Nevada 2013: Enters his junior season as one of the top centers in the conference ... Named to the Watch List for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's top center ... Along with Joel Bitonio, is one of two returning starters on the Union. 2012: Emerged in fall camp to seize the starting job at center and had a breakout season, starting all 13 games for the Union ... Earned the team's Big Blocker Award for grading out the best on the offensive line in the win over UNLV ... Made his first career start in Nevada's win at Cal, where is father player and where his brother currently plays ... Helped paved the way for the nation's seventh-best rushing attack and the eighth-best total offense ... Opened holes for the nation's second-leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson. 2011: Played in a pair of games in a reserve role for the Union. 2010: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
High School A graduate of Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic High School ... Was a three-year letterman in football ... Was a three-time all-league selection ... Earned all-section honors as a junior and senior and was an all-state pick as a senior ... Was a four-year letterman in wrestling, earning section championship honors and was a state medalist.
Personal Born Matthew Joseph Galas on Nov. 21, 1991 ... Son of Tim and Patricia Galas ... Has two older sisters, Mary Terese and Suzanne, and an older brother, Dominic ... Father played football at Cal in the 1980s and brother Dominic is currently playing at Cal ... Chose Nevada over Cal, Stanford, Washington State, San Diego State, and Army because of the explosive Pistol offense and the good fit academically ... Sports hero is Jeff Saturday ... Enjoys hunting and fishing and being outdoors in his free time.Kobe Bryant as his sports hero.