80 - Matt Waldron Position: Place-kicker
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 186 lbs.
High School: Oakfield-Alabama
Hometown: Oakfield, N.Y.
photo A contender for the place-kicking duties who was sidelined by mononucleosis during the last week of spring practice ... Will rejoin the competition in August ... Has a good leg and good technique ... Coaches would like to see him get a little more height on the ball ... Is also expected to work on kickoffs ... A transfer from Penn State, who joined the Hokies in 2006 and sat out a season.

2007: Was in the battle for place-kicking duties during the fall ... Did not see action ... Missed time in the spring due to mononucleosis ... Did not play in the Maroon-White game.

2006: Enrolled at Tech and was redshirted ... Competed for the place-kicking duties during the spring.

Penn State: Attended Penn State as a freshman ... Traveled with the football team as the No. 2 kicker.

High School: Was an all-state kicker for Coach John Dowd at Oakfield-Alabama High ... Set a school record for scoring during his career, making 109 of 114 PATs and 11 of 13 field goals for 142 points ... Also handled the punting duties for his team, averaging 40.1 yards as a senior ... Ninety-five percent of his non-squib kickoffs were touchbacks ... Became the first kicker selected for the Gannett Rochester Super-22 team ... Was selected the East squad kicker for the US Army All-American Bowl where he accounted for his team's only points with a 35-yard field goal ... A high school All-America pick by Tom Lemming ... An outstanding student who was treasurer of his class for four years.

Personal: Matt Dean Waldron ... Born 10/16/87 in Oakfield, NY ... Son of Dean and Lisa Waldron ... A history major.

Field Goals 0-29 yds 30-39 40-49 50+
2008 7-8 7-7 3-5 0-0

Scoring G EP-A FGM-A LG TP
2008 12 44-44 17-20 41 95