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Name: *Yetur Gross-Matos 
College: Penn State     Number: 99
Height: 6-5   Weight: 266
Position: DE  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2020

40 Low: 4.61
   40 Time: 4.62
  40 High: 4.73
Projected Round: 1  Stock:   High: Mid-Late 1st  Low: Mid 2nd



Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6050
Weight: 266

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
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Vertical Jump: 34
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DNR/No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 03/17/20
Hand: 09 3/4  Arm: 34 7/8
Wingspan: 82 1/4

Height: 6050
Weight: 266
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 Data Scout Notes: 2019: 12/03/19-Announced Early Entry into 2020 NFL Draft/1stC/HendricksFinalist...PHendricks/July-Suspended/Violation of Team Rules…P3rdDS/PLott/PBednarik...3rd team All-Big Ten, Media 1st team All-Big Ten w/54 TT, 20 TFL, 8 SCK, 6 QBH, FR, 2 FF in 13 gms in '18. HM All-Big Ten Freshman Team w/17 TT, 2 TFL, 1.5 SCK, FR in 13 gms in '17.

 *Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State, Player News


  The word "adversity" gets thrown around a lot in NFL circles, especially this time of year. Teams want to know whether a draft prospect will stick with things when times get rough. Will he be a unifying force and positive impact on the locker room who helps turn around a losing streak? Or will he point fingers, shift blame and add to the problems? But adversity in the NFL - as important as it is on game day - is trivial. Yetur Gross-Matos has experienced some of the worst of the real-life version, and it motivates the former Penn State star.

When he was 2 years old, Gross-Matos fell into the water during a boating trip, and his biological father died in the act of saving him. Nearly nine years later, his older brother Chelal also died when he was struck by lightning on a baseball field. Teams looking for what Gross-Matos is made of can find all the information they need in his reaction to those two tragedies. "They just asked me about what's the hardest thing I ever went through," he said during last month's NFL Scouting Combine. "Obviously, for me, that was losing my older brother at a young age. And my dad. Just dealing with that. "I want to do something better for my family and my mother, and that's kind of how I approached it. That's the reality of it." - Herald Bulletin


(DS#2 DE) Jr/2020 DE *Yetur Gross-MatosPenn State
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  The novel coronavirus has brought the sports world to a halt in the past two weeks. The NCAA canceled its winter championships, the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons, and MLB pushed back the start to its 2020 season. The NFL, however, has trudged forward. Free agency began last week and the 2020 NFL Draft is still slated to take place April 23-25, even though pro days and visits to team offices have been canceled for incoming prospects.

The lack of preparation and opportunity for college players who are pursuing their dreams are part of the reason Penn State head coach James Franklin wants the draft to be pushed back. "I've had a lot of (general managers) calling me about the draft," Franklin said in a teleconference Wednesday afternoon. "Our guys are not able to have a pro day...That's the thing that I would say has probably been challenging and concerning. I wish the NFL would push the draft back to take pressure off all these players, to take pressure off these universities and agents...so (the players) still have the best chance to be evaluated." - Centre Times


(DS#2 DE) Jr/2020 DE *Yetur Gross-MatosPenn State
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  2020 NFL COMBINE INVITE: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State,...All-Big Ten first-team selection by the coaches and media...Earns his second All-Big Ten first team honor after a selection by the media last season...Led the team and ranks No. 21 in FBS and No. 7 in the Big Ten in sacks with 0.79 per game (9.5 total)...Led the team and is No. 24 in FBS and No. 6 in the Big Ten in tackles for loss with 1.3 per game (15.0 total)...Had eight quarterback hurries...Named to the Hendricks Award (Top Defensive End) Watch List...Named as a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award...Tabbed as a quarterfinalist for the Lott Impact Trophy. - Penn State Football

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  2019 TED HENDRICKS AWARD FINALIST: Yetur Gross-Matos (Penn State),...A two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Gross-Matos has been instrumental in helping the Nittany Lion defense to be among the best in the country. He has 14.0 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks, in 11 games this season. For his career, Gross-Matos has 36.0 TFL and 18.0 sacks as part of his 110 tackles. He was the team's Reid-Robinson Award winner as the most outstanding lineman in 2018 and was an honorable-mention All-Freshman Team selection by BTN.com in 2017. - Penn State Football

