Dec. 3, 2011
Head coach's weekly press conference transcript
Colorado State falls to 3-3 on the season
Colorado State vs. Wyoming (102nd Border War)
2011 Football vs. Boise State
Colorado State falls to 3-3 on the season.
Colorado State vs. Utah State Photo Gallery
2011 Football Media Day - Aug. 10
2011 (Senior): A savvy veteran, played in all 12 games with four starts, recording 15 catches for 207 yards (13.8 avg.) and one TD...Also did not have a bad hold as the team's all-important placement holder, on all 44 snaps...Finished his career having played in 43 straight games, the team's longest active streak at the time of his graduation ...Started Game 2, the home-opening win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), and converted a third-and-17 to keep alive a second-quarter TD march, a 20-yard gain...In loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15), made his second start and caught a 20-yard TD pass from WR Charles Lovett, on a trick play, in the second quarter...In the last road game of his career, at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), made his third start and caught a 34-yard pass on the game's first play, from Garrett Grayson, to pierce Frogs territory; later in contest, threw the first pass of his career, an incompletion on a trick play intended for Grayson...In career finale, vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), led the team with 53 receiving yards on three catches, and took the snap on a fake field PAT in the third quarter and fell inches shy of converting the play.
2010 (Junior): A former high-school QB and the Rams' primary holder for placements, played in all 12 games (one start) as a wide receiver...Caught 21 passes for 265 yards (12.6 avg.), with one TD...In season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field, registered a then-career-best three receptions...At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), scored the Rams' first 2010 touchdown, a diving 6-yard reception from Pete Thomas late in the contest, the first TD catch of his career; earlier in the game, his 36-yard reception midway through the first quarter, giving the Rams a first-and-goal, was the longest of his career, eclipsing an 18-yard catch at BYU on Sept. 26, 2009...Helped the Rams' to a dramatic 36-34 triumph vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), with five grabs for 68 yards, including two catches on the team's game-winning drive...Earlier in fourth quarter of Vandals contest, caught consecutive passes, for 21 and 23 yards, helping the Rams move the ball from their own 26 to the Idaho 30 and set up a game-tying field goal; also drew a first-quarter pass-interference flag and made a big block, coming across the field to blast a Vandals defender off his feet, on Zac Pauga's second-half reception; the play went 42 yards...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), made a 15-yard reception to convert a third down on a second-quarter field-goal drive...In win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), posted his first career rushing attempt, then converted a third-and-4 with a 22-yard reception in the third quarter...At SDSU (Nov. 6), converted a third-and-20 with a 26-yard grab to keep alive a second-quarter march; sprained his ankle and left briefly, but didn't hold for Ben DeLine's second-quarter field-goal attempt, blocked by SDSU...In loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13), made his first career start.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, as a reserve wide receiver and on special teams, catching five passes for 54 yards (10.8 avg.)...A former high-school quarterback, serves as the Rams' all-important holder for placements...Saw his most extensive time on offense in conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), including his first two career receptions; caught his first pass to extend CSU's 10-play touchdown drive, converting a third-and-10 with an 18-yard reception from Grant Stucker...In second quarter of loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), caught a 15-yard pass to extend an eventual touchdown drive...In 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), caught a 6-yard pass on a fourth-quarter FG drive that gave the Rams a 16-14 advantage.
2008 (Freshman): Played in nine games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), primarily as a holder for placements...After tweaking a hamstring late in fall camp, rehabbed the injury in time to make his college debut in season opener vs. Colorado (Aug. 31); held for one placement and saw action as a receiver in the second half...Also held for placements at No. 14 Utah (Oct. 18), including Jason Smith's career-long 52-yard field goal...Took over for starting CB Nick Oppenneer as the primary holder for all placements over the final six games.
High School: A starting quarterback, helped lead Fort Collins (Colo.) High School to two Front Range League championships...Named all-league MVP in 2006...Nominated for the 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman award...Received both all-state and all-conference honors in each of his last two seasons with the Lambkins...Named first-team all-state and all-Colorado by the Denver Post and second-team all-state by the Rocky Mountain News...Named the 2005 offensive player of the year at FCHS, and the 2006 Lambkin of the Year MVP...Was the Denver Post student athlete of the week and the Fort Collins Coloradoan athlete of the week...A three-sport athlete, also lettered as a point guard on his basketball team and ran sprints for the track team in the spring...A two-time all-conference track athlete, was all-state in the 4x400-meter relay in `06...Holds the school record as a member of the 4x200-meter relay...Helped lead FCHS to the `06 Colorado state track state championship, as well as conference and regional titles...Received the Lawser Award and Team First Award for participation in Fort Collins basketball...The student body president, he also was an honorable mention academic all-state selection...Also was a HOBY delegate...High school football coach was Eric Rice.
Personal: Given name Matthew James Yemm...Born July 17, 1988, in Fort Collins, Colo. ...Son of Steve and Shannon Yemm...Dad, Steve, is a Colorado State team physician...Has one brother and two sisters...Heavily involved in the CSU chapter of Athletes in Action, is a member of the leadership team...Helped the City of Fort Collins host a Super Bowl party for kids before 2011 spring practice...Invested time in kids' lives at the Fort Collins Boys & Girls Club prior to the 2011 season...Participated in the Lakeview Commons Assisted Living social hour, meeting with the elderly residents and their families in February before the '10 season...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...Majoring in history...Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.