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.

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