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Matt Coghlin
Matt  Coghlin


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Moeller

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 192




Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Fall Season

In all, 124 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.


Program-Record 26 MSU Football Players Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Six Spartans collect Academic All-Big Ten accolades for third-straight season part of second-straight season setting new program record.


Eleven Spartans Earn All-Big Ten Honors on Defense and Special Teams

Sophomore safety David Dowell named first-team All-Big Ten by the media.


Four Spartans Named to BTN All-Freshman Team

Right tackle Luke Campbell, placekicker Matt Coghlin, cornerback Josiah Scott and wide receiver Cody White earn All-Freshman honors.


Matt Coghlin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

Coghlin hit game-winning 34-yard field goal as time expired to defeat No. 7 Penn State.


Michigan State vs Penn State (USATSI)

USATSI photos from Michigan State football vs. Penn State - Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Game-by-Game Statistics: 2017

CAREER NOTES:Third-year player enters his second season as the starting placekicker in 2018 . . . is 38-of-38 (100 pct.) on PATs and 15-of-19 (78.9 pct.) on FGs, having made his last eight in a row.

2017 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media as well as tabbed to the BTN All-Freshman Team . . . tied for fifth in the B1G and tied for 54th in FBS in field goals per game (1.15) and eighth in the B1G and 43rd in FBS in field goal percentage (78.9 pct.), as well as seventh in the B1G in total points scored (83) and eighth in total scoring (6.4 ppg) . . . made 15-of-19 (78.9 pct.) field goal attempts, including the last eight in a row, and all 38 of his PATs, highlighted by season-high six against No. 18 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl . . . the 15 made field goals tied the most by a Spartan freshman placekicker in school history (Michael Geiger, 2013; Brett Swenson, 2006) and tied for 13th overall on the MSU single-season field goals made list, while the 19 attempts tied for 21st and the 78.9 percent tied for seventh . . . now one of 15 Spartan placekickers with a perfect PAT percentage, while the 38 PATs tied for 13th on the Spartans’ single-season made PAT list, while ranking 16th in PAT attempts . . . made season-high six PATs in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State . . . established season highs for field goals (4) and points (16) at Rutgers, going 4-of-4 on field goals and 4-of-4 on PATs, tying career long with a 46-yard field goal in the second quarter and also connected twice for 26 yards in the first quarter and once more for 32 yards in the third quarter . . . successfully split the uprights on two PATs and a 27-yard field goal in rainy, snowy, muddy conditions against Maryland . . . made 37-yard field goal as first half time expired at No. 11 Ohio State . . . was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after he drilled game-winning 34-yard field goal as time expired for 27-24 win over No. 7 Penn State, after making 32-yarder earlier in the fourth quarter, adding three three PATs, with all five kicks coming in muddy conditions . . . was 4-of-4 on PATs and made career-long 46-yard field goal at Northwestern, while missing on a 51-yarder and 32-yarder, both with plenty of distance, but hitting right upright . . . made both PATs and a 23-yard field goal in Indiana game, making the go-ahead PAT that gave MSU the lead for good . . . despite windy, rainy conditions at Minnesota, made three of his four field goal attempts (made: 42 yards in first quarter; 35 and 25 yards in third quarter; missed: 45 yards in fourth quarter) and all three PATs . . . it marked his first career multi-field goal game . . . successfully split the uprights on both PATs in Michigan game . . . was 2-of-2 on PATs and 1-of-2 on FGs in Iowa game, making a 38-yarder, while just missing wide right on a career-long 48-yard attempt . . . made first career field goal attempt of the season against Notre Dame, a 40-yarder in the third quarter, and added one PAT . . . split uprights on 4-of-4 on PATs in Western Michigan game . . . made his Spartan debut in Bowling Green game, one of 18 true freshmen and redshirt freshmen saw action in their first collegiate game . . . was perfect 5-of-5 on PATs against the Falcons.

2016 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top kickers by (No. 7), (No. 8) and (No. 13) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among Ohio's top seniors by (No. 39) . . . three-year starter for Coach Jon Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . two-time first-team All-TriState Football selection (2013-14) . . . two-time (Division I) All-Ohio special mention by The Associated Press . . . two-time AP All-Southwest District first-team selection . . . two-time first-team all-city pick by The Cincinnati Enquirer . . . two-time All-Greater Catholic League South selection . . . ranks No. 8 in Ohio prep history in kick scoring with 233 career points . . . finished second on the team in scoring with 50 points in 2015, converting 5-of-14 field-goal and 35-of-36 extra-point attempts . . . made three field goals from 40-plus yards, including a season-long 45-yarder vs. Lakewood St. Edward . . . accounted for a season-high 13 points vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius, hitting 2-of-3 field-goal and all seven extra-point attempts . . . averaged 37.6 yards on 37 punts in 2015, including a career-long 56-yarder while placing six kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line . . . earned all-area honors from The Cincinnati Enquirer as a junior after leading the Crusaders in scoring with 86 points . . . made 17-of-27 field-goal and 35-of-36 extra-point attempts in 2014 . . . connected on five field goals from 40-plus yards as a junior . . . also produced touchbacks on 28-of-60 kickoffs (47 percent) in 2014 . . . accounted for a Crusader single-game kick-scoring record 16 points in the 2014 state semifinals vs. Huber Heights Wayne, hitting 5-of-7 field-goal attempts, including a career-long 54 yarder, and his only PAT try . . . selected Great American Rivalry Series MVP vs Cincinnati St. Xavier after converting field goals of 37 and 47 yards in a 13-7 win . . . produced 14 points vs. Louisville St. Xavier, converting 4-of-5 field-goal and 2-of-2 extra-point attempts . . . ranked second on the team in scoring with 97 points as a sophomore, hitting 10-of-14 field-goal and all 67 extra-point attempts . . . converted three field goals from 40-plus yards, including a season-long 44-yarder vs. Louisville St. Xavier . . . 21 of his 79 kickoffs (27 percent) resulted in touchbacks in 2013 . . . made 87 consecutive extra-point attempts during one stretch . . . son of Mark and Ann Coghlin . . . born Aug. 24, 1997 . . . business major.


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