11  Zearrick Matthews
Zearrick Matthews
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenwood, S.C.

High School:
Greenwood

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 184

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

JUNIOR Season (2008)
Missed most of the season due to injury...appeared in games against UCF and Tulsa during the season.

SOPHOMORE Season(2007)
Saw action in nine games and earned five starts at cornerback...credited with 25 tackles on the season, 18 solo...recorded seven tackles and was credited with two pass breakups at Memphis...credited with a season-high eight tackles versus Southern Miss.

R-FRESHMAN Season (2006)
Started all 12 games, recorded 46 tackles and one interception...earned C-USA All-Freshman Team honors from league coaches...tied for team lead with four forced fumbles...recorded six pass break ups.

FRESHMANSeason (2005)
Redshirted, did not play.

High School
Versatile athlete who saw action in only five games as a senior, recording 400 yards rushing, 350 yards passing and 200 yards receiving...scored seven touchdowns in 2004...as a junior he passed for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 1,210 yards and 11 touchdowns...received recruiting interest from Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee among others...played both quarterback and running back during his prep career and was an all-region selection.

Personal
Son of Willie and Patricia Matthews...brother of Horace Hunter, Jr., Desirie Cromer and Willie Mathews, Jr...a sports management and marketing major.