23 - Matt Reidy Position: Rover
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 217 lbs.
High School: Damascus
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
photo An important contributor on three special team units last season ... Opened the year working mainly with the kickoff return team ... Joined the kickoff team late in the season and made a real impact ... Also plays on the punt return/block team ... Has made a lot of improvement as the No. 3 man at the rover position ... Has a good sense of what is going on around him and can always be counted on for top effort ... Does a good job in the weight room ... Can play the whip linebacker spot if needed ... Will play an important role again this season.

2007: Earned a starting spot on the kickoff return team ... Was in for eight plays at LSU and seven against Ohio ... Picked up four more plays in the William & Mary game and five at Clemson ... Worked eight plays at GT, grading 90 percent on two different units ... Was in on a tackle during 14 special team plays against Florida State ... Had three tackles in the Miami game, while working 12 special team plays ... Was in on a tackle during 19 special team plays against Virginia ... Graded 90 percent or better on two special team units during the ACC Championship game with BC ... Finished the year with six total tackles ... Was an Iron Hokie during winter workouts ... Collected three tackles in the spring Maroon-White game.

2006: Helped out on the scout and jayvee teams ... Made a leaping interception and seven tackles to help Tech secure a jayvee win over Hargrave ... Earned Iron Hokie honors in the weight room during the off-season ... Worked at free safety in the spring.

2005: Worked at the rover postition while redshirting ... Registered a pair of tackles in the first spring scrimmage.

High School: Lettered four times in football at running back/safety for Coach Dan Makosy ... Named to George Michael's Golden 11 as a senior ... A two-time all-state, all-metro and all-county selection ... Named All-County Player of the Year as a junior ... Led his team to a 4A state championship in 2003 and a region championship in 2004 ... Rushed for 1,866 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... Also had 80 tackles, five interceptions and two blocked punts during his senior season ... Finished his career with over 3,593 yards rushing ... Also lettered twice in baseball and once in basketball.

Personal: Matthew S. Reidy ... Born 1/8/87 in Shady Grove, MD ... Son of Denny and Sue Reidy ... Majoring in finance.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 2 4 6 0-0 0-0
2008 12 9 11 20 0.5-1 0-0
Career 26 11 15 26 0.5-1 0-0