USU returns 19 starters (O-8, D-6, S-5) and 44 lettermen (O-19, D-20, S-5) from a 2011 team that won its final five regular season games to finish with a 7-6 record and a 5-2 WAC mark to tie for second in the league.
Aggies Present Bowl Rings, Team Awards At End-Of-Season Banquet
2012 (RS-FR): Did not appear in any games during the season.
2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time honorable mention all-valley selection by the Provo Daily Herald... A three-year starter and letterwinner for Spanish Fork (Utah) High School... Helped the Dons to an 8-3 record, losing in the quarterfinals... Had 24 catches for 302 yards (12.6 ypc) with four touchdowns as a senior... Caught six touchdowns as part of 401 yards as a junior, earning the Spanish Fork HS Outstanding Wide Receiver award and led team in touchdown receptions as a sophomore with nine... Helped the Dons to a first-round playoff appearance as a junior... Was also a part of Spanish Fork's 5A state baseball title team as junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Scott Mattinson and Stacey Nelson... Has four brothers and one sister... Married Kacee Nielson in June of 2011.
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