On Kalapinski: Senior fullback who teams with LaMont Jordan to give Maryland one of the most potent inside-outside rushing tandems in the country both averaged right at five yards per carry as sophomores in 1998 and both were ranked among ACC rushing leaders third-year starter was voted by The Sporting News as the No. 3 fullback in the nation joins Jordan to form what Lindy's Preseason Annual calls the No. 7 offensive backfield in the country Kalapinski proved a formidable runner in his third college season also, averaging 4.6 yards per carry with just one yard for losses in 11 games started 21 of 22 games the past two seasons and 25 overall hard-nosed, hard-working, blue-collar type player.
1999: Ten-game starter at fullback whose blocking helped spring tailback LaMont Jordan for a school record 1,632 rushing yards, fifth-most in the country appeared in all 11 games, missing his first start in two seasons when the Terps opened in a three-receiver set against Wake Forest averaged 4.6 yards on 34 carries, totaling 157 net yards on the season scored three touchdowns on the ground rushed for a season-high 64 yards in regular season finale vs. Virginia scored a pair of touchdowns in the win over North Carolina totaled four solo tackles on special teams.
1998: Started all games at fullback second-leading rusher with 370 yards on 75 carries 4.9-yard average with three TDs 53-yard run at Virginia was career long ranked as high as sixth among ACC rushers during his sophomore campaign back-to-back games of 87 yards (eight carries) at Virginia, and 80 yards (11 carries) at West Virginia scored two TDs in Morgantown caught four passes for 97 yards.
1997: Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman ... made four starts as the H-back ... rushed three times for five yards and had two receptions for 24 yards ... also had three tackles.
High School: Graduated from Marshfield High School in 1997 ... was named the Division III Player of the Year in 1996 by the Boston Globe ... also was an All-Scholastic selection by the Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot-Ledger ... named first team all-state and first team all-league ... was selected conference Player of the Year by WATV radio ... set school records for rushing yards in a season (1,771), rushing attempts in a game (22), single-game rushing yards (223), career rushing average (12.0), touchdowns in a season (27), touchdowns in a career (47), longest kickoff return for a touchdown (90), longest punt return for a touchdown (85) and most points scored in one season (174) ... as a junior, he recorded 66 tackles from the linebacker position ... led Marshfield to two consecutive Super Bowl championships ... earned three varsity letters in football and three in baseball ... named all-league in baseball as a junior and senior ... high school coach was Lou Silva.
Personal: Matthew Lawrence Kalapinski born Sept. 8, 1979 ... son of Carol and Paul Kalapinski ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Rushing G-GS Att Net Avg. TD LP 1997 11-4 3 5 1.7 0 3 1998 11-11 75 370 4.9 3 53 1999 11-10 34 157 4.6 3 28 Totals 33-25 112 532 4.8 6 53
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