|52 Matt Pick|
Hopes to bounce back from a knee injury suffered last October that sidelined him for the remainder of the season and kept him out of action during spring drills ... A feel-good walk-on story whose passion, determination and subsequent rise to playing status include a prep school stint and an attempt to earn a position on the roster at Southeastern Conference member Georgia ... Expected to return to active status this fall and should battle for a depth chart position among linebacking unit and on special teams ... A tough, physical and heady player who appeared to gain a quick grasp of ECU's schematics in a short period of time ... An affable student-athlete who possesses a sense of humor that might be unrivaled.
2008: A walk-on transfer who was promoted from the scout team roster Sept. 23 and placed on active status prior to Conference USA home opener against Houston ... Followed by making his first career start (outside linebacker) vs. Cougars in a unique pass defense package and responded by turning in a career-high three tackles ... Made initial stop early in the second quarter by bringing down UH running back Bryce Beall at the ECU 27-yard line ... Played in just two games at linebacker and as a special teams performer before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Virginia two weeks later ... Officially joined the Pirate program in the spring of 2008.
2007: Enrolled at ECU in the fall semester of 2007 but did not play football.
2006: Earned roster position at Georgia as a walk-on ... Redshirted during only season with the Bulldogs.
2005: Attended prep school at Fork Union Military Academy during the 2005-06 academic year ... Was the Blue Devils' starting linebacker and fullback in 2005 and topped squad in total stops and tackles for lost yardage.
High School: Earned three football letters at Oakton High School.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Martin Pick ... Born October 20, 1986 at Houston, Texas ... Major is business (management) ... Delivered milk one summer but the nickname of "Milk Man" has naturally stuck with him through time ... Has music and entertainment talents as well as evidenced by his role in a boy band ... A fan of the late, great Harry Caray ... Says a gladiator fight in the Rome Coliseum would be his ultimate sporting event to watch.