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    R.J. Mattes

    RS Senior

    Concord, N.C.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 313



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    Overview: Only returning four-year starter on the offense, he started eight games as a freshman before suffering an injury, 10 games as a sophomore and a dozen games last season.

    In 2011: Suffered a foot injury after just nine snaps in the win over North Carolina and did not start the next week at Boston College ... Played with the injury for the remainder of the year and had surgery following the season ... Missing at least part of 2012 spring drills ... In for 823 snaps for the season while playing left tackle.

    In 2010: Came back from injury to start the last 10 games of the season at offensive tackle after spending his freshman campaign at guard ... Posted the highest grade among the starters on the offensive line in eight of the 11 games in which he played ... Saw action for the first time in the win over Cincinnati, then was back in the starting lineup the next week in the win at Georgia Tech, he played 81 snaps in that contest ... In for an incredible 100 gradeable snaps at Maryland.

    In 2009: Was the youngest player to start on the offensive line for NC State since 2003 ... Earned the nod at right guard prior to the season opener and started the first eight games before suffering a torn ACL just five plays into the Florida State contest ... Played 413 snaps for the season.

    In 2008: Redshirted the season, he was named the offensive scout team player of the week for the season opener with South Carolina.

    Prep: A team captain who played left tackle for Coach Bobby Cloninger ... Named a four-star recruit and the No. 11 offensive tackle in the nation by ... rated him as a four-star prospect and the No. 21 offensive tackle in the nation ... Ranked the No. 4 player in North Carolina by ... The No. 21 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN ... A SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the all-state team after his senior campaign ... First player from Jay M. Robinson High School to play in the Shrine Bowl ... An all-conference, all-county and all-piedmont selection after his junior and senior seasons ... Also an all-conference and all-county performer in basketball ... Set the school record for rebounds and was named MVP of his basketball team ... Father, Ron, played defense at Virginia from 1981-84 when Tom O'Brien was on the coaching staff then went on to a pro career ... Now is on the coaching staff at Elon ... Majoring in business administration.

    Year GP-GS Pl Sk
    2009 8-8 413 1
    2010 11-10 808 4
    2011 13-12 823 4
    Totals 32-30 2,044 9

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