A valuable senior performer for the Hokies … Started on four special team units last season … Also provides dependable depth at the rover position … Posted a team-leading 17 special team tackles in 2008, all coming on kickoff returns … Forced a fumble in the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati … Plays with great effort and a good knowledge of what is going on around him.
2008: His 217 plays on special teams ranked second on the team … Started on the kickoff, kickoff return, punt and punt return/block teams … Had a total of 18 tackles, one on defense … Scored a team-high 25 points on special teams against East Carolina, posting a tackle and recovering a fumble … Picked up nine snaps at whip linebacker during the Furman game and finished with two tackles … Contributed a tackle during 15 special team plays against Georgia Tech … Worked a team-high 19 plays on special teams at UNC with two tackles, including one inside the 20 … Registered a pair of special team tackles during 20 plays against Nebraska … Worked 19 more plays on special teams against WKU and added a tackle … Collected 17 plays on special teams with a tackle at BC … Led the team with 24 special team plays against FSU … Was in on two tackles during his team-high 20 special team plays in the Maryland game … Worked 11 special team plays at Miami and 15 in the Duke game … Picked up a tackle during 10 special team plays against UVa … Got 21 special team plays in the ACC Championship game against BC and contributed a pair of tackles … Added two more tackles and forced a fumble during Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati … Was an Iron Hokie during winter workouts … Posted five tackles twice in spring scrimmages and collected a pair of interceptions in the final scrimmage before the spring game … Saw action on both teams during the Maroon-White game with a total of four tackles, including one behind the line.
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 against 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 position 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.
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