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15 Matt Costello

At Princeton — 2014: ended career ranked third on Princeton's all-time receptions list (154), and fourth on the all-time receiving yards list (1,721) … caught 46 passes for 530 yards and four touchdowns … ranked in the Top 10 in Ivy League in both receptions (8th) and receiving yards (9th) … recorded eight catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns in home win over Brown … had at least five catches in five of Princeton's seven final games … had touchdown catches at San Diego and Colgate … recipient of the team's Dr. Harry Roemer McPhee Award for durability and fortitude. 2013: moved into the Princeton Top 10 in career receptions (eighth, 108) and the Top 12 in receiving yards (12th, 1191) … set a career high with nine catches in the 51-48 triple-overtime win at Harvard; had 63 receiving yards and a touchdown in the win … caught his second touchdown of the season against double coverage at Dartmouth … had at least four catches in nine games and at least 40 receiving yards in eight games … had season-high 95 receiving yards in comeback win at Brown … helped Princeton break Ivy League records in both scoring offense (43.7) and total offense (511.6) … helped Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season … helped offense record five 50-point games during eight-game win streak; team had scored 50 points only four times in previous 467 games. 2012: finished second on the team in receptions (37) and receiving yards (316) … had at least one catch in nine games and had at least three catches in seven games … had season-best seven catches for 68 yards against Penn … caught first collegiate touchdown during furious fourth-quarter rally in 39-34 win over Harvard; pass was a 29-yard touchdown strike down the home sideline … caught six passes for 63 yards at Cornell … caught nine-yard touchdown pass at Yale to secure 29-7 road win and Princeton's first bonfire since 2006. 2011: set Princeton freshman records for single-season receptions (29) and single-season receiving yards (341); both totals were second-best on the team, trailing only Shane Wilkinson '13 … had season-high six catches apiece against both Hampton and Harvard … recorded 79 receiving yards at Harvard … would have caught first touchdown pass against Columbia, but penalty nullified play … had multiple catches in seven games … returned 14 punts for 84 yards, including one for long of 18 yards against Bucknell … earned starting role midway through season … earned one of five 2011 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards; he became the second Princeton player to win the honor in as many years, following Max Coale '14.

At Everett — earned league all-star honors ... chosen to the All-Scholastic Teams by both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald ... ESPN Boston's Mr. Football honoree ... played multiple skill positions on offense, including quarterback and wide receiver ... broke school records for receptions and touchdown receptions ... named the Gatorade Player of the Year ... also played cornerback and safety ... helped team to four league titles and two state championships, including one as a senior; served as team captain senior year ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ... earned league all-star honors in both ... led both teams to multiple league championships.

Personal — born Jan. 5, 1992 ... son of Lenny Parsons and Rachelle Costello ... father is a truck driver; mother is a hair dresser ... has a younger sister, Isabella ... enjoys sports and competition ... may study math or science-related courses at Princeton.

Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2011 29 341 11.8 0 47 34.1
2012 31 316 10.2 2 29 31.6
2013 48 534 11.1 2 44 53.4
2014 46 530 11.5 4 49 53.0
Totals 154 1721 11.2 8 49 44.1
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Everett, Mass.
High School: Everett
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