Matt Hellinger
#17 Matt Hellinger

Class Year: 2011

Position: WR

Height: 5-11

Weight: 195

High School: Minnechaug Regional

Hometown: Wilbraham, Mass.

2010 season highlights: Hellinger was a captain for Mules in 2010 and was a top receiver heading into the season. However, he suffered a pre-season injury and missed the year. Earned the team's Tom Austin Award, given to a player who through his effort and commitment, leaves Colby football better off than when he found it. 2009 season highlights: Matt was first on the team in kickoff return yards per game (27.0), second on the Mules in receiving touchdowns (4), second in all-purpose yards (61.5), tied for second in receptions (23), tied for second in scoring (24), third in yards per catch (13.3) of those with more than five catches, and third in average yards per game (38.4). 2008 season highlights: Hellinger was second on the team in receptions (17) and receiving yards (164). He led the receivers in touchdowns (2) and average yards per game (23.4). 2007 season highlights: Matt caught nine balls for 97 yards in his first year at Colby. At Colby: Matt majored in Government. Before Colby: Played football and ran indoor and outdoor track at Minnechaug Regional High School...National Honor Society...earned All-Western Mass. recognition in all three sports.