2004 (Junior): Suffered season-ending knee injury at USC...made three receptions for 21 yards including the Rams' first touchdown of the game at Colorado.
2003 (Sophomore): Earned honorable mention all-conference honors after starting in all 13 games...ranked fourth on the team and first among tight ends with 23 receptions for 331 yards and one touchdown...caught two passes for 37 yards including a 26-yard gain against Boston College in the San Francisco Bowl...matched his career high with four receptions at New Mexico...caught two passes for career-most 97 yards and a touchdown (59 yards-career long) at BYU...caught career-most four passes for 32 yards vs. Utah...caught 25-yard pass on fourth-down that set up game-winning field goal against Cal.
2002 (Freshman): Starter in 10 of 14 games...made eight receptions of which four resulted in touchdowns...had 28-yard gain against New Mexico...caught one pass for 17-yard touchdown at San Diego State...caught one pass for 11-yard TD at Utah, his third scoring reception in two games...both of his pass receptions against Wyoming were for touchdowns covering 21 yards...made first career start in opening game at Virginia and caught first career pass on the first play from scrimmage, a 13-yard gain from QB Bradlee Van Pelt.
Concordia: Four-time letterwinner in track and basketball and a three-time winner in football...named one of the top 35 players in Kansas and Missouri...named first team all-state on defense as a senior and first team all-state on offense as a junior...also made first team all-league for offense and defense and first team all-area for defense his junior and senior seasons...played on back-to-back conference championship teams his sophomore and junior seasons and was a member of the state championship squad his junior year...named defensive player of the year as a senior...in 1999 set a school record for receptions with 43...also named all-state in basketball as a junior, and all-league as a sophomore and junior...placed fourth in the shot put and sixth in the discus in the state championships in 1999...captain of both the football and basketball teams his final year at Concordia High School...a member of the National Honor Society and had a 3.9 grade point average.
Personal: Born March 13, 1983 in Grand Island, Neb...son of Dan and Debby Bartz of Concordia...has one brother and one sister...full name: Matthew Allen Bartz...majoring in business administration.