HornsNation, will analyze each of the scholarship players currently on the Texas roster. (The bulk of the 2012 class is not currently on the roster.) We will look at the player’s past contributions, what he might do for Texas this year and the future impact he could have on the program. Starting with No. 1 Mike Davis we will go through the roster numerically before ending with No. 99 Desmond Jackson.
Tight end, 6-2, 235, senior
Impact so far
Matthews has eight starts in his career but has not been a very productive pass catcher. He has just 12 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in his three previous years. The senior is primarily seen as a blocker but saw that role diminish last season as Luke Poehlmann was moved from tackle to tight end to block in the middle of the season.
Impact in 2012
Matthews might have a hard time getting on the field much in 2012. He has taken a backseat to freshman M.J. McFarland and other tight ends like D.J. Grant. Texas might be able to use him in more as an H-back position like it did with Blaine Irby in 2011. He also could be in one some two tight end sets if he proves to be a valuable blocker.