Matt Hottelman
Matt Hottelman


O'Fallon, Mo.

High School:
Fort Zumwalt West High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 191



Bonani's Game-Ending Boot Lifts Bears to 33-31 Win at UCA

Senior kicker's 53-yard field goal caps dramatic come-from-behind victory to help MSU to first 3-1 start since 2007

 Fifth-year senior and three-time letterman who enters 2009 expected to handle MSU kickoff duties for the fourth straight year and PAT/FG assignments for the second year ... 2008: Led Missouri State in scoring (56) and hit 5 three-pointers in the first three games ... Made season-long 49-yard field goal at Oklahoma State (9/2/08) ... Had multiple field goal games at home against Washburn (9/4/08) and North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Claimed MSU Coors Player of the Week honors and Special Teams Player of the Week in opener against Washburn with 9 points and a 60.5 yard average per kickoff ... Tallied 3 tackles in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) and 4 overall ... Made 32-of-33 extra-point attempts, including his first 24 ... Averaged 61.2 yards per kickoff with 12 touchbacks ... 2007: Handled kickoff duties in all 11 games, averaging 60.6 yards on 71 attempts ... Also recorded 9 touchbacks and factored in 9 tackles, including two solo stops at UT Martin (9/6/07) ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors in game at Kansas State (9/15/07) ... 2006: Was the team's top kickoff man in all 11 games, averaging 59.4 yards per kick in 43 attempts with 10 touchbacks ... Claimed MSU Special Teams POW after win over Southwest Baptist (9/9/06) ... 2005: Redshirted his first year at MSU ... High School: Was a four-year starter for Coach Paul Day at Fort Zumwalt West High in O'Fallon, Mo. ... Earned first-team all-GAC South honors as a kicker and second team as a punter his senior year while earning Post-Dispatch All-Metro third team ... Hit career-long 52-yard field goal and 63-yard punt in 2004 ... Was also first-team all-conference for the district champion Jaguars in 2002 and 2003 ... Was also a four-year starter at first base for the baseball team ... Personal: Matt L. Hottelman was born 7/15/86 in O'Fallon, Mo. ... Son of Larry and LeeAnn Hottelman of O'Fallon, Mo. ... Majoring in Construction Management (3.37 GPA) ... Has a brother, Alex.

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