51 Matt Greenhalgh
51 Matt Greenhalgh
Height: 6-2
Weight: 292
Year: RS SR
Hometown: Chepachet, R.I.
High School: Ponaganset
Position: C

2012: (1 GP/1 GS)... Started at center at Monmouth (9/8) and was part of effort that allowed zero sacks.
Appeared in nine games and made eight starts at center... Named to the CAA All-Academic team for the third consecutive season... One of 22 football student-athletes nationally named to the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. One of the most prestigious off-the field honors in college football for the past 20 years, the Good Works Team award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities. In 2011, Greenhalgh donated his bone marrow to help save the life of a leukemia patient... Honored by the coaching staff as the team’s A.A. Savastano Scholar-Athlete Award winner, given to a team member for outstanding academic achievement.

2010: Started at center in the season opener at Buffalo (9/2), but suffered a season-ending injury during the game... Named to the CAA All-Academic team for the second-consecutive season... Was selected as a perfect six-for-six match for a bone marrow donation in the spring.

Appeared in three games and started one game at home against Towson (10/10)... Against Towson, he helped the offensive unit post 166 yards rushing.

Did not play.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner at Ponaganset High School for head coach Thomas Marcello... Providence Journal Second Team - Offense as a senior captain in 2007, when he posted 76 tackles (43 solo), two fumble recoveries, and one blocked punt as Ponaganset won the Rhode Island Division III Super Bowl/State Championship... Helped offense rush for 1,600+ yards and pass for 2,000+ yards... Three-time DIII All-Academic selection (2005-07)... 2007 DIII All-Division First Team... 2006 DIII All-Division Second Team... Ranked No. 10 in Rhode Island with four sacks in 2007... Season-high 10 tackles (seven solo) against Johnston (11/4/07)... Recorded two sacks against Narragansett (10/6/07)... 2006 Providence Journal Division III Second Team - Offense... Registered 58 tackles (41 solo) and 5.5 sacks as a junior... Member of National Honor Society and Rhode Island Honor Society... Works with TOPS Program mentoring the same child for four years.

Born March 14, 1990... Son of John and Laurie Greenhalgh... Has one brother - John... His father played football and competed in track at Southern Illinois from 1977-78... Lists Dick Butkus as his favorite athlete and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as his favorite teams.