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R.J. Mattes, OT

School: North Carolina State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Concord, NC
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 321 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
43232-
2012 Season
Graduated in December of 2012 with a degree in business ... A second-team All-ACC performer at guard, he was one of the most versatile players in the ACC ... Started at the fourth position of his career in the first four games of 2012 - left guard ... He was one of only two players in the country to start at four different positions on the offensive line - his teammate Andrew Wallace was the other ... Played on the left side in 2012, he was on the right side for his first three years ... Back at left tackle for the Miami and FSU games due to injuries, then back to left guard for the last half of the season ... Often shifted from guard to tackle over the course of the game ... Earned the highest coach's grade for the South Alabama, Citadel, Miami, FSU, Clemson and Boston College games ... Had 43 career starts, one of the highest marks among ACC players.
2011 Season
Suffered a foot injury after just nine snaps in the win over North Carolina and did not start the next week at Boston College ... Played with the injury for the remainder of the year and had surgery following the season ... Missing at least part of 2012 spring drills ... In for 823 snaps for the season while playing left tackle.
2010 Season
Came back from injury to start the last 10 games of the season at offensive tackle after spending his freshman campaign at guard ... Posted the highest grade among the starters on the offensive line in eight of the 11 games in which he played ... Saw action for the first time in the win over Cincinnati, then was back in the starting lineup the next week in the win at Georgia Tech, he played 81 snaps in that contest ... In for an incredible 100 gradeable snaps at Maryland.
2009 Season
Was the youngest player to start on the offensive line for NC State since 2003 ... Earned the nod at right guard prior to the season opener and started the first eight games before suffering a torn ACL just five plays into the Florida State contest ... Played 413 snaps for the season.
2008 Season
Redshirted the season, he was named the offensive scout team player of the week for the season opener with South Carolina.
High School
A team captain who played left tackle for Coach Bobby Cloninger ... Named a four-star recruit and the No. 11 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com ... Rivals.com rated him as a four-star prospect and the No. 21 offensive tackle in the nation ... Ranked the No. 4 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... The No. 21 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN ... A SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the all-state team after his senior campaign ... First player from Jay M. Robinson High School to play in the Shrine Bowl ... An all-conference, all-county and all-piedmont selection after his junior and senior seasons ... Also an all-conference and all-county performer in basketball ... Set the school record for rebounds and was named MVP of his basketball team ... Father, Ron, played defense at Virginia from 1981-84 when Tom O'Brien was on the coaching staff then went on to a pro career ... Now is on the coaching staff at Elon ... Majoring in business administration.
Injury Report
2009: Suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the eighth game.

2012: Missed most of spring drills following foot surgery for an injury that hampered him the previous season.

CAREER STATS

Only returning four-year starter on the offense, he started eight games as a freshman before suffering an injury, 10 games as a sophomore and a dozen games last season.

 
 
Latest News
01/08/2013 - Offensive lineman R.J. Mattes and defensive lineman Brian Slay will both compete in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, to be played Saturday, January 19 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the two head coaches. Kickoff is schedule for 6 p.m. (ET), and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17. - North Carolina State football

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