55 - Matt Battaglia
Matt Battaglia
Height: 6-3
Weight: 244
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
High School: Northwest Catholic, Salisbury School
Position: DE
2008: Played on JV team.

At Northwest Catholic High School: Earned varsity letters in football and basketball... Played WR and FB on offense and LB on defense... Third on 2006 team in tackles... Decided to play football the day before summer camp started his senior year...Played small forward on two-time conference basketball champions... Graduated with honors... Journalism award for sports writing from Hartford Courant... School's editorial achievement award.

At Salisbury School: Took a PG year to get more playing experience... Played LB, TE and on special teams... Second on the 2007 team in sacks... 2007 Nutmeg League Champions... Played on No. 1 ranked defense in state.

Personal: Matthew Battaglia is the son of Robert and Ria Battaglia... Former teammate of Mike and Jake Golic, two Notre Dame football recruits... Cousin, Joe Battaglia, is a LB at Dartmouth... Also has cousins swimming at Princeton and playing football at St. Lawrence.

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