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Matt Spaeth
TE #89
Height:
6-7
Weight:
260
Age:
30
College:
Minnesota
Experience:
8

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GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 50 364 7.3 13 9 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2013 PIT 4 2 1 11 11 11T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 8 6 28 4.7 13T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 15 8 7 50 7.1 13 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 PIT 14 13 9 80 8.9 13 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 PIT 16 8 5 25 5 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2008 PIT 16 13 17 136 8 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 PIT 14 5 5 34 6.8 13T 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (95-58/7-6): Matt Spaeth was activated from the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on December 7, 2013…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a foot injury on September 3, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on March 18, 2013…released by the Chicago Bears on March 13, 2013…signed a three-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with the Bears on July 29, 2011…signed his one-year restricted free agent tender with the Steelers on April 15, 2010…originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round (77th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

PRO (95-58/7-6): Matt Spaeth was activated from the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on December 7, 2013…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a foot injury on September 3, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on March 18, 2013…released by the Chicago Bears on March 13, 2013…signed a three-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with the Bears on July 29, 2011…signed his one-year restricted free agent tender with the Steelers on April 15, 2010…originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round (77th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2013 (4-2)(Pit): Played in four games with two starts…saw action in his first game of the season 12/8 vs. Miami…recorded one reception on the season, an 11-yard touchdown on 12/22 at Green Bay…activated from the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on December 7, 2013…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a foot injury on September 3, 2013.

2012 (16-8): Matt Spaeth saw action in all 16 games with eight starts…finished the season with six receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown…11/11 vs. Houston: Recorded a season-high three receptions…11/25 vs. Minnesota: Recorded a 13-yard receiving touchdown on his only reception of the game.

2011 (15-8): Played in 15 games, making eight starts…recorded seven receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns…9/11 vs. Atlanta: Recorded two receptions for seven yards in his Bears’ debut, including a one-yard touchdown reception…11/7 at Philadelphia: Had two receptions for 13 yards…recorded a five-yard touchdown reception, his second of the season…11/20 vs. San Diego: Tied a season-high with 13 receiving yards.

2010 (14-13/3-2): Saw action in 14 regular-season games, making 13 starts…recorded nine receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown…started two-of-three postseason contests, one of those being Super Bowl XLV, where he recorded a nine-yard reception…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Started his third game of the season at fullback…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that gained 201 yards…helped block for RB Rashard Mendenhall to have 143 yards rushing…10/31 at New Orleans: Caught his first two passes of the season for 21 yards, including a long of 12 yards…11/8 at Cincinnati: Made his eighth start of the season at TE…had one catch for 12 yards…11/21 vs. Oakland: Had two catches for 16 yards…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain a season-high 431 yards of total offense…11/28 at Buffalo: Was inactive due to a concussion…12/5 at Baltimore: Was inactive due to a concussion…12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Started in place of injured TE Heath Miller…had one catch for four yards…12/19 vs. N.Y. Jets: Started at TE in place of the injured Miller…had a season-high three catches for 27 yards and one touchdown…caught a nine-yard strike from Roethlisberger midway through the second quarter for his first touchdown of the season…1/2 at Cleveland: Had one special teams tackle…Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Made his sixth career postseason start at TE…caught one pass for nine yards.

2009 (16-8): Saw action in all 16 games, making eight starts…recorded five receptions for 25 yards with one touchdown…9/20 at Chicago: Caught two passes for 10 yards with one touchdown…caught a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead…9/27 at Cincinnati: Caught one pass for seven yards…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Caught one pass for one yard…11/22 at Kansas City: Caught one pass for seven yards.

2008 (16-13/3-3): Played in all 16 games, making a career-high 13 starts…set career-highs in receptions (17) and receiving yards (136)…started all three postseason contests…recorded a six-yard reception in Super Bowl XLIII…9/7 vs. Houston: Caught one pass for six yards…9/29 vs. Baltimore: Recorded one special teams tackle…10/19 at Cincinnati: Caught one pass for six yards…11/3 at Washington: Caught one pass for six yards…11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Set a career-high in receptions (6) for 53 yards…with a season-long of 13 yards…11/16 vs. San Diego: Tied his career high with six receptions for a career-high 55 yards…11/30 at New England: Caught one pass for four yards…12/7 vs. Dallas: Caught one pass for six yards…Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his fourth consecutive postseason start at TE as the Steelers started in a two-tight end formation…caught one pass for six yards.

2007 (14-6/1-1): Saw action in 14 games, making six starts as a rookie…recorded five receptions for 34 yards with a career-high three receiving touchdowns…started the lone postseason contest, recording one reception for seven yards…9/9 at Cleveland: Saw action in his first NFL game…his first career catch was a five-yard touchdown…9/16 vs. Buffalo: Started his first career game…registered his second career touchdown, a one-yarder…9/23 vs. San Francisco: Was inactive due to a thigh injury…9/30 at Arizona: Was inactive due to a thigh injury…10/21 at Denver: Saw extensive action at tight end…caught a 13-yard touchdown pass, his third of the season…11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Finished the game with one catch for six yards…AFC Wild Card Game 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Made his first career postseason start…finished with one catch for seven yards.

COLLEGE: Matt Spaeth won the 2006 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end…holds school records for tight ends with 109 receptions for 1,291 yards. 2006: An All-Big Ten Conference first team selection and was honored by the league as the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award…won the team’s Bronko Nagurski MVP Award…started 11 games, missing one due to a shoulder injury…finished second on the team with 47 receptions for 564 yards and four touchdowns…was not called for any penalties the entire season…22-of-47 receptions went for first downs and had eight receptions of 20+ yards. 2005: An All-Big Ten Conference first team selection…winner of the school’s scholar athlete award…started all 12 games…finished third on the team with 26 receptions for 333 yards and four touchdowns. 2004: Named Academic All-Big Ten Conference and added honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades…named Minnesota’s Scholar-Athlete…started 11-of-12 games…finished third on the team with 24 receptions for 298 yards and four touchdowns. 2003: Named academic All-Big Ten Conference selection and Minnesota’s Scholar-Athlete…earned All-Big Ten Conference Freshman Team honors from The Sporting News…saw action in 12 games, making 10 starts…had 12 receptions for 96 yards. 2002: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Matt Spaeth attended St. Michael-Albertville High School (Albertville, Minn.)…first-team All-Metro pick by the Minnesota High School Coaches Association, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11-TV as a senior…twice earned all-county and all-conference accolades…named the defensive MVP of the 1999 3-A state championship game and was also named defensive MVP of his conference…made 22 receptions for 294 yards and three touchdowns his senior season…registered 203 tackles, eight interceptions and five forced fumbles on defense…earned three letters as a center on the basketball team and named all-conference three times…averaged 30 points and 13 rebounds per game his senior season…son of Terri and Ken Spaeth…father was a tight end at Nebraska (1975-77) and was chosen in the fifth round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills…Full name: Matt Spaeth.

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