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Matt Asiata
RB #44
Height:
6-0
Weight:
234
Age:
27
College:
Utah
Hometown:
West Valley City, UT
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
70
YDS
250
AVG
3.6
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 117 425 3.6 39 6 20 157 7.9 41 1 2 2
2014 MIN 7 4 70 250 3.6 12 3 14 142 10.1 41 1 1 1
2013 MIN 11 1 44 166 3.8 39 3 5 13 2.6 8 0 1 1
2012 MIN 16 0 3 9 3 5 0 1 2 2 2 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @STL W 34-6 2 10 5 5 0 1 5 5 5 0 -- --
2 NE L 7-30 13 36 2.8 7 0 5 48 9.6 25 1 -- --
3 @NO L 9-20 12 35 2.9 8 0 3 36 12 41 0 -- --
4 ATL W 41-28 20 78 3.9 12 3 3 22 7.3 12 0 -- --
5 @GB L 10-42 15 72 4.8 11 0 0 0 -- -- 0 1 1
6 DET L 3-17 2 -5 -2.5 -2 0 1 18 18 18 0 -- --
7 @BUF L 16-17 6 24 4 11 0 1 13 13 13 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (11/1). Total- 27/1, 1/0.

• Rushed for a team record-tying 3 TDs in his 1st and only career start against Philadelphia (12/15/13).

• Was out of football from his release from Vikings practice squad in early September 2011 until he re-signed with club on 1/12/12.

• Worked in an industrial supply warehouse and continued working out to pursue his NFL dreams during 2011. 

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in criminal justice...Married to Tangi, couple has 3 children...While out of football for most of 2011 he worked in an industrial supply warehouse in Utah...Bounced back from broken leg in his 1st career collegiate game...Brother, Shawn, also played RB at Utah.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (11/1). Total- 27/1, 1/0.

• Rushed for a team record-tying 3 TDs in his 1st and only career start against Philadelphia (12/15/13).

• Was out of football from his release from Vikings practice squad in early September 2011 until he re-signed with club on 1/12/12.

• Worked in an industrial supply warehouse and continued working out to pursue his NFL dreams during 2011. 

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in criminal justice...Married to Tangi, couple has 3 children...While out of football for most of 2011 he worked in an industrial supply warehouse in Utah...Bounced back from broken leg in his 1st career collegiate game...Brother, Shawn, also played RB at Utah.

PRO Had 1st and only career start against Philadelphia (12/15/13) and rushed for 3 TDs on 30 carries...Ran for a career high 115 yards in the 2013 season finale vs. Detroit (12/29)...Changed jersey to #44 for 2013 season from #48 in 2012...Saw 1st career game action in 2012 and played in every game during the season...Posted 1st career stats with a 2-yard catch in the 2012 season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12)...Signed by Vikings on 1/12/12 and went through offseason conditioning and training camp after being out of football following his release in 2011 from the Vikings practice squad...Spent part of opening week of 2011 on Vikings practice squad before his release on 9/7/11...Joined Vikings as a rookie free agent for training camp and preseason.

2013 Played an integral part on specials teams and filled in offensively late in the season due to injuries...Tied franchise record with 3 rushing TDs in 1st and only career start against Philadelphia (12/15)...Also had 30 carries for 51 yards vs. Philadelphia...Ran for a career high 115 rushing yards on 14 carries in the season finale vs. Detroit (12/29/13).

2012 Saw action in all 16 regular season games and Wild Card playoff...Caught a pass and returned a pair of kickoffs in season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9)...Had 2 rushing attempts vs. Tennessee (10/7)...Made 53-man roster coming out of preseason after being out of football after his release from Vikings practice squad in 2011.

2011 Spent 3 days on Vikings practice squad during week leading into regular season opener at San Diego...Signed to practice squad on 9/5 and released from practice squad on 9/7...Originally joined Vikings as a rookie free agent for training camp and preseason.

COLLEGE Ended Utah career ranked 3rd in school history with 24 career rushing TDs...His 26 career TDs ranked tied for 3rd in school history...Ran for 3 career 100-yard games...Ended tenure at Utah ranked #14 in career rushing yards with 1,748...Scored game-winning 3-yard TD against BYU as a senior...Ran for career-high 156 yards against Utah State in 2009 on 36 carries...Played in 13 games as a senior and sophomore...Ran for 12 TDs in 2008...Ran for 116 yards against Air Force in 2008...Had 3 passing completions in 2008, throwing 2 for TDs...Reeled in a 39-yard pass against Michigan in 2008...Broke his leg in collegiate debut against Oregon State in 2007.

PREP Was a standout RB at Hunter High in West Valley, UT...Played basketball along with football...Helped team win Utah Class 5A state titles in football and basketball as a junior.

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