|Born:||Nov. 3, 1989|
|High School:||Lincoln Co.|
|Major:||Wildlife and Fisheries Science|
A mid-year addition to the team in January 2009, Matt quickly emerged as a talented player ready to see action at the renegade linebacker position...gained valuable experience as a true freshman in 2009 despite injuries...saw playing time in all 11 games as a newcomer...also missed all of 2010 spring drills with injury...tough, hard-nosed player who goes hard on every snap...smart player with good football sense...high expectations for his next three years...an aggressive and physical player, he will also contribute on all of Tech's special teams...gives among the most consistent efforts on the practice field.
AT TECH -- (In 2009): Matt earned the start at UT Martin in mid-season, and saw action in all 11 contests in his first season...posted 26 total tackles...also had 4.0 tackles-for-loss...season-best was six tackles at Eastern Illinois.had four tackles against UT Martin and Pikeville.
HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team All-State selection at Lincoln County High School...named all-region and voted the region's Offensive and Defensive MVP...had 123 total tackles as a senior and wrapped up his career playing in the East/West All-Star game...team captain, he was the team's overall MVP and Defensive MVP...named first-team All-Midstate...his junior season included second-team All-Midstate honors, all-region and regional Defensive MVP...named Lakeway Publishers Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and Player of the Year as a senior...also earned one letter on the wrestling team and one on the track & field squad.
PERSONAL: The son of Dale and Susanne Moran...birthdate is November 3, 1989...full name is Matthew Dale Moran...majoring in wildlife and fisheries science.