Emerged as one of the top blocking backs in the MAAC in his first season as a starter ... averaged just under five yards per carry as a junior ... still looking for his first pass reception
As a junior (2002): Rushed for 234 yards and two scores on 48 carries as the starting fullback ... helped clear the way for tailback Mike Hilliard who finished the season ranked 11th nationally in rushing yards per game (109.2) ... rushed for a season-high 74 yards on eight carries (9.3 ypc.) on a muddy field at La Salle ... added 72 yards -- including a team season-long 38-yard run -- on 11 carries at Canisius ... scored on a one-yard plunge at Siena and added a 20-yard run for a score vs. Iona
As a sophomore 2001): Saw action in all 10 regular-season games ... carried 28 times for 111 yards and two TDs ... rushed three times for a season-high 38 yards vs. La Salle ... added 24 yards on seven attempts including a five-yard TD run vs. Siena ... carried a then career-high nine times (for 31 yards) and added a three-yard TD vs. Canisius ... had two rushes of 20 yards or more (27 vs. La Salle and 20 vs. Canisius)
Personal: DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member ... full name is Matthew Hrutkay ... major: athletic training ... date of birth: 11/15/81.