2018 NFL Draft

Will Matte, C

School: Indiana  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 288 lbs.
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04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: INDIANA: C Will Matte (6-2, 288, 5.42)...Although it went mostly overlooked at a struggling Indiana program, Matte matched a school-record for linemen with 45 career starts and didn't allow a sack in 972 snaps. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Will Matte, Indiana, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Matte matched an Indiana offensive linemen record with 45 career starts and did not allow a sack in 972 snaps. He was a 12-time game captain this season, a 21-time game captain in his career and was on the 2012 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List. - Indiana football

08/01/2012 - Top-five Indiana prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. C Will Matte...The lone starting senior on the offensive side of the ball, Matte is one of the longest tenured offensive linemen in the Big Ten. After starting every game his first two years, he missed three games last season because of an injury, but still has 33 career starts to his name for the Hoosiers. Matte was lightly recruited out of Illinois, but didn't receive an offer from the Illini, instead choosing to sign with Indiana. After redshirting in 2008, he started every game at center during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Matte started nine contests as a junior center and earned the title as captain as a junior so he will be looked upon as one of the senior leaders of the squad in 2012. He doesn't have the ideal body type or mauling strength, but he plays smart and leaves everything on the field. A Big Ten lineman (Michigan's David Molk) captured the Rimington Trophy last season as the nation's top center and Matte appears on the 2012 pre-season watch list for the coveted lineman award. Time will tell if he will warrant a draft pick next Spring, but Matte is undoubtedly one of the most important Hoosiers on the 2012 roster. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/10/2012 - 2012 RIMINGTON TROPHY AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Will Matte, Indiana, RS Senior, has been selected to the 2012 preseason watch list for the The Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Matte, who also found a spot on the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, started the first 32 games of his career at center before suffering an injury in week eight at Wisconsin last season. He made nine starts and appeared in 10 games overall in 2011. The seven-time game captain helped Indiana rush for 1,374 yards in Big Ten play, the program's highest total since 2001. IU posted five games with over 200 rushing yards, including a 319-yard effort against Northwestern - the most for the Hoosiers in a conference game since 2003. - Indiana football