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  Matt Muncy

Matt Muncy

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miamisburg, Ohio

High School:
Miamisburg

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
4L

02/05/2014

Ohio Football Welcomes 24 Newcomers on Signing Day

16 Ohioans to join program

2006: Started all 14 games to run his team-leading streak to 38 consecutive starts ... Named first-team All-MAC by the league's coaches for the second straight year ... Was an All-MAC selection by Collegefootballnews.com, which also rated him as the league's second-best linebacker and fifth-best player regardless of position ... Ranked second on the team with 87 tackles ... Led the Bobcats with a career-high 17.0 tackles for loss, the third-best season total in school history ... Was fourth in the MAC and tied for 27th in the nation with 1.21 tackles for loss per game ... Recorded 2.5 sacks ... Had two interceptions and broke up another three passes ... Recovered a fumble for a touchdown while on the punt block team against Akron ... Had double-digit tackles twice with 10 stops against Illinois and Eastern Michigan ... Made a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Missouri ... Intercepted a pass at Rutgers that set up the Bobcats' touchdown ... Also had a pick against Western Michigan ... Had 1.5 sacks in the regular-season finale against Miami ... Named to the preliminary watch list for the 2006 Lombardi Award ... Was also on the Butkus Award watch list ... Nominated for the 2006 Lott Trophy as the Defensive IMPACT (Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity) Player of the Year.

2005: Started all 11 games to run his streak of consecutive starts to a team-high 24 ... Named first-team All-MAC by the league's coaches ... Picked All-MAC by Collegefootballnews.com, which ranked him as the best linebacker in the league and the 11th-best player regardless of position ... Led the MAC with a career-best 115 tackles and a 10.5 per game average ... Ranked among the nation's top 20 in tackles per game ... Had at least 10 tackles in six of Ohio's 11 games ... Also added nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries ... Was on the watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's best linebacker ... Named MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week twice (Northwestern and Ball State) ... Established a career high with 17 tackles against Northwestern ... It was the most tackles by an Ohio player since Shawn Murphy had 17 against Bowling Green in 2001 ... Had 11 tackles and a career-best two sacks while forcing a fumble and recovering two fumbles against Ball State... Made 15 stops and had a pass break-up in the win over Pittsburgh ... Had 12 tackles and a 37-yard interception return in the win against Kent State.

2004: Started all 11 games ... Led the team in tackles with 78 (55 solo) ... Was also tops in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (five) ... Made two interceptions and recovered two fumbles ... Also broke up a pair of passes and forced three fumbles ... Credited with six tackles in game one versus VMI ... Also forced a fumble that was recovered by Tyler Russ and returned for a touchdown ... Made seven tackles at Pittsburgh ... Recorded 15 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and also recovered a fumble and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown against Buffalo ... Earned MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts ... Recorded nine tackles and had a key goal line interception at Kentucky ... Made seven tackles and recovered a fumble versus Marshall ... Had seven tackles against Toledo ... Posted five tackles, a forced fumble and a sack versus Bowling Green ... Tabbed for nine tackles against Kent State ... Made six stops at Central Florida ... Recorded five tackles and a sack in the season finale against Akron.

2003: Played in all 12 games, starting the last two ... Credited with 53 tackles (32 solo) ... Registered at least one tackle on 10 occasions ... Reached double figures with 10 each against Miami (six solo) and Marshall (seven solo) ... Also had a sack (11 yards) and a tackle for loss (one yard) against the RedHawks ... Registered his only quarterback hurry against Western Michigan ... Had six stops, all solo, that day ... Also had six tackles at Kentucky ... Recorded five stops at Buffalo ... Shared a sack as part of his four tackles against UCF.

2002: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Miamisburg High School ... An honorable mention All-Ohio selection in Division I ... Named first-team All-Southwest Ohio as a senior and second-team as a sophomore and junior ... Earned conference the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award his last two years ... The Vikings were the conference champions his last two seasons, advancing to the state playoffs in 2000 ... Rushed for 1,550 yards as a senior ... Racked up 4,323 rushing yards and 61 total touchdowns for his career ... Made 62 tackles and had two interceptions from his strong safety position as a senior ... Also earned four letters in basketball and two in baseball ... Is Miamisburg's fifth-leading all-time scorer with 986 points ... A member of the honor roll and a Renaissance Scholar.

PERSONAL: A political science and public administration major ... Son of Darrell Muncy and Cathy Cataldo.