Sophomore (2014): Saw action in 10 games as a starter on the defensive line ... Missed two games with an injury ... Was credited with 32 tackles on the season, including 3.5 for loss ... Had a season-high seven tackles in the game at Campbell ... Was credited with a forced fumble in the win over Marist ... Was named to the 2014 PFL Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman (2013): Saw action in 10 games, four as a starter at defensive tackle ... Was credited with 17 tackles during the season ... Had a season-best five tackles in the opener against Warner (8/31) ... Was credited with 1.5 TFL ... Had one forced fumble, one QB hurry and one pass breakup.
High School: Was a four-year letter winner at Edgewater High School in Orlando ... Helped his team to disctrict, regional and sectional titles in 2009 ... Was selected as an all-star after his senior year ... Was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Erickson Mines ... Was born on June 22, 1994, in Orlando ... Is the son of Evanne and John Mines ... Has one brother, Logan (22), who is an offensive lineman at Charleston Southern ... Is an Integrative Health Science major.