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  Matt Coppage

Matt  Coppage

Player Profile


Walton, Ky.

High School:
Simon Kenton

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 288



2006: Started all 13 games he played in at left tackle ... Was in the starting unit for 41 of Ohio's last 43 games ... Named first-team All-MAC by both the league's coaches and Collegefootballnews.com, which rated him as the fifth-best lineman in the conference ... Owned the highest grade of any Bobcat lineman with an 87 percent rating ... Played 737 snaps ... Recorded 46 pancake blocks and 36 decleater blocks ... Allowed only one-half of a sack while protecting the blind side of the Bobcat quarterbacks ... Graded out at 90 percent or better in five games, including a season-best 94-percent rating against Eastern Michigan ... Was the highest graded lineman with a 92 percent rating in the GMAC Bowl ... Missed the Missouri game with a shoulder injury.

2005: Played and started in 10 games for the Bobcats at left tackle ... His team-best streak of 28 consecutive starts ended in the season finale against Miami ... Rated the best offensive lineman on the team with an overall 86 percent grading ... Finished second on the offensive line in number of snaps and first in pancakes with 35.

2004: Started all 11 games at left guard ... Stayed in starting lineup late in year despite a stinger in his neck ... Graded out at 86 percent at Toledo.

2003: Played in 10 games, starting the last seven ... Graded out at 75 percent or better on eight occasions, reaching 80 percent three times ... Best effort was 90 percent against Minnesota ... Had 12 knockdowns against UCF and nine vs. Miami ... Finished the season with three pancakes and 54 knockdowns.

2002: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played both offensive and defensive lineman at Simon Kenton High School ... An all-state selection on the offensive line ... Named first-team All-Northern Kentucky and all-district ... Selected as an all-star by the Kentucky Post and the Kentucky Enquirer ... Voted team captain and MVP ... Helped team to the state playoffs and a final ranking of seventh in the state ... Led the team with 32 pancakes ... Recorded 38 tackles and three sacks as a senior ... Lettered three years in football and one in track ... Member of the Dean's List and honor roll.

PERSONAL: A management and strategic leadership major ... Son of Michael and Marilyn Coppage.