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  Matt Kopa
Matt Kopa

Player Profile

Elk Grove, CA

High School:
Elk Grove HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305




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AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior who eyes a starting role at right tackle after a productive junior campaign...enters the fall atop the depth chart at left tackle...made a successful transition from defensive to offensive line early during fall camp of 2007...swing tackle who can play either on the right or left side.

2008 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games and earned starts in the last six games of the season...made five straight starts at right tackle before moving over to left guard for the season finale at California...assisted in paving the way for a Stanford running game that finished second in the Pac-10 in rushing offense with a 199.6 per game mark.

2007 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle to earn his second varsity letter...also saw time as a blocking tight end.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games as backup defensive end and special teams player...accounted for three total tackles, including two against Arizona.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Elk Grove (Calif.) High School...PrepStar All-American who was ranked as the No. 4 line prospect in the West...also named to PrepStar's All-Far West Team...rated the seventh-best defensive end prospect and top-rated strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com...had 57 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior...earned postseason honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman...first team All-Delta League, all-city and all-section pick as a senior...second team all-state selection...received votes for the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best in the West team...played in the California-Florida All-Star Game and was nominated to play in the U.S. All-American Bowl...also played basketball for two years...selected as a 2005 scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame...California Scholastic Federation member...majoring in mechanical engineering.

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