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Matt DeGraffinreed

Matt  DeGraffinreed

RS Senior

Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Millbrook HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280



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Western Carolina at Texas A&M

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Western Carolina at Auburn / Oct. 12, 2013

Western Carolina played its third FBS team of the 2013 season at Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

2016 (Redshirt Senior): Worked with both the offensive and defensive lines during the 2016 fall camp before returning to offense … Played in all 11 games as a reserve along the offensive line … Was a part of the offensive line unit that paved the way for Detrez Newsome’s second-straight, 1,000-yard rushing season … Credited with a solo tackle against Chattanooga (Oct. 28).

2015 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 11 of the team's games with one start at left tackle coming at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006.

2014 (Junior): Did not participate in football activities, rejoining the team for spring drills.

2013 (Sophomore): Started four of the 12 games in which he saw action, opening the season with three-straight starts at offensive left guard ... Also saw time on placekicking special teams ... Helped WCU had four, 100-yard rushing performances on the season... Credited with one assisted tackle on the season.

2012 (Freshman): Played in nine games along the offensive line and special teams making two starts at right tackle ... Made his first collegiate start against nationally-ranked Appalachian State, also starting at Alabama.

Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year letter winner and two-year starter at Millbrook High where he played both offensive and defensive line ... Earned All-CAP-8 conference accolades as a senior ... Was additionally named to the All-OT Football second team offense as selected and released on ... Listed as a Top 100 player at the and made the All-Combine team at the Charlotte Nike SPARQ combine ... Also played basketball as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Allen James DeGraffinreed ... Is the son of Paul M. and Carmelitta M. DeGraffinreed ... Has an older sister, Hannah, who plays basketball at USC-Aiken ... He had two uncles play collegiate football - one at Miami (Ohio) and another at Ashland College, while one of his cousins played at Wittenberg College.