Duke Football BIO
10 Matt Pridemore
2009: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... credited with four total tackles ... on the field for 132 total snaps including eight offensive plays.
2008: Did not see game action.
2007: Played in all 12 games on special teams ... recorded one tackle at Miami ... on the field for a total of 51 plays.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Buford High School under coaches Dexter Wood (2002-04) and Jess Simpson (2005) ... helped Buford to four-year ledger of 55-3 with state championships in both 2002 and 2003 ... all-region selection by PrepStar magazine ... as a senior, rushed 132 times for 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns to earn all-county honors.
Personal: Son of Leigh and Tom Pridemore ... father played football at West Virginia and with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons ... sister, Erin Wood, works in the Duke Athletic Department ... brother-in-law, Ryan Wood, was a four-year football letterman at Duke from 2005-08 ... brother, Tyler, is a member of the University of Florida football program ... born July 9, 1987 ... graduated from Duke in 2010 with a degree in Public Policy Studies ... enrolled in Duke graduate school for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.