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Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Played in four games … Saw action on 21 offensive plays … Was in on five offensive snaps in the season opener against Alabama … Played 13 snaps on offense against Western Carolina … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing after posting personal bests in the bench press (400), front squat (400), power clean (340) and push jerk (370).
2012: Played in five games, making two starts at left guard … Was in on 132 offensive snaps … Was in on 17 snaps against Austin Peay, grading out at 82 percent … Saw time on 23 offensive snaps and tallied four knockdowns at Pittsburgh … Was in on 45 plays against Bowling Green and was credited with four knockdowns in his first career start … Also started against Cincinnati … Saw most of his work at center during the spring.
2011: Played in four games, totaling 28 offensive snaps ... Saw his first collegiate action playing nine snaps against Appalachian State ... Worked three offensive snaps with a knockdown at Marshall ... Played five snaps on offense with a knockdown against BC ... Tallied 11 snaps at Virginia … Improved on all four major lifts in the weight room … Was given the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award, presented to the offensive player who puts the team first during spring workouts.
2010: A redshirt … Practiced at left guard and worked on the scout team … His 314-pound clean was the best on the scout team during fall testing … Turned in a 385-pound front squat during winter workouts … Opened the spring working at left guard … Switched to the right side after five practices … Finished up the spring in the No. 2 spot on that side.
High School: A talented lineman for Coach David Cooper at Midlothian High … Listed as the No. 28 offensive guard in the country and the No. 16 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 18 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 47 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 49 offensive guard in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 20 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as an offensive lineman … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Named first-team all-state by The Associated Press and the VHSCA for the Group AAA level as an offensive guard … Earned first-team All-Dominion district his final two years and earned all-region honors his senior year.
Personal: Matthew Brenton Arkema … Born 8/18/91 in Henrico County, VA … Son of Carolyn and Bruce Arkema … Majoring in management with a concentration in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology management.