79  Helva Matungulu
Helva  Matungulu

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya

High School:
St. Mary's School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290

Position:
DT


08/10/2016

2016 Catamount Football Position Preview: Defensive Line

CSN talks with assistant head coach Mark Rhea and a pair of defensive linemen in preview

06/07/2016

WCU's Helva Matungulu Takes Part in Jets' OTA's

Former Catamount DL trying to make the New York Jets' roster

05/02/2016

Former Catamount Helva Matungulu Signs with the New York Jets

Offensive lineman Josh Wineberg receives tryout in Green Bay

04/01/2016

Western Carolina Football Has Six Attend NFL Pro Day in Boone

Catamount football resumes spring drills on Friday, scrimmage Saturday

12/10/2015

Catamount Defensive Lineman Helva Matungulu Accepts Bid to NFLPA Bowl

Senior recorded 53 career tackles, 23 stops in 2015 for WCU

11/14/2015

Western Carolina at Texas A&M

Western Carolina at Texas A&M

11/01/2014

Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga

Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga

10/11/2014

Catamount Football vs. Wofford

Catamount Football vs. Wofford

09/07/2013

Catamount Football at Virginia Tech

Catamount Football at Virginia Tech, Sept. 7, 2013

Career Note: After starting his career as an offensive lineman, finished with 53 career tackles including 19 solo stops and seven TFLs with three sacks.

2015 (Redshirt Senior): Played in 10 of WCU’s 11 games on the season with eight starts … Finished with 23 total tackles including seven solo stops and 2.5 TFLs with 1.5 sacks … Forced a fumble in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) … Recorded a season-high five tackles against SEC-foe, Texas A&M (Nov. 14) … Accepted an invitation – and played – in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California … Named preseason All-Southern Conference along the defensive line.

2014 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in 10 of the team's 12 games with six starts along the defensive front ... Missed the Catawba and Alabama games ... Finished with 22 tackles including 11 solo stops and three tackles for five yards in losses ... Posted tackles in all but two of the games played ... Recorded a season-best five tackles -- all solo stops -- including a TFL at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) ... Credited with two quarterback hurries in the home finale against VMI (Nov. 15), adding half a quarterback sack ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with two tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games on the year, making three starts along the defensive line ... Made his first collegiate start in his college debut in the season opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Credited with eight tackles including a solo stop and 1.5 tackles for six yards of losses ... Twice recorded half a sack totaling six yards in losses, recording half a sack against Mars Hill and at Chattanooga ... Made his first tackle at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, finishing with two stops ... Picked up his first career solo tackle as a part of a career-best three hits at Chattanooga ... Broke up a pass attempt in the home win over Elon.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action.

2011 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Came to the United States in January of 2011 and attended Western Carolina University but did not participate in football activities, joining the squad during the summer months ... Named the offensive scout team player of the week following the Chattanooga game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played rugby where he was a part of the provincial championship team in consecutive years ... Won the national rugby 7's championship ... Attended Saint Mary's School in Nairobi.

Personal: Full name is Helva Kayembe Matungulu ... Is the son of Kande and Bilonda Matungulu ... Speaks three languages - English, French and Swahili.

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