Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...started all 13 games at defensive end opposite Brian Bulcke...led all interior linemen with 33 total tackles...also had 4.0 sacks among his 4.5 tackles-for-loss...had two pass breakups and a fumble recovery...had two sacks and a forced fumble among his season-high five tackles in Stanford's 41-0 victory at Washington...also had a pair of five-tackle games against Cal and Oregon State.
Began the season as the starting tackle on a talented defensive line but was limited to eight games after suffering a knee injury in the second game of the season at Wake Forest...missed the next five games before returning to action for the Arizona State game...finished the season with 18 tackles, including 11 solo efforts, and one sack...had four tackles at Wake Forest...was impressive in the win over No. 11 USC on Nov. 14...had an interception on a deflected Matt Barkley pass in the first quarter and was also credited with a sack...turned in a solid performance against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl with six total tackles, including one for loss (-11).
Appeared in 12 games and made four starts...finished with 22 total tackles, including 11 solo...also had one fumble recovery...made his first career start at UCLA at nose tackle and started the next three games against Washington State, Oregon and USC...finished with a season-high five tackles at Washington on Sept. 27...had three tackles against the Ducks...fumble recovery came against USC.
PrepStar All-American selection who was considered one of the nation's top prospects ... Played offensive line at Campbell High School in Hawai'i but will likely move to the defensive line at Stanford ... PrepStar ranked him as the seventh best DL recruit in the nation ... Scout.com and Rivals.com rated him the No. 2 recruit in the state and among the Top 25 DL prospects in the country ... Named to the Northwest Hot 100 ... Senior season cut short due to injury, but Matthew was still named Second Team All-State ... Chosen to the 2006 All-Hawai'i Academic Team.
Pronunciation: Mah-sa-filo. Born October 1, 1989 ... Undeclared major ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Father, Etika, is originally from Tonga ... Mother, Tina, hails from Kauai, Hawai'i ... Matthew is interested in majoring in Aero/Astro Engineering at Stanford