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.
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
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.