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Josh Mattes
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Josh Mattes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldridge, Mo.

High School:
Lebanon High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

04/20/2013

Big Plays Highlight Bears Maroon and White Spring Game

Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play

04/19/2013

Annual Maroon and White Football Game Set for Saturday Afternoon

Free scrimmage will start at 1 p.m. and include around 100 plays

04/13/2013

Offense Overcomes Early Troubles to Produce 524 Yards in Second Scrimmage

Harris finishes with 265 passing yards, and offense scores 43 points to overshadow three turnovers

04/06/2013

Defense Steps Up in Bears First Spring Scrimmage

Missouri State defenders force four turnovers, produce three scores

04/04/2013

Bears Gear Up for Saturday Grid Scrimmage

Missouri State conducts first of three full spring scrimmages Saturday morning

Fourth-year player who is one of the team's most powerful running backs ... Can fill a variety of roles, including fullback ... Recorded 36 yards on 11 carries in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... Compiled 100 yards on 31 carries during 2013 spring series.

2012: Returned to the offensive backfield for the 2012 campaign and played in 5 ball games, primarily on special teams ... Carried 3 times for 17 yards in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Recorded an assisted tackle on special teams in the narrow loss to No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Earned MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll honors in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 ... Had 20 carries for 45 yards in three spring (2012) scrimmages, including 10 carries for 30 yards in the second scrimmage.

2011: Moved from running back to outside linebacker, but injuries kept Mattes sidelined again during his redshirt freshman campaign.

2010: Earned a redshirt after an injury-plagued freshman season.

High School: A powerful runner with great speed and athleticism, Mattes made the transition from receiver to running back for his senior year at Lebanon High School ... Earned all-district, academic all-conference, and All-Ozarks Conference honors for the second straight season for Coach Will Christian ... In 2009, he had 200 carries for 1,224 yards, second-most in school history, and scored a school-record 20 touchdowns while helping the Yellowjackets to a 5-5 record ... Was named the team's offensive MVP ... In 2008, he had 45 receptions for 486 yards as the team's feature receiver and garnered first-team all-conference and all-district recognition ...Helped lead the Yellowjackets to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2008 ... Was an all-state sprinter and triple jumper.

Personal: Joshua Brian Mattes was born 6/5/92 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Matt and Debra Mattes of Eldridge, Mo. ...Has a brother, Will ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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