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7 Matt Schaub
Matt  Schaub


West Chester, Pa.

High School:
West Chester East H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 240



PRONUNCIATION: Shob (rhymes with job)

WORTH NOTING: Heisman Trophy candidate ... the leading returning quarterback in the nation ? joins Almondo Curry as a team captain this season ... blossomed last season and was named ACC Player of the Year ? led the ACC in passing efficiency, sixth in the nation ? also led the ACC in touchdown passes (28), completion percentage (68.9), completions (288) and tied for the lead in attempts (418) ??fourth in the nation with an incredible 4:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio ??led the team to four come-from-behind second half wins, including three in the fourth quarter ? also guided the Cavaliers to four wins over ranked teams ? one of two returning quarterbacks that won his league?s Player of the Year award (along with Colorado State?s Bradlee Van Pelt) ? has the highest completion percentage, second in passing efficiency and third in touchdown passes among returning players ??set or tied at least 10 UVa single-season records last fall?touchdown passes (28), yards passing (2976), attempts (418), completions (288), completion percentage (68.9), total offense (3071), total plays (488), 200-yard games (8-tie), 300-yard games (3-tie), and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (14) ??several of his figures last season are among the best in ACC history, including completions (2nd), completion percentage (3rd), touchdown passes (4th), and attempts and interception avoidance (tied for 10th) ??quickly moving up several Virginia career charts ? is first in school history in completion percentage (.653), second in completions (435), touchdown passes (38) and 300-yard games (4), third in 200-yard games (11), fourth in yards passing (4550), attempts (666), and total offense (4631) ... competing this fall as a graduate student.

HONORS: 2003?Received the Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation. 2002?ACC Player of the Year ??ACC Offensive Player of the Year ? first-team All-ACC ? honorable mention All-American by ? honorable mention All-American by ? ACC Player of the Year by ? ACC Offensive Player of the Year by ??first-team All-ACC by ? Division I-A State Player of the Year by the Roanoke Times and the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association ... first-team All-State by the Roanoke Times and by VaSID ... honorable mention ECAC All-Star ... ACC All-Academic Football Team ... received the Ben Wilson Award as UVa?s most outstanding offensive player (team award) ??two-time ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his play against Wake Forest and Maryland ... Male Student-Athlete of the Month for November (school award) ... received the Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship.

AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Blossomed into one of the top quarterbacks in the country ... selected the ACC Player of the Year ? led the ACC in passing and was sixth in the country ??led the ACC in touchdown passes (28), completion percentage (.689), completions (288) and attempts (418) ? second in the country in completion percentage, tied for sixth in touchdown passes and eighth in completions ? set or tied at least 10 UVa single-season records ? completed at least 70 percent of his passes eight times, including topping 80 percent twice ? posted three of the ACC?s top-seven passing performances ??worked as the starter all through training camp and opened the season under center against Colorado State ??had a rough game, completing just eight of 14 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown ??didn?t start the next week at Florida State ??relieved Marques Hagans late in the first half and sparked the Cavaliers ??led the team to three second half touchdowns and finished with three touchdown passes ? completed 19 of 25 throws for 247 yards ??regained the starting nod vs. South Carolina ? was 20 of 30 for 170 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Gamecocks ... threw a career-high five touchdown passes in a win over Akron ??completed 22 of 27 passes (.815) for 312 yards and three touchdowns to lead UVa to a come-from-behind win over Wake Forest ? completed 15 of 19 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the second half as the Cavaliers scored touchdowns on four of five possessions to stage the comeback ??passed for 315 yards for the second game in a row to lead the team to a win over Duke ??efficient in guiding UVa to a win over Clemson ? completed 23 of 32 attempts (.719) for 208 yards and a touchdown ??had 154 of his 194 yards passing and both touchdowns in the second half vs. North Carolina as UVa staged the second-greatest comeback in school history ... Virginia rallied from a 21-0 halftime deficit for a 37-27 win ? nearly led the team to another dramatic comeback at Georgia Tech, but came up a little short ? completed 41 of 58 passes?both school records?for a career-best 372 yards, including 257 yards in the second half but it wasn?t enough ??completed nearly 80 percent (30 of 38) passes for 260 yards against Penn State ? threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Cavaliers upset N.C. State ? was 23 of 27 for 249 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-13 win over Maryland ??his 85.2 completion percentage was the highest in the ACC during the season ? threw for a season-low 43 yards and one score against Virginia Tech ? put together a masterful performance vs. West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl ? completed 16 of 22 passes for 182 yards and a score ??also rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown as the Cavaliers scored on eight straight possessions ... lettered for the second time. 2001?Played in all 12 games, starting six ? shared the quarterbacking duties with Bryson Spinner throughout the season ? was the team?s leading passer, throwing for 1524 yards despite starting just half the games ??eighth in the ACC in passing efficiency ? completed 58.3 percent of his throws (140 of 240) ? threw 10 touchdown passes against just eight interceptions ? also led the team in total offense (1511 yards) and rushing touchdowns (two) passed for more than 200 yards on three occasions, including twice as a non-starter ? started the opener against Wisconsin, but did not have a good game ? completed three of 10 passes for 24 yards and threw two crucial interceptions that the Badgers turned into points ? gave way to Spinner who started the next four games and played the majority of the time ? threw touchdown passes in Richmond and Duke games ? came on in relief of an ineffective Spinner early in the second quarter against Maryland and played the rest of the way ? directed the Cavaliers to 21 points with the best performance of his career up to that point by completing 20 of 33 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns in only three quarters of action ? got his second starting assignment of the season the following week vs. North Carolina and turned in a record-setting performance ? set school records for completions (33) and attempts (54), while passing for a season-high 334 yards and three touchdowns and almost led the team to a dramatic comeback victory ? his 334 yards are eighth on UVa?s single-game chart ? passed for 605 yards combined vs. Maryland and North Carolina, the fifth-highest two-game total in school history ? started the next three games?Florida State, N.C. State and Wake Forest, but failed to throw for more than 150 yards on any occasion ? came off the bench to pass for 243 yards and one touchdown against Virginia Tech ? started the season finale against Penn State, passing for 75 yards ? threw only one interception in his last 82 attempts to end the season ? lettered. 2000?Played in three regular season games?Richmond, Maryland and Florida State?and in the O?ahu Bowl as a reserve quarterback ? was in uniform for every game ? saw his first action on the final series against Richmond, taking a knee on two snaps to run out the clock ? split time in the second half of the Maryland game with Spinner following Dan Ellis? injury ? completed both of his pass attempts in that game for 14 yards ? directed the offense to set up a David Greene field goal in the fourth quarter on his first series of the game ? played the final four series against Florida State ? completed five of six passes for 36 yards and one interception in that game ... played in the fourth quarter against Georgia in the O?ahu Bowl ... completed six of 10 passes for 47 yards. 1999?Red-shirted ... did not see any game action but was in uniform for every game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football at West Chester East High School ... three-year starter at quarterback for head coach Joe Carroll ... completed 108 of 204 passes for 1,595 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior in 1998 ... also rushed for five touchdowns that season ... completed 101 of 183 passes for 1,397 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 1997 ... completed 68 of 157 passes for 998 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore ... completed 277 of 544 passes for 3,990 yards and 35 touchdowns during his career ... set school career records for pass attempts, completions, yards per game and total yards ... 1998 preseason All-American by SuperPrep ... listed as one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the country by SuperPrep in the 1998 preseason ... also ranked nationally among quarterbacks in the 1998 preseason by Lindy?s (top 11), The Sporting News (top 25) and Street and Smith?s (top 40) ... earned 1998 postseason All-America recognition from SuperPrep and PrepStar ... honorable mention All-State by USA Today ... first-team All-Chesmont League as a senior ... first-team All-County and All-Area as a senior and second-team All-Area as a junior by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... 1998 Maxwell Football Club Award winner ... selected to Big 33 team ... 1998 National Wendy?s High School Heisman Award nominee ... two-time Chester County Coaches Association Offensive MVP ... team Most Valuable Offensive Back and captain as a senior ... three-year starter as a forward on the basketball team ... first-team All-Chesmont League as a senior, averaging 16 ppg and 8 rpg ... named first-team All-Area and second-team All-Chesmont League in basketball as a junior ... lettered three times in baseball, starting as a pitcher, shortstop, and third baseman ... second-team All-Area pitcher his junior year ... led Chesmont League in hitting as a sophomore with a .467 average ... named Chesmont League Sophomore of the Year that season.

PERSONAL: Matthew Rutledge Schaub ... born 6-25-81 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of Dale and Debbie Schaub ... has an older sister, Lindsay (25), who?s married to Steve Fitch, a relief pitcher for the Lynchburg Hillcats single A team in the Pittsburgh Pirates? system ... member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society at West Chester East High School ... participated in Student Council charity drives ... has worked with children in various football, basketball, baseball and tennis clinics ? received his undergraduate degree in economics in May of 2003.

Schaub Passing

Year G Att. Comp. Pct. Int. Yds. LP TD YPG Eff. Pts.
2000 3 8 7 87.5 1 50 12 0 16.7 115.00
2001 12 240 140 58.3 8 1524 63 10 127.0 118.64
2002 14 418 288 68.9 7 2976 59 28 212.6 147.46
Career 29 666 435 65.3 16 4550 63 38 212.6 147.46

Schaub Rushing

Year G No. Yds. Avg. YPG LP TD
2000 3 3 -1 -0.3 -0.3 4 0
2001 12 33 -13 -0.4 -0.9 10 2
2002 14 70 95 1.4 6.8 35 2
Career 29 106 81 0.8 2.8 35 4


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