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Player Bio: Matt Kegel :: Football  

  Matt Kegel
Matt Kegel
Player Profile
RS Senior

Havre, Mont.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 227





One of the top quarterbacks ever out of Havre High, where he was coached by Dan captain senior year...four letters in football and also varsity letters in basketball (3) and track (4)...FRESHMAN year competed at the State track meet in the triple jump…during SOPHOMORE year started five games at quarterback and threw for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns, with four interceptions…team won league title…at the State track meet finished second in the triple jump at 44-1…basketball team finished fourth in the State playoffs…as a JUNIOR completed 78 of 161 passes for 1,077 yards and 12 interceptions...named Central A Conference’s top quarterback, punter and reached State finals with 8-3 record...finished second at the State track championships in the triple jump (44 feet)...during basketball season averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds...SENIOR year the number eight quarterback in Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 team...Super Prep Magazine named him to their All-America team (number 21 QB) and to their All-Midlands (13) team...also a prep All-America pick by the National Recruiting Center...passed for 2,004 yards, connecting on 130 of 257 passes...threw for 22 touchdowns and had just nine interceptions...led team to State championship game before losing 14-7 to Hamilton...all-conference quarterback and punter and the Montana Class A All-State quarterback...named Super State QB, which includes all four classifications in Montana...selected to play in the State East-West Shrine Game and the Montana-North Dakota All-Star finished 8-2 and won conference title.


FRESHMAN (1999-00): Redshirt season.

RS-FRESHMAN (2000-01): V-letter…Games - 6…Starts - 2 ? Played in six games, with starts against USC and Washington to close out the season after nine-game starter Jason Gesser broke a leg against Oregon ? First substantial action came against the Ducks in replacement of Gesser…guided WSU in the overtime loss, completing 11 of 23 passes for 126 yards…also rushed for eight yards ? Came back the next week and guided the Cougars to a win over the USC Trojans, completing 12 of 32 passes for 242 yards and one score…his first touchdown pass was an 88-yarder to Marcus Williams, the second longest pass play in WSU history ? Not as fortunate in final start against Washington, a Cougar loss…hit 12 of 28 passes for 122 yards against the Huskies, with one interception ? Saw backup action against Boise State, Arizona State and Oregon State…in limited action against OSU hit five of seven passes for 45 yards.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2001-02): V-letter…Games - 12…Starts - 0…saw action at the start of the second quarter during each game of the regular season…also saw late game action in several contests, including the ASU win when he took over for Jason Gesser (concussion in third quarter)…led WSU on one TD drive with a key pass to Mike Bush late in the ASU game …threw his first TD pass of the season to Mike Bush against Montana State…completed five of seven passes for 57 yards against Boise State and hit four of five for 46 yards and a score against Montana State.


Matthew (Matt) Dean Kegel...born 8-23-80 at Havre, Mont...parents Sherry and Greg Kegel...two younger brothers Justin and Ricky...his cousin is former Cougar great Ryan Leaf, who was drafted and played for the San Diego Chargers (1998-2000), then Tampa Bay and Dallas (2001)...Leaf retired in 2002 shortly after signing with Seattle...prep GPA of 3.0…working on communications and sports management degrees

2000	6/2	91	40	1	535	1	88	94.77
2001	12/0	43	20	1	289	1	55	105.99
CAREER:	18/2	134	60	2	824	2	88	98.37

RUSHING G/GS TC YG YL NYG TD LG 2000 6/2 24 55 73 -18 1 9 2001 12/0 18 72 51 21 1 27 CAREER: 18/2 42 127 124 3 2 27

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