51 Lantz Mathers

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51 Lantz Mathers

Profile
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
New Orleans, La.
Previous School:
Paul Quinn College
Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255
Position:
DE




  2008 (JUNIOR)

Was one of 25 NAIA players to be named a 2008 AFCA NAIA All-American where he made the team as a defensive lineman... In 11 games, he led the NAIA in fumbles forced at 0.5 per game and tackles for loss per game at 2.6... Ranked No. 5 in the country in sacks per game at 1.0... Was second for the Rangers in tackles with 82 along with 52 solo stops... Had 29 tackles for loss amounting to 147 lost yards... Posted 11 sacks, seven pass break ups, three fumble returns for 31 yards and five forced fumbles... Had a season-high of 13 tackles against Texas College...

 

  2007 (SOPHOMORE)

Named to the All-CSFL first-team as a defensive lineman... Was the CSFL Defensive Player of the Week during September 29 against Sterling College when he had 12 tackles, including three for losses... Second ranked tackler with 81 total tackles in his first season at NWOSU... Had 40 solo tackles and 41 assists... Led the team and was ranked eighth in the NAIA in tackles for loss with 21.5 tackles for 109.2 lost yards... Ranked 13th in the nation in sacks per game (0.8) and 17th in forced fumbles (0.3)... Led the team in sacks with 10 for 82.7 yards... Had six pass break ups, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles... Personal best 12 tackles against Sterling College... 

 

  HIGH SCHOOL

Played linebacker and defensive end...

 

  PERSONAL

Son of Lester Mathers and Sherila Mathers...