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#46 Matt Berning
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 246
Year: Senior
Hometown: Duisburg, Germany
High School: Mexico (Mo.) HS
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Matt Berning
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 05/05/2011

Appeared in all 53 games of his career, making 35 starts.

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Starter at linebacker in all 12 games ... CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America second-team ... named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District IV first team ... All-MAC first team defense ... named the recipient of the Academic Excellence and Kurt Dobronski team awards ... led the defense while tying a career high with 13 tackles, including nine solo tackles in loss at Northwestern (9/25) ... recorded four 10-plus tackle games (Temple, Northwestern, Ball State and Western Michigan) ... tallied four sacks in five games (Temple, Northwestern, Miami, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan) ... gameday captain vs. in-state rival Western Michigan (11/5) ... recorded a game-high 12 tackles for the Chippewas and forced a fumble that resulted in a turnover ... finished the season leading the team in tackles (102), sacks (four) and tackles for loss (13) ... Academic All-MAC honoree ... named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society.

2009: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Ranked second on the team in tackles and third in tackles for loss … posted career highs in both categories … CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV first team selection … Academic All-MAC honoree … named CMU's Most Valuable Linebacker ... made at least 10 tackles in five games … registered a career-high 13 stops at Western Michigan (10/17) … made 11 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, at Buffalo (10/3) … credited with 11 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage and a sack, in the MAC Championship Game against Ohio (12/4) … made 10 tackles at Arizona (9/5) … contributed eight tackles in the GMAC Bowl (1/6) against Troy.

2008: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Starter in nine games … ranked third on team with 70 tackles … collected a career-high 11 tackles against Western Michigan (10/18) … tallied seven tackles, all solo, and a sack at Northern Illinois (11/12) … made seven tackles and recovered a fumble at Georgia (9/6) … forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for a touchback with 3:09 remaining in win at Ohio (9/13) … made eight tackles in win at Indiana (11/1) … Academic All-MAC honoree.

2007: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Appeared in all 14 games … contributed both at linebacker and on special teams … registered six stops in three straight games … streak started at Ball State (10/6), continued against Army (10/13) and finished at Clemson (10/2).

High School: Competed at Mexico (Mo.) High School as a foreign exchange student in 2003 … played at the club level in his native Germany … attended Mercator Gymnasium in Dusseldorf.

Personal: Parents are Werner and Sandra Berning … born Sept. 22, 1986 … holds a 3.79 GPA as a marketing major.


TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd
2007................ 14 19 12 31 3.5-12 0 1 0 0
2008................ 13 33 37 70 1.5-6 0 1 2 0
2009................ 14 51 57 108 8.5-39 7 1 0 0
2010................ 12 43 59 102 13.0-47 2 2 0 0
TOTAL............... 53 146 165 311 26.5-104 9 5 2 0

SACKS G UA A Total Yds
2007................ 14 0 0 0.0 0
2008................ 13 1 0 1.0 6
2009................ 14 2 2 3.0 24
2010................ 12 3 2 4.0 29
TOTAL............... 53 6 4 8.0 59

KICK RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G
2007................ 14 5 48 0 14 9.6 3.4
2008................ 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009................ 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010................ 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL............... 53 6 48 0 14 8.0 0.9

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G
2007................ 14 0 0 0 48 0 48 3.4
2008................ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009................ 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL............... 53 0 0 0 48 0 48 0.9