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#15 Matt Flynn
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Tyler, Texas
High School: Robert E. Lee HS
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Matt Flynn Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/28/2008

2007 BCS National Championship Game Offensive MVP
2007 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20 vs. Auburn)
2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Game Offensive MVP

FLYNN IN THE LSU RECORD BOOKS
t1st in single-game TD passes (4 vs. Ohio State, 2007)
2nd in season pass attempts (359 in 2007)
4th in season TD passes (21 in 2007)
5th in season completions (202 in 2007)
7th in season passing yards (2,407 in 2007)
T6th in career TD passes (31)
9th in career completion percentage (56.1)

CAREER
Capped LSU career by leading the Tigers to the 2007 BCS National Championship with a 38-24 win over Ohio State ... Finished career with a 12-2 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback, which included an 11-2 record as a senior in 2007 ... Despite serving as LSU’s quarterback for one season, still managed to throw for 3,096 yards and 31 TDs ... The 31 career TDs ties for the sixth-highest total in LSU history ... Also ranks ninth in career completion percentage at 56.1 percent ... Finished career with 235 completions on 437 attempts and just 14 interceptions ... Patiently waited his turn to become LSU’s starting quarterback, playing behind a pair of NFL draft picks in Matt Mauck and JaMarcus Russell ... In just one season as a starter, has still managed to throw for 2,922 yards and 27 touchdowns ... The 27 TDs rank as the ninth-highest total in school history ... Graduated in December of 2007 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Played and started in 12 games ... Missed the Middle Tennessee contest on Sept. 15 with an ankle sprain and the SEC Championship Game against Tennessee with a shoulder injury ... Returned to action against Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game, tying a school-record with four TD passes in the 38-24 LSU win ... Named Offensive MVP of the BCS Championship Game after connecting on 19 of 27 passes for 174 yards and four scores ... Ranked among LSU’s single-season top 10 in four categories pass attempts (2nd with 359); TD passes (4th with 21); completions (5th with 202) and passing yards (7th with 2,407) ... Also rushed for 215 yards and four scores and caught one pass for 35 yards ... Engineered four come-from-behind victories for the Tigers in 2007 -- versus Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Ohio State ... Show true grit by playing most of the second half of LSU’s triple-overtime game against Arkansas with a separated right shoulder ... Injury came on a two-point conversion run by Flynn early in the third quarter ... Still managed to keep the Tigers in the game ... Twice had to leave the field and go to the locker room during the game for treatment ... Still finished the contest, throwing a career-high 47 passes ... Completed 22 of those passes against Arkansas for 209 yards and three TDs ... Also ran for a score Returned the Against the Crimson Tide finished with career-high totals in completions (24) and yards (353), while also throwing for then a career-high tying three TDs ... Threw for at least three TDs in five games (4 vs. Ohio State, 3 vs. Auburn, Alabama, La. Tech and Arkansas) ... Joined JaMarcus Russell as the only quarterbacks in school history to throw three TD passes in three straight games ... Flynn did it vs. Auburn, Alabama and Louisiana Tech ... Russell did it in 2006 in successive games against Tennessee, Alabama and Ole Miss ... Became only the seventh quarterback in LSU history to throw for 300 or more yards in two games in the same season with 353 yards against Alabama on Nov. 3 and 319 vs. Auburn on Oct. 20 ... Also, one of just four LSU quarterbacks to do it in back-to-back games joining Rohan Davey (three straight in 2001), Jeff Wickersham (twice in 1983) and Tommy Hodson (twice in 1989) ... Named the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Auburn, connecting on 22 of 34 passes for 319 yards in the LSU win ... Connected on 12-of-19 passes for 128 yards and two TDs in the season-opening win over Mississippi State ... His rushing TDs came against Virginia Tech, La. Tech, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Also serves as the Tigers’ holder on field goals and extra points.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
Played in a reserve role as the Tigers’ signal caller in seven of 13 games ... Completed 12-of-20 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns with one interception ... Also carried the ball 13 times for 86 yards and one score ... Rushing TD, the first of his career, came on a 5-yard run against Tulane ... Went 4-of-7 for 52 yards and two touchdowns, all season-highs, in the Tigers’ win over Kentucky ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 for 34 yards against Arizona ... Also served as the Tigers’ holder on field goal and extra point attempts.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005)
Started in place of an injured JaMarcus Russell in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and responded by leading the Tigers to a 40-3 win over Miami ... Offensive MVP of the Peach Bowl after throwing for 196 yards and two TDs and running for another 39 yards ... Connected on 13-of-22 passes ... Hit Buster Davis with a 51-yard TD pass in the second quarter in the win over Miami ... Inserted into the SEC Championship game in the second half against Georgia when Russell went down with an injury ... Finished 3-of-11 for 36 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Bulldogs ... Played in seven games at quarterback in 2005 ... For the year, completed 27-of-48 passes for 457 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 for 139 yards and three TDs in win over North Texas ... All three touchdown passes against the Mean Green came in the fourth quarter ... Is the only non-starter in LSU history to come into a game and throw three TD passes in a single quarter ... Tossed a 55-yard TD pass to Bennie Brazell against Ole Miss ... Also served as the holder on all placekicks.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Served as LSU's No. 3 quarterback as a redshirt freshman ... Also doubled as the Tigers’ holder on placekicks ... Played in all 12 games, seeing action at quarterback in three games ... Finished year by completing 4-of-10 passes for 99 yards and one TD ... First collegiate completion went to Xavier Carter for a 67-yard TD against Mississippi State ... Rushed one time for four yards vs. Arkansas State ... Saw limited action against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl, completing 1-of-4 passes for 11 yards.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top-rated quarterbacks in the state of Texas ... Ranked the No. 20 quarterback in the country by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com ... Member of the SuperPrep Texas 124, Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 and the Tyler Morning Telegraph All-East Texas Football Team ... As a senior, completed 124-of-206 passes for 1,679 yards and nine touchdowns ... Also displayed his ability on the ground with 305 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns ... Showed his dedication and toughness by leading the Red Raiders to a semifinal appearance in one of the toughest classifications in Texas despite playing his last four games with a broken foot ... As a junior, completed 101-of-199 passes for 1,650 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions ... In 2001, guided his team to a 5A playoff appearance but lost to eventual state champion Mesquite ... Coached by Mike Owens.

