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Matthew Chatelain
Matthew  Chatelain

RS Senior

Metairie, La.

High School:
Rummel HS

Last College:
Baton Rouge Comunity College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 247





Football vs Rice 10-3-07

Football vs Rice 10-3-07

Three-year starter at the defensive end position ... Granted a sixth year medical hardship by the NCAA ... A solid and steady player ... Coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership to the defense ... One of the team's best pass rushers ... Joined the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2003 and earned a scholarship before the 2004 season ... Possesses nice size and strength ... Named to the 2006 Coaches' All-Conference USA honorable-mention team ... Selected as the defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff following his performance against Tulane (11/11) ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Started all 14 games at the defensive end position on the defensive line ... Participated in 726 total snaps, including 724 on defense and two on special teams ... Recorded 37 total tackles, including 16 unassisted, 4.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups ... Tied for the team-lead in sacks with 4.5 ... Finished with a season-high five tackles against East Carolina (10/28), Tulane, and UAB (11/18) ... Recorded two unassisted tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, and a quarterback hurry against UCF (9/26) ... Finished with 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against UAB ... 2005 (r-So.): Played in 12 games, starting 12 ... Finished the season with 30 tackles (18 solo, 12 assists), four tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Posted a season and career-high six tackles (four solo, two assists), along with one tackle for loss and one sack against Tulsa ... Recorded four tackles (three solo, one assist), one tackle for loss and one sack against Houston (11/13) ... Made three tackles (one solo; two assists) and 1.5 tackles for loss against UAB (10/21) ... Had three tackles and one forced fumble against East Carolina (10/1) ... Made four tackles (two solo, two assists) and one fumble recovery against McNeese State (9/17) ... Named Defensive Captain of the Week against N.C. State (10/29) ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in all 11 games and made seven starts ... Made his first start against Alabama (10/16) and started the remainder of the year ... Missed the New Orleans Bowl with a sprained ankle ... Finished the season with 22 total tackles (9 solos, 13 assists) ... Also had three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery ... Played in a season-high 79 plays against Memphis (11/12) ... Had a season best five tackles (three solos, two assists) against Alabama (10/16) ... Posted four tackles (two tackles, two assists) against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Recorded a sack and tackle for loss against Houston (10/7) ... Had a fumble recovery of 26 yards against UAB (11/27) ... Recorded a pass breakup at Nebraska (9/11) ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Jay Roth at Rummel High School ... Defensive player who saw action at linebacker and defensive end ... Finished with 14.5 sacks in his senior campaign ... Also had 60 tackles and 15 tackles for a loss ... Helped Rumel finish 13-1 including an appearance in the semifinals in the Division 5A playoffs ... Named to the All-East Jefferson Team ... Personal: Son of Eileen Clark and Keith Chatelain ... Majoring in construction engineering ... Born Feb. 27, 1984.

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