68  Jason Matthews
Jason Matthews

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muscle Shoals, AL

Last College:
NE Miss CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295

Position:
Offensive Guard

Experience:
2L


Came to the University of Memphis as a junior college transfer in January of 2003 ... Became a starter before the season opener and remained as the starter at offensive guard throughout the season ... Missed most of the spring of 2004 due to a stress fracture in his foot ... Is expected to be ready for action in the fall ... 2003: Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer ... Worked his way into a starting position at offensive guard by the season opener ... Logged 52 of the 82 snaps in the opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Participated in 67-of-70 offensive plays in the Tigers' victory over Ole Miss ... Had 40 offensive snaps against Southern Mississippi and had 60 plays against Arkansas State ... Worked just 25 plays against UAB and 65-of-89 offensive snaps against Mississippi State ... Had 50 plays in the Tigers' Conference USA road win over Houston ... Participated in 66 offensive plays in the road victory over Tulane ... Continued as starter at guard in the East Carolina contest and totaled 50 offensive plays ... Worked 65 snaps in the Tigers' win over Louisville at PaPa John's Stadium ... Was involved in all but three plays in the win over Cincinnati ... Had 70 snaps against the Bearcats ... Played 79 of 85 total plays in the season finale against USF ... Starter at guard for the 2003 New Orleans Bowl against North Texas ... Played 48 of the team's 68 offensive plays in the win over the Mean Green ... Finished the 2003 campaign playing 734 of the 1000 total plays ... Spent the spring of 2003 working as an offensive lineman and will be listed as a guard in the fall ... Enters the fall of 2003 as the starter at right guard ... JC: Was a starting guard for Northeast Mississippi Community College in the fall of 2002 ... Helped lead his team to a 7-2 record in `02 and the Northern Division Championship of the Mississippi Junior College system ... Was named to the Mississippi Junior College All-State team in 2002 ... Also lettered for NEMCC during the 2001 season ... Was named to the Dean's List at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Prep: Played prep football at Muscle Shoals High School in Alabama, where he worked as an offensive tackle ... Lettered for three seasons in football and three years in baseball ... Helped his team to a 7-3 record in 2000 ... Was named to the Times Daily All-Area team as a senior, as well as the All-Region 16 Team ... Was tabbed as honorable mention all-state in 2000 ... Born: 3/10/83.

MATTHEWS' CAREER STATISTICS
Offensive Line	Games/Starts	Snaps/Total Snaps
2003           	13/13		734/1000
2004 12/12 799/906
Total 25/25 1533/1906
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