Defensive Back
Height 5'9"
Weight 190
Year Sophomore
Hometown Katy, Texas
High School Cinco Ranch H.S.
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience 1 Letter
School: CC
Birthdate July 24, 1998




Played in all 10 games as a first-year defensive back, primarily on special teams … Backup safety … Finished the season with eight tackles (two solo) … Made one tackle vs. Brown (Nov. 18), Harvard (Nov. 4) and at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Made two tackles vs. Penn (Oct. 14) … Registered a career-best three tackles at Marist (Oct. 7) … Saw first game action in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).




A 2017 graduate of Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, where he played two years of varsity football for head coach Don Clayton … Earned District 19-6A Second Team honors as a defensive back and district honorable mention honors as a punt returner in 2015 … Named to the 2016 Texas High School Coaches Association All-State Football Academic First Team … Two-time District 19-6A Academic All-District First Team honoree … Nominated for the Houston Touchdown Club All-Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year Award … Named to Academic All-State Team as a senior … Two-time Academic 19-6A All-District selection … Led the Cougars to a state semifinalist finish, 11-4 record and the school’s longest playoff run in history as a senior … Battled back from a September injury to play for his team in November … In nine games, made 98 tackles, totaled 11 tackles for loss, intercepted three passes, recovered one fumble, broke up 15 passes, forced one fumble and returned two for touchdown (62-yard punt return and 44-yard fumble return) … Also returned three punts for touchdowns in his career … Made 12 tackles, scored two touchdowns (INT, fumble return), intercepted two passes and registered two tackles for loss vs. Memorial … Made 16 tackles with an interception, three pass breakups and two tackles vs. loss vs. Cibolo Steele in the state semifinals … In the state playoff semifinals alone, made 19 tackles, intercepted a pass, broke up two passes and registered a tackle for loss … Named a PrepStar Player of the Week … Elected by teammates as team captain … Named team MVP … Two-time defensive player of the game and special teams player of the game selection … Awarded KUBE Scholar-Athlete of the Week by Channel 57 … Named preseason player to watch in 2016 Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine and ranked the state’s No. 21 safety by LoneStarProspects … As a safety, led the Cougars to a 9-2 overall record, 6-1 league mark as a junior … Made 80 total tackles (67 solo), eight tackles for loss, broke up 11 passes with one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 11 games played as a junior … National Honor Society member … Community service activities included volunteer coaching the Youth 7on7 *SIRE, youth basketball, along with a variety of other activities.




Born Benjamin Thomas Mathiasmeier on July 24, 1998 … Son of Tom and Colette Mathiasmeier … Has a sister Emma … Father played football at Texas Tech from 1986-89 … Father was a two-year starter at defensive end for the Red Raiders, served as team captain and was an Academic All-American and All-Southwest Conference selection following his senior year with the Red Raiders … Father Tom was also awarded a prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship … Sister Emma attends Texas Tech and is the captain of the equestrian team … Grandfather played baseball at Navy (1951-53) … Other grandfather Ronald Fremin was a boxer at Houston and Wisconsin, a three-time Louisiana State Golden Glove champion and was inducted into the Louisiana State Boxing Hall of Fame … Hobbies and interests include basketball, golf and fishing … Committed to Columbia on October 25, 2016 … Chose Columbia because it had the best education, best city, best sports aspect and best coaching staff during the recruitment process … Met Columbia Offensive Coordinator Mark Fabish at a camp, then attended summer football camp at Columbia … Also received interest from Texas Tech, Notre Dame, North Texas, Michigan State, Rice, SMU and most other Ivy League schools … Enrolled at Columbia College … Intends to major in Economics.


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