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  2019 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State,...All-Big Ten first team selection by the coaches and media...Earns his second All-Big Ten first team honor after a selection by the media last season...Leads the team and ranks No. 23 in FBS and No.5 in the Big Ten in sacks with 0.77 per game (8.5 total)...Leads the team and is No. 27 in FBS and No. 7 in the Big Ten in tackles for loss with 1.3 per game (14.0 total)...Has seven quarterback hurries...Named to the Hendricks Award (Top Defensive End) Watch List...Named as a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. - Penn State Football

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  Penn State will be losing one lineman early to the NFL but keeping another. A few hours after center Michal Menet announced that he will be returning to the Nittany Lions for his senior season in 2020, defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos said he will be leaving. Menet is a redshirt junior. Gross-Matos is a true junior - and a potential first-round NFL Draft choice in the spring. "After careful consideration, countless discussions with my coaches, family, and other advisors, I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility," Gross-Matos wrote in a a message posted on Twitter. "Even though I am leaving, I have promised my family and Coach Franklin that I will continue to pursue my Penn State degree." - Penn Live

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  Penn State DE Yetur Gross-Matos was a second-team preseason AP All-American and is a possible first-round draft pick. But he hasn't been the force coming off the edge that the Nittany Lions need him to be in recent weeks. He has one sack over his last five games, and the last two weeks Penn State has been burned for more than 300 yards passing by both No. 11 Minnesota and Indiana. - AP College Football

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  2019 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT FBS P5 THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State, Jr.,...Gross-Matos claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62). - Penn State Football

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  Penn State's Yetur Gross-Matos, a potential top-10 NFL draft pick, missed the entire summer due to a suspension - but James Franklin said Saturday he still expects big things out of the defensive end. "He's a mature guy," the head coach said. "He's had a great summer, from what I see. He looked great (Friday). I know he's appreciative of being back. I think he's going to have a really big year for us; as the year went on last year, he really kind of separated himself into one of the elite ends of college football."

Gross-Matos finished with 20 tackles for loss last season, becoming the 11th Nittany Lion to ever hit that milestone. (Not too bad for a first-year starter.) But, following the spring, he and running back Journey Brown were suspended this summer due to a violation of team rules. Per Franklin, their suspensions ended Thursday. Camp opened Friday. "We're very pleased with him and his development, and his appreciation for being at Penn State and his appreciation for being a part of our football program, and his attitude and approach," Franklin said, referring to Gross-Matos. - Centre Times


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  2019 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State,...Gross-Matos, who is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list, claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62). Gross-Matos became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th occurrence). - Penn State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: YETUR GROSS-MATOS, Penn State, DE,...Gross-Matos claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62). - Penn State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: YETUR GROSS-MATOS, Penn State, DE,...Gross-Matos claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62). - Penn State Football

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  Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos, a projected first-round NFL draft pick in 2020, and running back Journey Brown were suspended for the summer but will return to the team in time for camp next month, according to head coach James Franklin. Franklin was mum Friday on specific details - such as exactly why the two were suspended - and the coach would only say at Big Ten media days that their suspensions were the results of a violation of team rules. When asked exactly about Gross-Matos, Franklin simply said, "Yetur was suspended from the team for a violation of team rules at the end of spring for the summer, and we’re expecting him back Aug. 1." - Centre Daily

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  2019 BIG TEN PRESEASON HONORS (MEDIA): Yetur Gross-Matos, Jr., DE, PSU,...Gross-Matos, who is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list, claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62).

Gross-Matos became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th occurrence). He is tied with Bruce Clark (1978), Todd Atkins (1994), LaVar Arrington (1999) and Aaron Maybin (2008) for eighth place on Penn State's season tackles for loss list. Against Indiana in 2018, Gross-Matos had a career-high 10 tackles, the most tackles for a Penn State defensive end since Carl Nassib had 10 stops at Temple in 2015. - Penn State Football


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  2019 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD CANDIDATE: DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State,...Gross-Matos, who is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list, claimed first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's media last season. The junior finished second in the Big Ten and No. 12 in FBS with 1.5 tackles for loss per game in 2018. He was also eighth in the Big Ten and No. 47 nationally in sacks per game (0.62). Gross-Matos became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th occurrence). - Penn State Football

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