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  Matthew Malele
Matthew Malele

Player Profile
Hometown:
Carson, CA

High School:
Carson HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 312

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
08/19/1985

Experience:
4V

Major:
Sociology

2007: Another member of the defensive line that battled injuries in 2007 ... has managed to play in nine games with seven starts, despite struggling with a bad knee ... has posted 16 tackles on the year ... tallied three stops and a half sack at Colorado State ... notched three tackles and a sack against Oregon State.

2006: Started all 13 games on the Bear's defensive line ... finished the season with 11 tackles ... registered three tackles, including one for loss against Oregon.

2005: A stable force in the defensive front ... earned starts in eight games and ended the season with 13 tackles ... credited with 2.5 tackles for loss, including one each against Arizona and UCLA ... tallied a half-sack against Washington State ... did not play against Stanford or in the bowl game due to injury.

2004: Played in 10 of 12 games as current NFLer Lorenzo Alexander's backup ... tallied two tackles, one solo, in season opener at Air Force ... blocked a pass vs. UCLA ... totaled four tackles overall in reserve. 2003: Suffered a shoulder injury in training camp, which sidelined him for the entire season.

High School: Named to PrepStar/CBS SportsLine.com's Top 100 Dream Team in 2002 ... had 74 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks as a senior ... batted down seven passes, had four quarterback hurries and caused two fumbles as a senior ... a Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West" first teamer who led Carson to the 2002 Marine League crown ... rated sixth among defensive tackles in the West by PacWest/TheInsiders.com ... ranked 68th on SuperPrep's All-Far West team ... Rivals.com ranked him as the 12th-best defensive tackle in the country, No. 26 overall player in its Top 100 in the West Region and No. 11 among California's Top 100.

Personal: Parents are Celia and Mel Malele ... born Aug. 19, 1985 ... cousin of teammate Noris Malele, an offensive lineman ... sociology major.

Malele's Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PBU Int
2004 10-0 2-2-4 0-0 0-0 0/0 10-0
2005 10-8 6-7-13 2.5-8 0.5-2 0/0 00-0
2006 13-13 4-7-11 0.5-1 0-0 0/0 00-0
2007 9-7 3-13-16 1.5-6 1.5-6 0/0 00-0
Totals 42-28 15-29-44 4.5-15 2-8 0/0 10-0

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