Position: Tight End
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 245
Hometown: Lake Worth, Fla.
High School: Park Vista HS
At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman • talented tight end with good strength to fight off defenders • forms talented young tight end unit along with sophomore starter Nick Boyle and backup sophomore Ryan Cobb • caught a 64-yard scoring toss from Justin Burns to highlight the 2012 Blue-White Spring Game in April • hails from same area that produced current UD defensive tackle Irv Titre.
2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
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 Summitt Christian where he was a three-year starting centerfielder • Spanish Honor Society • was a district champion in weightlifting and advanced to state • 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 • 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.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive