Third-year sophomore, moved to tight end from linebacker in spring
2012... Four-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... 2011
first-team Academic All-Big 12.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games on special teams
during redshirt freshman season... Earned first collegiate letter... Earned
first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's
Honor Roll in fall 2011 and spring 2012... Recorded one tackle... Tallied
first career tackle at Kansas State in fourth game.
2010 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated
on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters...
Earned team's Defensive Academic Excellence Award.
High School: Versatile all-state linebacker from Big Spring (Texas)
High School... National position rankings: No. 70 among outside
linebackers by Scout.com and No. 76 among inside linebackers by
ESPN.com... Listed among state's top 20 linebackers on Dave Campbell's
Texas Football Top 300 recruits... Named 2009 4A All-State linebacker as
senior, first-team by TheOldCoach.com and second-team by AP... 2009
District 4-4A Defensive MVP and unanimous first-teamer at linebacker...
2009 All-District 4-4A first-teamer at fullback and second-teamer at
punter... Led Big Spring to 10-3 record and DII Region I quarterfinals as
senior in 2009... Totaled 123 tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss and three sacks as
senior... Named 2008 first-team All-District 4-4A linebacker and punter
as junior... Recorded 93 tackles, two interceptions and two forced
fumbles as junior... Stepped in at quarterback as junior in place of injured
starter, threw for 1,069 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 1,187
yards... Played linebacker and tight end as sophomore in 2007... Joined
varsity as freshman safety during 2006 playoffs... Played four seasons of
varsity under head coaches Phillip Ritchey (uncle) and Mike Ritchey
(father) at BSHS.
Personal: Son of Mike and Robin Ritchey... Full name is Matthew
Turner Ritchey... Born Sept. 6, 1991, in San Angelo, Texas... Majoring in