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Matt Pickens
#53 Matt Pickens
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Bloomfield, Mich.
High School: Brother Rice

2009: Appeared in all 12 games ... recorded first career fumble recovery against Miami (9/19) ... made first career start at Kent State (10/31) and finished game with three tackles and 0.5 TFL ... named special teams captain.

2008: Appeared in final six games of the season ... appeared in seven snaps at Central Michigan (10/18) ... saw action in six plays vs. Illinois (11/8)... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30).

2007:  Appeared in 11 games ... made collegiate debut, appearing in 11 snaps vs. Indiana (9/8) ... made first-career tackle against Missouri (9/15), finishing with a career-high three stops ... added a tackle against Ball State (10/20).

2006: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Amassed 120 tackles and 18.0 sacks over junior and senior seasons ... first-team All-Catholic League during junior and senior seasons ... Oakland Press All Tri-County team during senior season ... honorable mention Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-State ... all-state hockey player during junior year ... captain of the Brother Rice hockey team ... ranked No. 25 Blue Chip by Detroit News ... ranked No. 22 on Michigan’s Best by Detroit Free Press ... member of Division II state championship team.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... son of Roger and Sharon Pickens ... born Aug. 27, 1987 in Bloomfield, Mich.

YR GP GS ST AT TT TFL SK INT PBU FF FR QBH
2009 12 1 0 4 4 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 6 0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 11 0 2 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 -- REDSHIRT --
TOTALS 29 1 2 6 8 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 1 0

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