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Matt Colburn II
Matt  Colburn II

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Irmo, SC

High School:
Dutch Fork

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
RB

12/27/2016

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.

09/17/2016

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.

09/10/2016

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.

10/03/2015

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.

09/26/2015

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.

11/18/2017

Wake Forest vs. NC State

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

11/04/2017

Wake Forest at #3 Notre Dame (USATSI)

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

09/30/2017

Florida State @ Wake Forest

Florida State @ Wake Forest

09/09/2017

Wake Forest at Boston College

Wake Forest at Boston College - Sept. 9, 2017

12/27/2016

Photos - Military Bowl

Photos from the 2016 Military Bowl

Matt Colburn Profile


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.

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

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