22 Matthew Oplinger
22 Matthew Oplinger
Height: 6-3
Weight: 242
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Summit, NJ
High School: Delbarton
Position: OLB
Major: Economics
Residential College: Ezra Stiles
gp 10
tk 42.0
sac 11.5
int -
ffum -

Notes: Became second person in his family (brother Justin '09) to win an Ivy title for Yale football... Career total of 21.5 sacks are 3rd best at Yale...

2017: Buck Buchanan Award Finalist for FCS Defensive Player of Year... Bushnell Cup (Ivy Defensive MVP) Winner... Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS First Team All-America... AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-America Second Team... Phil Steele and CSM Third-Team All-America... First-Team All-Ivy League and All-New England linebacker... New Haven Gridiron Club's James DeAngelis Iron Man Award... Led league in sacks with 11.5 and was 2nd in FCS with average of 1.15 per game... 11.5 sacks are 2nd most for a Yale player... Team-high 14.5 tackles for lost yards...  Three sacks vs. Holy Cross including a safety... Caught a point-after pass against Penn during a road win.

2016: Honorable Mention All-Ivy League... Played in every game, but had best outing in season finale win at Harvard with 5-2-7... Made 41 overall tackles.

2015: Started 10 games… Honorable Mention All-Ivy… Two-time Ivy Defensive Player of the Week… ECAC Player of the Week for 11 solo tackles against Lehigh… Led team with five sacks and seven tackles for loss… Had 42 solo tackles and 23 assisted tackles for a total of 65… Recorded six pass break ups… One forced fumble.

2014: Recipient of the Charles Loftus Award for most valuable freshman at Yale... Played in every game... Recorded 29 solo tackles... Led all freshmen with 48 total stops... Also had three sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss... Picked off one pass... Top performance was 9-2-11 vs. Dartmouth.

At Delbarton: Captain of both football and track teams… Ten-time letter winner between football (3), track (4) and lacrosse (3)… 2013 stats included 130 tackles, seven interceptions, 20 TFLs, 17 TDs, 1,200 yards receiving… Maxwell Player of the Year… Daily Record Player of the Year… First-team all-state… Three-time conference champions… Two-time state finalist… All-county in track… Two-time conference champions in lacrosse… State sectional champions… Headmaster's list… Highest honors.

Personal: Matthew is the son of Stephen and Missy Oplinger… Brother, Justin '09, played OLB at Yale… Sister, Lauren, played ice hockey at Holy Cross... Had summer job working for Franklin Templeton as an analyst researching oil companies... Oplinger family has worked with Healing the Children, where they foster kids from other countries who need surgeries... Economics major. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recent Games
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 29 17
Assists 13 12
Tackles 42.0 29.0
Tackles per game 4.2 4.1
Sacks 11.5 5.5
Sack yards 67 33
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 1 - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 1 - - - - 0
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 1 - - - - 0
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 1 - - - - 0
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 1 - - - - 0
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 1 - - - - 0
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 0 - - - - - - - - 1 0 -
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 2 - - - - - - - - - 0 1
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 16 at Lehigh W, 56-28 3 1 4.0 2 6 2 6 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Cornell W, 49-24 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Fordham W, 41-10 3 0 3.0 1 2 2 3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Dartmouth L, 28-27 3 3 6.0 1 5 2 9 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Holy Cross W, 32-0 6 0 6.0 3 26 3 26 - - - - - - - - 1
Oct 21 at Penn W, 24-19 2 0 2.0 1 3 1 3 - - - - - - 1 - -
Oct 28 Columbia W, 23-6 2 1 3.0 1.5 11 2.5 12 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Brown W, 34-7 3 1 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Princeton W, 35-31 4 6 10.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 Harvard W, 24-3 2 1 3.0 2 14 2 14 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 40 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 1 -1 -0.1 -1.0 0 0 - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 40 1 -1 -0.0 -1.0 0 0 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 10 - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - -
Total 40 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 40 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 40 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 10 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 10 -1 - - - -1 -.1
2016-17 10 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 .0
Total 40 -1 - - - -1 -.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 4 0.4 - - - - 0 - - - 2 0
2015-16 2 0.2 0 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1 0
Total 8 0.2 0 - - - 0 - 0 - 4 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 10 29 19 48.0 4.8 3 18 7.5 29 - - - 1 2 1 -
2015-16 10 42 23 65.0 6.5 5 38 7 41 1 - - - - 6 -
2016-17 10 28 15 43.0 4.3 1 6 8 26 - - - - - 3 -
2017-18 10 29 13 42.0 4.2 11.5 67 14.5 73 - - - - - 1 -
Total 40 128 70 198.0 5.0 20.5 129 37 169 1 - - 1 2 11 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 7 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 5 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 9 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 1 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1 0
Conference 2 0.3 - - - - - - - - 1 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 2 0.4 - - - - - - - - 1 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 2 0.2 - - - - - - - - 1 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 2 0.5 - - - - - - - - 1 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 29 13 42.0 4.2 11.5 67 14.5 73 - - - - - 1 -
Conference 7 17 12 29.0 4.1 5.5 33 7.5 38 - - - - - 1 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 14 3 17.0 3.4 6.5 51 7.5 52 - - - - - - -
Away 5 15 10 25.0 5.0 5 16 7 21 - - - - - 1 -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 26 10 36.0 4.0 10.5 62 12.5 64 - - - - - 1 -
Losses 1 3 3 6.0 6.0 1 5 2 9 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 7 1 8.0 2.7 3 8 4 9 - - - - - - -
October 4 13 4 17.0 4.3 6.5 45 8.5 50 - - - - - 1 -
November 3 9 8 17.0 5.7 2 14 2 14 - - - - - - -