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Matthew Luetjen
30   Matthew Luetjen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hennessey, Okla.

High School:
Hennessey

Last College:
Army

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 217

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
SQ


04/13/2013

Conference USA Announces Academic Medal Winners

Hurricane has 61 student-athletes recognized

04/11/2013

Conference USA Announces Commissioner's Honor Roll

Hurricane has 198 student-athletes honored

Tulsa - Saw action in one game last year . . . played against UTSA . . . sat out the 2012 season after transferring to Tulsa last year from West Point . . . a walk-on athlete . . . began his career at Tulsa as a linebacker before moving to running back last year . . . has good athleticism . . . running back is a more natural position . . . an intelligent player . . . needs experience at the position . . . could be a factor on special teams.

Previous College - Entered West Point as a quarterback, but moved to defensive back during his plebe season . . . played in the final two games of the 2010 season . . . made his collegiate debut against Navy.

High School - Was a four-year letterwinner at Hennessey High School . . . played quarterback and defensive back . . . earned all-state honors by the Oklahoma Coaches Association in 2009 . . . served as team captain his junior and senior year . . . was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection by The Oklahoman . . . rushed for 1,442 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior season for a 9.1 average per carry . . . threw for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior . . . set school record with four touchdown passes in one game . . . also racked up 85 tackles in his senior campaign . . . high school coach was Shannon Watford.

Personal - Enjoys playing board games and video games . . . favorite movie is Boondock Saints . . . his favorite sports movie is The Blind Side . . . Drew Brees is his favorite NFL player . . . the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite sport to play besides football is golfe . . . the most famous person that he has met is Four-Star General Raymond T. Odierno, Commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command . . . Liam Neeson is his favorite actor . . . his favorite stadium in which he has played is Yankee Stadium in the Army vs. Notre Dame game . . . if he was forced to give up all of his possessions but one, he would keep is West Point Bible . . . a member of the TU Student Veteran's Association . . . has two brothers . . . his younger brother, Derrick, is a TU defensive lineman . . . parents are Rick and Kathy Luetjen . . . his dad played football at Southwestern Oklahoma State and older brother, Jarod, at Southwestern College in Kansas . . . . majoring in psychology . . . born February 22, 1991 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.