43 Matt Solomon
43 Matt Solomon
Height: 5-11
Weight: 212
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Tyrone, Ga.
High School: Sandy Creek
Position: LB

Furman: Figures to play a key role in Furman’s linebacking corps this fall, providing crucial depth  and versatility...listed as the backup to returning All-American middle linebacker Kadarron Anderson.  2010 —Garnered playing time in nine games...tallied 33 tackles...wrapped up the season with a career high 10 tackles, including two for-loss, and a forced fumble in season finale versus Georgia Southern.  2009 — Fashioned an impressive true freshman campaign, playing in 11 games and racking up 25 tackles in a backup role...tallied a season high seven tackles in a 58-21 season ending win over Wofford...had six tackles versus Presbyterian (45-21 win)...recorded a sack and forced fumble against Georgia Southern (30-22 win).

High School:  2009 graduate of Sandy Creek (4A) High School...football coach was Chip Walker...played middle linebacker...racked up a school record 308 tackles over his three-year career...served as team captain...earned all-region and all-area honors, and was named both Region 5-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year and North Georgia 4A Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 after registering 108 tackles while leading his squad to an 11-1 record and second round state playoff appearance...also tabbed Fayette County Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal:  Full name is Matthew Jevon Solomon...son of Steve and Dericka Solomon...born November 22, 1990, in Ft. Launderdale, Florida...has two siblings, Micah and Marquis...undeclared major.