Matt Massari
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grass Valley, Calif.

High School:
Nevada Union HS '98

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 183

Position:
RB

Major:
Political Science

2001: Played in 11 games, serving as No. 2 back behind Tra? Milton until he filled in for an injured Milton midway through Causeway Classic at Sacramento State... Responded with career-best 119 yards and a TD... Named as team?s Offensive Player of the Week for that game... Made first career start the following week against Central Washington, but injured his hamstring, sidelining him for two more games... Dressed but did not play for NCAA first-round game at Texas A&M-Kingsville... Returned to action with 56 rushing yards and season-best 4 receptions in quarterfinal vs. Tarleton State.

CAREER POSTSEASON: Rushing: 16-for-65, no touchdowns in 2 games... Also has 5 passes for 54 yards.

2000: On roster, but did not play.

1999: On roster, but did not play due to ACL injury... Credited with medical-hardship season.

1998: Redshirted.

NEVADA UNION HS ?98: Made All-Capital Athletic League first team as a senior, second team as a junior... League offensive MVP as a senior, the year he set Miners? rushing record of 1,450 yards... Team went 18-4 during his two years, winning CAL title in 1996 and reaching Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in 1997... Also lettered in track & field as a sprinter.

PERSONAL: Born May 4, 1979 in Truckee, Calif.... Age 23 throughout 2002 season... Political science major, hopes for career as a sports attorney... Best athlete he?s faced is Dont? Stallworth... Proudest achievement is staying with the Aggie program despite twice undergoing surgery to his knee... Older sister, Michele, served as assistant basketball coach at Chico State.