Updated: January 10, 2014
2013: Played in seven games … Was in on 105 plays, seven on defense and 98 on special teams, making five tackles … Made two tackles while in on special teams in the season opener against Alabama …Helped on two tackles, including one for loss while in on defense and special teams against Western Carolina … Made a tackle while in on special teams at East Carolina … Was in on 15 special teams plays against Marshall … Saw action on special teams at Georgia Tech and against North Carolina and Pittsburgh … Suffered a head injury and has missed the final five games.
2012: Played in all 13 games and was in on 26 defensive snaps, as well as nearly 140 special teams plays … Saw time on special teams against Georgia Tech … Was in on 17 defensive snaps and finished the game against Austin Peay with three tackles … Appeared on special teams at Pittsburgh … Forced a fumble and added a sack against Bowling Green … Contributed on special teams against Cincinnati and at North Carolina … Made three tackles while in on two defensive plays and 16 special teams plays … Appeared on special teams at Clemson … Was in on 16 special teams plays at Miami and nine against Florida State … Was in on seven special teams plays at Boston College and 13 plays against Virginia … Appeared on special teams in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers … Had a tackle for loss and forced a fumble during the second spring scrimmage … Posted a sack and two tackles in the spring game.
2011: Was redshirted while working at end … Contributed five tackles, including a sack and two total tackles for loss during one spring scrimmage … Added two sacks in another scrimmage.
High School: An All-Southeast Region selection for Coach Danny Cowgill by PrepStar … Had 65 tackles, including 17 for loss, as a senior … Also forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble, had an interception and scored a touchdown … A preseason All-Southeast Region selection as a defensive lineman by PrepStar … Made 88 tackles as a junior, including 27 for loss and 13.5 sacks … Rated the No. 14 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 72 player in the state of Florida by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 29 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Listed as the No. 145 defensive end in the country by Scout … Rated the No. 100 player in Florida in SuperPrep’s preseason edition.
Personal: Matthew Allen Roth … Born 2/19/93 in Orlando, FL … Son of Jeff and Annette Roth … Majoring in human development with a concentration in human services.