IU players speak with media following the Hoosiers' game vs. Illinois on Oct. 8, 2011.
Matte started 45 career games at center, which matched Tim Radtke (1985-88) and Enoch DeMar (1999-2002) for the all-time mark by an Indiana offensive lineman. The trio is tied for second overall behind defensive tackle Adam Replogle's (2009-12) 47 starts. Matte appeared in 46 overall games and served as a captain 21 times. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in recreational sport management in December 2012.
2012 Honors: Elected team captain along with Adam Replogle ... received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's media ... 247Sports.com honorable mention All-Big Ten ... named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 (Senior): Started all 12 games ... offensive line led the Big Ten allowing just one sack every 31.8 pass attempts ... line did not allow a sack in five games and surrendered just one sack twice ... team set school records with 3,734 passing yards and 5,304 total yards ... led the Big Ten in passing offense (311.2), finished second in total offense (442.0) and fourth in scoring offense (30.8) ... two-time IU offensive player of the week (Navy and Penn State) ... 12-time game captain.
2011 (Junior): Started the first 32 games of his career at center before suffering an injury in week eight at Wisconsin ... made nine starts and appeared in 10 games ... team rushed for 1,374 yards in Big Ten play, the program's highest total since 2001 ... posted five games with over 200 rushing yards, including a 319-yard effort against Northwestern ... the 319 yards were the most for Indiana in a conference game since 2003 ... IU collected three straight 200-plus yard rushing games - at No. 4 Wisconsin (223), at Iowa (217) and against Northwestern - for the first time in league action since 2001 ... seven-time game captain ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games ... front five shared 15th nationally surrendering 1.0 sack per game ... offensive line allowed one sack per 42.8 pass attempts, which led the Big Ten ... Matte allowed just three sacks on the year ... IU led the league and ranked 14th nationally with 287.2 passing yards per game ... Hoosiers threw for a school-record 480 yards vs. No. 19 Michigan ... team surpassed 350 passing yards three times and 300 passing yards on six occasions ... two-time game captain.
2009 Honors: Named freshman All-Big Ten by Sporting News and recognized as a CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention selection.
2009 (Freshman): Made 12 starts ... offensive line allowed just 16 sacks on the season, a total that ranked second in the Big Ten and shared 28th nationally ... the front five surrendered one sack per 27.5 pass attempts, which ranked second in the Big Ten ... 197 rushing yards was IU's second-highest rushing total in 60 all-time games vs. Michigan.
2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... named co-offensive scout team player of the year ... three-time scout team player of the week (Ball State, Illinois and Purdue).
Prep/Personal: Offensive lineman for head coach Ron Muhitch at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School ... an all-state, all-area and all-conference selection ... 2007 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection ... rated the 20th-best prospect in the state of Illinois by Scout.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... Wheaton-Warrenville South went 39-2 in his three seasons on the varsity, including a 2006 state title (14-0) and a state runner-up finish in 2007 (13-1) ... team reeled off 27 straight victories before falling in the 2007 state championship ... parents are Bill and Peg Matte ... William E. Matte III was born on Dec. 1, 1989.
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