#89 Jacob Matuska
JACOB MATUSKA’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (4-1)
Sacks: 1.0, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0)
JUNIOR SEASON (2015):Played in one game as a reserve defensive lineman…saw action against UMass (Sept. 26) and made an assisted tackle…moved to tight end during BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl preparation.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in seven games and made his first career start at USC (Nov. 29) … one of 12 first-year players to debut on defense … saw limited playing time prior to the final three weeks of the season (Northwestern, Louisville and USC) … moved into a prominent role following the injuries on the defensive line to Jarron Jones, Sheldon Day and Daniel Cage … recorded a career-best five tackles, including four solo stops, and one sack against Louisville (Nov. 22).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team end on Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV team for 2012 … AP All-Central District tight end in Division IV for 2012 … firstteam tight end on 2012 Columbus Dispatch All-Metro team … ranked 17th nationally on Rivals.com list of tight ends … ranked 299th overall and 32nd among defensive ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … helped Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, to Ohio Division IV state semifinals and overall 13-1 record … Hartley finished first in final Associated Press Division IV poll with 10-0 regular-season mark … made 16 catches for 348 yards and four TDs on run-oriented team that scored 42.5 points per game as senior in 2012 and also dominated as outside linebacker in Hawks’ 3-5 system … made nine receptions, four for TDs, as a junior tight end in 2011 … also played at defensive end … played for coach Brad Burchfield … son of Jim and Beth Matuska … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.