Returning starter who was enjoying a great junior year before missing the second half of the season...An extremely athletic and bright player who uses exceptional technique and leverage...Junior: Brown's starting left guard, who missed the Bears' last six games due to injury... Sophomore: Earned a starting role at guard midway through the season... Freshman: Earned valuable experience on the Junior Varsity squad... Secondary School Background: A graduate of Centennial High School where he lettered in football and wrestling... Team captain as a senior... Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All Star... A North Fulton All-Region selection... Offensive Lineman of the Year... Fulton County Senior Scholar Athlete Award... Named a Peachbowl Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete... Received the Football Scholar Athlete of the Year from 2001-2004... A National Honor Society member... German National Honor Society member... Principal's Honor Roll... Received AP Honors with Distinction from the National College Board... Personal: Matthew Ryan Adkins, born November 21, 1986... Son of Donald R. Adkins, Jr. and Nancy Adkins... Has a brother, Mark... Enjoys coaching, fishing and swimming... Concentrating in Engineering.