The Panthers return seven starters on defense
Panthers have two spring practices remaining
2014: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at middle linebacker...finished third on the team with 72 tackles and added 4.5 TFLs, an interception and a PBU...twice had a career-high nine tackles (Iowa and North Carolina)...had a team-high eight tackles and a personal-best two TFLs against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl...had the first interception of his career, returning it 19 yards, in the season opener vs. Delaware.
2013: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, making two starts at middle linebacker...starting assignments came in consecutive games vs. Virginia (Sept. 28) and at Virginia Tech (Oct. 12)...totaled 38 tackles, one TFL and a fumble recovery...had a career-high seven tackles at Navy...had five stops in three separate games (Duke, Virginia Tech and Miami)...had a five-yard TFL vs. New Mexico...recovered a fumble at Georgia Tech to halt a drive that reached the Pitt 22.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the Philadelphia area's top defensive prospects following a decorated career at The Haverford School...selected All-State Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAA....named the No. 1 linebacker in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer...Philadelphia Daily News All-City...a two-way first-team All-Inter-Academic League selection at running back and linebacker...first team All-Delaware County...first team All-Mainline...compiled 104 tackles and five sacks his senior year...also rushed for 818 yards and six touchdowns on 156 carries (5.2 avg.) and had 11 receptions for 152 yards (13.8 avg.)...moved from tight end to running back early in his senior season due to injuries and made his backfield debut with a 206-yard rushing effort on just 19 carries (10.8 avg.) in a victory over The Lawrenceville School...led team to a 7-4 record and runner-up finish in the Inter-Ac League...first player in Haverford School history to be selected for the Big 33 Football Classic...rated the No. 18 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 29 by Scout...rated the nation's No. 34 middle linebacker by Scout...played under Coach Mike Murphy...also competed in track and field as a discus and shot-put thrower.
PERSONAL: Matthew Thomas Galambos, born 3/21/95, is the grandson of Virginia Lux...has one brother and one sister...media and professional communications major.
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