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

  • Quick Lane Bowl press conference

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin and Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson talk about their respective teams' preparation for the Quick Lane Bowl.

  • Quick Lane Bowl coaches have history

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Boston College head coach Steve Addazio and Maryland head coach DJ Durkin will coach against each other in the Quick Lane Bowl, but the two are good friends off the field.

  • Quin on Bears' offense

    Posted 14 hours ago

    S Glover Quin talks about preparing to face the Bears' offense as well as what it's like to see RB Joique Bell back in the locker room.

  • #AskALion: Miles Killebrew

    Posted 14 hours ago

    You submitted questions for Miles Killebrew using #AskALion, Tori Petry asked them. Killebrew talks about his interception in New Orleans and embarrassing moments.

  • Bell on joining Lions

    Posted 14 hours ago

    RB Joique Bell talks about joining the Lions once again and how he feels he can contribute to the team.

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