PERSONAL
Full name is Matthew Clayton Flynn ... Born on June 20, 1985, in Tyler, Texas ... Parents are Alvin and Ruth Flynn ... His dad played quarterback at Baylor in the 1960s ... Has two brothers, Adam and Bill, and two sisters, Rebecca and Amanda ... Hobbies include playing golf, hunting and fishing.

PASSING CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 47 vs. Arkansas, 2007
Completions: 24 vs. Alabama, 2007
Yards: 353 vs. Alabama, 2007
Touchdowns: 3, five times

RUSHING CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 12 vs. Ole Miss, 2007
Yards: 59 vs. Kentucky, 2007
Touchdowns: 1, five times
Long: 23 vs. Miami, 2005

FLYNN’S CAREER PASSING AND RUSHING STATS

PASSING

RUSHING

RECEIVING

Year
G-GS
Att.-Comp.-Int.
Yds.
TD
LG
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2004
12-0
10-4-0
99
1
67

3

-5

0

4

0
0
0
0
2005
13-1
48-27-1
457
7
55

12

44

0

23

0
0
0
0
2006
13-0
20-12-1
133
2
24

13

86

1

27

0
0
0
0
2007

12-12

359-202-11

2,407

21

71

100

215

4

22

1

35

0

35

Totals
49-13
437-254-14
3,096
31
71

128

341

5

27

1
35
0
35
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