Matt Maddox
Matt Maddox


Manasquan, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 310




updated 10/06

2006: Has started 44 consecutive games ... Helped pave the way for 202 rushing yards at Penn State, which had been allowing only 85 yards a game ... Helped produce 211 rushing yards and a 2-of-2 red zone performance against Ohio ... Helped pave the way for 209 rushing yards against Indiana, the Illini's second 200-yard rushing performance ... Helped produce 252 rushing yards and a 3-of-3 red zone performance at Michigan State ... Team allowed no sacks against MSU ... Helped pave the way for 345 yards rushing and a 5-of-5 red zone performance that resulted in five touchdowns against Eastern Illinois.

2005: Named the team's Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... Started all 11 games at center ... Led the team in total number of plays with 813, all offensive snaps ... Helped the Illini post 538 yards of total offense against Wisconsin ... Led the Illini to a perfect 18-for-18 in the redzone through the first four games ... Blocked for two 200-yard rushing games vs. Rutgers and San Jose State.

2004: Started every game at right guard and played every offensive snap ... Recorded 103 pancake blocks ... Allowed just one sack and six pressures on the season ... Part of an offensive line that paved the way for the Illini to rush for 1,699 yards and a 5.6 yard per attempt average.

2003: Named to The Sporting News, and 2003 Freshman All-America Teams (the first for an Illinois lineman since Bucky Babcock in 2001) ... Started every game at right guard ... Was part of every offensive snap and allowed only two sacks ... Totaled 64 knockdowns and allowed 12 pressures ... Faced four defensive tackles that were drafted in 2004.

2002: Redshirted.

High School: Prep Star All-American ... Earned first-team All-State honors by the Newark Star Ledger, Gannett News Service and the Associated Press ... Averaged 10 pancake blocks per game during his junior and senior seasons ... Eastern Recruiting Magazine All-American ... Gridiron Greats All-American ... Was the first sophomore to start on the offensive line at Manasquan in 10 years ... Didn't allow a sack in his career ... First-team All-Shore Conference, All-Monmouth County and All-Division ... Led an offense that averaged 308 total yards per game ... Manasquan was 34-2 in his four years as a starter ... Team won four straight state championships ... Earned 10 letters in football, basketball, baseball and track ... Played in the New Jersey North/South All-Star game and the New Jersey/New York Governor's Bowl game ... High school coach was Vic Kubu.

Personal: Full given name is Matthew Aaron Maddox ... Born May 8, 1983, in Point Pleasant, N.J. ... The son of William and Mary Anne Maddox ... Majoring in sport management ... Grandfather played football and lacrosse at Rutgers ... Father played his football career at Syracuse and was a fourth-round pick for the San Diego Chargers ... Brother, Mike, played football at Cincinnati ... An honor roll student all four years of high school ... Enjoys weight training and fishing.