Matt Colburn II
Matt  Colburn II


Irmo, SC

High School:
Dutch Fork

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200



Deacs Defeat No. 23 Temple to Win Military Bowl

Wake Forest earns its first bowl title since 2008 with a 34-26 victory, the first over a ranked team in five years.


Wake Forest Runs Past Delaware, 38-21

The Demon Deacons totaled 481 yards, including 302 on the ground, to improve to 3-0 for the 10th time in program history.


Rushing Attack, Defense Lead Deacs to Win Over Duke

Wake Forest beat the Blue Devils, 24-14, behind 239 rushing yards and three turnovers forced on defense.


No. 9 Florida State Escapes Wake Forest 24-16

The Demon Deacons' upset bid falls short with a late FSU interception in the end zone.


Rally Falls Short as Indiana Downs Wake Forest 31-24

Wake Forest scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and recovered an onside kick, but couldn't complete the comeback from 21 points down.


Fall Camp Practice #1

Fall Camp Practice #1


2017 Belk Bowl

Wake Forest played Texas A&M in the 2017 Belk Bowl, held on Dec. 29 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.


Wake Forest vs. NC State

The Demon Deacons and Wolfpack faced off at BB&T Field on Saturday, Nov. 18.


Wake Forest at #3 Notre Dame (USATSI)

Images from the Demon Deacons hitting the road to face the Fighting Irish


Florida State @ Wake Forest

Florida State @ Wake Forest

Matt Colburn Profile

Enters his senior year needing 231 rushing yards for 2,000 in his career and would be just the 12th Deacon to surpass that milestone ... Enters 2018 with a string of 340 consecutive carries without a fumble ... Only career fumble was at Boston College (10/10/15) ... Has six career 100-yard games following 2017 season.

2017 (Junior)
Led the team in rushing with 904 yards ... Tied for the team lead with two rushes of over 50 yards ... One of five players in the ACC with a 200-yard rushing game in 2017 ... Sixth in the ACC with four 100-yard rushing games ... Named to ESPN’s All-ACC Bowl team ... Named to the All-American All-Bowl first team by Max Emfinger ... Set Wake Forest bowl record with 150 yards rushing in the Belk Bowl vs. Texas A&M ... Ripped off a 66-yard run for the longest run in Deacon bowl history ... Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 2:16 to play in the game ... Had 42 yards on 10 carries vs. Duke (11/25) ... Carried 12 times for 38 yards and a touchdown in a start vs. NC State (11/18) ... Posted a career-high 237 yards on career-high 31 carries at Syracuse (11/11) ... Broke off a 76-yard run for Wake Forest’s final touchdown against the Orange, the 16th-longest run in school history ... Posted a second consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 120 yards on 20 carries at Notre Dame (11/4) ... Added a 24-yard TD run vs. the Fighting Irish ... Career-best 134 yards rushing on 24 carries in win over Louisville (10/28) ... Carried the ball on 10 straight plays during a clock-eating 7:15 drive in the fourth quarter vs. Louisville ... . Had five carries for 13 yards and a 7-yard touchdown run against Florida State (9/30) ... Career-high four receptions vs. FSU for 28 yards ... Had 10 carries for 74 yards and a 1-yard touchdown run against Utah State (9/16).

2016 (Sophomore)
Led Wake Forest in rushing with 626 yards as a sophomore ... Made his first two career receptions vs. Tulane (9/1) ... Led the Deacons with 29 receiving yards that game ... Posted career-highs with 24 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown in a win vs. Delaware ... Cleared the 100-yard mark for the second game in a row with 103 yards on 29 carries ... It marked the most carries by a Deacon since 2005 ... He was the first Wake Forest RB with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since 2011 ... On the field for 378 snaps in 2016 ... Had 10 or more carries in eight of 13 games ... Earned his second varsity letter.

2015 (Freshman)
Had a team-high 12 carries in the season-opener against Elon ... Rushed for 38 yards and scored his first college touchdown on a 2-yard second quarter run ... Led the team in rushing against Florida State with 51 yards on 11 carries ... Earned three consecutive starts against Army West Point, Indiana and Florida State ... Returned three kickoffs for 45 yards against the Tar Heels.

High School
Named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2014 ... Rushed 172 times for 1,705 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... Named offensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Helped the Silver Foxes reach the state 4-A championship game in three consecutive years, winning the state title in 2013 ... First Team all-state pick and All-Midlands ... Coached by Tom Knotts ... Set school record with 2,448 rushing yards on 328 carries as a junior along with 40 touchdowns, 418 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions ... Chosen the state’s 4-A Division I Player of the Year in 2013 ... Set school records for rushing yards in a season and touchdowns in a career.

Son of Matthew, Sr. and Tironza Colburn ... Born July 27, 1997.