Junior (2008): Competed in three games... Was forced into the lineup at right guard at C-USA rival Marshall for his season debut and recovered a fumble against the Thundering Herd... made the first start of his career against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... member of offensive front that has piled up more than 41.0 points and 575 yards of total offense per game... helped offense record nine games with more than 500 yards of total offense, six games with more than 600 yards and one 700-yard game against C-USA rival UTEP... opened holes for rushing attack that racked up more than 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Sophomore (2007): Reserve member of offensive front... appeared in all 13 games and was a valuable member on special teams... one of only 35 players to compete in all 13 games... part of offensive line that compiled more than 500 yards of total offense and more than 34.0 points per game... Cougars recorded at least 400 yards of total offense in 11 games and at least 500 yards in seven games... helped lead team to a season-high 748 yards of total offense against C-USA rival Rice.
Redshirt Freshman (2006): Reserve offensive lineman who appeared in seven games... valuable member of offensive line that has accounted for 33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of total offense... member of offensive front that ranks No. 1 in C-USA in scoring offense and total offense and No. 2 in rush offense and pass offense..
Freshman (2005): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Picked up Honorable Mention All-State accolades as a senior at Hargrave High School... twice selected First-Team All-District... was named First-Team All-Area last season after being picked All-Area Second-Team as a junior... helped lead team to district championship and a 9-3 record in 2004... was a district champion in the shot put and grabbed third place at regionals...
Personal: Full name is Matt Ryan Hart... born Sept. 8, 1986, in Humble, Texas... son of Don and Stacy Hart of Huffman, Texas... enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time... also recruited by TCU, Missouri, Texas A&M and Arkansas... majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.