Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#47 Jake Matthews
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Ironwood Ridge HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2014: Played in 11 games and started six at linebacker … Also a member of several special teams units … Totaled 29 tackles and one sack … Career game-high 10 tackles vs. Nevada.

2013: Played in eight games at linebacker and as a member of special teams.

High School: First-team all-city, all-district and all-region honoree as a junior and senior while earning first-team all-state accolades as a senior … National Football Foundation Southern Arizona Chapter Scholar-Athlete selection … Logged 94 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two interceptions as a senior … Recruited by the service academies to play football … Also recruited to play baseball collegiately, a shortstop …. Was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 38th round in 2013.

Personal: Son of Clint and Alison Matthews, both UA graduates … Majoring in pre-neuroscience and cognitive science … Brother, Clay, plays baseball at Pima Community College.

Career Stats          
Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds
2014 11/6 15-14 29 1.0-5 1.0-5
2013 8/0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
Total 19/6 15-14 29 1.0-5 1.0-5