Matthew Shipley - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#36 Matthew Shipley

K | *Sr | 6-1 | 195 | Liberty Hill, Texas | Liberty Hill HS / Hawai’i

2023 (Senior at Hawai’i): Appeared in all 13 games starting at both kicker and punter … 14-for-18 (77.8%) on field goal attempts with a season-long 51-yard made field goal … 30-for-31 on point after attempts … Led the team in scoring (72 points) … Punted 60 times on the season, averaging 39.5 yards per punt … Finished with 10 punts of 50+ yards, including a season-long 56-yard punt … Pinned nine punts inside the 20-yard line.

2022 (Junior at Hawai’i): Appeared in all 13 games starting at both kicker and punter … Led the team in scoring (75 points) … Converted 80 percent of his field goal attempts (16-of-20) … Was perfect (10-of-10) on attempts inside 30 yards … Tied a career-long with a 49-yard field goal against Utah State … Nailed four field goals of 40 yards or longer … Made all but one of his 28 PATs … Averaged 40.7 yards on 63 punts … Tallied nine punts of 50+ yards, including a career-long 63-yarder against Wyoming … Recorded 19 punts inside the 20-yard line … Had an 18-yard rush for a first down on a fake punt against Nevada.

2021 (Sophomore at Hawai’i): A semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award given to the nation’s best placekicker … Played in all 13 games, handling both place-kicking and punting duties … Led team in points scored with 96 … Made 18-of-21 field attempts on the year … Converted on all 42 of his extra point attempts … Recorded a career-long 49-yard field goal against Utah State … Set a career-high with three field goals made versus Colorado State … Averaged 41.5 yards on 55 punts for the season … Had eight punts of 50-plus yards and 15 that landed inside the 20 … Earned his first Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week award after averaging 49.3 yards per punt and tallying eight points in UH’s season-finale at Wyoming … Booted a career-long 54-yard punt in that win over the Cowboys.

2020 (Freshman at Hawai’i): Handled all placekicking and the majority of kickoff duties for UH … Finished the year 8-of-14 (57.1%) on field goals … Went 6-of-7 on attempts under 40 yards … Nailed a season-long 44-yard field goal in win over UNLV … Converted all 26 of his PAT attempts … Took over kickoff duties in the final seven games of the year … Recorded 16 touchbacks on 33 kickoffs … Earned academic all-MW honors.

High School: Attended Liberty Hill High School in Liberty Hill, Texas … Handled both place kicking and punting duties for a squad that won back-to-back district titles and a 2019 regional championship … A two-time all-district kicker … Ranked the No. 7 kicker nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking … Longest field goal in a game was 45 yards … Averaged 55.3 yards per kickoff with 31 going for touchbacks … Invited to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … Also earned all-state honors in soccer … An academic all-state selection.

Personal: Born in Plano, Texas … Son of Chris and Carol Shipley … Has two brothers … Twin brother, Mason, kicks for Texas State … Older brother Michael kicked at West Texas A&M … Birthdate: Jan. 1, 2002.