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84   Matt Silver
Matt Silver

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Clarence Center, N.Y.

High School:
Victor Central H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 255

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
02/07/1987


On Silver: Heads into camp as the starting tight end as a senior ... Made great strides, but will be looked upon to step and have a major impact on the offense according to Coach Morris ... Excellent pass-catcher ... Continues to get bigger ... Working on improving his blocking game ... Was a top recruit out of upstate New York ... Great power and ability to catch the ball.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Expected starting tight end after three years as a back-up.
• Started 10 games this season and made 11 catches for 130 yards.
• One catch for 14 yards vs. James Madison (11/14).
• Two catches for 49 yards with season-long 30-yarder at Maine (10/31).
• Career-high three catches at #1 Richmond (10/24) for 11 yards.
• Grabbed a 15-yard pass vs. Albany (9/12).
• Caught first play of the season at Kansas State (9/5), a 17-yard reception.
• Played in 11 of 12 games a junior in 2008. Made five catches for 122 yards. Hauled in a career-long 80-yard touchdown reception against Bryant (10/25/08).

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Played in 10 games, making five catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns ... Had two catches for seven yards at New Hampshire (11/15) with a 1-yard TD catch ... Had one catch for 29 yards at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Made one catch for a career-long 80 yards and a touchdown against Bryant (10/25) ... Had one catch for six yards against Richmond (11/18).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Played in all 13 games as a reserve tight end ... Had one start in a two-tight end set at Boston College (9/29) ... Made only catch of season in opener vs. Holy Cross (9/1), for 13 yards.

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in 10 of 15 games as a tight end ... One catch vs. Stony Brook (9/23), for five yards.

As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.

Before UMass: Powerful tight end at Victor Central High School in Victor, New York ... Named All-Western New York ... Two-time All-League and a two-time All-Greater Rochester ... Played in the New York/New Jersey's Governor's Bowl ... Had 25 catches for 459 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... On defense, made 64 tackles along with 10 sacks and seven pass break-ups ... Blue Devils went 20-2 in varsity career winning the 2003 Section V championship.

Personal: Matthew Patrick Silver ... Born February 7, 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Son of Karen and Patrick Silver ... Brother of Kaitlin ... Majoring in Management.

Career Statistics (Receiving)

Year	GP/GS	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2006	10/0	1	5	5.0	0	5
2007	13/1	1	13	13.0	0	13
2008	11/0	5	122	24.4	2	80
2009	11/10	11	130	11.8	0	30
Totals	45/11	18	270	15.0	2	80

Career Highs

Receptions: 3 at Richmond (10/24/09)
Rec. Yards:  80 vs. Bryant (10/25/08)
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Bryant (10/25/08) & at  N. Hamp. (11/15/08)

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Aug 30
    vs Boston College 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 6
    vs Colorado 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 13
    at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Sept 20
    at Penn State TBA
    Saturday, Sept 27
    vs Bowling Green 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Oct 4
    at Miami (Oh) TBA
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