Matt Gutierrez was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2007 ... Released by the Patriots (8/30/08) ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/10/08) ... Signed to the Patriots' active roster (9/13/08).
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2008 (0/0): Did not appear in a game and was listed as a gameday inactive 14 times and was active but did not play on one occasion ... Signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Sept. 13 ... Signed to the Patriots' practice squad on Sept. 10 after being released in the final preseason roster cutdown on Aug. 30.
2007 (5/0, 0/0): Played in five games while being listed as an inactive as the third quarterback 11 times in his first pro season ... Made his NFL debut, taking the last snap of the Patriots' victory over the New York Jets (9/9) ... Saw action at quarterback in the final series of the Patriots' win over San Diego (9/16) ... Completed his first NFL pass, a 15-yarder to Donte' Stallworth in the Patriots' win over the Miami Dolphins (10/21) ... Played in reserve at quarterback in the fourth quarter of the Patirots' win over Washington (10/28) ... Saw action at quarterback in the fourth quarter versus Miami (12/23).
Transferred to Idaho State for the 2006 season after three years at the University of Michigan (2003-05) ... Was Idaho State's Outstanding Newcomer after throwing for 2,237 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Lettered for three years at Michigan and redshirted in 2002 ... Was named the starter for the 2004 season opener against Miami (Ohio), but suffered a shoulder injury, and did not throw a pass that season ... Finished his career at Michigan 27-for-41, completing 65.9 percent of his passes, for 286 yards and a touchdown ... His career quarterback rating was 132.5 ... Was 3-for-3 for 52 yards vs. Notre Dame ... In 2005, he was 14-for-22 passing for 133 yards.
Matt Gutierrez was born on June 9, 1984 ... Lettered in football at DeLaSalle High School ... Never lost a game at DeLaSalle ... Went 252-of-456 for 5,032 yards and 64 touchdowns, with just nine interceptions ... His high school quarterback rating was 190.4, and it was 206.7 as a senior ... Tossed five touchdowns in the CIF North Coast 4A championship ... In 2008, participated in the United Way of Rhode Island's Hometown Huddle at the East Providence Boys & Girls Club, teaching club members how to incorporate nutrition and fitness into their daily routines ... Participated in the 2008 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers ... Majored in general studies.
- Matt never lost a game in his career at DeLaSalle High School. Over his four high school seasons from 1999-2002, Matt's teams went 50-0 and claimed the high school national championship each season.
- Played high school basketball for DeLaSalle against the Boston Celtics' Leon Powe (Oakland Tech).