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Matt Reynolds, OT

School: Brigham Young  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Provo, UT
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 302 lbs.
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Career Notes
An Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, and All-America candidate, Reynolds enters his senior season as one of the nation's top lineman after deciding not to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. A left tackle who has started every game of his career, Reynolds has been named a 2011 preseason All-American by ESPN.com, USA Today, CBSCollegeSports.com, Athlon, Lindy's, Sporting News and Phil Steele, among others, in addition to being listed on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch Lists. The No. 24 college football player in the country according to Rivals.com, Reynolds also excels in the classroom, having been named a 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate. He received numerous Freshman All-America honors and was a CFN All-Sophomore Team selection in addition to being a two-time first-team all-conference and academic all-conference honoree.
2011 Season
Outland Trophy Watch List, Lombardi Award Candidate, Lowe's Senior Class Award Nominee ... Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team, FBS All-Independent Team ... invited to East-West Shrine Game ... team captain ... earned letterman honors as a senior ... started all 13 games, tieing him for the most starts in BYU history with 52; every game of his career ... led team in pancake blocks ... helped BYU rank No. 5 in third-down conversions (51.94 percent) ... contributed to five games where BYU rushed for 200+ yards and 200+ passing yards ... helped BYU to No. 20 in first downs per game (23.54) ... BYU offensive line allowed 1.31 sacks per game (T-No. 27) and 4.38 tackles for loss allowed per game (T-No. 12) ... part of offensive line that allowed zero sacks in five different games and two or fewer in 10 games ... got his helmet knocked off but got a big block to spring quarterback for a touchdown pass vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl ... named to ESPN.com All-Bowl Team for his efforts.
2010 Season
All-MWC First Team ... Phil Steele All-MWC First Team ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games ... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game ... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs ... helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU ... helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage ... helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games ... helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games.
2009 Season
Named to the All-MWC first team ... College Football News All-Sophomore Team First Team .. earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games on the season, at left tackle ... played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15) ... part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season ... carried out the team flag prior to the Utah game.
2008 Season
Named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, Rivals.com, College Football News.com and Sports News ... Academic All-MWC ... recipient of the Cougar Club's Male Rookie of the Year award ... earned letterman honors as a freshman ... started all 13 games in 2008 at left tackle for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 6 nationally in passing per game (310.38) and No. 16 in total offense (444.77) ... part of a unit that averaged only 1.54 sacks per game ... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU to a 55.7 third-down conversion percentage on the season (2nd in the nation).
High School
Earned High School All-America honors as a sophomore, junior and senior at Timpview HS ... a 2005 Parade High School All-American ... Utah Gatorade Player of the Year ... listed as the third highest profile recruit in BYU Football history ... a three-time all-state offensive lineman ... the second ranked high school offensive guard in the nation ... ranked as one of the nation's top-100 high school players by every national recruiting service ... ranked as the state's top high school prospect ... helped lead Timpview HS to the 4-A State Championship as a senior ... invited to play in the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Parents are Lance and Leslie Reynolds ... father is the associate head coach and running backs coach for the Cougars ... brother Dallas is a starting offensive lineman for BYU ... returned for a Church mission to Munich, Germany in June, 2007 ... younger brother Houston, signed with BYU in 2007 and is currently serving a Church mission in Frankfurt, Germany ... oldest brother, Lance, was the Cougars' starting center ... recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, California, Nebraska, Northwestern, Utah and Oregon.
Latest News
04/02/2012 - Former BYU offensive lineman Matt Reynolds has done all he can do. After participating in Pro Day Thursday on campus, he is looking forward to the National Football League Draft on April 26-28. But when it comes to improving his draft stock until then, it's pretty much out of his hands. "Right now, it's just a waiting game," said Reynolds, who started all 52 games in his recently completed Cougar career. "After Pro Day, you really have to wait until the draft and wait for your name to get called." Reynolds is expected to be drafted, but he has no idea which round. "I've heard all across the board. It's hard to know right now," he said. "So many things can change between now and the draft. So many things can change on draft day as well. Anybody's guess is as good as mine right now." Reynolds was one of 10 former BYU players who participated in Pro Day, along with offensive lineman Terence Brown, running back JJ Di Luigi, defensive back Corby Eason, defensive lineman Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, linebacker Jameson Frazier, wide receiver McKay Jacobson, linebacker Jordan Pendleton, defensive lineman Matt Putnam, and defensive back Travis Uale. - Scott G Winterton, The Deseret News

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