2008: Played on JV team.
2007: Played on JV team.
At Lafayette High School: Captained football team and was 2006 all-conference pick... Lettered two seasons as DE... Team was 2005 district champion and made final eight in the state... Also played first base for baseball team... AP Scholar with Distinction... National Society of High School Scholars... National Honor Society... Tyco Healthcare National Merit Scholarship.
Personal: Matthew Messer is the son of Jeff and Tess Messer... Father played varsity baseball at Miami (Ohio)... Oldest of five brothers who are all athletes... Silliman College resident.