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.
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.
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.
Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility.
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.
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.
Receiving Yards: 4 vs. Maine, 2012