USF Football BIO
71 Matt Huners
2008: Started and played in 12 of 13 games ... Second team All-BIG EAST selection by the conference’s coaches ... Successfully returned from injury riddled 2007 season to become the Bulls most consistent lineman ... Worked almost exclusively at left guard ... Graded out at 84% on the season with 61 total knockdown points ... Had a season-high 15 knockdown points against NC State, grading out at 93% ... Graded out at 95% against UT-Martin - the highest single-game percentage for an offensive lineman in 2008 ... Graded out at 90% or more against UT-Martin, Kansas, NC State and Syracuse.
2007: After grading as the best offensive lineman on the USF team in 2006, Huners tore his ACL in spring ball but remarkably recovered to play against Cincinnati, Louisville and Oregon ... Graded highly in limited action ... Given the Coaches Award at the USF postseason banquet for his remarkable recovery.
2006: Started 11 games, including one at left tackle and the final 10 games of the season at left guard.
2005: A redshirt freshman, he was the backup right guard although his first career start came at Connecticut at left guard when USF had to shift its lineup due to injuries ... Saw action in five games with the one start.
2004: Earned recognition with USF’s Overachiever Award, which is presented annually to the freshman player who achieves the most in area of strength and conditioning ... Singled out for his dedication and intensity.
PALM HARBOR UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-county and honorable mention all-Suncoast by St. Petersburg Times ... Paved the way for a 1,000 yard rusher in 2003 ... Played for North squad in Pinellas County North-South All-Star Game ... Three time offensive line MVP for University High ... 73 pancake blocks and he allowed no sacks over his junior and senior seasons ... Honor roll student ... Coached by Mike June.
PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1985 in Dunedin ... Son of Thomas and Nancy Huners ... Given name is Matthew Allen Huners ... Has one brother, Tom ... Enjoys weight lifting and video games.