52 - Matt Evans
Matt Evans
Height: 6-0
Weight: 228
Year: Sr. (C)
Hometown: Hanover, Mass.
High School: Thayer Academy
Position: LB
Major: Business Administration: Management

Personal:
The son of Kenneth and Deborah Evans... born 7-25-89 in Hanover, Mass.

UNH HIGHLIGHTS | CAREER STATISTICS | PHOTOS

2012
2012 Statistics
Selected to play in East-West Shrine All-Star Game... named to College Sporting News Fabulous 50... named ECAC D-I FCS All-Star... named Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America ford third time... tabbed to A.P. All-America Team... named to AFCA FCS Coaches' All-America Team... garnered The Sports Network FCS All-America honors for second year in a row... named to All-New England Team for second straight year... tabbed to Beyond Sports Network All-America Second Team... named to All-CAA First Team for second straight season… named CAA Defensive Player of Year and All-America Second Team by College Sports Madness… league leader in total tackles (115) and solo tackles (77) and ranked second in tackles/game (10.5)… UNH’s all-time leader with 449 career tackles and active FCS leader in career tackles and career solo tackles (266)… made it five straight double-digit tackle performances with 12 stops, eight solo, in loss to Towson on Nov. 17; sixth straight week he led team in tackles and ninth time in 11 games… became UNH’s all-time tackle leader during Nov. 3 victory over William & Mary on Nov. 3… led team with 10 tackles (fourth straight double-digit tackle game) and passed Steve Doig (434 career tackles) with eighth tackle of afternoon… racked up third straight double-digit tackle effort with team-leading 12 stops in win at Rhode Island on Oct. 27... notched second straight double-digit tackle game with team-high 11 tackles at Maine on Oct. 20... named CFPA Linebacker Performer of Week Honorable Mention after collecting season-high 16 tackles -15 solo- in Homecoming win vs Richmond on Oct. 13... led squad with six tackles, five solo, in Oct. 6 win at Georgia State… registered nine tackles in win over Delaware on Sept. 29... made 12 tackles in loss at Old Dominion on Sept. 22... led team in tackles in first three games, with nine tackles in each contest... moved into second place on school’s all-time tackle list with 361 by notching nine stops in win over Central Connecticut State on Sept. 15... named CFPA Linebacker Performer of Week Honorable Mention after Minnesota game Sept. 8; tied for team lead (w/ Alan Buzbee) for second straight week by registering nine tackles, including career-high two sacks, in loss at Minnesota... tied Chris Beranger for team lead by registering nine tackles, eight solo, in win at Holy Cross... named CAA Preseason Defensive Player of Year and to Preseason All-Conference Team... tabbed to 2012 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List... named to The Sports Network Preseason All-America First Team...  named Phil Steele's Preseason CAA Defensive Player of Year, All-America First Team, All-CAA First Team and No. 2 preseason inside linebacker nationally... named to Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-American Team... named to College Sporting News Preseason All-America First Team... named College Sports Madness Preseason All-America First Team and CAA Defensive Player of Year... tabbed to College Sports Journal Preseason All-America First Team... placed on CFPA Linebacker Award Watch List... elected as team co-captain

