TAMU Football BIO
31 Howard Matthews

2014 (SENIOR)

Led the team with 82 tackles, including 43 solo stops, while starting every game at safety ... also led the team with eight passes broken up ... had a pair of big double-digit tackle games with 14 vs. Rice and a career-high 15 against LSU ... broke up a season-high two opponent aerials against Lamar and ULM.

2013 (JUNIOR)

Started in all 13 games as a defensive back … led the Aggie defense with 44 solo stops … recorded a team second-best 90 total tackles … had the first pick-six of his career against Vanderbilt (Oct. 26) and had a career-high two interceptions against UTEP (Nov. 2) … also had a career-high 14 total tackles and eight solo stops against the Commodores … forced a fumble against Auburn (Oct. 19) … had 2.5 tackles for loss … broke up six passes on the year.

2012 (SOPHOMORE)

Had a standout sophomore season, with 58 tackles, including 34 solo hits and a tackle for loss … had five or more tackles in six games, including the last four of the season ... had a career-high 13 stops against Missouri ... broke up six passes on the season, including a career-high three against South Carolina State … played in 12 of 13 games, starting in five … big hit on an Alabama receiver led to a crucial Sean Porter interception of Crimson Tide QB A.J. McCarron.

2011 (FRESHMAN)

Contributed 28 tackles, including two sacks and four QB pressures, as a true freshman … played in all 13 games, and started against Texas Tech and Baylor … in his first career start, Matthews made five solo tackles, including a sack, two tackles for loss and four QB pressures against Texas Tech … matched his season high of five tackles against Kansas.

HIGH SCHOOL

Coached by Clint Hartman at Clear Springs High School … earned second-team Class 5A All-State honors and first-team All-Greater Houston honors as a senior after posting 55 receptions for 864 yards and 6 TDs; 107 carries for 1,003 yards and 11 TD’s; 4 passing TDs; 2 kickoff returns for TD; 1 INT on defense … as a junior at Seguin High School, Matthews had nine interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, while playing only seven games … as a senior, Matthews was named 24-5A First Team All-District (offense and special teams); No. 6 Athlete in Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football; DCTF Top 300, PrepStar All-Region; Superprep All-Region … chose Texas A&M over Oklahoma State.

PERSONAL

Howard Matthews was born Aug. 31, 1993 … his guardians are Kim and Craig Dailey of Friendswood, Texas ... recreation, parks and tourism sciences major.

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: League City, Texas
High School: Clear Springs
Experience: 3 Letters
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