Matt Harding

RS Junior

South Garland, Texas

High School:
South Garland

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 167




Media Arts

Matt Harding

TULANE: A two-year letterwinner who has played in 24 career games and has career numbers of 20 tackles (14) and two forced fumbles... has returned 13 career punts for 234 yards (18.0).

2007 (SOPHOMORE RS): Played in 11 games and posted 14 tackles (nine solo, five assists)... had a career-best six tackles (four solo, two assists) vs. Houston and also forced a fumble and notched a PBU in that same game... returned four kickoffs for 67 yards.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in the first two games of the year... suffered a shoulder injury and received a medical hardship for the season.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 games as a true freshman in the secondary and on special teams... returned nine kicks for 178 yards, including a career-best 38-yard return against UCF... finished the UCF game with a career-high 67 return yards... had three returns for 51 yards against Navy... also had a 31-yard return against Rice... made four tackles on the season, including two against Southeastern Louisiana... had one solo tackle and forced a fumble on special teams against SMU.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the East team for the 2005 Coca-Cola All-Star Game... chosen to the all-district team as well as the all-area squad as a senior after earning honorable mention honors in 2003... three-year starter who made 70 tackles, five for losses, forced a pair of fumbles, picked off one pass and broke up 10 his senior season... credited with 56 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and four tackles for loss as a junior... added 50 tackles with an interception and was second team all-district his sophomore season... led his team to a 9-2 record in 2004 and won back-to-back district championships in 2003 and 2004... won the Texas State High School Championship in the 100 meters his senior season after an undefeated season on the track in that race... also finished third in the 200-meter race at the state championships... named the Dallas Morning News Athlete of the Year for track and field in 2005... named the Rotary Student of the Month for November 2004 and was a three-year member of the A-B Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Majoring in media arts... born Adeyemi Matthew Joy Harding on September 1, 1986, in Austin, Texas... the son of Daniel and Yomie Harding.

Harding's Career Stats
2005	11/0	3-1-4	0-0	0-0	1/0	0	0	0-0
2006*	2/0	2-0-2	0-0	0-0	0/0	0	0	0-0
2007	11/0	9-5-14	0-0	0-0	1/0	0	1	0-0
Career	24/0	14-6-20	0-0	0-0	2/0	0	1	0-0
*Received a medical hardship

Harding's Career Return Stats Year G/GS KOR-Yds Avg. TD Long 2005 11/0 9-167 19.8 0 38 2006* 2/0 0-0 0.0 0 0 2007 11/0 4-67 16.8 0 24 Career 24/0 13-234 18.0 0 38 *Received a medical hardship


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