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#57 Matt Peitz
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 265
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Crofton, Neb.
High School: Crofton H.S.
Major: Psychology
Experience: Redshirt
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Matt (last name is pronounced pytz) returns to play a vital role on the Jackrabbit special teams unit ... older brother, Greg, lettered as a tight end at SDSU from 2002-04, while younger brother, Tom, also is a current member of the Jackrabbit football team ... recognized each of the past three seasons on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and with the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

Saw action in all 13 games ... handled snapping duties for placekicking unit that was 32-of-33 on PAT attempts and 18-of-22 on field goals ... provided snaps for punt team that averaged 42.2 yards per attempt

Played in all 11 games ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week in double-overtime win at Missouri State ... part of kicking unit that went 28-for-30 on extra points and 9-of-14 on field goals for the season ... provided snaps for punt team that averaged 42.2 yards per attempt

Did not see any game action

Redshirted ... contributed on both sides of the ball during his first season with the Jackrabbits ... earned Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition prior to Illinois State game ... switched full-time to defensive end during spring practice

Lettered four years in football at Crofton High School, earning honorable mention all-state honors his senior season ... made two appearances at state track and field meet, placing fourth in the shot put and fifth in the discus as a senior ... academic all-state selection