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Matt Galas
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Matt Galas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Central Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 280

Position:
Offensive Line

Experience:
2V

10/16/2013

Hekking leads seven on Phil Steele's Midseason All-MW Team

Junior leads team in sacks and TFLs

07/09/2013

Galas named to Rimington Trophy's Fall Watch List

Junior started all 13 games in 2012 for Nevada

05/21/2013

Galas Named To Rimington Watch List

Junior is one of 44 players nationally on the list

12/09/2012

Rosette, Jefferson and Williams Highlight 2012 Nevada Football Awards

Team awards handed out at team banquet on Sunday

09/01/2012

Fajardo Leads Nevada Past Cal, 31-24

Cody Fajardo completed 25 of 32 passes for 230 yards and added 101 yards rushing.

10/13/2012

Nevada vs. UNLV - AP Photos - 10/13/12

Nevada vs. UNLV - AP Photos - 10/13/12

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.

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