|Hometown:||Rochester Hills, Mich.|
|High School:||Rochester Adams|
At Columbia: Captain ... an anchor at left tackle ... one of team's top offensive linemen ... big and strong ... excellent understanding of the game and leadership.
2005: Played in all 10 games and started in six.
2004: Played all 10 games with seven starts.
2003: Made immediate impact with playing time in four games ... played vs. Bucknell, Princeton, Penn, Yale.
At Rochester Adams High: Three-sport athlete ... earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... captain of gridders in final season ... OAA Division I all-league, first-team all-area, all-Metro North, and all-county ... honorable mention All-Metro and all-state as senior ... as offensive lineman, paved the way for more than 2,000 yards of team rushing in 2002 ... on defense, led team with nine sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and six passes defensed ... given the Ironman Award in 1999 and 2002 ... Highlanders were OAA Division I champs in 2001 and 2002, going a combined 19-3 ... three-year member of National Honor Society ... scholar-athlete for four years in three different sports ... 2000 Spanish Student of the Year.
Personal: Majoring in economics ... risk management intern at Comerica Bank in Detroit in 2005 and, in 2006, interned at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking as a capital markets summer analyst ... enjoys music, athletics, weightlifting and wakeboarding ... Matthew David Barsamian, b. 5/5/85 in Rochester, Mich.