Senior wide receiver who garnered significant playing time in 2015 in his first eligible season with the Garnet & Black... figures to be in the mix for a spot in the regular rotation at wideout again in 2016.
2015: Walk-on who played in every game, making five starts... hauled in 11 passes for 121 yards, an 11.0-yard average... led the team with four receptions for 18 yards, including a 14-yard catch at Georgia... made his first start at Missouri where he had one catch for 10 yards... also started at LSU and versus Vanderbilt and The Citadel... caught two passes for a career-high 34 yards at Tennessee, including an 18-yard reception... had two catches for 33 yards in a start against Florida, including a career-long 25-yarder... named the Outstanding Walk-on for the offense at the 2015 spring game.
2014: Walk-on wide receiver who joined the squad when spring practice began... enrolled at South Carolina in January... was not eligible in the fall per NCAA transfer rules after spending the fall of 2013 at Hampton University.
2013: Attended Hampton University... was on the football roster, but did not see any action.
2012: Played in six games for the Hampton Pirates, making one start... caught four passes for 33 yards on the season... caught one pass for 20 yards at Florida A&M on September 15.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Keenan High School in Columbia in 2012... coached by Mitchell Moton... named all-state as a senior, repeating as Keenan's Offensive MVP after racking up 1,157 yards and nine touchdowns... recorded 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior while earning Offensive MVP honors... was an All-Region and All-Area selection... also played basketball... was featured in Midlands Prep.
PERSONAL: Matrick Belton was born May 26, 1994... majoring in physical education... had scholarship offers from South Carolina State, Campbell and Newberry before electing to attend Hampton.