Matt Rochell
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Matt  Rochell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McDonough, GA

High School:
Eagles Landing Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270

Position:
OL

2014 – Played and started in all 13 games … helped the Falcons finish second in the conference and sixth nationally in rushing with a 273.1 per-game average … also helped team finish second in the conference and sixth nationally in sacks allowed with just 12 on the season.

2013 – Played and started in every game … part of an offensive line that allowed just nine quarterback sacks which ranked second in the conference and seventh nationally … helped anchor an offensive line that ranked second in the conference and 11th nationally in rushing with a 272.5 per-game average … helped Air Force lead the conference and rank fifth nationally in red zone offense with scores on 33-of-35 possessions.

2012 – Played in five games … saw action against Idaho State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Hawaii and Fresno State … helped the offensive line anchor the rushing attack that gained 316.2 yards per game to win the Mountain West Conference rushing title and rank second nationally … the team also ranked first in the conference with just eight quarterback sacks allowed all season.

High School – Lettered two years in football and basketball and one in track … earned all-region honors as a junior in football and all-state honors as a senior … high school football coach was Jonathan Gess.

Personal – Parents are Steve and Gina Rochell … has a younger brother that plays football at Notre Dame … given name is Matthew … hobby is playing the piano … majoring in law … member of cadet squadron 10 … completed Operation Air Force last summer … also worked on the cadet cadre for Basic Cadet Training.

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