66   Matt Battaglia
Matt Battaglia

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Marist

Last College:
Harper College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 287

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L


12/20/2013

San Diego Bound: NIU 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Guide

Huskies Look for Record 13th Win Dec. 26 vs. Utah State

11/18/2013

No. 16 NIU On the Road at Toledo Wednesday Night

Huskies Look to Go 11-0 For First Time

10/29/2013

No. 17 NIU Heads East for Sixth Road Test

Huskies Meet UMass in Gillette Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday

10/22/2013

No. 18 Huskies Home Saturday Versus Eastern Michigan

NIU's Huskie Stadium, MAC Win Streaks on the Line

10/15/2013

NIU Looks for Pleasant Outcome at CMU

Huskies Play First MAC West Opponent Saturday

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

01/03/2013

Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game

12/30/2012

NIU players visit children at the hospital

Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital

2013: Saw action in four games his senior year after sitting out 2012 with a back injury. Played offensive guard in back-up role at Purdue (9-28), versus Eastern Michigan (10-26), and at UMass (11-2). Entered the Senior Day (Western Michigan) game late.

2012: Redshirted while battling injuries.

2011: Saw action against Army (9-3), Kansas (9-10), Wisconsin (9-17), Cal Poly (9-24), Kent State (10-8), Western Michigan (10-15), Bowling Green (11-8), Ohio (12-2) and Arkansas State (1-8) as a back-up guard. Also got playing time on the Huskies' FG/PAT unit.

2010: Saw action at offensive guard versus Central Michigan (10-23), Toledo (11-9) and Eastern Michigan (11-26). Also got into several of those games as a back-up on the PAT/Field Goal unit.

Junior College: Earned a varsity letter playing offensive line for Harper College in 2009. The Hawks averaged 253.1 yards of total offense a game with 88.4 yards rushing and 164.7 yards passing.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Marist High School. Helped lead the Red Hawks to a 9-3 record and the Illinois 8A quarterfinals his senior year. Served as team captain as a senior. Named the team's offensive lineman of the year his final year. Earned all-conference and all-area honors in 2008.

Personal: Born February 20, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Bernadette and Frank Battaglia. History major.

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