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Matt Hammond
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Matt Hammond 4180
Position: Long Snapper
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
City/State: Sherwood, Ore.
High School: Jesuit
Experience: Varsity Reserve


2005 (Sr.)—He saw action in four games, including the Champs Sports Bowl, on special teams duty.  He was also CU’s backup long snapper over the course of the entire season but never got into a game in that specific role, instead playing on coverage and return units.


2004 (Jr.)—He played in all 13 games, including the Houston Bowl, on special teams.  A reserve wide receiver at one time, he moved solely to special teams duty, as he was the backup snapper for punts and placements and a member of several return and coverage units.  He tied for eighth on the team in special team points with seven, on the strength of three FDF’s (first downfield to bust return formations), one tackle (that coming inside-the-20), a knockdown block and a wedge break.  


2003 (Soph.)—He did not see any game action.  He rejoined the team for spring drills, as he was a tight end as a true freshman in 2001; he moved over to receiver the second time around, as he weighed about 15 pounds less than he did as a freshman.


2002 (Fr.-RS)—He decided to not play football, but remained enrolled in classes at CU.


2001 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he did not see any game action.  He joined the team as a recruited walk-on for August drills, and practiced all fall as a tight end.


HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all-conference honors at tight end, as he caught 15 passes for 280 yards and five touchdowns, including one in the state title game.  He played some spot action on the defensive line, posting 22 tackles (10 solo, two quarterback sacks), with two forced fumbles and two passes broken up.  Jesuit, located in the Portland suburbs, was the state champion his senior year (14-0 record) and three-time Metro League champion under coach Ken Potter.  JHS was 12-1 both his junior and sophomore seasons.  He also lettered three times in track (11.9 best in the 100-meter run, 150-0 in the discus), as he was a member of a three-time league champion as well his sophomore through senior years.  He played the post one year in basketball.


ACADEMICS—He is majoring in psychology at Colorado.


PERSONAL—Born January 29, 1983 in Portland, Ore.  He earned a letter in choir as a prep, as he lists singing and playing the piano among his hobbies.  He is also active with his church, both preaching and leading the congregation in songs.  A grandfather helped start the Hanford project in the Tri-Cities after World War II.


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