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Matt Limegrover
Matt  Limegrover

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Position:
Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater:
University of Chicago

Graduated:
1991


• Matt Limegrover is in for his second season as offensive line coach for the Nittany Lions and has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience.
• Limegrover’s offensive line battled injuries, but was the cornerstone for Penn State’s record-breaking offense and 2016 Big Ten Championship run.
• In 2016, the Nittany Lions broke the Penn State record for total offense (6,056) and passing yards (3,650) and tied the school record for points scored (526).
• Senior center Brian Gaia claimed All-Big Ten honorable mention laurels, while redshirt-freshman lineman Ryan Bates was named to the USA Today and FWAA Freshman All-America teams.
• Limegrover spent five seasons at Minnesota as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He held the title of assistant head coach his last two seasons with the Gophers.
• During Limegrover’s tenure, the Golden Gopher offense had steady growth, increasing their scoring average by 10 points from 2011-14.
• He helped Minnesota to three consecutive bowls and eight wins in 2013 and 2014 after a 3-9 mark in 2011.
• In 2014, Minnesota had its first offensive lineman receive All-Big Ten first team honors since 2005 when Zac Epping claimed the recognition.
• Limegrover spent 16 seasons working under former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill, following him along four stops at Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Emporia State.
• Limegrover started his time with Kill as the offensive line coach at Emporia State for two seasons (1999-2000) and then served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Kill at Southern Illinois (2001-07) and Northern Illinois (2008-10).
• During his tenure at Northern Illinois, Limegrover produced seven All-Mid-American Conference offensive linemen during his time with the Huskies, including two first team selections in 2010.
• Limegrover helped Northern Illinois to three consecutive bowl appearances and the 2010 MAC West title.
• The Huskie line gave up only 15 sacks in 2009. NIU also led the MAC and ranked 19th nationally in rushing with 202.42 yards per game that year.
• At Southern Illinois, Limegrover helped the Salukis win three conference championships and guided an offense that ranked in the Top 10 in scoring in the NCAA for six consecutive seasons (2002-07).
• Limegrover also made coaching stops at Ferris State (1997-98) as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Northwestern (1995-96) as a graduate assistant and his alma mater, the University of Chicago (1991-94) serving in a variety of roles, spanning interim head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach.
• Limegrover was part of two Big Ten Championship teams while at Northwestern.

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