Matt Pyke

#57 Matt Pyke

HT. 6-2
WT. 313
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Clinton, Tenn.

2018 (R-Senior): Had a breakout senior campaign, garnering spots on six All-American teams: AP FCS All-American, STATS FCS All-American First Team, HERO Sports All-American First Team, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS Coaches’ All-America First Team, Phil Steele Magazine All-American Second Team and the Athlon Sports All-American Team … Competed in the FCS National Bowl … Garnered the Jacobs Blocking Award … Garnered a spot on the First Team All-SoCon Offense and Second Team Preseason All-SoCon … Appeared and started in all 12 games, capping off a career with 45 consecutive starts … Played in 789 of the 795 possible snaps for the Bucs … His blocking duties helped the Bucs turn in nine 100-yard rushing games and four games of over 200 yards on the ground … Became the first Buccaneer offensive lineman to receive All-American honors since 1969.

2017 (R-Junior): Started all 11 games at center for the Blue and Gold … Pyke’s blocking duties helped the Bucs post a pair of two-touchdown rushing games – wins over Mercer and VMI … Helped block for Austin Herink to break the single-game passing record of 434 yards at Furman on Sept. 30.

2016 (R-Sophomore): Started all 11 games at center for the Buccaneers … Pyke’s blocking duties helped ETSU total three 200-plus yard rushing games – including a season-high 323 yards in the win over West Virginia Wesleyan. 

2015 (R-Freshman): Started all 11 games as ETSU’s center … Named Bowman Jewelers Offensive Player of the Week vs. Gardner-Webb ... Made collegiate debut against Kennesaw State (Sept. 3).

High School: Started four seasons on the offensive line at Clinton High School … Three-year all-district selection … All-state pick in 2013 … Scout combine Tennessee MVP in 2011 … PrepXtra first team offensive lineman in 2013 … Participated in both the East/West All-Star Game and the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game.

Personal: Son of Phil Pyke and Sherry Hughes … Born Jan. 9, 1996 … Majoring in sport management … Played for high school coach Davey Gillum.