Matt Tomlinson
Matt  Tomlinson

Klein, TX

High School:
Klein HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 298

Offensive Line

Helped lead the way for Lance Dunbar to gain 139 yards on the ground against ULM ... Protected quarterback Derek Thompson to allow him to throw for a career high 332 yards and three touchdowns ... Collected his third start at right tackle against Indiana, paving the way for 226 yards on the ground … Was a member of the offensive line that allowed no sacks to Houston, Alabama, or Indiana ... Helped pave the way for Lance Dunbar's 313 rushing yards and four touchdowns against Middle Tennessee, the most rushing yards in a single game in the country for the season.

Started all 12 games, starting the first three at right guard before moving to right tackle for the final nine ... Part of an offensive line which helped North Texas have the 19th-ranked rushing offense in the nation ... Blocked for running back Lance Dunbar, who ran for 1,553 yards, which ranked 8th in the NCAA, second in the Sun Belt, and was the third most in a single-season at North Texas

Played in all 12 games with three starts … Started two games at left tackle and one game at right tackle … Helped the offensive line rank in the top 12 nationally in sacks allowed and ranked fifth in the nation in passes attempted per sacks allowed at 34.4.

Battled injury for most of the season but saw action against Middle Tennessee.

Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School
Was named first-team all-district 16-5A in 2006 … Was a 2006 All-Region II 5A First Team selection … Was an Area Top-100 prospect by Houston Chronicle … Was a Team Texas Third Team selection by 5atexasfootball.com … Named Class 5A Greater Houston Area Second Team by Texasprepxtra.com … Helped pave the way for Klein running backs to amass over 2,800 yards his senior season, including Horace

North Texas Mean Green