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Matt Gudzak
Matt  Gudzak


Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River East

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 200




Villanova vs. Albany

Villanova opened CAA play at Albany on September 23, 2017.


Football vs. Lehigh

Villanova opened the 2017 season with a 38-35 win at Lehigh's Goodman Stadium.


Villanova vs. James Madison

Senior Day


Football at Towson

Villanova visited Towson on October 24 for a nationally-televised game on the American Sports Network.


Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova took on William & Mary in its third straight home game on October 10, 2015.

Villanova: Versatile performer who is good in both the run and pass games ... Will be looked upon to be a playmaker in 2017 ... Has a good feel for the game.

2016: Played in nine games and had 88 carries for 513 yards (5.8 average yards per carry) and three touchdowns, 22 catches for 217 yards and two scores, and five kickoff returns for 99 yards ... Tallied 12 carries for 71 yards and two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown at Elon ... Credited with eight carries for 64 yards and a score versus Rhode Island ... Registered six carries for 34 yards and a 17-yard reception at Richmond ... Posted five carries for 43 yards and a touchdown to go with two catches for nine yards versus Albany ... Recorded seven rushes for 23 yards, three receptions for 12 yards and a 22-yard kickoff return at Maine ... Totaled six carries for 29 yards and three receptions for 15 yards versus James Madison ... Registered 13 carries for 121 yards and one score, a 54-yard touchdown catch and a 19-yard kickoff return at Delaware ... Had 14 rushes for 62 yards and five receptions for 55 yards versus Saint Francis in the first round of the FCS playoffs ... Credited with 17 rushes for 66 yards, four catches for 43 yards and two kickoff returns for 38 yards at South Dakota State in the second round of the playoffs.

2015: Played in 10 games and had 41 carries for 289 yards (7.0 avg.) and three touchdowns, five catches for 29 yards and a touchdown, and 10 kickoff returns for 195 yards ... Tallied one carry for three yards, one reception for a 13-yard touchdown and two kickoff returns for 72 yards at Connecticut ... Registered five carries for 25 yards and a kick return for 20 yards at Fordham ... Credited with one kickoff return for 18 yards versus Delaware ... Posted two kickoff returns for 16 yards against Penn ... Recorded two rushes for 13 yards, one catch for 10 yards and three kickoff returns for 60 yards versus William & Mary ... Had three rushes for 22 yards and a touchdown, and a catch for three yards at Albany ... Tallied 17 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown at Towson ... Had one rush for two yards versus Maine ... Registered his first career 100-yard game with 10 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown at Rhode Island ... Recorded two carries for 10 yards and one reception for six yards against Richmond.

2014: Played in 13 games and had 31 carries for 174 yards and one touchdown, one reception for 17 yards and 14 kickoff returns for 235 yards ... Recorded two carries for 66 yards, including a career-long 61-yard run for his first career touchdown against Fordham ... Made one catch for two yards against James Madison ... Tallied 13 carries for 52 yards at Penn ... Registered 13 rushes for 51 yards, one catch for 17 yards and three kickoff returns for 52 yards versus Rhode Island ... Had two carries for three yards and one kickoff return for 24 yards against Morgan State ... Posted two kickoff returns for 26 yards at Richmond ... Totaled two kickoff returns for 31 yards versus Towson ... Recorded four kickoff returns for 79 yards at Delaware ... Had two kickoff returns for 23 yards versus Liberty in the NCAA playoffs.

Toms River East High School: All-Shore selection as both a junior and a senior ... All-Class A South selection as a senior ... Star-Ledger first team All-Ocean County pick ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards in both his junior and senior seasons ... Career totals include 2,874 yards rushing and 31 touchdowns ... Team captain ... Also a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse.

Personal: Youngest of three children of Pete and Robyn Gudzak ... Father played college football at Delaware ... Born 10/27/95 in Toms River, N.J ... Communication major.