#77 Matt Romine
CAREER: Has his best chance to compete for starting spot this fall … has played in 15 games in career as reserve offensive lineman … played primarily as reserve left tackle as junior and enters fall practice in competition for starting position at that slot.
2009 (JUNIOR): Played in eight games during junior year (did not play against Michigan, Purdue, USC, Boston College) … continued to play as backup offensive tackle for Irish, splitting time with Paul Duncan at left tackle … helped Irish ground attack rush for 1,539 yards, good for average of 128.2 yards per contest … logged 32:56 of playing time with eight appearances on special teams.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in five games (vs. Michigan, Purdue, Stanford, Navy, and Hawai[apos]i) on the year… served as the backup at offensive tackle … also made an appearance on special teams … notched 23:13 of playing time.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Talented young tackle who saw limited time as a reserve lineman … played in season opener vs. Georgia Tech and also at Michigan as a backup offensive tackle … notched 11:17 of playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … one of four players voted as captain of the West team for the All-American Bowl … named a second-team prep All-American for 2006 at offensive tackle by USA Today … chosen first-team all-state by The Daily Oklahoman … rated the 55th-best prospect in the country and second-best player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com … rated the 10th-best offensive tackle in the nation by Tom Lemming … Scout.com lists him as the 12th-best offensive guard in the country and number-three player in Oklahoma … rated as the 85th-best player on the ESPN 150 list … helped his high school to a 13-1 record as a junior and win its second-straight state championship … rated eighth-best offensive lineman in the Southwest and 49th-ranked player in the Southwest in the 2006 preseason by The Sporting News SchoolSports … one of top 29 offensive linemen nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview … played for coach Kevin Wright at Union High School … son of Mark and Sherry Romine … born July 19, 1988 … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.
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