PLAYER
Matt Asiata
RB #41
Height:
6-0
Weight:
219
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Santa Ana, Calif.
Experience:
6
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 74 361 4.9 1,259 3.5 17 18 39 74 20.5 3 0 3
2016 MIN 16 121 7.6 402 3.3 25.1 6 29 27 22.3 2 0 1
2015 MIN 16 29 1.8 112 3.9 7 0 19 3 10.3 0 0 0
2014 MIN 15 164 10.9 570 3.5 38 9 19 33 20.1 0 0 1
2013 MIN 11 44 4 166 3.8 15.1 3 39 11 25 1 0 1
2012 MIN 16 3 0.2 9 3 0.6 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 74 101 722 7.1 9.8 41 1 8 1 22 0
2016 MIN 16 32 263 8.2 16.4 31 0 4 0 9 0
2015 MIN 16 19 132 6.9 8.3 22 0 2 0 5 0
2014 MIN 15 44 312 7.1 20.8 41 1 2 1 7 0
2013 MIN 11 5 13 2.6 1.2 8 0 0 0 1 0
2012 MIN 16 1 2 2 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 74 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 MIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 MIN 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIN 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 11 5 4 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 16 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 74 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 MIN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2015 MIN 16 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIN 15 1 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 11 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2012 MIN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 74 10 141 14.1 22 0 2 0 0 0
2016 MIN 16 1 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0
2015 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIN 15 4 47 11.8 16 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 11 2 28 14 20 0 1 0 0 0
2012 MIN 16 3 55 18.3 22 0 1 0 0 0

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Biography

Joins the Lions after spending his first five NFL seasons (2012-16) with the Minnesota Vikings. Originally signed with the Vikings during training camp as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah in 2011.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: ah-SEE-ah-ta

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on May 30, 2017.
  • Re-signed by the Vikings on March 16, 2016.
  • Re-signed by the Vikings on March 10, 2015.
  • Re-signed by the Vikings to a Reserve/Future contact on April 7, 2014.
  • Signed by the Vikings on January 5, 2012.
  • Released by the Vikings from the practice squad on September 7, 2011.
  • Signed by the Vikings to the practice squad on September 5, 2011.
  • Released by the Vikings on September 3, 2011.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 27, 2011.

PRO

Joins the Lions after spending his first five NFL seasons (2012-16) with the Minnesota Vikings. Originally signed with the Vikings during training camp as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah in 2011.

2016: Played in all 16 games (six starts) for the second time in his career. Finished the season with 402 rushing yards and six touchdowns, including 32 receptions and 263 receiving yards.

2015: Appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his career. Provided depth for Minnesota’s running back corps and served as a primary contributor on special teams. Rushed for 112 yards on 29 carries and caught 19 passes for 132 receiving yards.

  • Recorded a career-high six special teams tackles.

2014: Played in 15 games with a career-high nine starts. Posted career highs with 164 carries, 570 rushing yards, and nine rushing touchdowns, while hauling in 44 receptions for 312 yards and one receiving touchdown.

  • Ranked third in the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns.
  • Rushed for three touchdowns for the second time in his career in a Week 4 start against the Falcons.
  • Recorded three rushing touchdowns for the third time in his career in Week 9 against Washington.

2013: Rushed for 166 total yards on 44 attempts and caught five passes for 13 yards.

  • Made his first career start in Week 15 against the Eagles. Rushed for a career-high 30 carries and three touchdowns.
  • Became the first NFL player since QB Daunte Culpepper to rush for three touchdowns in his first career start.
  • Ran for a career-high 115 rushing yards on 14 carries in the season finale against Detroit (12/29).

2012: Saw action in all 16 regular season games and the Wild Card playoff game.

  • Caught his first career pass and returned a pair of kickoffs in the season opener against the Jaguars (9/9).

2011: Signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent after the lockout was lifted and spent training camp and preseason with Minnesota. Signed to the Vikings practice squad before being released at the beginning of the season.

COLLEGE

Finished his career at Utah ranked third in school history in rushing touchdowns with 24 and totaled 1,748 career rushing yards. Scored 26 total career touchdowns (rushing and receiving) to tie for third in school history.

PERSONAL

Attended Hunter High School (West Valley, Utah).

  • Played basketball and football. Helped team win Utah Class 5A state titles in football and basketball as a junior.

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