62 Matthew Schmidt
62 Matthew Schmidt
Height: 6-3
Weight: 290
Year: So.
Hometown: Stokesdale, N.C.
High School: McMichael
Position: C/OG

2014 — Emerged as a key player in his first season, taking over at center at mid-season and posting starts in the final eight games...was one of five true freshmen to log starts...finished the campaign with 499 play participations...graded out 91 percent on 54 plays against Western Carolina in his first collegiate action...credited with 10 pancake blocks on a season high 78 snaps  versus FCS No. 3-ranked Coastal Carolina...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School:  2014 graduate of Dalton L. McMichael (3A) High School...football coach was Charles Shields...played both offensive and defensive line, working at all three positions on the offensive front...two-time Mid-State All-Conference, All-Rockingham County, and Greensboro News-Record All-Area selection...totaled 163 tackles, including 31 tackles for-loss, and 124 pancake blocks over his final two seasons...topped all conference defensive linemen in tackles (91) in 2013....attended Oak Ridge Military Academy for two years prior to enrolling at  McMichael High School.

Personal: Full name is Matthew August Schmidt...born June 29, 1995...son of Gregg and Jen Schmidt...has two brothers, Taylor and David, and two sisters, Abby and Emma...father played football at South Dakota State (1985-87)...undeclared major.