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Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged two stops...Added one quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Pittsburgh (9/9): Had a solo stop in the fourth quarter. Georgia State (9/16): Made back-to-back big plays early in the fourth quarter...Combined with Antonio Shelton on a tackle for loss, before recovering a fumble that was forced by Daniel Joseph on third down...It was his first career fumble recovery and capped a five-turnover game for the Penn State defense...Helped Penn State force five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries), the first time since forcing five turnovers last season at Indiana (five fumble recoveries). Indiana (9/30): Notched a career-high three tackles. at Northwestern (10/7): Had one quarterback hurry. Michigan (10/21): Made two tackles...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Week. at Michigan State (11/4): Tied a career high with three tackles...Logged his first career sack, a combined takedown of Brian Lewerke with Tyrell Chavis in the second quarter. Rutgers (11/11): Made three tackles, equaling his career high. Nebraska (11/18): Had one tackle. vs. Washington (12/30): Took down Jake Browning for a quarterback sack in the fourth quarter for his lone stop of the game.
➤ High School
Four-year letterman for head coach Bob Oliver at Chancellor High School... Capped his high school career by helping the Chargers go 9-3 as a senior...Selected second-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named Conference 19-Battlefield District Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Player of the Year as a senior...Garnered Region 4A first team honors in 2016...Selected to the all-conference first team in 2015 and 2016...Named Chancellor’s defensive MVP in 2016...Logged 272 tackles, forced six fumbles and broke up five passes in three seasons for the Chargers...Registered 130 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, as a senior...Totaled 18.5 sacks in his senior season for a combined three-year total of 37 sacks to become the career sacks leader at Chancellor...Rated as a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets -- 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Was an ESPN300 recruit, ranking No. 247th nationally...Rated the No. 7 recruit in Virginia, No. 28 prospect in the region and the No. 17 defensive end nationally by ESPN...Ranked No. 5 in Virginia, No. 5 nationally at strong-side defensive end and No. 186 overall by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 3 in Virginia, No. 4 in the East and No. 24 overall among defensive ends by Scout...Rated No. 264 on the Scout 300 list...Rated as the No. 136 overall recruit by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Virginia and No. 5 strong-side defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Also lettered in basketball and track.
Full name is Yetur Akkub Gross-Matos...Son of Sakinah and Robert Matos...Has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Qeturah and Cristina...Hobbies include drawing and music...Has career ambitions to serve underprivileged youth in some capacity...Born February 26, 1998 in New Jersey.