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Matt Eichelberger
Matt Eichelberger

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bellingham, Wash.

High School:
Sehome

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 305

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
01/10/1986

Experience:
3V



EICHELBERGER'S WSU CAREER
RS-SENIOR (2008):
Earned the fourth varsity letter of his career after appearing in 12 of WSU's 13 games...started each of the first nine games of the season...recorded a career-high 19 tackles (five solo)...made a career-high five stops against Washington (Nov. 22)...registered 1.5 tackles-for-loss...recovered a fumble against California (Sept. 6) in WSU's conference-opener...blocked a kick against Hawaii (Nov. 29) in WSU's season-finale.

RS-JUNIOR (2007): Earned a varsity letter after competing in nine of the Cougars' 12 games...missed USC, Arizona and Arizona State games with an MCL sprain...recorded four tackles on the season (three solo)...had two tackles against Oregon State and one each against Wisconsin and Idaho...also had a sack against Idaho...named All-Pacific-10 Conference Academic honorable mention.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2006): Earned a varsity letter after playing in each of the Cougars' 12 games...received his first career start against UCLA...played a majority of the Oregon game due to injuries on the defensive line...shared duties against UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State as the Cougars went to a 3-4 defense...recorded two tackles on the season, one each against Idaho and Arizona State.

RS- FRESHMAN (2005): Earned a varsity letter in his debut season with the Cougars...played in seven of the team's games as a reserve defensive tackle...earned the team's weekly Defensive Scout Team Award following performance in week leading up to California...was a member of WSU's PAT and FG special teams units...made three tackles on the season, two against Nevada and one against USC...recorded first career sack against Nevada.

FRESHMAN (2004-05): Redshirt season.

EICHELBERGER'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Jamie Plenkovich...a three-year letterman playing on the offensive and defensive lines...as a SOPHOMORE (2001-02) earned first-team All-Northwest League at defensive tackle...JUNIOR (2002-03) year earned all-league honors on both sides of the ball...as a SENIOR (2003-04) earned first-team all-state by the Associated Press as both an offensive and defensive lineman...was the only player in classes 4A, 3A, and 2A to be tabbed first team on both sides of the ball in 2003...was used as a fullback in short yardage situations and also handled kickoff duties for the Mariners...Seattle Times Red Chip selection...Seattle Times first-team All-State...the No. 49 rated defensive tackle nationally by TheInsiders.com...also a standout in track and field, throwing the discus and shot put...placed fifth in the discus as a sophomore and third as a junior...member of the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100."

PERSONAL
Matthew Eichelberger...nickname is "Ike"...parents Denise Cook and Gary Eichelberger...has four brothers Troy, Jeff, Adam and Chris...also has a sister Meagan...double majoring at WSU in sociology and women's studies.

DEFENSE	G/GS	TT	PT	AT	TFL	SACKS	PI/YDS
2005	7/0	3	2	1	1.0/-2	1.0/-2	0/0
2006	12/1	2	1	1	0/0	0/0	0/0
2007	9/0	4	3	1	1.0/-7	1.0/-7	0/0
2008	12/9	19	5	14	1.5/-3	0/0	0/0
CAREER:	40/10	28	11	17	3.5/-12	2.0/-9	0/0

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