Matt Smalley


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Father Judge

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195


Computer Science

Matt  Smalley


Leopards Open 134th Season vs. William and Mary

Lafayette vs. William & Mary game notes


Leopards Fill Six Spots on Preseason All-PL Team

Maroon and White selected fourth in preseason poll


Smalley Named Preseason All-American

Senior CB earns place on third-team defense


Four Included on All-Patriot League Team

Roberts, Scheuerman, Smalley and Mazur singled out


Lafayette Routs Lehigh in 150th Meeting

Scheuerman breaks single-game rushing record in victory


2015 Spring Football Scrimmage

2015 Spring Football Scrimmage


Lafayette at Colgate

Photos by Lafayette Athletic Communications and courtesy of Bob Cornell


Lafayette vs. Bucknell

Lafayette vs. Bucknell


Spring Football Practice

Spring Practice 4/10


Lafayette vs New Hampshire

Photos by Rick Smith

2015: Named to STATS Preseason All-America Third Team while also garnering Preseason All-Patriot League status at defensive back and return specialist.

2014: Earned a spot on the All-Patriot League First Team in the defensive backfield...started 10 games at cornerback...finished third on the team in tackles (61) with five tackles for loss and two sacks...had seven games with five or more tackles...led the team with 11 pass breakups...averaged 23.5 yards on 13 kick return opportunities...made the most of one kick return opportunity vs. Robert Morris (9/13), taking it back 48 yards...made a career-high 11 tackles, including seven unassisted stops, vs. Holy Cross (10/25)...picked off a pass and ran it back 22 yards at Bucknell (11/2) while earning George L. McGaughey Memorial Award as the most outstanding Lafayette player...ripped off a 60-yard return against Lehigh (11/22) in Yankee Stadium...named Preseason All-Patriot League at defensive back and kick returner...also included on the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Defensive Back Award Watch List.

2013: Selected All-Patriot League First Team as return specialist and cornerback…collected team’s Defensive Back and Special Teams MVP awards...named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week twice...started 11 of 12 games…led the team with five interceptions, eight pass breakups and 13 passes defended…third on team with 63 tackles (three for loss)…eighth in the nation in kick return yardage, averaging 29.6 yards per kick on 19 tries…third in the nation in kickoffs returned for a touchdown with two...took opening kick of the season 98 yards to the endzone against Sacred Heart (9/7), earning Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors…made eight stops vs. William & Mary (9/14) and nine vs. Penn (9/21)…returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown at Georgetown (11/2) to break his own school record…intercepted passes against Bucknell in final three games of regular season (Colgate, Fordham and Lehigh).

2012: Played in all 11 games as a rookie to earn his first varsity letter…made seven tackles…forced a fumble at Robert Morris (9/29)…recorded two tackles at Colgate (11/3)…recovered a fumble against Georgetown (10/27).

AT FATHER JUDGE: First Honor Roll student who was an All-Catholic League First Teamer in 2011...carried 127 times for 984 yards and 17 touchdowns, adding two receiving touchdowns and one kick return and one punt for a TD...also picked off a pass during senior year when he was named All-City Third Team...outstanding track and field athlete who was All-Catholic League First Team in three events (60m, long jump, triple jump) in his indoor career and All-Catholic League in five outdoor events (4x100m, 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump)...school recordholder in the 60m (7.02), 100m (10.7), 200m (21.7) and 4x100m relay.

PERSONAL: Son of Aretha Smalley...hails from same school as former Leopards’ offensive line standout Ryan Nase ’07…has an older brother, Paul, and younger brothers, Caleb and Gabriel...born 5/6/94.

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