Matt Reynolds Athlete Profile

#70 Matt Reynolds

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-6 Weight: 305 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Timpview High School



All-America

  • 2008 College Football News Freshman
  • 2008 FWAA Freshman
  • 2008 Rivals.com Freshman
  • 2008 The Sporting News Freshman
  • 2009 College Football News Sophomore First Team

Summary

An Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, and All-America candidate, Reynolds enters his senior season as one of the nation's top lineman after deciding not to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. A left tackle who has started every game of his career, Reynolds has been named a 2011 preseason All-American by ESPN.com, USA Today, CBSCollegeSports.com, Athlon, Lindy's, Sporting News and Phil Steele, among others, in addition to being listed on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch Lists. The No. 24 college football player in the country according to Rivals.com, Reynolds also excels in the classroom, having been named a 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate. He received numerous Freshman All-America honors and was a CFN All-Sophomore Team selection in addition to being a two-time first-team all-conference and academic all-conference honoree.

Personal

Parents are Lance and Leslie Reynolds ... father, Lance is the associate head football coach at BYU; also a former BYU offensive lineman and NFL player ... brothers Lance and Dallas were starting offensive lineman for BYU ... returned from a Church mission to Munich, Germany ... speaks German ... younger brother, Houston, is also a member of BYU's offensive line ... married to wife Brianna ... majoring in home and family living ... recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, California, Nebraska, Northwestern, Utah and Oregon.

Before BYU

Earned High School All-America honors as a sophomore, junior and senior at Timpview HS ... a 2005 Parade High School All-American ... Utah Gatorade Player of the Year ... listed as the third-highest profile recruit in BYU football history ... a three-time all-state offensive lineman ... the second-ranked high school offensive guard in the nation ... ranked as one of the nation's top-100 high school players by every national recruiting service ... ranked as the state's top high school prospect ... helped lead Timpview HS to the 4-A State Championship as a senior ... invited to play in the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ...



2007 | Redshirt Year

Contributed to the scout team.

2008 | Freshman Year

Named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, Rivals.com, College Football News.com and Sports News ... Academic All-MWC ... recipient of the Cougar Club's Male Rookie of the Year award ... earned letterman honors as a freshman ... started all 13 games in 2008 at left tackle for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 6 nationally in passing per game (310.38) and No. 16 in total offense (444.77) ... part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 55.7 third-down conversion percentage on the season (2nd in the nation).

2009 | Sophomore Year

All-MWC First Team ... College Football News All-Sophomore First Team .. earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games on the season, at left tackle ... played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15) ... part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season ... carried out the team flag prior to the Utah game.

2010 | Junior Year

All-MWC First Team ... Phil Steele All-MWC First Team ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games ... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game ... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs ... helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU ... helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage ... helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games ... helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games

2011 | Senior Year

Outland Trophy Watch List, Lombardi Award Candidate, Lowe's Senior Class Award Nominee ... Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team, FBS All-Independent Team ... invited to East-West Shrine Game ... team captain ... earned letterman honors as a senior ... started all 13 games, tieing him for the most starts in BYU history with 52; every game of his career ... led team in pancake blocks ...  helped BYU rank No. 5 in third-down conversions (51.94 percent) ... contributed to five games where BYU rushed for 200+ yards and 200+ passing yards ... helped BYU to No. 20 in first downs per game (23.54) ... BYU offensive line allowed 1.31 sacks per game (T-No. 27) and 4.38 tackles for loss allowed per game (T-No. 12) ... part of offensive line that allowed zero sacks in five different games and two or fewer in 10 games ... got his helmet knocked off but got a big block to spring quarterback for a touchdown pass vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl ... named to ESPN.com All-Bowl Team for his efforts