Matt Breida | 49ers
Matthew Breida, a former Georgia Southern Eagles team member, went from being an undrafted free agent to a proud member of the San Francisco 49ers last year. His high school and college years were promising, which leaves an interesting question -- does the team's latest addition have a chance to improve the 49ers odds next season?
Matt BreidaMatt Breida Running back #22
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Georgia Southern
Drafted: 2017 / Undrafted
Trivia
Graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in accounting
Earned First-Team All-Sun Belt honor in consecutive seasons (2014-15)
Began playin Po Warne youth football for his soon to be father-in-law, as he was coached by his fiance’s dad

High School Career
In 2012, Matt Breida took down two major awards -- All-Hernando County Offensive Player and District Player of the Year. He received credit for being one of the 100 greatest football players in Tampa Bay during his high school run. After ending his time with the Nature Coast Technical Sharks, he managed to achieve 17 touchdowns and close to 1,400 rushing yards -- as well as taking down team MVP titles. In 2011, his name was even highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times for his breakout star performance. This show of respect came as a result of his 355-yard effort versus Central. Aside from his incredible football performance, Matt Breida also competed in the school's track and field and maintained his place in the school's Honor Roll for his entire four-year stay.
College Career
Matt Breida began playing college football as a student at Georgia Southern. His sheer dominance showed after rushing 1,485 yards with 17 touchdowns on 171 carries. On top of those stats, he also pushed eight receptions totaling 97 yards, with one touchdown on those receptions. His 2015 season featured 17 touchdowns over 203 carries, with 1,609 rushing yards and six yards over three receptions. Meanwhile, in 2016 he pushed 646 rushing yards and picked up three touchdowns over 168 carries. That season he also pulled 53 yards over 11 receptions, scoring two touchdowns. He came close to winning the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards that year, yet he took more pride in coming close to getting the Senior Class Award in 2016 -- Matt Breida was not only an Honor Roll student at Georgia Southern, but also an active and vocal participant in elementary schools. His coach at the time, Tyson Summers, gave him credit not only for his performance on the field -- but also for his character as a person.
Undrafted
Matt Breida took the spotlight by scoring 17 touchdowns in each his junior and sophomore year. His career-best 1,609 rushing yards came during the 2015 season. Yet, he just narrowly missed being a draft consideration for the NFL as a result of his senior year performance not delivering nearly as well as his prior years. He finished his college football career not picking up an All-Star game spot, or any chance at the NFL Scouting Combine, his only moment to flourish was on Pro Day. He did so with rain falling, purely to showcase his talents to the scouts. He started getting more attention once he pulled an impressive 4.37s 40-yard dash, hit a 42-inch vertical, 11'2" broad jump and 23 reps of 225lbs on the bench press.
His strong turnout on Pro Day resulted in 16 NFL teams contacting him. Yet, it wasn't until the San Francisco 49ers rang him up that he felt like his NFL dreams would come to fruition. His recollection of that call was exactly this, "They were surprised I hadn't gotten picked yet." The Baltimore Ravens made a bid also, but Matt Breida's preference was for joining Shanahan's offensive powerhouse team -- the 49ers.
The day was May 4th, 2017, when Matt Breida signed on the dotted line to transform from an undrafted free agent to an official member of the San Francisco 49ers. He picked up a $30,000 bonus upon signing the contract and took home a $465,000 salary.
Professional Career
It was September 10th when Matt Breida made his first appearance in the NFL. He picked up four rushes over 11 yards in a game where the 49ers lost 23-3 to the Carolina Panthers. He landed a touchdown following a 21-yard reception when playing versus the Philadelphia Eagles, but the 49ers lost 33-10 in that game. He finished the regular season with two touchdowns after picking up another on December 24th, in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Recent Game Stats


WK OPP RESULT Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
15 TEN W  25-23 5 16 3.2 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 JAX W  44-33 11 74 6.7 30T 1 1 8 8.0 8 0 -- --
17 LA W  34-13 12 72 6.0 15 0 1 32 32.0 32 0 -- --
                             


Career Stats Stats


Rushing
Year Team G Att Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Lng 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2017 San Francisco 49ers 16 105 6.6 465 4.4 29.1 2 33T 22 21.0 2 0 1
Total 16 105 6.6 465 4.4 29.1 2 33 22 21.0 2 0 1
                           

Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yds Avg Yds/G Lng TD 20+ 40+ 1st FUM
2017 San Francisco 49ers 16 21 180 8.6 11.2 32 1 2 0 9 0
Total 16 21 180 8.6 11.2 32 1 2 0 9 0
                       

Kick Return
Year Team G Ret Yds Avg Lng TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2017 San Francisco 49ers 16 5 83 16.6 28 0 1 0 0 0
Total 16 5 83 16.6 28 0 1 0 0 0
                     

Fumbles
Year Team G FUM Lost FF Rec Rec Yds Yds TD OOB Sfty TB
2017 San Francisco 49ers 16 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Total 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                         


 


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