Contributed 28 tackles, including two sacks and
four QB pressures, as a true freshman … played in all 13 games, and started
against Texas Tech and Baylor … in his first career start, Matthews made five
solo tackles, including a sack, two tackles for loss and four QB pressures
against Texas Tech … matched his season high of five tackles against Kansas.
Coached by Clint Hartman at Clear Springs High School
… earned second-team Class 5A All-State honors and first-team All-Greater
Houston honors as a senior after posting 55 receptions for 864 yards and
6 TDs; 107 carries for 1,003 yards and 11 TD's; 4 passing TDs; 2 kickoff returns
for TD; 1 INT on defense … as a junior at Seguin High School, Matthews
had nine interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown,
while playing only seven games … as a senior, Matthews was named 24-5A
First Team All-District (offense and special teams); No. 6 Athlete in Texas
by Dave Campbell's Texas Football; DCTF Top 300, PrepStar All-Region;
SuperPrep All-Region … chose the Aggies over Oklahoma State … joins former
Clear Springs teammate Donnie Baggs and former Seguin teammate
Joseph Cheek with the Aggies in 2011.
Howard Matthews was born Aug. 31, 1993 … his guardian
is Craig Dailey of Friendswood, Texas … sport management major.