79   Matt Stolte
Matt Stolte


Rochester, N.Y.

High School:
Aquinas Institute

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 268



On Stolte: Moved to offensive line as a senior after playing defensive line for the Minutemen ... Comes off his best spring season in four years at UMass according to Brown ... Showed a more active nature in the spring ...Continues to get better and bigger ... A big, athletic lineman ... Uses his hands extremely well.

2007 UPDATE:
• Senior who moved to offensive line after three years on the defensive line.
• Started three games at left guard in place of Nick Diana (Oct. 13-27) vs. Villanova, Northeastern and at Rhode Island.
• Has played in 11 of 13 games this season.
• Played 17 games as defensive lineman in last three years.

As a junior in 2006: Played in seven games as a reserve defensive lineman ... Made four tackles ... Had a stop at Towson (10/14) ... Made a pair of tackles against William & Mary (10/7) ... Brought down one ball-carrier against Stony Brook (9/23).

As A Sophomore In 2005: Played in six games, making four tackles ... Had two stops vs. Albany (9/17).

As A Freshman In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in four games in his rookie season making his debut at James Madison (10/9) ... Credited with one tackle on the year recorded at Northeastern (11/6).

Before UMass: Played for coach David Nieman at the Aquinas Institute ... Earned All-Greater Rochester honors as a senior ... Totaled 70 tackles, four sacks, three pass breakups, three blocked extra points, 16 quarterback hurries and a forced fumble during his senior year ... Played in the New York-New Jersey Governor's Bowl and the Eddie Meath All-Star Game ... Named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman of the 2002 New York Class A championship game, after Aquinas defeated Nyack 19-15.

Personal: Matthew John Stolte ... Born July 17, 1986 ... Son of Mark and Jan Stolte ... Has one brother, Mark, who is an offensive tackle at Rhode Island ... Enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management, majoring in Marketing.

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