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CAL CAREER (Career Stats) Has played in all 25 games off the bench as the team's long snapper over the last two seasons of his three years with the program (2008-10), making one tackle and no errant snaps.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats)
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games off the bench and had no errant snaps for the second consecutive season as the team's long snapper ... made his first career tackle against Arizona State.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Took over as the team's starting long snapper and played in all 13 games off the bench with no errant snaps ... did not record any statistics other than participation.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the No. 2 long snapper in the nation at a Chris Rubio long snapping combine ... earned Class 5A second-team All-State honors from the Arizona Republic ... considered to be one of the nation's best prep long snappers ... registered 116 tackles and 7.0 sacks as a linebacker while adding two blocked kicks (one punt, one field goal) during his 2007 senior campaign ... recorded 86 tackles and 3.0 sacks as a junior ... attended the same high school as former Cal long snapper Nick Sundberg, who played all 51 games possible at the position for four seasons from 2005-08 before Rios took over the position in 2009.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew John Rios ... born January 9, 1990 ... parents are Johnny Rios and Shannon Oughton ... major is undeclared but considering public health.
RIOS' CAREER GAME HIGHS
LAST UPDATED: October 11, 2011