When the UConn football roster came out for spring 2015 practice, one of the changes to it involved Matt Walsh moving from fullback to linebacker.

Walsh earned the job of starting linebacker for the 2013 season and at the start of the 2014 season. The special teams standout did lose his starting spot to Jazzmar Clax during last season.

So when he was approached by the defensive staff to move to linebacker, Walsh jumped at the opportunity to play there just like his days at Hand High School in Madison, CT.

After UConn football’s fifth spring practice of 2015, head coach Bob Diaco talked about how Walsh’s transition was going.