when Abrokwah ran for 128 yards and a touchdown over 25 carries (5.1 ypc) at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Caught his first pass as a Minuteman, a five-yard TD grab, at Kent State (10/11) and paved the way for Lorenzo Woodley to rush for 160 yards and a TD on 23 carries (7.0 ypc) against the Golden Flashes ... Started at fullback when the Minutemen tallied 562 total yards of offense, including 225 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns against Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Notched a 10-yard reception at Toledo (10/25).

Before UMass: Was a member of the Assumption College football team in 2011 ... Played football at Xaverian (Mass.) High School, where he also competed in basketball and was a member of the track team ... Won the Unsung Hero Award on his football team ... Scored one touchdown as Xaverian captured the 2009 MIAA Division I State Championship and sealed its undefeated season with a 29-0 shutout of Everett High School ... Competed in the 2010 USAPL Massachusetts Open High School Powerlifting Championships ... Son of Stephen and Donna Tuleja ... Has one sister, Kristen and a brother, Jake.

Career Highs
Receptions: 1, twice, last at Toledo (10/25/14)
Reception Yards: 10, at Toledo (10/25/14)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Longest Reception: 10, at Toledo (10/25/14)



    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 10
    at Bowling Green 2:00 PM listen
    Saturday, Oct 17
    vs Kent State 3:30 PM gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 24
    vs Toledo TBA gametracker listen
    Saturday, Oct 31
    at Ball State TBA listen
    Saturday, Nov 7
    vs Akron TBA gametracker listen
    Saturday, Nov 14
    at Eastern Michigan TBA listen
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