60 Matt Kaplan
60 Matt Kaplan
Height: 6-1
Weight: 293
Year: So.
Hometown: Franklin, N.H.
High School: Franklin
Position: DT
Major: Geology

The son of Jeff and Mary Kaplan... born 3-7-92 in Meredith, N.H.


2012 Statistics

Tied for first in CAA with two fumbles recovered and tied for second in league with three sacks... notched seven tackles, including a sack, in win against Delaware... made four tackles, including sack, in win vs CCSU  ... made five tackles, two solo, at Minnesota... made two solo tackles, including a sack, in win at Holy Cross...played in all 12 games...totaled 47 tackles on 32 solo tackles and 15 assists...tallied three sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.

2011 statistics
Played in 11 games at defensive tackle, including two starts... collected 15 tackles, nine solo, with 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, forced fumble and pass breakup... recorded multi-tackles in six games... notched first full sack of career in win over Maine and tied career best with two solo tackles... matched career high with three tackles in loss at Towson... set career high with three tackles in Colonial Clash win against UMass at Gillette Stadium... made two tackles, including a half sack, in win at Richmond... made first career start at Lehigh, where he notched two tackles, forced a fumble and recorded a pass breakup

Redshirt season

Career Highs:
    Solo    6, Delaware, 2012
    Assist    3, 2x, last at Old Dominon, 2012
    Total    7, at Old Dominion, 2012
Sacks        1, 4x, last at Rhode Island, 2012
Interceptions        n/a
Fumbles Forced        1, at Lehigh, 2011
Fumbles Rec.        2, vs CCSU, 2012

Before UNH
Played OL/DL for Franklin High School under head coach Greg Husband...as senior, named Division VI First-Team All-State DL...member of 2010 New Hampshire team in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl...also had outstanding wrestling career for head coach Jeff Kaplan, his father, winning Division II heavyweight championship and earning runner-up in the Meet of Champions, with his loss in M-O-C ending an undefeated season...earned 135 wrestling victories, qualifying for Meet of Champions four times...Honor Roll Student

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