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78   Matt Hardrick
Matt Hardrick


Eatonville, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 329


At Florida State: Listed as the back-up to Daron Rose at left tackle...has lost 23 pounds this off-season as he nears his goal weight of 320...despite a significant weight loss, Hardrick still needs to work on his conditioning, which will be the biggest factor in his playing time come fall.

Freshman Year (2006): Played in eight games as a true freshman, one of only three true freshmen offensive linemen to play in 2006...ended the season as the back-up to Jacky Claude at left guard ...played in the wins over Miami, Rice, Duke, Virginia and UCLA... played versus Rice as the Seminole offense piled up a season-high 287 rushing yards and 500 total yards...also on the line as Antone Smith rushed for 20.2 yards per carry against Duke, the fourth-best singlegame performance in the conference in 2006.

High School: Graduated from Edgewater High School in 2005... originally part of Florida State's 2005 signing class, he officially joined the team for the 2006 season after a year at Hargrave Military Academy... a four-star prospect by, rated as the No. 9 overall prospect on's Prep School Top 50 for 2006...the No. 5 offensive tackle in the nation as a high school senior in 2005 according to as a four-star prospect by part of a 2004 Edgewater team that finished with a 12-2 record and a trip to the state championship game...chose Florida State over Florida, Miami and Oklahoma.

Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1986...enrolled in undergraduate studies.

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