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Matt Hadley Athlete Profile

#2 Matt Hadley

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012 | 2015-2016 Hometown: Connell, WA Mission: Salvador, Brazil Last School: Connell High School


  • Parents are Alan and Kathryn Hadley
  • Brother is BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley
  • One of seven children

Before BYU

  • Rushed for 2,516 yards and state-record 47 touchdowns as a junior at Connell High School while also scoring three more touchdowns on defense and special teams
  • Finished high school career with 6,881 rushing yards and scored a state-record 746 points
  • Had 168 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including scoring runs of 70 and 40 yards, in state title game as a senior
  • Won two 1A state titles (2009, 2011)
  • 1A Player of the Year (2009, 2010)
  • Played running back and defensive back
  • Had 2,162 rushing yards as a senior and was coached by Zach Fife

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in seven games
  • Recorded seven tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss
  • Posted season-best four tackles vs. Hawai'i

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Had seven total tackles and two tackles for loss against East Carolina
  • Notched 17 total tackles on the season with two tackles for loss and two pass breakups
  • Played in 11 games and started two
  • Earned letterman honors

2016 | Junior Year

  • Career-high kick return of 41 yards against West Virginia