#57 Troy Matthews
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Major: Finance major with a minor in economics
Missed the entire season with a leg injury … was granted a medical hardship from the NCAA
Played in all 14 games ... one of 16 Bearcats to register 25 or more tackles on the season ... posted four tackles three times ... had four tackles and season-best three pass breakups vs. Southwest Baptist (9/29) ... forced a fumble vs. Missouri Southern (11/10) ... fumble was picked up by Ryan Jones and was taken 72 yards for a touchdown and a 35-7 Northwest lead ... had eight special teams tackles in the season's first six games and finished with 12
Played in 12 of 15 games ... finished with 17 tackles ... posted career-high five tackles vs. Fort Hays (10/21) ... went five games with multiple tackles
Millard South High School
Honored on the first-team all-state squad ... was a first-team All-Huskerland Conference pick ... named 2004 first-team Class A and Nebraska first-team Superstate linebacker ... was a teammate of 2007 senior Bearcat Jared Erspamer ... graduated in 2005.
Son of Steve and Darla Matthews ... born Jan. 30, 1987