22 Matthew Oplinger
22 Matthew Oplinger
Height: 6-3
Weight: 229
Year: So.
Hometown: Summitt, NJ
High School: Delbarton
Position: OLB
Major: Math

2015: Started 10 games… Honorable Mention All-Ivy… Two-time Ivy Defensive Player of the Week… ECAC Player of the Week for 11 solo tackles against Lehigh… Led team with five sacks and seven tackles for loss… Had 42 solo tackles and 23 assisted tackles for a total of 65… Recorded six pass break ups… One forced fumble.

2014: Recipient of the Charles Loftus Award for most valuable freshman at Yale... Played in every game... Recorded 29 solo tackles... Led all freshmen with 48 total stops... Also had three sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss... Picked off one pass... Top performance was 9-2-11 vs. Dartmouth.

At Delbarton: Captain of both football and track teams… Ten-time letter winner between football (3), track (4) and lacrosse (3)… 2013 stats included 130 tackles, seven interceptions, 20 TFLs, 17 TDs, 1,200 yards receiving… Maxwell Player of the Year… Daily Record Player of the Year… First-team all-state… Three-time conference champions… Two-time state finalist… All-county in track… Two-time conference champions in lacrosse… State sectional champions… Headmaster's list… Highest honors…

Personal: Matthew is the son of Stephen and Missy Oplinger… Brother, Justin '09, played OLB at Yale… Sister, Lauren, played ice hockey at Holy Cross…