A part-time starter the last two seasons, he looks to secure a full-time role at left tackle this year ... Returned to full speed in the spring after seeing last season cut short by an injured knee ... Excellent student who uses his intelligence to help him on the field ... One of five returning offensive linemen with starting experience ... Has played in 14 games, starting 11.
2002 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, starting the first seven ... Missed the last three when he sustained a knee injury ... Made 26 knockdown blocks during the season, with a season-high six in the win over Indiana ... Blocked for the SEC rushing champion, Artose Pinner ... As a team, Kentucky finished second in the SEC in scoring offense.
2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in five games, starting the last four ... Saw his first significant action at South Carolina at right tackle when Antonio Hall moved to guard during the game ... Started the final four games at left tackle in place of the injured Matt Brown.
2000 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: First-team all-state offensive tackle by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior at perennial power St. Xavier High School in Louisville ... Also named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in the state ... Honorable-mention All-America by USA Today ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Part-time starter as a sophomore, then a full-time regular as a junior and senior ... Helped St. Xavier win Class AAAA (highest classification) state championships in his sophomore and senior seasons, with the team averaging 39.5 points per game in 1999 ... Also a two-year pick on the all-district and all-county teams ... Has noteworthy athletic ability, according to coach Mike Glaser, with great hips and feet ... A three-year letterman on the track team, participating in the shot put ... Advanced to the regional meet as a junior ... Has been an honor student at St. Xavier ... Narrowed his choices to Kentucky and Louisville before picking the Wildcats.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Robert Huff ... Born 5-8-82 in Louisville ... Son of Lila Hettel ... Major is undeclared.