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#70 Josue Matias
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 325
Year: Senior
Hometown: Union City, N.J.
High School: Union City

2014 All-America Candidate

2013 Honors

  • Coaches All-ACC Second Team
  • All-ACC Third Team
2014 Outlook: Enters his third year as a starter as one of the anchors of the nation’s top offensive line. A physically imposing force with the mindset and technique to be a dominant blocker for both the run game and the passing attack. One of four returning senior starters who is an all-conference leader on a line that has paved the way for the two most productive offensive seasons in Florida State history in 2012 and 2013.

2013: Junior left guard started all 14 games this season and has 29 consecutive contests dating back to the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl...produced the top offensive line grade in three games, including against Wake Forest (88), Miami (86), and Nevada (89), when the Noles ran for a season-high 377 yards against the Wolf Pack...his average grade of 78.5 percent ranked third on the team... the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)…the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns…FSU set the ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42)…Florida State ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)...with the nation’s top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards.

2012: True sophomore and first-year starter at left guard for all 13 games...an agile and relentless run-blocker as evidenced by his team-leading 31 knockdown blocks...had three or more knockdowns in seven games, including a season-high five against Murray State...posted a season-long grade of 79.1 percent, but was even more impressive down the stretch...graded out at 82 or better in each of the last six games, including a season-high 91 percent against Duke...made his 15th consecutive start in Orange Bowl.

2011: Fifth true freshman to see action on the offensive line making his first career start against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl...began the year working at offensive tackle but also picked up repetitions at the guard position...ended his season on a high note grading out at 84 percent from his left guard position - 85 on running plays; 83 on pass plays in the Champs Sports Bowl win against Notre Dame...played in seven games overall...earned 10 snaps at tackle against Maryland...played 22 snaps against Charleston Southern.

PERSONAL: One of New Jersey’s finest prospects coming out of high school as a lineman because of his size and agility...a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com who missed his entire senior season as he recuperated from a leg injury...ranked the No. 25 offensive tackle nationally and No. 9 best player in the state of New Jersey...rated the No. 13 offensive tackle by ESPN, No. 27 offensive tackle by Scout.com and No. 18 offensive tackle by 247Sports...named First Team All-Hudson Area by the Star-Ledger as a junior in 2009...No. 12 on the SuperPrep New Jersey 35...Matias selected Florida State over Rutgers from a lengthy list of additional options...born January 6, 1993.
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