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#4 Matt Hamscher
Position: Running Back/Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Whitehall, Pa.
High School: Whitehall
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2011/Career Notes: Two-time Ivy League champion ... 2010 and 2011 second-team All-Ivy ... Played in 34 games in his career, including four starts at running back and 16 starts in the defensive backfield ... Finished his career with 1,269 all-purpose yards ... He had 441 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 127 punt return yards, 560 kick return yards and 30 interception return yards ... He had a passing, rushing, receiving and interception return for a touchdown during his career ... Finished his career with 99 tackles, 16.0 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and 7.5 sacks ... Was third in the Ivy League and led the team in punt return average (6.0) as a senior ... Was first on the team in kick return average (16.5), tied for first in interceptions and forced fumbles (two apiece), fourth in all-purpose yards (584), and tied for second on the team with 51 tackles in 2011 ... Had a career-high 12 tackles against Villanova (Sept. 24) ... Had a tackle in every game he played in 2011, including at least four in eight games ... Registered a career-best 114 all-purpose yards and his defensive touchdown in the Homecoming win over Princeton (Nov. 5) ... Forced a fumble in each of his last two games and recorded two sacks in his final collegiate game.

2010: Second-team All-Ivy as a defensive back ... Two-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18, Nov. 8) ... Played in all 10 games and started eight ... Finished fourth in the Ivy League and led the team with 4.5 sacks ... Fourth on the team in tackles with 47 ... Hauled in first career interception in win over Harvard (Nov. 13) ... Forced a fumble at Princeton (Nov. 6) ... Collected two sacks apiece in wins over Columbia (Oct. 16) and Princeton ... Second on the team with 196 kick return yards ... Also had a season-best 11 tackles against the Tigers.

2009: Played in eight games and started the last four at running back ... Third on the team with 203 rush yards ... Fourth on the team with 13 receptions ... Fifth on the team with 270 all-purpose yards ... Caught the go-ahead touchdown at Columbia (Oct. 17) ... Had a career-high six receptions in the overtime win at Brown (Oct. 31) ... Also passed for a touchdown against Bucknell (Oct. 10).

2008: Played in seven games for the Quakers...Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Oct. 13) ... Was Penn’s third-leading rusher with 218 yards on 58 carries and one touchdown...Also caught three passes for seven yards ... Had three games with 15 or more carries ... Had a season-high 102 yards on 21 carries and his first career touchdown in win at Georgetown (Oct. 11).

Whitehall HS: Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... High school coach was Tony Trisciani ... All-league for two years, at running back (2006-07) and safety (2007) ... Whitehall won Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC) title and was District XI runner-up in 2005, his sophomore year ... Mini Maxwell Award winner ... Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East/West All-Star ... Also lettered three times in basketball, twice in baseball, and twice in track ... Captained basketball team for two years, track once ... Helped baseball team to District XI championship ... In track, finished sixth in the state, third in the district, and won LVC in long jump ... Also district runner-up in the triple jump.

Personal: Son of Jill and Rick Hamscher ... Younger sister, Brooke, was all-state in the pole vault and is a member of the Penn women's track & field team ... Grandfather played professional baseball ... Enrolled in Wharton.

Career Stats:

RUSHING g att yards td long avg/c avg/g
2008 7 58 218 1 14 3.8 31.1
2009 8 50 203 0 20 4.1 25.4
2010 10 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.3
2011 9 3 17 0 9 5.7 1.9
TOTAL 34 113 441 1 20 3.9 13.0
 
PASSING g cmp-att-int yards td long pct avg/p avg/g effic
2008 7 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 1-2-0 5 1 5 50.0 2.5 0.6 236.0
2010 10 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 34 1-2-0 5 1 5 50.0 2.5 0.1 236.0
 
TOTAL OFFENSE g rush pass total avg/g
2008 7 218 0 218 31.1
2009 8 203 5 208 26.0
2010 10 3 0 3 0.3
2011 9 17 0 17 1.9
TOTAL 34 441 5 446 13.1
 
