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PERSONAL — Born Matthew Thomas Larkin on Sept. 6, 1985 in Bellevue, Wash. Parents: Joseph and Julie Larkin. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Capital (Steve Vogel) 2004. Major: Graduated with a degree in business administration following 2007 winter term. Redshirt: 2004.
2008 — A former walk-on, Larkin ended his career on scholarship and as a three-year letterman ... Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, taking part in 20 snaps vs. both Oklahoma State and Utah State, and 18 against Stanford ... Caught his lone pass for 10 yards and a key first down to extend a scoring drive vs. Stanford ... Equaled the program’s sixth-best power clean mark ever by a tight end (324 lbs.) during 2008 winter testing ... A first-team academic all-conference honoree, he was bestowed the team’s academic and attitude award (Elmer Sahlstrom Award) at the conclusion of the regular season.
2007 — A special teams stalwart for the second consecutive season, he appeared in all 13 games ... Caught the second pass of his career for a 10-yard gain vs. California ... Made three tackles (two unassisted) on special teams ... Notched double-digit plays in the first 12 games, including a career-high 20 vs. Washington State and at Arizona ... Earned Pac-10 academic all-conference second-team accolades for the second time.
2006 — Stepped onto the field for all 13 games as a special teams mainstay as well as reserve tight end and H-back ... Registered 18 snaps at Arizona State and 17 at USC ... Caught his lone pass for 19 yards against the Trojans in addition to recording tackles vs. Fresno State, Portland State and Oregon State ... Afforded second-team academic all-conference honors.
2004/2005 — Redshirted in ’04 ... Collegiate experience limited to three snaps vs. Montana, five at Stanford and four against Oregon State in ‘05.
HIGH SCHOOL — The three-year letterman and 2003 team captain garnered all-state honors at tight end as well as all-Southern Idaho Conference acclaim on offense and defense (linebacker) ... Also named Shrine Bowl offensive MVP following the conclusion of his prep tenure.