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Northwest Bearcats

Matt Longacre


Matt Longacre

Defensive End

HometownOmaha, Neb.
High SchoolMillard West
Appeared and started all 13 games for the Bearcats in 2012 … named all-MIAA honorable mention … finished the year with 51 tackles, nine tackles for loss, seven sacks and seven quarterback hurries … recorded two sacks against Central Oklahoma (10/6) … recorded a tackle in every game and had 11 multi-tackle performances … season-high of seven tackles against then-No. 1 Pittsburg State (10/13) and at Central Missouri (9/8) … recorded five tackles against Nebraska-Kearney (9/22), then-No. 20 Emporia State (11/3) and then-No. 5 Minnesota-Mankato (11/24).

Played in all 14 games for the Bearcats recording 46 tackles on the year … led the team with 4.5 sacks and was fourth with 7.0 tackles for a loss … recorded his biggest sack in a NCAA First Round playoff win at Missouri Western when he recovered a fumble and scored the game winning score … had a season high 10 tackles in NCAA Quarterfinal loss at Pittsburg State … also finished the year with two quarterback hurries

Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... redshirt season

Millard West High School
Honorary captain of the 2009 Lincoln Journal Star Super-State team ... earned first-team all-state honors by the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star ... helped lead the Wildcats to a state title in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2009 ... also wrestles at 215 pounds

Son of Mark and Kathy Longacre