Matthew Bentley
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    Matthew Bentley

    Hometown:
    Alvin, Texas

    High School:
    Alvin HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 280

    Position:
    Defensive Line

    Experience:
    2L

    Extremely talented defender who stepped into a starting role two seasons ago as a true freshman... has a non-stop motor with a penchant for big plays... tough and durable who can play both end and tackle... moves extremely well from side to side and has perfected a quick pass-rush move... difficult to block because of athleticism... will battle during fall camp for the right to be the starter at left defensive end... should be a candidate for honors again this season... 2003: Missed two games with a knee injury... played in 11 games, including the first eight as a starter at left tackle... made eight tackles, with six solo stops against Mississippi State... also added a one-yard sack and quarterback hurry against the Bulldogs... recorded two tackles, including one for a loss against Memphis... recorded four tackles, with three solo, at Army... also aded a sack for a one-yard loss and two quarterback hurries and forced a fumble against the Black Knights... made seven tackles, including one for a one-yard loss at C-USA rival Louisville... assisted on a sack against Hawai'i during the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl... 2002: Talented player who made a big splash during his first season...named to the Conference USA All-Freshman squad...ended the year with 35 total tackles, including 21 solo stops...appeared in all 12 games with five starts...recorded the Cougars' first sack of the year with a seven-yard loss at Rice in the season opener...added his second sack in as many games to begin the season against C-USA rival Tulane in UH's home opener...finished the night against the Green Wave with four tackles...led team with two quarterback hurries at No. 3 Texas...made a spectacular, diving, one-handed interception against Memphis to seal a Cougar victory... dove over another player to snag a loose ball from Memphis quarterback Danny Wimprine... finished the game with four tackles, including three solo, one tackle for a loss, one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry... High School: Picked First Team, All-District as a defensive end at Alvin High School... led Alvin in sacks with 15... also selected First-Team, All-District as a junior... was an All-District pitcher as well... Personal: Born May 12, 1984... son of Cullen Bentley of Alvin... enjoys swimming, hunting and fishing during his spare time... majoring in sports administration.

    Bentley's Career Defensive Statistics

    YearGUTATTTFLSacksFFFR
    2002122114356-183-1400
    2003112019394-53-310
    Totals2341337410-236-1710

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