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Matt Redden Athlete Profile

#75 Matt Redden

Matt Redden
Position: Defensive End Height: 6-5 Weight: 260 Roster Years: 1989 | 1992-1995 Hometown: Sweet Home, OR Last School: Sweet Homes High School


Born 1/13/71 in San Jose, California...parents are David and Carol...served a Spanish-speaking mission in Corpus Christi, Texas...married Michele Raymond in July, 1993...recruited by Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and USC...majoring in pre-physical therapy.

Before BYU

Went to Sweet Home High...lettered three years each in football, wrestling and track...state defensive Player of the Year...first-team all-state on both offense and won 1987 state title...was National Honor Society officer...coached by Rob Younger (Oregon State).

1989 | Redshirt Year


1992 | Freshman Year

Started on special teams...blocked a punt to set up BYU's third touchdown at Hawai'i.

1993 | Sophomore Year

Was the team's second-leading tackler in the Holiday Bowl with five unassisted tackles, including a four-yard sack...suffered a broken arm in two-a-day practices...returned to the lineup by the Fresno State game...started against Utah State, UTEP and Ohio State...had seven tackles and a pass deflection against UTEP.

1994 | Junior Year

Academic All-WAC...had an assisted tackle, a tackle for loss and a sack against San Diego State...selected as coaches' player of the game (special teams) against ASU.