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Matt Carufel was born November 20, 1987 and was raised in Forest Lake, Minnesota. He graduated from Cretin Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In high school, Matt Carufel was nationally recognized for hhis football talents. USA Ttoday rated Carufel the 56th-best prep player in the U.S.
Carufel chose to attend Notre Dame after graduating from Cretin Derham, after offers from considered offers from Notre Dame, Florida, Iowa, Miami (Florida) and the University of Minnesota. However, Carufel did not see much playing time with Notre Dame during his first two seasons and decided to transfer to the University of Minnesota.
Under NCAA transfer guidelines, Matt Carufel will sat out the 2008 Gophers football season. In 2009, his first season playing with the Gophers, Matt Carufel started 11 games at right guard, missing only the Northwestern game with an illness and the South Dakota State game with an injury. He played very well and has big expectations as a senior.
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