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#82 Matt Rodriguez
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Worth, Fla.
High School: Park Vista
Major: Human Services
Experience: 2 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year member of the squad as a junior tight end • will play a key role in an outstanding Blue Hen tight end unit that includes a pair of seniors in All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and All-American candidate Nick Boyle and three-year veteran Ryan Cobb • has good strength to make catches and fight off defenders • caught one pass for six yards in the Blue-White Spring Game.

2013 SEASON
Endured through an injury-plagued season and did not see game action despite returning to the practice field late in the season • suffered injury in spring drills.

2012 SEASON
Earned letter in his first season as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Boyle and Cobb • played in all 11 games as a backup tight end, blocker in short yardage situations, and special teams • caught first career pass for four yards vs. Maine • caught a 64-yard scoring toss from Justin Burns to highlight the 2012 Blue-White Spring Game in April.

2011 SEASON
Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played tight end at Park Vista High School • began his career at Summit Christian High School before playing his final season at Park Vista • led Park Vista with eight catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a run-oriented offense • team Most Valuable Player • team went 7-3 in 2010 • participated in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game • rated as the No. 57 best recruit and the No. 4 tight end in the Palm Beach area • also played baseball while at Summit Christian where he was a three-year starting centerfielder • Spanish Honor Society • was a district champion in weightlifting and advanced to state championships • also recruited by Central Florida, Duke, Fordham, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.

PERSONAL
Matthew Daniel "Matt" Rodriguez • born June 30, 1993 • son of Donia Rodriguez • one of three children • human services major with a minor in organizational and community leadership • mother is a construction manager and a graduate of New York University • enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and scuba diving in his spare time • plays the saxophone.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Rec. Yards
Avg.
TD Long Rec.
2012 11/0 1 4
4.0
0 4
TOTALS 11/0 1 4
4.0
0 4

CAREER-HIGHS
Receiving Yards: 4 vs. Maine, 2012

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