Matt Hermanson

Matt Hermanson

Player Profile


Sioux Falls, SD

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198

Free Safety




A look at practice No. 13 as Griz prepare for their final scrimmage

Former Griz QBs Dickenson and Edwards to speak, 2013 team captains to be announced


Preview: Grizzly football team solid in practice #6

Coach Delaney praises the play of the receivers and cornerbacks; spring break starts on Saturday


Griz start preparing for the 2013 season: Spring football begins

Montana returns 18 starters, including 10 on defense, 6+ on offense and its kicker and punter


Montana's Class of 2013: 24 players join the Grizzly football program

The newest Griz players will join 19 returning starters & 42 lettermen for the 2013 season


Griz have five football players named to the All-Big Sky first or second team

A total of 17 Montana players were recognized for their play this season


Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)

Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)


Montana vs. Weber State (11/16/13)

Montana vs. Weber State (11/16/13)


Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/25/13)

Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/25/13)


Montana vs. Cal Poly (10/19/13)

Montana vs. Cal Poly (10/19/13)


Montana vs. Montana State (11/17/2012)

Montana vs. Montana State (11/17/2012)

MONTANA: Matt will start for the second straight season at free safety in 2013.

2012: He started and played in 10 games (he missed the Southern Utah game because of an injury). He was fourth on the team with 67 tackles and tied for the team lead with 2 interceptions. He was second on the team with 30 unassisted tackles. He was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference pick.

2011: He played in 13 games and started in one (Northern Colorado) as a true freshman. He was fifth on the team with 65 tackles, and tied with two other players with a team-leading three interceptions.

HIGH SCHOOL: He had an outstanding senior year at Washington High School, leading his team to a second straight 13-0 season, and second consecutive state championship. His senior season he passed for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushed for 600 yards and 6 TDs, and had 76 tackles and 4 interceptions on defense. His junior and senior seasons on defense he had combined 140 tackles and 11 interceptions. His prep football coach was his dad, Brian Hermanson. He earned 11 letters: four each in football and track and three in basketball. He was a three-time all-state pick in football, and the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, and tabbed football MVP on defense as a junior and senior. Served as a team captain in football and hoops his senior year.

CAREER HIGHS: He had 13 tackles, including 12 solo stops in Montana's 2011 FCS semifinal loss (31-28) at Sam Houston State. He had two forced fumbles in UM's 41-14 second round FCS win over Central Arkansas in 2011. He had a season-high 12 tackles in 2012 at Appalachian State.

PERSONAL: He is an anthropology major. Birth date: June 8, 1992. His dad and mom are is Brian and Mary Hermanson of Sioux Falls.


2011: 13/1--38--27=65--3.5(-6)--0--2--1--1--3--0

2012: 10/10-30-37=67--1.5(-3)--0--0--0--0--2--0

TOTAL: 23/11-68-64=132--5(-9)--0--2--1--1--5--0

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