2011
2011 Statistics
Buck Buchanan  Award winner as national defensive player of year... Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American... Phil Steele's All-America First Team... The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America... College Sports Madness All-American... Beyond Sports College Network National Defensive Player of the Year...  College Football Performance Awards Elite Linebacker Award... A.P. All-America Second Team... Gold Helmet Award as New England's FCS Player of the Year... All-CAA First Team... All-New England Team... received CAA Commissioner's Academic Award... led nation with 7.67 solo tackles/game and ranked second in country with 165 total tackles, the second-most in UNH single-season history... amassed double-digit tackles in 10 of 12 games... garnered Beyond Sports Network Defensive Player of Week award after Nov. 12 Towson game... named CFPA LB Performer of Week after Nov. 5 James Madison game... earned CAA Defensive Player of Week, College Sporting News All-Star and Beyond Sports Network Defensive Player of Week award following Oct. 22 UMass game... received honorable mention as CFPA Linebacker Performer of Week after Sept. 24 Richmond game... named CAA Defensive Player of Week and Beyond Sports Network Defensive Player of Week for performance in Sept. 10 game at Lehigh...   started all 12 games at MLB... led team with 165 tackles and 86 unassisted tackles... added 3 interceptions for team-leading 102 INT-return yards and 2 pick-sixes... posted 7.5 tackles for loss, including 2 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, fumble recovery and 2 QB hurries... collected 11 tackles and returned INT 58 yards for a TD in NCAA second-round playoff loss at Montana State... made 12 tackles in win over Maine... notched team-best 19 tackles, including a sack, in loss at Towson... paced team with 17 tackles, including a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in win vs James Madison... registered 9 tackles and an interception in win over Rhode Island... made team-high 13 tackles, forced 2 fumbles and recorded a pass breakup in Colonial Clash win over UMass at Gillette Stadium... tallied 13 tackles in loss at William & Mary... posted 8 tackles in win over Villanova... made 11 tackles in win over Holy Cross... made 14 tackles and notched 31-yard pick-six in win at Richmond... set career highs with 24 tackles and 17 solo stops in win at Lehigh...  led team with 14 tackles in loss at Toledo... named to College Sporting News Preseason All-America Team... selected to Preseason CAA All-Conference Team... tabbed to The Sports Network/Fathead.com Preseason All-America First Team... named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-American First Team and Preseason All-CAA Team... named to preseason Buck Buchanan Award Watch List... tabbed to CFPA D-I FCS Watch List... named College Sports Madness Preseason All-America First Team 

2010
2010 Statistics
Named College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America... named to All-CAA Second Team... named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Second Team... named to A.P. All-America Second Team... named Walter Camp FCS All-America... finished fourth in voting for Buck Buchanan Award... named CAA Defensive  Player of the Week three times (Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 22)... won weekly Gold Helmet Award (Oct. 20)... named ECAC Defensive Player of Week (Oct. 18)... ranked third in FCS D-I football with 156 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in UNH history... was the Wildcats' leader in tackles in nine of 13 games, notched double-digit tackles 11 times and set a career high with 20 stops Nov. 6 versus William & Mary... in addition to pacing team with 156 tackles, also led in unassisted stops (79), finished second with four sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss; added two interceptions, returning one for TD (vs. Towson, Nov. 20), secured two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles...posted team-high 11 tackles, with one sack, in NCAA D-I quarterfinal loss at No. 5 Delaware... collected team-leading 10 tackles in NCAA second-round playoff win at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman... made 7 tackles, forced a fumble and recorded a 25-yard pick-six in win over Towson... led team with 15 tackles in win at No. 9 Villanova... posted career-high 20 tackles in loss to No. 4 William & Mary... led squad with 13 tackles, forced a fumble and registered an interception in victory over UMass at inaugural Colonial Clash, earning the Bill Knight Trophy as game's MVP... notched team-high 14 tackles, with one sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in upset win at No. 6 James Madison... tied for team lead with 12 tackles, including a sack and a fumble recovery, in homecoming win over No. 11 Richmond... amassed 12 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a half sack, in loss at Maine... totaled 10 tackles in win over Lehigh... paced team with 11 tackles in loss at Rhode Island... made 7 tackles in loss at Pittsburgh... recorded team-leading 14 tackles, including a half sack, in season-opening victory over Central Connecticut State

2009
2009 Statistics
Played in 12 games for the ‘Cats...racked up 13 tackles, including eight solo efforts...tallied multiple tackles in three games...notched a career-high three tackles against Dartmouth (Sept. 26)...recovered one fumble

2008  
Redshirt season

Career Highs:
Tackles   
    Solo    17, at Lehigh, 2011
    Assist    11, vs W&M, 2010
    Total    24, at Lehigh, 2011
Sacks        2.0, at Minnesota, 2012
Interceptions        1, 5x, last at Montana State, 2011
        notes: at Richmond, 2011 (31-yard TD)
               vs Towson, 2010 (25-yard TD)
                at Montana State, 2011 (58-yard TD)
Fumbles Forced        2, at UMass, 2011
Fumbles Rec.        1, 3x, last vs James Madison, 2011
     note: at James Madison, 2010 (17-yd TD return)

Before UNH
Lettered in football, lacrosse and basketball at Thayer Academy...totaled 72 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception during his senior season...on offense, rushed for 827 yards and 12 touchdowns...named to the Super 26 All-State team...a two-time All-Scholastic Patriot Ledger selection...an All New England selection...named to the Shriner All-Star game

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