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Matt McShane
24  Matt McShane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Franklin [TX]

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

2007 (FRESHMAN): Valuable member of UTEP's special teams unit ... recorded five tackles (four solo) and a half-sack against Texas Southern.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-time first team All-District player at Franklin High School in El Paso ... first team All-City as a senior and second team as a junior ... participated in the El Paso County High School All-Star Game in 2006 ... split time at safety, wide receiver and cornerback at Franklin High ... racked up 88 tackles, including three for losses, as a senior along with four interceptions, a blocked kick and three fumble recoveries ... as a junior posted 76 tackles, with four for losses, as well as four interceptions and two forced fumbles ... coached by Tony Grijalva during a three-year varsity career ... member of Franklin's 2003 co-district championship team and 2004 bi-district championship squad ... lended his talents to the basketball and track teams in high school as well ... A/B honor roll student and member of the science club.

PERSONAL: Parents are Michael and Maureen McShane ... has two brothers and two sisters ... sister Kat McShane played soccer at UTEP from 1999-2002 ... uncle Bill McShane played basketball at Oregon State ... full name is Samuel Matthew McShane ... born 1/6/87 (Portland, Ore.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.