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Matt Tofano
Player Profile:
Matt Tofano 2781254
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty H.S.
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: 1 Letter

2016

Saw action in nine games, primarily on special teams … Finished season with six tackles (three solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss … Made solo tackle vs. Yale (Oct. 28) … Made career-high four tackles (one solo) and 1.5 tackle for loss vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) … Made first career solo tackle at Georgetown (Sept. 24) … Saw first career action vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2016 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Matt Haniger … Three-time All-WCAL honoree who earned All-League first team honors as a senior … All-WCAL First Team honoree … San Jose Mercury-News All-Area honoree … Two-time team Most Valuable Player … Prep2Prep Sports honors ... Named top-10 inside linebacker by NorCal Preps ... In three-year varsity career, totaled 161 tackles (120 solo), 18.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery … Recorded 106 tackles (72 solo) with 15 tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions and scored four touchdowns (interception return and three rushing scores) and rushed for 296 yards on 61 carries (4.9 average) during his senior campaign ... Named team captain as a senior … Started season off with four straight double figure tackles games … Five 10+ tackle games on year … Registered 12 tackles and 4.0 for loss vs. Los Gatos … Made 12 tackles vs. Aptos … Made 12 tackles vs. Palo Alto … Made 14 tackles, two for loss vs. Archbishop Riordan … Made 12 tackles vs. Saint Francis … Made three tackles for loss and nine tackles vs. Bellarmine College Prep … Led the Monarchs to a 6-5 overall record and state playoff appearance as a senior … Played in only four games as a junior … Made 55 tackles (35 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks as a sophomore … Helped team to a WCAL Championship, 11-2 overall record and runner-up state semifinal finish as a sophomore … Rated a two-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals … Member of the National Honor Society … Principal's Honor Roll student.

PERSONAL

Born Matthew Scott Tofano on June 12, 1998 … Son of Jeffrey and Tamalyn Tofano … Committed to Columbia on December 21, 2015 … Chose Columbia over Navy, Army West Point, Boise State, Boston College, Cal Poly, Colgate, Harvard, Michigan, Princeton, Stanford, UNLV and Yale … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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