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Matt Roth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Villa Park, IL

High School:
Willowbrook HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 270

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
10/14/1982

Hawk-Items - - Ranked second in the Big Ten in QB sacks per game (0.88), tied for second in forced fumbles (four) and ranked fifth in tackles for loss per game (1.2) . . . ranked 13th in the nation in sacks per game and 26th nationally in forced fumbles . . . moved from linebacker to end in fall practice prior to 2002 season . . . only true freshman to play for Iowa during 2001 season.

2004 Honors - - Named to Playboy Magazine pre-season all-America team . . . one of 54 players named to 2004 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, an award which recognizes the finest lineman in college football.

2003 Honors - - First team all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win over Illinois . . . 2003 - - started all 12 games at defensive end . . . led team with two QB sacks in win over Miami, extending streak to eight straight games with at least one sack . . . also recorded five solo tackles, a forced fumble and two QB pressures . . . one solo tackle was a tackle for loss in limited playing time in win over Buffalo . . . four solo tackles and one assist in win at Iowa State, including three tackles for loss, one QB sack and a QB pressure . . . one solo tackle and four assists in win over Arizona State, including one QB Sack . . . two solo tackles, including a QB sack, at Michigan State . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win over Michigan, including two QB sacks and a forced fumble . . . recorded two solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Ohio State . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists in win over Penn State . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists in win over Illinois, including three QB sacks and a forced fumble . . . his forced fumble vs. the Illini was returned for an Iowa touchdown . . . recorded one assisted tackle at Purdue . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists in win over Minnesota . . . his one tackle for loss was a QB sack, and he also had one forced fumble, one recovered fumble and one QB pressure . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists in win at Wisconsin, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in Outback Bowl win over Florida . . . recorded four solo tackles vs. the Gators and recorded one QB sack for minus 10 yards.

2002 Honors - - Hustle Team Award, special teams . . . saw action in all 13 games . . . 2002 - - led team with 10 QB sacks and tied for second on team with 11 tackles for loss . . . key member of Iowa defense that ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (81.9) . . . two solo tackles, three assists and one QB pressure in win over Akron . . . saw action, but had not statistics, in win at Miami . . . one solo tackle and one assist vs. Iowa State . . . one solo tackle and four assists in win over Utah State . . . two solo tackles, six assists and three QB pressures in win at Penn State, including one QB sack . . . one solo stop, two assists and one QB pressure in win over Purdue . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assist in win over Michigan State . . . four of his five tackles vs. MSU were for loss, including three QB sacks . . . also had a forced fumble and a QB pressure . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists in win at Indiana, with one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . recorded one solo tackle in win at Michigan as defense held Wolverines to 22 rushing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . solo tackle was a QB sack for minus seven yards and also recorded one QB pressure . . . two solo tackles and one assist in win over Wisconsin, including one QB sack and one QB pressure, as defense held Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists in win over Northwestern, including one QB sack and a QB pressure . . . started for the first time in win at Minnesota, collecting two solo tackles, one assist, one QB sack and a QB pressure . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl, including one QB sack . . .

2001 - - saw action in all 12 games, with majority of plays coming on special teams . . . season totals include 12 solo tackles and seven assists, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . six solo tackles and two assists vs. Kent State . . . four solo tackles and one assist vs. Miami, including one tackle for loss . . . one tackle vs. Penn State . . . two solo tackles and one assist in win at Northwestern . . . one tackle at Iowa State . . . one tackle in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech.

High school honors - - Named to numerous prep all-America teams as a linebacker and fullback . . . named Illinois High School Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune . . . lettered four years in football at Willowbrook . . . named to the ESPN and Reebok first all-America teams as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior . . . as a senior he was also named first team all-state and conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . football captain and MVP as a senior . . . Career - - junior and senior stats include 271 tackles, 52 tackles for loss and 15 quarterback sacks . . . team had a 15-7 record his final two years . . . defensive stats as a senior show 161 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, an incredible 12 blocked kicks and 10 forced fumbles . . . rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . lettered four times in wrestling, earning state title as a senior with perfect 31-0 record.

Personal - - Born 10/14/82 . . . open major . . . parents are Kelley and Tom Roth . . . won Academic Merit Honors . . . high school coach was Chuck Tassio.

Roth's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int/Yds. PBU FF RF QBH
Freshman 12 7 19 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0
Sophomore 22 26 48 11/56 10/54 0/0 11 0 1 0
Junior 33 18 51 16/92 12/83 0/0 4 0 4 1
Career 66 51 118 28/152 22/137 0/0 15 1 5 1
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