PLAYER
Matt Veldman
TE #85
Height:
6-7
Weight:
255
College:
North Dakota State
Experience:
2

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on June 17, 2013.
  • Released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 11, 2013.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on August 27, 2012.
  • Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30, 2012.

PRO:Rookie tight end who missed his first NFL season due to injury.

2012:Spent his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was placed on Reserve/Injured for the duration of the regular season after suffering a torn MCL in Week 3 of preseason.

COLLEGE:Four-year letterman at North Dakota State where he was named team captain as a senior for the Bison. Career totals include 49 receptions, 584 yards and seven touchdowns.

2011:Tallied 26 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Named Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention.

PERSONAL:

  • Was a finalist for the Minnesota “Mr. Football” award after playing four years at Becker (Minn.) High School for head coach Dwight Lundeen, where he doubled as a tight end and defensive lineman.
  • Finished his prep career with 49 receptions for 850 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense, as well as 10 sacks and eight tackles for loss on defense.
  • Helped lead Becker to a Minnesota Class 3A state championship as a junior in 2006.
  • Majored in marketing at NDSU.
  • Son of Gregg and Stacy Veldman.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Lawson on defensive corrections

    Posted 12 hours ago

    CB Nevin Lawson talks about the issues the defense faced against the Ravens and what they can do better next game.

  • Decker on areas offense can improve

    Posted 12 hours ago

    OT Taylor Decker talks about getting more comfortable within the line and improvements the offense can make prior to the regular season.

  • Jones on offensive penalties

    Posted 12 hours ago

    WR Marvin Jones talks about penalties keeping the first team offense out of the endzone and what they can do to address those errors going forward.

  • HIGHLIGHT: Prater kicks 60-yard FG

    By NFL.com - Posted 12 hours ago

    Watch Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater kick a 60-yard field goal at the end of the first half of the team's Preseason Week 3 game at Baltimore.

  • Levy on getting preseason reps

    Posted 12 hours ago

    LB DeAndre Levy talks about returning to game action and what the first-team defense can do to improve prior to the start of the season.

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