OT · Syracuse
YEAR (GP/GS) POSITION
2019: (12/5) RT
2020: (11/11) 8 LT, 3 RT
2021: (12/12) LT
2022: (11/11) LT
Total: (46/39) 31 LT, 8 RT
HISTORY -- From College Profile
Career Overview: Declared for the NFL Draft in Dec. of 2022 after spending four seasons with Orange ... Two-time All-ACC selection ... Finished his career with 39 starts at offensive tackle ... Emerged as Syracuse’s starting right tackle during the last half of 2019, moved to left tackle for the last eight games of 2020 and all of 2021 and 2022.
Junior Year (2022): Team Captain ... Second Team All-ACC ... AP All-ACC Second Team ... Two-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week (9/12 & 10/17) ... ECAC All-Star ... Senior Bowl Selection ... According to Pro Football Focus, was the third-highest overall grade among tackles and fourth among offensive linemen regardless of position in the ACC this season ... Was penalized three times and allowed just five sacks in 686 snaps this season ... He and the offensive line helped pave the way for Sean Tucker to rush to another 1,000-yard season and become the first player in program history to post back-to-back seasons with 1,000+ rushing yards and 250+ receiving yards ... Offensive captain for a unit that saw significant improvements in 2022. Syracuse's passing efficiency rating upgrade from 108th in the FBS in 2021, to 45th nationally and fourth in the ACC this year. The Orange also improved to eighth in the ACC in total offense (from 10th), seventh in passing offense (from 14th), second in red zone offense (from 13th) and seventh in scoring offense (from 10th) ... Earned the Ben Schwartzwalder award as an exemplary football player whose leadership skills and on-field production embody the hard-nosed approach of the program.
Sophomore Year (2021): Honorable Mention All-ACC ... ECAC All-Star ... Started all-12 games at left tackle ... The only member of Syracuse’s offensive line to start all-12 games at the same position in 2021 ... Syracuse averaged four yards per carry off his left tackle spot, which was the highest total in the ACC according to ESPN Advanced Stats ... He and the rest of the offensive line paved the way for the fifth-highest rushing total in program history (2,562) and All-American running back Sean Tucker to break the program’s single-season rushing record ... Bill Maxwell Award winner ... Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.
Sophomore Year (2020): Started all-11 games at offensive tackle. Started the first three games of the year at right tackle, before flipping to left tackle for the last eight games of the season ... Made his first collegiate start at left tackle vs. Duke (10/10) ... Helped lead an offensive line that saw significant improvement throughout the season. 36-percent of the total number of sacks Syracuse allowed on the season came in the first-two contests (2.7 per game over final-nine contests) ... Helped pave the way for the first-two 100-yard rushers that Notre Dame allowed in the 2020 season, when Cooper Lutz (112) and Sean Tucker (101) both crossed the century mark against the Fighting Irish (12/5) ... Member of the PAT/Field Goal unit that connected on 32-of-35 kicks, including 9-of-11 field goals ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection ... Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.
Freshman Year (2019): Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Second Team ... Appeared in all 12 games, starting five at right tackle ... Played 425 offensive snaps and delivered 20 knockdown blocks ... On the field for every snap in four out of his five first-string appearances ... Syracuse averaged 215.6 yards rushing per game with Bergeron in the starting lineup, 61.6 yards more per contest than its season average (154.0) ... Made his collegiate debut in the Orange’s season-opening shutout at Liberty (8/31), logging five snaps ... At Florida State (10/26), joined the starting rotation, becoming the first true freshman to start at tackle for the Orange since Quinn Ojinnaka versus Rutgers in 2002 ... Played a season-high 91 snaps against the Seminoles, delivering five knockdown blocks ... On the field for all 81 snaps versus Boston College (11/2) and had four knockdowns ... At Duke (11/16), logged two knockdowns in 56 snaps ... At Louisville (11/23), played all 82 snaps and registered two knockdowns ... Dished out a career-high seven knockdown blocks and played all 90 snaps in the Orange’s 39-30 overtime win against Wake Forest (11/30) ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection ... Named to the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring.
High School: Offensive lineman for head coach Kevin Mackey … No. 2 overall prospect from Canada, according to ESPN.com … Rated among the top offensive tackles in his class by ESPN (No. 69), Rivals.com (No. 73) and the 247Sports.com composite index (No. 81) … PrepStar All-Region selection … First player in Thetford history to receive an NCAA Division I football scholarship … 2018 RSEQ Second Division Offensive Player of the Year and Offensive Line Player of the Year … Blocked for a Thetford offense that rushed for more than 250 yards a game … Member of the 2017 Team Quebec roster for the Canada Cup … 2016 Spalding Cup All-Star … Two-time team MVP … Named Thetford’s Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Matthew K. Bergeron … Born on February 26, 2000 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada … Son of Annie Bergeron … Two brothers, one sister … Majoring in social work.