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 third season in a row. He is Montana's leading returning tackler as a senior. He begins his senior year ranked 29th in school history with 239 career tackles.

2013: He was second on the team with 107 tackles, in solo stops with 53, in forced fumbles (tie) with three, and in fumble recoveries with two. He was ranked 13th in the Big Sky Conference with 8.9 tackles a game, which ranked him 51st in the FCS. He was a second team all-league selection.

2012: He started in 10 games (he missed the Southern Utah game because of an injury) and was fourth on the team with 67 tackles, and tied for the team lead with two interceptions. He was an honorable mention All-Big Sky 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: His senior season at Washington High School he led his team to a second straight 13-0 season and state championship. As a senior he passed for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed for 600 yards and six TDs, and had 76 tackles and four interceptions. His junior and senior seasons on defense he had combined 140 tackles and 11 picks. 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 his state's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, and tabbed football MVP on defense as a junior and senior. He served as a team captain in football and in hoops his senior year.

CAREER HIGHS: He had a career-high 18 tackles in UM's 21-14 home win over Cal Poly last season. He had 10 solo stops (and 14 total tackles) and two forced fumbles at Sacramento State a year ago. He returned a fumble recovery for a 35-yard touchdown in UM's 31-27 come-from-behind win at South Dakota last season. He has had 10 or more tackles in six games, including four in 2013.

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




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