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Matt Chila
Matt  Chila


Ocean City, N.J.

High School:
Ocean City High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 250



VILLANOVA: All-American Candidate; Named pre-season first team All-Atlantic 10; Named to the Sports Network Pre-season Honorable Mention All-America Team; Top tight end in the Atlantic 10 Conference; Possesses good hands; Good blocker who has a great grasp of the Villanova offense.

2002: Received first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors; Garnered All-ECAC honorable mention accolades; Tallied 48 catches for 514 yards and five touchdowns; Tallied three catches for 28 yards against Rutgers; Made four catches for 32 yards and a score versus Maine; Had three receptions for 44 yards against UNH; Registered five catches for 48 yards and a score at JMU; Tallied two receptions for 19 yards versus Hofstra; Made two catches for 12 yards versus Penn; Recorded three receptions for 17 yards at UMass; Grabbed two receptions for 14 yards versus William & Mary; Recorded two catches for 39 yards versus Northeastern; Made one catch for 12 yards and a score versus Rhode Island; Had one catch for 23 yards at Delaware; Recorded six receptions for 45 yards and a score against Furman; Made five receptions for 44 yards against Fordham, Totaled three receptions for 42 yards and a score versus McNeese State.

2001: Second team All-Atlantic 10; Recorded 15 receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns; Tallied three receptions for 23 yards versus Northeastern; Had one catch for five yards against JMU; Made four catches for 25 yards including a four-yard touchdown reception versus Maine; Recorded one catch for 28 yards against UMass; Recorded two catches for 27 yards and one touchdown at New Hampshire; Made two catches for 11 yards versus at Hofstra; Tallied two catches for 17 yards including an 11-yard touchdown catch in season finale at William & Mary.

2000: Started all 11 games as a true freshman, making nine receptions for 100 yards and one score; Made two catches for six yards versus Millersville; Had one catch for 19 yards in win over Maine; Recorded one catch for seven yards versus James Madison; Registered one catch for 18 yards at Northeastern; Caught his first-career touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Scott Lukash in win over New Hampshire; Had one catch for seven yards at UMass; Pulled down two receptions for 20 yards versus William & Mary.


Team Captain; First team All-Conference; First team All-South Jersey; First team All Area; First team All State Group III; Second team All-State; Named to the 1999 All-Decade team and Second team All-CAL in baseball.


Education major; Youngest of three children of Paul and Tina Chila; Born 9/10/81 in Somers Point, NJ.