3 Matt O'Connor
3 Matt O'Connor
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Louisville, Colo.
High School: Fairview
Previous College: Pomona College
Position: LB
Major: PPE, Theatre

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his third season on the Pomona-Pitzer Football team...Played on the defensive line as a freshman, but moved to linebacker the last two years...Also competes on the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field team in the shot put...2013: SCIAC All-Academic team selection...Started all nine games...Ranked second on the team with 72 tackles...Had a high of 14 tackles in the season finale at CMS, while also having 12 in a home win over La Verne...Picked up a sack against Cal Lutheran...Forced a fumble against Occidental and recovered one at Menlo...Had nine tackles against MIT...2012: SCIAC All-Academic Team selection...Started all nine games as an outside linebacker...Finished the season with 50 tackles...Had a season-high of nine tackles, which he accomplished twice, against La Verne and Redlands...Recovered a fumble against Whittier...Had two pass break-ups...2011: Started all nine games for the Sagehens as a defensive end...Finished with 38 tackles, ranking him sixth on the team...Had three tackles for losses and one quarterback sack...Also had a pass break-up and recovered fumble...Had a season-high nine tackles in the home finale against La Verne, and also had seven tackles against Occidental...Chipped in with six tackles against nationally ranked Cal Lutheran...High School: Attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, where he competed on the football and track teams...Was a team captain as a senior, when he earned the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award...Named second-team All-Colorado, and first-team all-region...Led league in sacks and was second on the team in tackles as a senior...As a junior, was an honorable mention all-league and academic all-state selection, when he led the team in tackles for losses and was fourth on the team in tackles...In track, he won the Boulder-Fairview Invitational and placed sixth in the Broomfield Invitational...Maintained a 4.18 GPA in high school, won the Fairview Scholar-Athlete Award and advanced to the State Level in National History Day...Was vice president of the National Honor Society...Personal: Attending Pomona College, where he has a dual major in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and theatre...Lists "Theatre For Young Audiences" as the most interesting course he has taken at Pomona...Knight-Crew Leader in high school (assisting freshmen)...Volunteered at community Food Share in Boulder...Leader and founder of Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Has two sisters...Father played rugby for John Carroll University...Hobbies include musical theatre, including playing Javert in "Les Miserables" in his senior year for his high school's musical...Favorite athletes include Brett Favre, Michael Jordan and Aaron Rodgers...Favorite movies are Troll 2, Killer Klowns From Outer Space and Remember the Titans...Lists To Kill A Mockingbird and The Long Snapper as his favorite books...Public figures he admires include Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, and John Wooden...Chose Pomona "because the moment you step on campus, you feel like you are part of a family"...Born October 21, 1992.