| Matt Foote
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 180
Ranked 25th in the nation among all Division I players for stolen bases, averaging 0.53 pg ... in the MWC, placed second in stolen bases (28) and steal attempts (34), sixth in fielding percentage (.993), ninth in strikeouts (42) and 10th in sac bunts (7) ... led off the season opener at Texas Tech (2/6) with a home run, a first for the program since at least 1980 ... was 2-for-5 with a RBI and run scored vs. the Red Raiders ... RBI single in the ninth vs. Arizona (2/11) was one of just five UNM hits in the game ... posted two of the team's five hits vs. Nebraska in game one, going 2-for-4 and scoring one of the two runs (2/16) ... was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the win over No. 7 Nebraska (2/16, game 2) ... posted a RBI-single as a pinch hitter vs. Texas State (2/23) and stole a base ... was 3-for-5 with a run and RBI vs. Texas State (2/24) ... scored two of the team's four runs vs. Texas State (2/25), going 2-for-4 ... recorded a hit vs. Saint Louis (3/2) and vs. Oregon State (3/3), extending his career-high hit streak to 10 games ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored vs. Saint Louis (3/5) ... drove in a team-high three runs vs. Rhode Island (3/9) ... pounded out a team-leading three hits vs. Rhode Island (3/11) and scored three runs ... drove in a team-high four runs vs. New Mexico State (3/20), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored ... one of three to have multiple hits vs. Utah (3/24), going 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored ... walked twice and scored twice in the series finale with Utah (3/25) ... drew two walks and scored twice to lead the team vs. SDSU (3/30) ... scored two of the team's eight runs vs. SDSU (3/31) ... led the team in hits and RBI vs. SDSU (4/1), going 2-for-5 with two RBI ... drove in one of the team's three runs in the opener at SDSU (4/5) ... team-high three hits (5 AB) with a RBI at SDSU (4/6) ... one of six to score in the finale at SDSU (4/7), going 1-for-4 ... hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of the series opener at Air Force (4/15), driving in the eventual winning runs ... tripled for one of his two hits at Air Force (4/15), driving in a team-high four RBI for the second straight game ... homered in the series finale at AFA (4/16), going 2-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored ... tripled at Utah (4/20), driving in three of the team's four runs, going 2-for-4 ... led the team at Utah (4/21), going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored ... team-high four hits vs. Hawaii-Hilo (4/27), scoring twice ... drew the team's only walk vs. BYU (5/3) ... walked and drove in a run in the team's come-from-behind win vs. BYU (5/4) ... one of two to record a hit and a run scored vs. BYU (5/5) ... scored a team-high two runs in the series opener vs. UNLV (5/10), gooing 1-for-3 with a walk ... one of three to record a hit, RBI and a run scored vs. UNLV (5/11) ... drew one of the team's three walks, going 1-for-4 with a run scored in the UNLV finale (5/12) ... two-out RBI-single vs. Texas Tech (5/14) in the ninth pulled UNM within two runs ... tripled for the fourth time this season, driving in a run and scoring one at TCU (5/17) ... pounded out the only extra-base hit for UNM at TCU (5/18) ... led off the game vs. SDSU (5/24) with a double before being ejected at the end of the inning.
Started all 59 games in center ... hit .306 (70-for-229) with 56 runs, 12 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 37 RBI, 20 walks, a team-high 18 hit by pitches and 24 stolen bases ... ranked 45th in the nation in times hit by a pitch (18), just one shy of tying the UNM season record ... compiled a season-high eight-game hit streak, ending the season with a five-game streak ... in the MWC, ranked second in stolen bases (24) and steal attempts (28), third in plunks, sixth in times caught stealing (4), ninth in runs (56) and strikeouts (45) and 10th in at bats (229) ... four stolen bases vs. NMSU (2/21) was the most in a single game in the MWC ... opened the season going 1-for-3 with a stolen base, RBI and run scored at New Mexico State (2/7) ... named MWC Player of the Week on Feb. 20 for his performance against Texas Tech and Arizona ... was 3-for-5 with a RBI, walk and three runs scored on Feb. 19 at Arizona ... perfect at the plate against New Mexico State on Feb. 21, going 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and four stolen bases ... was 3-for-4 with three runs scored vs. Utah Valley State (Feb. 26) ... hit .800 at New Mexico State (2/28), going 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI ... was 2-for-3 with a RBI and run scored vs. Northern Colorado on March 4 ... hit a grand slam vs. NMSU (3/7) ... hit .417 (5-for-12) with a home run and four runs scored in the series vs. San Francisco ... was 2-for-3 with two walks in the series finale (3/19) and 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the series opener (3/17) ... 3-for-3 at the plate vs. Dallas Baptist (3/24), scoring the game-winning run in the ninth ... hit .400 (4-for-10) in the series vs. the Patriots ... went 2-for-4 with a RBI and three runs scored in the series finale at San Diego State (4/9) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored at Oklahoma (4/24) and 1-for-1 with two RBI, a sacrifice and two hit by pitches at Texas Tech (4/25) ... scored three of the team's six runs in game one at BYU (5/5) ... 2-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored in the final game at UNLV (5/13) ... hit .421 (8-for-19) with five RBI and three runs scored at the MWC Tournament (5/23-25) ... career-high 4-for-6 night vs. UNLV (5/23) with three RBI and two runs scored, just a double shy of hitting for the cycle ... 2-for-5 with two RBI vs. Utah (5/25).