RECEIVING g rec yards td long rec/g avg/c avg/g
2008 7 3 7 0 6 0.4 2.3 1.0
2009 8 13 67 1 13 1.6 5.2 8.4
2010 10 3 11 0 6 0.3 3.7 1.1
2011 9 1 26 0 26 0.1 26.0 2.9
TOTAL 34 20 111 1 26 0.6 5.6 3.3
 
SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2008 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.9
2009 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.8
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.7
TOTAL 34 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 18 0.5
 
PUNT RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 9 21 127 0 21 6.0 14.1
TOTAL 34 21 127 0 21 6.0 3.7
 
KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 7 196 0 40 28.0 19.6
2011 9 22 364 0 37 16.5 40.4
TOTAL 34 29 560 0 40 19.3 16.5
 
INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2008 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 9 2 30 1 25 15.0 3.3
TOTAL 34 3 30 1 25 10.0 0.9
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2008 7 218 7 0 0 0 225 32.1
2009 8 203 67 0 0 0 270 33.8
2010 10 3 11 0 196 0 210 21.0
2011 9 17 26 127 364 30 564 62.7
TOTAL 34 441 111 127 560 30 1269 37.3
 
TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2008 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 10 28 20 48 7.0 4 1 0 0
2011 9 31 20 51 9.0 3 2 0 0
TOTAL 34 59 40 99 16.0 7 3 0 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2008 7 0 0 0.0 0
2009 8 0 0 0.0 0
2010 10 4 1 4.5 23
2011 9 3 0 3.0 31
TOTAL 34 7 1 7.5 54
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, Princeton, Nov 05, 2011 ; at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008 ; at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009
Touchdowns: 1, Princeton, Nov 05, 2011 ; at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008 ; at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009
Rush attempts: 21, at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008
Rush yards: 102, at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008 (21 carries)
Rush TDs: 1, at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008
Long rush: 20, at Harvard, Nov 14, 2009
Pass attempts: 1, Bucknell, 10/10/2009 ; at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009
Pass completions: 1, Bucknell, 10/10/2009
Pass yards: 5, Bucknell, 10/10/2009
Pass TDs: 1, Bucknell, 10/10/2009
Long pass: 5, Bucknell, 10/10/2009
Receptions: 6, at Brown, Oct 31, 2009
Receiving yards: 37, at Brown, Oct 31, 2009 (6 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, at Columbia, Oct 17, 2009
Long reception: 26, at Dartmouth, Oct 01, 2011
Total offense attempts: 21, at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008 (21 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 102, at Georgetown, Oct 11, 2008 (102 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 114, Princeton, Nov 05, 2011
Punt returns: 5, at Villanova, Sep 24, 2011
Punt return yards: 38, at Dartmouth, Oct 01, 2011 (4 returns)
Long punt return: 21, at Dartmouth, Oct 01, 2011
Kick returns: 5, Cornell, Nov 19, 2011
Kick return yards: 97, Lafayette, Sep 18, 2010 (3 returns)
Long kick return: 40, Lafayette, Sep 18, 2010
Interceptions: 1, Princeton, Nov 05, 2011 ; Harvard, Nov 13, 2010 ; at Columbia, Oct 15, 2011
Long interception return: 25, Princeton, Nov 05, 2011
Tackles: 12, at Villanova, Sep 24, 2011 (8-4)
Sacks: 2.0, at Princeton, Nov 06, 2010 (2-0); Cornell, Nov 19, 2011 (2-0); Columbia, Oct 16, 2010 (2-0)
Tackles for loss: 3.0, at Princeton, Nov 06, 2010 (2-0); Columbia, Oct 16, 2010 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Princeton, Nov 06, 2010 ; at Harvard, Nov 12, 2011 ; Cornell, Nov 19, 2011
Pass breakups: 1, 4 times

 


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