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Jephete Matilus
Jephete Matilus

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
Atlantic HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
FB

Experience:
3 Letters

Major:
Communication Studies


12/07/2012

Thirty-One Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13

12/06/2012

Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

11/27/2011

Golden Gophers Honored at Season-Ending Banquet

Junior quarterback MarQueis Gray honored as team MVP.

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2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in four games • moved from linebacker to fullback during fall camp • competed on special teams against Eastern Illinois and Middle Tennessee • played at TCU and against Iowa.

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games • notched eight tackles • named Offensive Work Team Player of the Year after serving as the work team running back • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made one tackle against UNLV and at New Mexico State • played against Western Illinois, but did not record any statistics • recorded one tackle against San Jose State • saw special teams action against Iowa • notched two tackles at Michigan • played on special teams at Northwestern and against Nebraska • notched one tackle at Indiana and two tackles against Penn State • competed against Wisconsin, at Michigan State and versus Syracuse.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in four games • made one tackle vs. Purdue • also saw action at Iowa, at Nebraska and vs. Michigan State • named Academic All-Big Ten. 2011: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Atlantic High School • helped lead team to a 7-5 record in 2010 • two-time Class 6A-5A-4A All-Palm Beach County selection by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel • recorded 90 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss as a senior • tacked on four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2010 • tallied 113 tackles, including 12 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and five fumble recoveries as a junior • coached by Christopher Bean.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1992 • son of Wilmer and Juliette Matilus.

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9/28/2016

Minnesota running game, which has scored 11 touchdowns, powered by three backs and a healthy quarterback.

Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun Impact NFL Games

9/27/2016

Sherels, Murray, Boddy-Calhoun impact NFL games with big plays. Sherels punt return sparks Minnesota to win, while Boddy-Calhoun returned an interception for a touchdown.

Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State

9/26/2016

Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.

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