|67 Matt Gehrke
A returning letterman who has seen action in several positions for the Tigers ... Worked as an offensive lineman, tight end and fullback in 2001 ... Can also be pressed into service as a deep snapper if needed ... 2001: Was moved from offensive guard to tight end after early season injury to Marcus West ... Was used as a fullback and as a tight end in the UAB game for blocking purposes ... Saw considerable playing time in the Tennessee game as a blocker ... Appeared in three games for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Had his most productive spring in 2001 ... Worked as a center with Jimond Pugh and Drew Harmon ... Can provide depth at center and at guard ... 2000: Appeared in just one game for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as an offensive guard in the Memphis win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Got in two snaps against the Indians ... Spent the remainder of the fall working with the Tigers' offensive scout team ... Worked last fall as a center but was moved to right guard behind Lou Esposito in the spring of 2000 spring ... Worked as a punter in spring of 2000 and was ready to become the backup to Ben Graves ... 1999: Lettered for the first time as a Tiger during the 1999 campaign ... Participated in two games for the Tigers in the fall of 1999 ... Logged 11 snaps against UAB for his first collegiate playing time ... Also played the final two series of the Tulane game and picked up seven snaps ... Traveled with the Tiger team to all road games due to his abilities as a deep snapper but did not have a long snap in 1999 ... Moved to the number two slot at the offensive center position in the spring ... Worked behind Josh Eargle at center ... Could also be used as a deep snapper ... 1998: Made the Tiger travel squad as a backup deep snapper but was not forced into service during the 1998 season ... Was redshirted and has four years of eligibility remaining ... Spent the fall of 1998 working with the offensive scout team ... Prep: Played both offensive line, tight end and defensive line at North Mesquite High School ... Was named to the Dallas Area Top 100 players in 1997 ... Was a first team all-district selection in 1996 and 1997 ... Led district 5-A in punting ... Helped North Mesquite to a 9-2 record in 1997 and a spot in the District 5-A playoffs ... Played offensive guard as a junior and received all-district honors at that position ... Also lettered in track, throwing the discus ... Threw the shot put for North Mesquite ... Visited Kansas, Wyoming and Texas Tech before signing with the Tigers ... Played for coach Mark Elam at North Mesquite High ... Born: 8/9/80 ... Son of Robert and Mary Gehrke.