SFA coaching staff takes a close look at reserves
Football scheduled to play three scrimmages
Lumberjack football opens season against the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs
SFA football receives preseason nod in every major poll
The Lumberjacks closed out the year with 37 sacks in its final five games.
Ford Stadium - Dallas, Texas Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
2011 Second-Team All-Southland Conference selection
Has played in 32 career games, earning 20 starts
2012 (Junior): Played in 11 games, earning seven starts on the season ... Was moved from the end to an interior position during his junior season ... Finished with 27 tackles, including 12 solo stops, and 2.5 tackles for losses ... Also broke up two passes, forced and recovered a fumble and assisted on a sack ... Recorded a season-high six tackles against Southwestern Oklahoma ... Had a five-tackle performance, including one for a loss, at Texas State ... Four of his five tackles against the Bobcats were unassisted ... Followed that up with a five-tackle outing against Central Arkansas ... Recorded three tackles, including one for a loss, and two pass deflections at McNeese State.
2011 (Sophomore): Second-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Played in and started in all 11 games ... Finished second in the conference with nine sacks ... Had a total of 35 tackles, including 12 solo tackles, 11 tackles for losses, two pass breakups and one forced fumble ... Recorded a season-high six tackles in the season opener against McMurry ... Also recorded a career-high three tackles for losses and 1.5 sacks against the War Hawks ... Recorded three tackles at Nicholls, including two sacks.
2010 (Freshman): Played in 10 games earning two starts ... Finished the year with 21 tackles, including 12 solo stops ... Also had 4.5 tackles for losses, and four sacks ... Forced two fumbles and broke up one pass ... Recorded a season-high six tackles at Texas A&M ... Had four tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble ... His lone tackle against Lamar was a sack ... Also forced a fumble and broke up a pass against Lamar.
High School: A three-year letterwinner ... Led the Eagles to the 2A Division II state quarterfinals ... Received first-team all-District 22-2A accolades ... Also recorded first-team all-district honors in basketball ... Has recorded a personal best of 22.8 in the 200 meters for the track team.
Personal: Son of James and Lillie Mattox ... Born May 14, 1992, in Jasper, Texas ... Uncle, James Gulley Jr., was a center at Lamar ... Has not yet decided on a major.