Ross Matiscik
No. 46 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-13) September 13, 1996 (age 26)
Youngstown, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:McKinney Boyd
(McKinney, Texas)
College:Baylor
Undrafted:2020
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2021
Games played:30
Tackles:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ross Matiscik (born September 13, 1996) is an American football long snapper for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor.

Early life and high school

Matiscik was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up in McKinney, Texas and attended McKinney Boyd High School, where he played baseball and football. As a three-year letter winner, Matiscik played offensive line and linebacker, especially excelling as a middle linebacker. As a senior, Matiscik was named an all-state linebacker and District 6-6A's Defensive MVP, completing his career with 233 tackles, 12 sacks, 4 interceptions, and a blocked field goal.[1] Despite this, he was not recruited by any division one teams coming out of high school.

College career

Matiscik was a member of the Baylor Bears for five seasons, redshirting as a true freshman and joining the team as a walk-on. During his redshirt year, he was moved to the long snapper position.[2] While he was Baylor's primary long snapper for four seasons, Matiscik also served as a reserve linebacker for the Bears.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
235 lb
(107 kg)
All values from Pro Day[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Matiscik was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2020.[5][6] He made the 53-man roster out of training camp, beating out incumbent long snapper Matthew Orzech.[7] Matiscik made his NFL debut on September 13, 2020 in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.[8]

On April 29, 2022, Matiscik signed a five-year, $5.965 million contract extension with the Jaguars through the 2026 season.[9]

References

  1. ^ McNabb, David (December 15, 2014). "All-District 6-6A: Murray, Jamabo share spotlight, honors again". WFAA.com. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Hill, Jerry (November 27, 2019). "BACK IN THE LINEBACKER ROOM". BaylorBears.com. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "Matiscik different kind of dual threat". Waco Tribune-Herald. December 21, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "Ross Matiscik, Baylor, LS, 2020 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Baylor's Ross Matiscik Signs With Jaguars".
  6. ^ "Baylor long snappers have eyes on NFL". Waco Tribune-Herald. May 5, 2020. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jaguars release QBs Mike Glennon, Joshua Dobbs in roster cuts". The Florida Times-Union. September 6, 2020. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Jaguars rookies handle heavy workload in victory over Colts". The Florida Times-Union. September 13, 2020. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  9. ^ Alper, Josh (April 29, 2022). "Jaguars extend LS Ross Matiscik's contract". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.