Matt Kaskey
No. 63 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-03-17) March 17, 1997 (age 24)
Winnetka, Illinois
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:New Trier
College:Dartmouth
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:1
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Matt Kaskey (born March 17, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Dartmouth and was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

Early life

At New Trier High School, Kaskey played for the football and basketball teams. In 2014, New Trier reached the Class 8A state playoffs with an 8–1 record; Kaskey led the team as a captain and was named to the All-Chicagoland, all-conference, and all-area first teams at the conclusion of the season. In addition to football, Kaskey also participated in track, lacrosse, and wrestling during his high school career.

College career

Kaskey attended Dartmouth, where he played offensive tackle for the football program for four years, beginning in 2015. In his freshman season, Kaskey played in eight games, starting one, mostly at left tackle. In Kaskey's sophomore season, he started eight games and was named an All-Ivy honorable mention for his work at left tackle, where he would play for the rest of his collegiate career. Kaskey started all ten games in his junior season, and was named to the All-Ivy League First Team. He was also chosen as the recipient of the team's Jake Crouthamel Award, which is awarded to the underclassman who contributes the most to the success of the team. In his senior season, in which he was named a captain, Kaskey started in all ten of the Big Green's games, leading an offensive line unit that allowed just seven sacks and powered a rushing attack which averaged 254 yards a game.

Kaskey graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in history.

Professional career

Los Angeles Rams

Kaskey signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.[1] On August 31, 2019, Kaskey was released by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.[2]

Carolina Panthers

On September 24, 2019, Kaskey was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad.[3] On November 12, Kaskey was released by the team, but re-signed on December 4.[4] He was promoted to the active roster on December 21, 2019.[5]

On September 6, 2020, Kaskey was waived by the Panthers and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was elevated to the active roster on December 19 and December 26 for the team's weeks 15 and 16 games against the Green Bay Packers and Washington Football Team, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2020.[10]

References

  1. ^ Wojtychiw, Michael (April 30, 2019). "Winnetka's Kaskey signs with Los Angeles Rams after draft". Winnetka Current. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Klein, Gary (August 30, 2019). "Rams cut 18 and more to come Saturday as they begin to prepare for opener at Carolina". LA Times. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Ulrich, Logan (September 24, 2019). "Panthers Sign OL Matt Kaskey To Practice Squad, Release OL Rishard Cook". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Panthers sign CB Corn Elder off Giants practice squad". Panthers.com. November 12, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Weaver, Tim (December 21, 2019). "Panthers injury updates: 2 more players come down with illness". Panthers Wire. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 6, 2020). "Panthers claim three players off waivers". Panthers.com.
  7. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 7, 2020). "Panthers re-sign Efe Obada, place Eli Apple on reserve/injured". Panthers.com. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  8. ^ Bryan, Will [@Pantherstatsguy] (December 19, 2020). "#Panthers used standard P-squad elevations for tackles Matt Kaskey and Aaron Monteiro to active roster, adding offensive line depth" (Tweet). Retrieved February 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Weaver, Tim (December 26, 2020). "Panthers rule out rookie CB Troy Pride, elevate 2 from practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Weaver, Tim (December 28, 2020). "Panthers place another left tackle on injured reserve". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 10, 2021.