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Matthias Askew
Matthias Askew

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Dillard

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 294

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
07/07/1982

Experience:
2L


Projected starter at one defensive tackle position...versatile enough to move outside and play defensive end if required...AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in all 12 games in 2002, including five starting assignments (vs. Rice, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana)...started four games at defensive tackle and one contest at defensive end (vs. Minnesota)...played 232.5 minutes...ranked second among defensive linemen in tackles with 46 (31 solos, 15 assists), trailing only Kyle Rasmussen...produced six tackles for losses (16 yards)...also credited with five QB hits...made five stops (4-1) vs. Penn State, including two behind the line of scrimmage (5 yards)...his first career interception came vs. Indiana...registered five tackles each vs. Michigan (3-2), Minnesota (3-2) and Iowa (5-0)...recorded a season-high seven tackles (4-3) vs. Wisconsin, including one for a 1-yard loss...posted his only sack (4 yards) of the season vs. Northwestern...played a season-high 28.5 minutes vs. Wisconsin...AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman in 2001, including three starts at defensive tackle (vs. Indiana, Purdue and Penn State)...inserted into the starting lineup after Josh Shaw went down with a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter vs. Michigan...suffered a dislocated left wrist vs. Penn State and missed the last two games of the season...played a total of 152.5 minutes, including a career-high 33.5 minutes vs. Purdue...recorded 29 tackles (16 solos, 13 assists) and four pass break-ups...produced a season-high eight stops (3-5) vs. Purdue...made six tackles (3-3) vs. Michigan...registered four stops (2-2), including a tackle for loss (1 yard), and batted down two passes vs. Wisconsin...had three tackles each vs. Central Michigan (2-1) and Notre Dame (3-0)...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American...rated among the nation's top defensive linemen by Tom Lemming (No. 19) and Rivals.com (No. 20)...named to PrepStar's All-Southeast and SuperPrep's All-Dixie Teams...two-time all-state selection and two-time Broward County Player of the Year...recorded 125 tackles as a senior while earning team MVP honors...his 38 tackles for losses in 2000 included 21 sacks...selected to play in the Florida-Georgia and Broward County-Dade County All-Star Games...played for Coach Joe Redmond at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he set the Class 6A record for career sacks with 57...had 74 tackles as a junior, including 30 for losses with 10 sacks...attended the same high school that produced former Spartan defensive tackle Josh Shaw and Michigan State's all-time leading rusher Lorenzo White...son of Charay Askew...born July 1, 1982...majoring in merchandise management.

Askew's Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL    Sacks  INT  PBU
2001	10/3	16	13	29	1-1    0-0    0-0  4
2002	12/5	31	15	46	6-16   1-4    1-2  1
Career	22/8	47	28	75	7-17   1-4    1-2  5

Askew's Career Highs Tackles: 8, vs. Purdue (2001) Tackles for Losses: 2, vs. Penn State (2002) Sacks: 1, vs. Northwestern (2002) Interceptions: 1, vs. Indiana (2002)

Askew's Game-By-Game Statistics 2001 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Central Michigan 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Iowa 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 2 2 4 1-1 0-0 Michigan 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 Indiana 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Purdue 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 Penn State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Missouri DNP - INJ Fresno State DNP - INJ Totals 16 13 29 1-1 0-0

2002 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Eastern Michigan 2 0 2 1-4 0-0 Rice 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 California 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 2 1 3 1-4 1-4 Iowa 5 0 5 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 4 3 7 1-1 0-0 Michigan 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Indiana 3 1 4 1-2 0-0 Purdue 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Penn State 4 1 5 2-5 0-0 Totals 31 15 46 6-16 1-4

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