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Matt Asiata
RB #44
Height:
6-0
Weight:
219
Age:
29
College:
Utah
Hometown:
West Valley City, UT
Experience:
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 240 857 3.6 39 12 69 459 6.7 41 1 2 2
2015 MIN 16 0 29 112 3.9 19 0 19 132 6.9 22 0 -- --
2014 MIN 15 9 164 570 3.5 19 9 44 312 7.1 41 1 1 1
2013 MIN 11 1 44 166 3.8 39 3 5 13 2.6 8 0 1 1
2012 MIN 16 0 3 9 3 5 0 1 2 2 2 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 3-20 1 4 4 4 0 2 28 14 21 0 -- --
2 DET W 26-16 2 8 4 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SD W 31-14 2 10 5 8 0 2 5 2.5 6 0 -- --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 3 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 5 27 5.4 11 0 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 -- -- -- -- -- 2 5 2.5 5 0 -- --
8 @CHI W 23-20 1 5 5 5 0 3 6 2 12 0 -- --
9 STL W 21-18 2 4 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @OAK W 30-14 2 7 3.5 6 0 2 18 9 11 0 -- --
11 GB L 13-30 -- -- -- -- -- 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 1 3 3 3 0 3 17 5.7 8 0 -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 2 -1 -0.5 3 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- 2 30 15 22 0 -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 5 28 5.6 19 0 1 6 6 6 0 -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 5 14 2.8 7 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS      Career GP/GS       Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   58/10                      2/0

• Worked in an industrial supply warehouse and continued to  train and pursue his NFL dreams during 2011 season following his release by Vikings.

• Rushed for 3 TDs on 3 different occasions- vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13), vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Washington (11/2/14)- 2nd most by a Viking in a career trailing only Adrian Peterson who has accomplished the feat 5 times.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in criminal justice...Married to Tangi, couple has 5 children...While out of football for most of 2011 he worked in an industrial supply warehouse in Utah...Brother, Shawn, played RB at Utah.

PRO Has appeared in 58 games and started 10 in his career...Ranks 2nd in Vikings history by rushing for 3 TDs in 3 career games: vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13), vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Washington (11/2/14)...Contributed primarily on special teams in 2015, recording a career-high 6 special teams tackles...Led team with 10 TDs (9 rushing, 1 receiving) while rushing for a career-best 570 yards in 2014, serving as the Vikings primary ball carrier in the absence of Adrian Peterson...Had 1st career start against Philadelphia (12/15/13) and rushed for 3 TDs...Ran for career-high 115 yards in the 2013 finale vs. Detroit (12/29/13), the final game played in the Metrodome...Signed by Vikings on 1/12/12...Spent part of opening week of 2011 on Vikings practice squad before his release on 9/7/11...Joined Vikings as a rookie free agent for 2011 training camp and preseason.

2015 GP/GS      Career GP/GS       Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   58/10                      2/0

• Worked in an industrial supply warehouse and continued to  train and pursue his NFL dreams during 2011 season following his release by Vikings.

• Rushed for 3 TDs on 3 different occasions- vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13), vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Washington (11/2/14)- 2nd most by a Viking in a career trailing only Adrian Peterson who has accomplished the feat 5 times.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in criminal justice...Married to Tangi, couple has 5 children...While out of football for most of 2011 he worked in an industrial supply warehouse in Utah...Brother, Shawn, played RB at Utah.

PRO Has appeared in 58 games and started 10 in his career...Ranks 2nd in Vikings history by rushing for 3 TDs in 3 career games: vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13), vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Washington (11/2/14)...Contributed primarily on special teams in 2015, recording a career-high 6 special teams tackles...Led team with 10 TDs (9 rushing, 1 receiving) while rushing for a career-best 570 yards in 2014, serving as the Vikings primary ball carrier in the absence of Adrian Peterson...Had 1st career start against Philadelphia (12/15/13) and rushed for 3 TDs...Ran for career-high 115 yards in the 2013 finale vs. Detroit (12/29/13), the final game played in the Metrodome...Signed by Vikings on 1/12/12...Spent part of opening week of 2011 on Vikings practice squad before his release on 9/7/11...Joined Vikings as a rookie free agent for 2011 training camp and preseason.

2015 Played in all 16 games for the 2nd time in his career...Saw action in his 2nd career playoff game...A special teams contributor, corralling a career-high 6 special teams tackles...Had 29 carries for 112 yards yards (3.9 avg) and caught 19 passes for 132 yards (6.9 avg)...Tied his season best with 5 carries and had a season-high 28 rushing yards vs. Chicago (12/20/16).

2014 Appeared in 15 games and started a career-high 9...Set career highs and led the team in rushing attempts (164), rushing yards (570) and rushing TDs (9)...Ranked 3rd in the NFL with 9 rushing TDs...Recorded 3 rushing TDs vs. Atlanta (9/28) and vs. Washington (11/2), both wins...Caught a career-best 7 passes for a career-high 50 receiving yards at Detroit (12/14)...Rushed for a season-high 91 yards on 19 carries in the season finale win vs. Chicago (12/28).

2013 Played an integral part on special teams and filled in at RB late in the season due to injuries...Tied franchise record with 3 rushing TDs in 1st career start against Philadelphia (12/15)...Became the 1st NFL player since Daunte Culpepper (9/3/00) to rush for 3 TDs in his 1st career start...Had 30 carries for 51 yards vs. Philadelphia...Ran for a career-high 115 rushing yards on 14 carries in the season finale vs. Detroit (12/29).

2012 Saw action in all 16 regular season games and Wild Card playoff...Caught 1st career pass and returned a pair of kickoffs in season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9)...Had 2 rushing attempts vs. Tennessee (10/7)...Made 53-man roster coming out of preseason after being out of football in 2011.

2011 Signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent after the lockout was lifted and spent training camp and preseason with the club...Signed to practice squad on 9/5 and released from practice squad 2 days later on 9/7...Spent rest of 2011 out of football.

COLLEGE Ended Utah career ranked 3rd in school history with 24 career rushing TDs...His 26 career TDs tied for 3rd in school history...Had 3 career 100-yard games...Ended tenure at Utah ranked 14th in career rushing yards with 1,748...Scored game-winning 3-yard TD against BYU as a senior...Ran for career-high 156 yards on 36 carries against Utah State in 2009...Ran for 12 TDs in 2008...Had 3 passing completions in 2008, throwing 2 for TDs...Broke leg in collegiate debut against Oregon State in 2007.

PREP Was a standout RB at Hunter High in West Valley, UT...Played basketball and football...Helped team win Utah Class 5A state titles in football and basketball as a junior.

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