|Hometown:||Mayfield Heights, OH|
Freshman: Gained valuable experience on the Bears' undefeated Junior Varsity team... Secondary School Background: A graduate of Mayfield High School where he lettered in football and track... Three-year letterman in football... Named to 2010 All-Northeast Ohio Conference First Team... Named to 2010 All-Northeast Lakes District Second Team... Selected 2010 All-Ohio Academic Athlete... Ranked by Rivals.com as #16 Safety in Ohio... National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete... Two-time Finalist for ESPN Cleveland Student Athlete of the Year... Three-time All-NE Ohio Conference Scholar Athlete... In 2009 made 85 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and defended 17 passes... Member of National Honor Society... On Principal's List every semester of high school... Volunteered at an Assisted Living & Rehab Facility and as a Youth Athletics Instructor... Personal: Matthew Morgan Shannon, born December 27, 1991... Son of Hugh and Michelle Shannon... Has one younger sister, Michaela... Enjoys weightlifting, video games, music, and movies... Undecided on his concentration.