Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Matt Asiata Utah 2011 NFL Prospect

  Matt Asiata
Matt Asiata
Player Profile
West Valley City, Utah
Last College:
Snow College
Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

UTAH: Finished his career ranked third all-time at Utah with 24 career rushing touchdowns ... scored 26 total career touchdowns (rushing and receiving) to tie for third all-time ... school's 14th-leading rusher had 1,748 career rushing yards ... three career 100-yard games (high of 156 yards) ... received an NCAA medical extension to his playing clock, allowing him a sixth year in 2010.
2010-Played in all 13 games, starting seven at running back ... 155 rushes for 695 yards (4.5 yards per carry) ... ranked ninth in the MWC in rushing average, averaging 53.5 yards per game ... tied for ninth in the conference in total touchdowns (eight rushing, one receiving) ... had Utah's only 100-yard rushing game of the season (109 vs. Wyoming) ... 95 yards against Air Force on 26 carries ... scored the game-winning touchdown against BYU on a 3-yard run ... third on the team in all-purpose yards (68.5 ypg) ... fourth on the team with 32 receptions for 195 yards and one touchdown ... five catches for a season-high 54 yards against New Mexico.
2009-Started in four games before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Louisville ... was averaging a league-leading 101.3 yards per game entering the Louisville game ... four rushing touchdowns also led the league at the time of his injury ... finished with 74 carries for 330 yards for an average of 82.5 yards per game ... averaged 4.5 yards per carry ... had a career-high 156 yards on 36 carries against Utah State ... 36 carries tied the fourth-best single-game total in school history ... 94 yards on 20 carries vs. San Jose State ... also had nine receptions for 88 yards.
2008-Utah's leading rusher played in all 13 games with one start (Utah State) ... led Utah in carries (146), net yards (707), yards per game (54.4) and touchdowns (12) ... averaged 4.8 yards per rush ... finished seventh in the MWC in rushing (54.4) and tied for second in rushing touchdowns (12) ... 10th in the league in scoring (6.0 ppg) ... season-best 116 yards and 19 carries against Air Force ... other big games included 85 yards vs. New Mexico, 83 vs. San Diego State and 77 against Michigan ... also had 13 receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown ... 39-yard reception vs. Michigan ... completed 2-of-3 passes out of the "Asiata Formation," with both completions going for touchdowns.
2007-Injury redshirt ... broke his leg in the first game of the season at Oregon State ... prior to the injury, he rushed four times for 16 yards.

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