Matt Longacre

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Matt Longacre
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Longacre with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016
No. 96 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1991-09-21) September 21, 1991 (age 27)
Omaha, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Millard West
(Omaha, Nebraska)
College:Northwest Missouri State
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • MIAA Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • MIAA All-America (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:57
Sacks:6.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Matthew Allan Longacre (born September 21, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northwest Missouri State and signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

College career[edit]

Longacre attended and played college football for Northwest Missouri State University, where he was named All-America defensive player of the year in 2013.[1] He was first team All American in 2013 and 2014. The Bearcats won the 2013 NCAA Division II national championship. At the time he was ranked second all-time in school history sacks (30.5) and tackles-for-loss (47.0).[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
260 lb
(118 kg)
4.75 s 1.66 s 2.72 s 4.26 s 7.07 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
22 reps
All values from Northwest Missouri State Pro Day[3]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Longacre signed with the St. Louis Rams on May 8, 2015.[4] He was waived by the Rams on September 5, 2015 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] On November 6, he was promoted to the active roster.[7]

In 2017, Longacre played in 14 games, recording 23 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He was placed on injured reserve on December 27, 2017 with a back injury.[8]

On April 16, 2018, Longacre sign his restricted free agent tender. He played 13 games in 2018, finishing with 17 tackles and a sack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://bearcatsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1838
  2. ^ http://nodawaynews.com/former-bearcats-football-journey-leads-to-super-bowl-53/
  3. ^ http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=96500&draftyear=2015&genpos=DE
  4. ^ Simmons, Myles (May 8, 2015). "Rams Announce Undrafted Free Agents". TheRams.com. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2015). "Rams Reduce Roster to 53 Players". TheRams.com. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 6, 2015). "Rams Announce Practice Squad". TheRams.com. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Simmons, Myles (November 6, 2015). "Practice Report 11/6: Defensive Continuity Leading to Success". Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 27, 2017). "OLB Matt Longacre to be Placed on IR". TheRams.com.

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