2010: Played in every game as backup on DL... One solo tackle.
2009: Earned first varsity letter... Key member of the DL rotation... Made six overall tackles... Two assists at Columbia.
2008: Played on JV team.
2007: Played on JV team.
At Chaparral High School: Earned two varsity letters playing LB and DT... Racked up 104 tackles and a TD senior year... Made two (Arizona Republic, AFCA) different all-state teams... Two-time first-team All-Desert Sky Defense... Invited to Arizona All-Star Game... Two-time defensive player of the week by Scottsdale QB Club... Football team went 22-5 over last two seasons and won a pair of regional titles... National Merit Commended Scholar... Top seven percent of class... National Football Foundation Scholarship.
Personal: Matthew Clifton Phelan is the son of Michael and Sally Phelan... Economics major... Ezra Stiles College resident.