Did not see any game action … Contributed as a backup quarterback.
A 2016 graduate of Suncoast High School in Riveria Beach, Fla., where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Jimmy Clark … Received Class 5A All-State honorable mention honors as a senior … Named Second Team All-State Elite Team by Florida HS Football as a senior … Runner-up for Palm Beach County Player of the Year, the Lou Groza Award … Three-time First Team All-Palm Beach County honoree … Named to the Palm Beach Post All-Area Large Schools Offense First Team … Passed for nearly 7,000 yards and 63 TDs in his career … Threw for 2,758 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior … Named Land Rover Palm Beach Player of the Week after throwing for five touchdowns and 340 yards in fourth quarter comeback win vs. Port St. Lucie … Helped Chargers earn IP Team of the Week honors after orchestrating a two-minute drive ending in an eight-yard touchdown strike to give Suncoast the come-from-behind win, completed 25 of 39 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns … Completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,550 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a junior … As a senior, led the Suncoast Chargers to their first district 15-5A championship in 13 years and a 5-5 overall record … Two-time team captain … Threw for 1,921 yards, 20 touchdowns and only six interceptions as a sophomore … Named the No. 1 passer in Palm Beach County as a sophomore … Four-time Academic Honor Roll member despite attending the nation’s No. 9 ranked academic school … Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com … Ranked the nation’s No. 165 recruit by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Born Matthew Jeffery Dame on October 2, 1997 in Downers Grove, Fla. … Son of Jeffery and Carole Dame of Jupiter, Fla. … Visited Columbia in June, 2015 and fell in love with the campus, great academics and Ivy League education … Chose Columbia over Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale and also received offers from Akron, Miami, Fla. … Has aspirations to major in business and work on Wall Street … Enrolled at Columbia College.