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#8 Matt Hankins

Height 6-0
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Lewisville, Texas
High School Marcus

Hawk Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2017 . . . first career start came in win at Nebraska in 2017.

2020 Honors – – Preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports.

2019 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, defense . . . preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2019 – – Started all 10 games in which he played,missing three games due to injury . . . collected 58 tackles, including 37 solo stops and 21 assists . . . also had two interceptions and seven pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 win over Miami as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . two solo tackles and one assist vs. Miami, along with career-best two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 30-0 win over Rutgers, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State due to injury . . . did not see action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee due to injury . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan due to injury . . . started at cornerback in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . seven tackles vs. PSU, including four solo tackles and three assists, with a shared tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 26-20 win over Purdue as offense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . career-best11 tackles vs. Purdue, including eight solo stops and three assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 20-0 win at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles and one assist as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . led team with eight tackles at Wisconsin, including five solo stops and three assists . . . first career pass interception at Wisconsin . . . started at cornerback in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota as defense allowed just 63 net rushing yards . . . eight tackles vs. Minnesota, including six solo stops and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . five tackles vs. Illinois, including two solo stops and three assists . . . second interception of the season vs. Illinois, to go with three pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . five tackles at Nebraska, including two solo stops and three assists . . . one tackle for loss and one QB pressure at Nebraska . . . started at cornerback in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards . . . seven tackles vs. USC, including six solo stops and one assist, along with one pass break-up.

2018 – – Started at cornerback in all eight games in which he played, missing five games due to injury . . . recorded 48 tackles and three pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. NIU, with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 13-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . career-best eight tackles vs. ISU, including five solo tackles and three assists . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 win over Northern iowa as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . six tackles vs. UNI, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at cornerback in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . did not see action in 48-31 win at Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-16 win at Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 23-0 win over Maryland due to injury . . . did not see action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State due to injury . . . did not see action in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . .  started at  cornerback in 14-10 loss to Northwestern after missing six straight games . . . matched career best with eight tackles vs. Northwestern, including five solo stops and three assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 63-0 win at Illinois, recording three assisted tackles as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . career-best 10 tackles vs. Nebraska, including seven solo stops and three assists . . . started at cornerback in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . led team with nine tackles in bowl win, including seven solo stops, two assists and one pass break-up.

2017 – – Recorded 21 tackles, including 10 solo stops and 11 assists, along with two pass break-ups . . . saw action in 24-3 opening win over Wyoming, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . career-best three tackles vs. Purdue, with one solo stop and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . career-best five tackles vs. Nebraska, including two solo stops and three assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half . . . career-best seven tackles vs. Boston College, including three solo stops and four assists, to go with one pass break-up.

High school honors – – Selected to participate in All-America Bowl following prep career . . . unanimous first-team all-district selection as a senior . . . first-team all-district as a junior . . . Career – – Three-year letterman . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a junior . . . 27 solo tackles and six assists as a senior, with six pass break-ups . . . 34 solo tackles and 18 assists as a junior, with 13 pass break-ups, five tackles for loss, and two interceptions . . . recorded 20 solo stops and four assists as a sophomore, with nine pass break-ups . . . team captain as a senior.

Personal – – Born 2/22/99 . . . business major . . . parents are Glennis and Darryl Hankins . . . high school coach was Gerry Stanford.