Did not miss a field goal in any of the Hokies’ spring scrimmages … Will enter preseason practice as the No. 1 place-kicker … Won most of the kicking contests held by Coach Frank Beamer in each spring practice … Showed the consistency the job demands … Served as a backup in 2008 … Was added to the travel squad late in the year … Will be challenged for the job again when practice resumes.
2008: Dressed for the Maryland game but did not see action … Continued as a member of the dress squad but did not play … Entered spring practice as the top kicker … Made all five of his field goal attempts during spring scrimmages, including a 47-yarder.
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: Matthew Dean Waldron … Born 10/16/87 in Oakfield, NY … Son of Dean and Lisa Waldron … Engaged to Amanda Marshall … Graduated with a degree in history.
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