Sophomore ('05): Started 53 games in center field ... hit .276 with two homers and 30 RBI ... four hits and three RBI in home New Mexico State series (2/12-13) ... career day at the plate vs. Texas State Feb. 18, going 3-for-5 with five RBI and a two-run homer ... collected two hits and stole home vs. Texas State Feb. 19 ... 3-for-4 with three runs scored vs. Northern Colorado (3/4) ... went 4-for-6 with two runs in the Savannah State series, 3-for-4 with two RBI in the series finale (3/13) ... hit a game-winning, bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to cap a four-run rally in UNM's comeback victory over BYU (3/18) ... went 5-for-14 (.357) with four RBI in the home UNLV series, hit a run-scoring triple in game one (3/24) ... 2-for-4 with an RBI triple at San Diego State (4/9) ... 2-for-4 with a run and a triple at New Mexico State (4/12) ... hit .545 (6-for-11) with five runs in the home Air Force series, 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in game one, 2-for-4 with three runs in game two, solo homer in game three ... 2-for-2 at Texas Tech April 26...batted .455 (5-for-11) in the road BYU series with four runs, 3-for-4 with two runs in game one ... three hits and four runs in the home San Diego State series ... 3-for-4 with an RBI at Texas Tech (5/16) ... six runs and three hits in the road Air Force series.
Freshman ('04): Saw action at third base, second base and right field ... came on to start at the end of the season ... terrific year at the plate, batting .333 with eight doubles and 19 RBI ... even more impressive in MWC play, hitting a team-best .429 ... hit an astounding .457 (16-for-35) with runners in scoring position ... first career hit came as pinch-hitter vs. Kent State (2/20) ... scored tying run in win over Utah (3/21) ... exploded for season-high four RBI to go along with two hits and two runs at Utah (4/8) ... three hits, two runs and an RBI in the first Air Force series (4/16-18) ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI at San Diego State (5/2) ... excellent home series vs. Air Force (5/14-16), going 7-for-10 at the plate with six RBI, two doubles and three runs ... five hits in the home UNLV series (5/20-22) with two RBI ... four hits in the MWC Tournament.
High School: Three-time all-district selection at Albuquerque Academy ... batted .440 for the New Mexico Baseball Academy Cubs, who won the state championship and attended the regionals in Houston ... posted a .549 batting average his junior year ... also clubbed two home runs and had 28 RBI in 2002.
Personal: Born July 3, 1985, in Albuquerque ... son of Mike and Terri Foote ... father played baseball at UNM from 1976-80 and then played in the Cincinnati Reds organization ... sister, Heather, plays soccer at Trinity Univ ... majoring in Criminology.
H: 4, three times - last vs. Hawaii-Hilo (4/27/07)
R: 4, at New Mexico State (2/28/06)
AB: 7, at Air Force, game 2 (4/15/07)
2B: 1, 33 times - last vs. SDSU (5/24/07)
3B: 1, 11 times - last at TCU (5/17/07)
HR: 1, 11 times - last at Air Force (4/16/07)
RBI: 5, twice - last at UNLV (5/14/06)
BB: 2, six times, last vs. San Diego State (4/1/07)
SO: 4, at UC-Irvine (3/17/07)
Hitting Streak: 10 games (2/11-3/3/07)