Missouri State conducts first of three full spring scrimmages Saturday morning
Showed great run and pass blocking ability from the offensive backfield this spring and showed versatility in a variety of roles, including fullback ... Had 20 carries for 45 yards in three spring 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 who works with the MSU equipment staff ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.