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#34 Matt Connors

Matt Connors - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Weight 205
Birthdate 04/21/1992
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
Last School Marist School
Year RS Senior
Height / Weight 6-0 / 205
Matt Connors - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

A hard-nosed runner who has been a solid back-up at B-back as well as a good special teams performer … Played in 40career games … Came to Tech as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2013 season.

2014 (Redshirt Senior): Played in all 14 games … Named Special Teams Player of the Year at team’s end-of-year banquet … Rushed 21 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns … Blocked one punt … Returned one kickoff for 18 yards at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Rushed 11 times for 46 yards and one touchdown at NC State (Nov. 8) … Had four carries for seven yards vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Rushed for career-high 56 yards and one touchdown at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Had one tackle at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Saw action against Miami (Oct. 4) … Returned kickoff for eight yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Saw action vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Blocked career-first punt and had one punt return for six yards at Tulane (Sept. 6) … Rushed one time for four yards against Wofford (Aug. 30) in season opener.

2013 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 13 games … Had 16 rushing attempts for 102 yards (6.4 yards per attempt) … Rushed for two touchdowns … Had one reception for three yards … Recorded two special teams tackles … Had five rushing attempts for 17 yards in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) … Caught pass for three yards at Miami (Oct. 5) … Had career-long 55-yard carry at BYU (Oct. 12) … Rushed for two touchdowns vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).

2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games, including each of last 10 games of season … Had seven rushing attempts for 51 yards and two touchdowns … Averaged 7.3 yards per carry and had long run of 32 yards … Rushed two times for modest five yards and career-first touchdown vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8) … Breakout game came in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) … Carried four times for 43 yards and touchdown against Cavaliers.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in one game – vs. Kansas … Had one rushing attempt for 12 yards.

2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.

High School: Marist School … Earned three varsity letters in football playing for coach Alan Chadwick … Played fullback and linebacker … Served as team captain as senior … Led Marist to state championship game and regional 6-AAAA title in 2008 … Two-time all-regional running back in 2008 and 2009 … Named All-Dekalb County in 2009 … Selected to play in Dekalb County all-star game … Named team’s most valuable back … Left school as fourth-leading rusher in Marist history … Served as member of Student-Athlete Advisory Board … Also ran track one year … Track coach was Antonio McKay, former Georgia Tech great and Olympian.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Robert Connors … Born April 21, 1992 … Parents are Paul and Peggy … Paul played football at Harvard from 1981-85 … Brother, Paul, attends University of Georgia and plays on Bulldogs’ club hockey team … Chose Georgia Tech for excellence in academics and football, and proximity to family … Majoring in business administration.

Rushing Attempts: 11 at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Rushing Yards: 56 at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014
Rushing Touchdowns: 2 vs. Alabama A&M, Nov. 23, 2013
Longest Rush: 55 vs. BYU, Oct. 12. 2013
Receptions: 1 vs. Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Receiving Yards: 3 vs. Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Blocked Punts: 1 at Tulane, Sept. 6, 2014
Punt Returns: 1 at Tulane, Sept. 6, 2014
Punt Return Yards: 6 at Tulane, Sept. 6, 2014


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