Height / Weight:
6-7 / 261
All-America candidate...named to the All-Big East first team, the first BC sophomore to receive that honor since William Green in 2000...led the Big East in sacks with 11.5...had a team-high 24 quarterback hurries on the year...was a 13-game starter at defensive end...four solos, one TFL vs. Wake Forest in season opener...three solos, one TFL, two QB hurries, two QB sacks, one fumble recovery, two knock downs vs. Penn State...five solos, two assists, one TFL, two QB hurries at Connecticut...had two solos, one assist, one TFL, and five QB hurries vs. Miami...led the Eagles against Ball State with seven tackles, also had one assist, one TFL, one half of a sack, three QB hurries...four solos, four assists, one QB hurry, one QB sack at Temple...six solos, two assists, one TFL, one QB sack, caused one fumble at Syracuse... three solos, one assist, one TFL, three QB hurries, two and a half sacks vs. Notre Dame...six solos, one assist, four QB hurries, one QB sack vs. Pittsburgh...five solos, four assists, one TFL, one QB sack vs. West Virginia...five solos, two assists, one TFL, one QB hurry, one half of a QB sack vs. Rutgers...had one sack and one TFL at Virginia Tech including four QB hurries...registered six tackles, including four solos...had a career-high nine tackles (four solos) and a sack in the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl game...nicknamed "Kiwi"...he and offensive tackles James Marten and Jeremy Trueblood are the tallest Eagles at 6-8.
Five sacks on the year, second on the team...finished the season with 44 tackles (27 solos)...a bright young talent on the Eagle defensive line...started the first two games of the season for the injured Derric Rossy...responded with three solos, one assist, a sack, a TFL, a pass breakup and a QB hurry vs. Connecticut in his first collegiate game...two solos plus a forced fumble in the Stanford game...also had two pass deflections, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown...four solos, two assists vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl...one solo, one assist, one QB sack vs. Virginia Tech...is one of two Cathedral High School graduates on the BC squad; schoolboy teammate Jeremy Trueblood is an offensive lineman...three solos, one assist and a quarterback hurry vs. Navy...two tackles, one pass knockdown vs. Pittsburgh...three tackles vs. Notre Dame...five tackles (three solos) vs. West Virginia...three tackles (two solos), 1 TFL (a quarterback sack) vs. Syracuse...four tackles, a quarterback sack and an interception vs. Temple...recovered a fumble and ran it in for a 49-yard touchdown vs. Rutgers in the regular-season finale.
Earned SuperPrep all-Midwest honors as a senior at Cathedral; gained all-Midwest accolades from Tom Lemming...garnered all-state and all-city honors in 2000...recorded 39 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and one pass breakup as a senior defensive end...registered 98 receiving yards as a tight end...helped lead Cathedral to back-to-back state 4A championships in 1998 and 1999; team had a 36-5 record in his three years...played for head coach Rick Streiff.
Mathias Kagimu Kiwanuka, born March 8, 1983...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in communications...proudly displays a Ugandan flag in his dorm room as a reminder of his African heritage and in memory of his late grandfather, Benedicto Kiwanuka, who was elected Uganda's first prime minister in 1961 and assassinated in 1972 by Idi Amin...Mathias is the youngest of Deodata and Emmanuel Kiwanuka's three children; has one brother and one sister.