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Players

Matt Veldman
TE #85
Height:
6-7
Weight:
255
College:
North Dakota State
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Experience:
2

Milestones
NFL debut: 12/29/13 (at MIN)

TRANSACTIONS
Entered the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a college free agent on April 30, 2012... Waived by the Jaguars on June 11, 2013... Signed with the Detroit Lions on June 17, 2013... Waived by the Lions on August 27, 2013... Signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on October 2, 2013... Released by the Buccaneers on December 10, 2013... Signed to the Lions’ practice squad on December 19, 2013... Signed to the Lions’ active roster on December 26, 2013... Re-signed with the Lions on March 7, 2014... Waived by the Lions on May 12, 2014... Signed with the Washington Redskins on August 14, 2014.

Milestones
NFL debut: 12/29/13 (at MIN)

TRANSACTIONS
Entered the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a college free agent on April 30, 2012... Waived by the Jaguars on June 11, 2013... Signed with the Detroit Lions on June 17, 2013... Waived by the Lions on August 27, 2013... Signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on October 2, 2013... Released by the Buccaneers on December 10, 2013... Signed to the Lions’ practice squad on December 19, 2013... Signed to the Lions’ active roster on December 26, 2013... Re-signed with the Lions on March 7, 2014... Waived by the Lions on May 12, 2014... Signed with the Washington Redskins on August 14, 2014.

PRO
Joined the Redskins during the 2014 preseason... Enters 2014 having appeared in one career game, making his debut with the Lions in Week 17 of the 2013 season.

Year-by-year

2013 (JAGUARS/LIONS/BUCCANEERS/LIONS): Appeared in one game... Started the calendar year with the Jaguars before being waived on June 11... Joined the Lions a week later before being cut prior to the season... Spent two months on the Buccaneers’ practice squad after being signed on Oct. 2.... Re-joined the Lions as a practice squad member on Dec. 19 and was activated on Dec. 26... Made NFL debut at MIN (12/29).

2012 (JAGUARS): Spent his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was placed on Reserve/Injured for the duration of the regular season after suffering a torn MCL in Week 3 of preseason.

College
Was a four-year letterman at North Dakota State from 2008-11... Compiled 49 career receptions for 584 yards and seven touchdowns in 41 career games... Served as a team captain for the 2011 season, helping the Bison to a 14-1 record and a Football Championship Subdivision title. Tallied 26 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns that season... Was named Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention... Redshirted in 2007.

PERSONAL
Attended Becker (Minn.) H.S.. where he was a finalist for the Minnesota “Mr. Football” award after doubling as a tight end and defensive lineman... Finished his prep career with 49 receptions for 850 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense, as well as 10 sacks and eight tackles for loss on defense... Named first-team all-state by the AP, Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Vikings... Named to the Star Tribune and KARE-11 all-metro teams... Helped lead Becker to a Minnesota Class 3A state championship as a junior in 2006... Majored in marketing... Son of Gregg and Stacy Veldman... Father played football for Moorhead State (1978-82) and was briefly with the Dallas Cowboys in 1983... Born on Aug. 12, 1988.

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  • Veldman On What He Brings To Redskins

    Posted Aug 14, 2014

    Matt Veldman, newly signed Washington Redskins tight end, talks about his skill set and how playing basketball has equipped him to be an NFL tight end.