Solid walk-on player who missed all of spring practice after suffering a broken left fibula... provides depth at the Spur position.
2010: Worked with the scout team as a walk-on after joining the program in the spring.
2009: Was enrolled at South Carolina but did not play football.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bergen Catholic High School, winner of 16 New Jersey state football titles, in Oradell, N.J. in 2009... was the starting free safety, played wide receiver and was part of all special teams for the legendary coach Fred Stengel... selected as a defensive captain... missed much of his senior season due to a broken foot... was the recipient of the 2008 Bergen County Coaches Association football scholarship... helped his team to the state finals in 2008 where they lost to Don Bosco, the top-ranked team in the nation... also lettered in track & field and bowling... is a former teammate of Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans, a former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
PERSONAL: Matthew Kevin O'Brien is a sport and entertainment management major... cousin, John Saati, was a junior college All-American free safety at Nassau C.C. in Long Island, NY in 2009... is a lifelong Special Olympics volunteer.