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Height:​​  6040

Weight:  250 lbs.

DOB:  April 12, 1995

Hometown:  Menifee, CA

Airport:  ONTARIO, CA (ONT)
​​2018 (SENIOR)After missing the past two seasons because of injury, Matt returned to football at full strength and participated in all 11 games at LS/TE ... Totalled 8 receptions for 139 yards and a 17.4 yard/reception average ... Had 7 total Tackles on coverage.
  • Matt was coached by former Los Angeles Rams Special Teams Assistant, Will Rodriguez.

2017: Started the first two games at tight end before going down with a season-ending injury … Did not have any receptions.

2016: Missed the entire season with an injury.

2015 (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 10 games for the Cougars as a reserve tight end and blocking specialist ... Handled long snapping duties … Recorded one tackle.​​

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 games as a reserve tight end ... Helped block on a front line that led the way to the Cougars' 269.3 rushing yards per game with just 18 sacks and 14 quarterback hurries allowed all season … Registered a tackle on special teams.

​2015 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games as a long snapper ... Started at tight end against Dixie State... Recorded two tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Played three season of varsity football at Paloma Valley High in Menifee, Calif. … Played tight end and defensive end for head coach Bert Esposito … As a 2012 senior, helped lead the Wildcats to a 9-4 record and the third round of the CIF playoffs … Played in all 13 games, tallying six receptions for 97 yards, and a TD, to go along with 55 tackles (18 solo) and nine quarterback sacks … Also lettered two years in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman … As a senior batted .354 with five doubles for the 19-6 Wildcats.

​PERSONAL:  Born April 12, 1995, in San Diego, Calif., to Matt and Jayme Orzech … Has one brother (Michael) and a sister (Mikenna) … His father played football at Iowa State … Majoring in graphic design.


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