2004 -- Raney made his UCLA debut with two snaps versus Arizona ... He also played two snaps against Stanford and six snaps versus Oregon.
2003 -- Played at Phoenix (AZ) College for coach Bill Laslett ... As a sophomore, he made 27 receptions for 402 yards and one touchdown ... Four-star tight end prospect by Max Emfinger ... Rated No. 10 JC tight end by collegefootballnews.com ... Earned two stars from TheInsiders.com and rivals.com.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters in football for coach Rudy Pacheko at Buckeye (AZ) Union High School ... Starred at both tight end and defensive end ... He earned All-Region honors as a TE/DE as both a junior and a senior ... Played in the 4A/5A All-Star game and was selected to the West Valley News 'Dream Team' as a senior ... Also played basketball as a junior and was All-Region ... Named Buckeye HS Weight Lifter of the Year as a senior.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Matthew Dylan Raney ... Born: August 4, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ ... Parents: Bill and Pam Raney ... Has one brother, Cody, and one sister, Jobrina ... Lists NFL performer Jeremy Shockey as the player he patterns his style of play after ... Likes to play basketball ... Decided to attend UCLA because of the prestige and history of the football program ... Physiological Science major.