Matt Bernstein (born December 26, 1982 in Scarsdale, New York) is a former American football standout at University of Wisconsin–Madison, who is currently a free agent of the Arena Football League after a stint in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions.  Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He has two brothers, Alex and Ben.
 College highlights
- Produced 53 touchdown-resulting blocks for a ground game that totaled 71 rushing touchdowns during his first three seasons at Wisconsin.
- Averaged 10 knockdown blocks per game and made 11 touchdown resulting blocks as a pass protector.
- Preseason All-American and All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior.
- Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
- Started every game as a junior and finished third on the team with a career-high 300 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- Played in every game in 2003 as a sophomore and emerged as the starting fullback.
- Elroy Hirsch Football Scholarship.
- Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection as a redshirt freshman.
- Signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent.
 High school highlights
- Two-time Class C Player of the Year selection at Edgemont High School in New York.
- Played fullback, linebacker and tight end.
- Rushed for 1,885 yards and 25 scores as a junior.
- Added 37 touchdowns and 2,002 yards on the ground and made 108 tackles with seven forced fumbles as a senior, earning the prep version of the Heisman Trophy for that performance.
- Finished his career ranked third all-time in New York prep annals in scoring with 504 points.
- Con Edison Scholar-Athlete
 External links
- ^ "Former Badger gets taste of Israel", Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2006
- ^ "Philadelphia Soul Sign FB's Matt Bernstein and George Layne - AFL", The Raw Feed, January 18, 2007
- ^ a b c d e f g h i "44 Matt Bernstein". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- ^ a b c d "Matt Bernstein Draft Profile". FoxSports.com. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- ^ Profile of Bernstein on National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame web site.
- ^ Badger Chalk Talk, Fall 2002, Volume 02, Issue 3.