Phil Matusz
Phil Matusz

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, Pa.

High School:
Greenville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 300

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
01/28/1987

Villanova: Elected a tri-captain for the 2009 season; Will be a leader for the Wildcat defense; Underrated performer who plays with great passion and energy; Possesses good strength.

2008: Played in all 13 games and registered 14 solo tackles and 14 assisted stops for 28 total tackles to go with 3.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 quarterback sacks; Had one assisted tackle at West Virginia in season opener; Tallied one solo tackle and one assisted stop against Lehigh; Recorded two solo tackles at Penn; Posted one solo tackle and one assisted stop versus Richmond; Made one solo tackle at William & Mary; Registered four solo tackles and one assisted stop to go with one tackle for loss at Rhode Island; Totaled three tackles and a half a tackle for loss versus James Madison; Credited with one solo tackle and two assisted tackles against Northeastern; Posted one assisted stop versus Towson; Made one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and a half a sack at Delaware; Tallied one solo stop versus Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs; Registered five total tackles against JMU in second round of NCAA playoffs.

2007: Played in 10 games and had 19 tackles, one forced fumble and a tackle for loss; Made one solo tackle at Maryland; Had one solo stop versus Lehigh; Tallied one solo tackle and one assisted stop versus Penn; Credited with three total tackles at JMU; Had one solo tackle and a forced fumble at Massachusetts; Registered two tackles and a tackle for loss versus Hofstra; Totaled four assisted stops at Richmond; Posted two solo stops and one assisted tackle at Towson; Tallied two tackles against Delaware.

2006: Tallied eight total tackles and a tackle for loss; Had one assisted tackle and an assisted tackle for loss at Hofstra; Made one assisted tackle versus Richmond; Registered four tackles against James Madison; Credited with two assisted stops versus Delaware.

2005: Redshirted.

Greenville High School: Letterwinner in football, weightlifting and track; Selected to participate in the PSFCA East/West Game; Recipient of the Greenville Lions Club Coach's Award; 2004 PA District 10 All-Star Dream Team; Ranked No. 1 in Region 3 for both offensive and defensive line; Garnered PA All-State Football team honors; Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year; Selected to the Second Team Pennsylvania Football News; Three year honor roll student; Two year participant of Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: Communications and Geography double major; One of three children of Walter and Alice Matusz; Born 1/28/87 in Beaver, Pa.

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