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Matt Summers-Gavin

Offensive Line
Political Science (graduated Spring 2012)


Summers-Gavin graduated in May of 2012 with a 3.268 GPA (includes classes taken in the summer of 2012). He is taking what is called a “reduced courseload” to be eligible to play football as a fifth-year senior in 2012. Summers-Gavin is a three-time Pac-10/12 All-Academic honoree, picking up second-team recognition as both a 2009 redshirt freshman and 2011 junior, as well as an honorable mention nod as a 2010 sophomore.


Summers-Gavin is an extremely hard-working individual who simply does the right things. He is accountable, dependable, and a loyal leader for the team. He is a person that his fellow student-athletes can look for to work and lead by example.


Summers-Gavin has volunteered extensively at Cal and primarily through the Sage Mentorship Program. Through the program, he spent two years volunteering at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, tutoring and mentoring a young girl both in and out of the classroom as a “big brother” type.


Summers-Gavin has played in 32 games with 25 starts at either right (13) or left (12) tackle over the last three seasons (2009-11) during his four campaigns at Cal from 2008-11. His 25 career starts are the most among Cal’s active players. Summers-Gavin is ultra competitive, has a strong work ethic, and really prides himself in outworking everybody, being the hardest worker, and being the player that’s going to finish everything first. He loves to Summers-Gavin. Matt is a national honors, All-American and Campbell Trophy candidate as a 2012 senior. He is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy given to college football’s top interior lineman on either side of the ball. He has earned first-team preseason All-Pac-12 honors from both Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon, while being named to the second team by Athlon and third team by Lindy’s. He is coming off a 2011 campaign in which he earned third-team All-Pac-12 honors from Steele and an honorable mention nod from the league’s coaches. In 2009, he earned second-team Freshman All-American honors by a Rivals and was a third-team Freshman All-American according to Steele.