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February 6, 2013

Getting To Know: Matt Haack

West Des Moines (Iowa) Dowling High School kicker Matt Haack is expected to take over the punting duties for Arizona State next fall.

Name: Matt Haack

Hometown: W. Des Moines, Iowa

School: Dowling High School

Position: Kicker

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight:180 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.47

Bench max: 290

Squat max: 430

Clean max: 290

Vertical leap: 33

Senior stats: Receiving (69 catches 1,290 total yards, 16 receiving touchdowns, kick return touchdown, block punt touchdown, fake punt 70 yards)

Senior honors: Elite Team All-State punter, First Team All-State Receiver, Des Moies Register All-State Punter, Iowa Newspaper Associate First Team All-State Receiver, Iowa Coaches Academic All-State, Sports Spotlight All-State Receiver

Rivals.com ranking: Two Stars

Offers: Arizona State University, Iowa State

Favorite food: Bacon Cheeseburger

Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights

Favorite music type/artist: Country music

Favorite female celebrity: Carrie Underwood

Favorite NFL player: Jordy Nelson

Favorite hobby: Fishing

Role model: "My role models I would say are both my parents and my grandparents."

Best sports memory: "Winning state football in 2010"

On the first time he knew he was good enough to play at the next level: "This summer at the Iowa State punting camp is when things first started happening so I would say then."

On moving to ASU and being on his own: "I am actually really excited. I have family in Arizona and I was born in Arizona so I'm pretty comfortable with it."

Why ASU: "It has always been a dream school of mine and again with the family ties in there and the academic side, I got accepted into Barrett's College and Ill probably study Sports Management or Sports Marketing."

On his goals for next season: "I hope we get to the Rose bowl or a National Championship and that I can be an impact player on the team.

On his signing day plans: "I am going to go to my school and sign sometime before 8a.m. with one of my friends who is going to play for Iowa."

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