Matt Veldman
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North Dakota State

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  • 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.


  • 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

  • Caldwell on Joique Bell

    (3:52) Posted 2 hours ago

    Head coach Jim Caldwell talks about practicing at Wayne State and running back Joique Bell.

  • Joique Bell on committing to Wayne State

    (4:05) Posted 15 hours ago

    Brad Galli sits down with Joique Bell to hear how he committed to play football at Wayne State University and the path that choice took him on over the next nine years.

  • Caldwell on practicing in shells

    (4:08) Posted 15 hours ago

    Tom Leyden, Rob Rubick and Herman Moore welcome head coach Jim Caldwell to their set to talk Wayne State practice and rookie performances.

  • Tom Lewand on fan turnout at Wayne State

    (4:55) Posted 15 hours ago

    Tom Leyden, Rob Rubick and Herman Moore talk with Tom Lewand at Wayne State about the solid turnout and why fans shouldn’t be worried about Ndamukong Suh’s contract situation.

  • Joique Bell on returning to Wayne State

    (2:52) Posted 16 hours ago

    Running back Joique Bell talks about practicing at Wayne State and his NFL journey.


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