60 Matt Kaplan
60 Matt Kaplan
Height: 6-1
Weight: 285
Year: R-Fr.
Hometown: Franklin, NH
High School: Franklin
Position: DT
Major: Geology

The son of Jeff and Mary Kaplan... born 3-7-92 in Meredith, N.H.


2011 statistics
Played in 11 games at defensive tackle, including two starts... collected 15 tackles, nine solo, with 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, forced fumble and pass breakup... recorded multi-tackles in six games... notched first full sack of career in win over Maine and tied career best with two solo tackles... matched career high with three tackles in loss at Towson... set career high with three tackles in Colonial Clash win against UMass at Gillette Stadium... made two tackles, including a half sack, in win at Richmond... made first career start at Lehigh, where he notched two tackles, forced a fumble and recorded a pass breakup

Redshirt season

Career Highs:
    Solo    2, 3x, last vs Maine, 2011
    Assist    2, 3x, last at Towson, 2011
    Total    3, 2x, last at Towson, 2011
Sacks        1.0, vs Maine, 2011
Interceptions        n/a
Fumbles Forced        1, at Lehigh, 2011
Fumbles Rec.        n/a

Before UNH
Played OL/DL for Franklin High School under head coach Greg Husband...as senior, named Division VI First-Team All-State DL...member of 2010 New Hampshire team in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl...also had outstanding wrestling career for head coach Jeff Kaplan, his father, winning Division II heavyweight championship and earning runner-up in the Meet of Champions, with his loss in M-O-C ending an undefeated season...earned 135 wrestling victories, qualifying for Meet of Champions four times...Honor Roll Student

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