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#28 Cole Mazza
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
High School: Ponte Vedra
Major: Communication & Media Studies
Experience: 3 Letters
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Mazza Photos

Junior (2015): Saw action in seven games, started in three... Rushed the ball 78 times for 277 yards... Ran for a team-high nine touchdowns... Ran the ball a season-high 21 times for a season-high 95 yards and had three touchdowns in the season opener against Webber International... Had seven rushes for 32 yards at Valparasio... Ran the ball 11 times for 73 yards and had three touchdowns against Ave Maria... Carried the ball 13 times for 23 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale against Davidson... Completed a pass for 77 yards to Keegan Moore against Davidson... Caught six passes for 23 yards... Recorded 300 all purpose yards on the season...

Sophomore (2014): Was a second team All-PFL selection after rushing for a team-leading 922 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Averaged 4.9 yards per carry for the year ... Finished fourth in the PFL in rushing, averaging 75.5 yards per game ... Rushed for more than 100 yards in a game four times, including a season-high 146 yards against Butler ... Also had 15 receptions for 55 yards during the year ... Saw action in all 12 games, starting six ... Led the team in scoring with 60 points ... Shared team offensive player of the week honors with Jerami Singleton after both rushed for more than 100 yards in the win over Birmingham-Southern ... Was also named team offensive player of the week for performances against Davidson, Marist and Morehead State ... Earned PFL co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Davidson.

Freshman (2013): Saw action in eight games, two as a starter at full back ... Missed the final three games with an injury ... Finished the year with 47 yards rushing on 19 carries ... Had 11 receptions for 68 yards ... Was credited with two tackles.

High School: Was a four-year letter winner at Ponte Vedra HS, primarily playing running back ... Also lettered in weight lifting as a sophomore and junior ... Helped his team to consecutive District titles in class 5A in 2011-12 ... Team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in 2011, finishing with an 11-2 record ... Was a first team All-County selection as a sophomore rushing for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Followed up with another first team All-County selection in 2011, as well as first team All-First Coast and second team All-State after rushing for 1,875 yards with 28 touchdowns ... That season included a 165 yard, four touchdown, effort against Bartram Trail which earned him Player of the Week honors from WJXT ... Closed his prep career in 2012 with 1,675 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns to earn first team All-County and All-First Coast and second team All-State honors ... Was selected as the 5A Disctrict MVP by the 5A coaches ... Had a 227 yard rushing performance with five touchdowns against Nease ... He set school records for career rushing yards (4,425) and touchdowns (65) in three seasons.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Cole Mazza ... Was born on September 7, 1994, in Jacksonville ... Is the son of Kelli and Greg Mazza ... Has one brother, Clay (23) ... His dad played college football at East Carolina University ... His brother currently plays at Lenior Rhyne University ... Chose to play football at Stetson over schools such as Western Kentucky, Furman, Presbyterian, Elon, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State ... Is a Communication & Media Studies major.


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