Signed by Green Bay as a free agent on April 15, 2015…Originally entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with Chicago, signing with the Bears on May 14, 2012…Was waived by Chicago on Aug. 27, 2012, but was signed to the Bears’ practice squad a week later on Sept. 2, 2012…Spent the first 12 weeks of the 2012 season on Chicago’s practice squad before being released on Dec. 4, 2012…Signed by Chicago as a free agent on January 7, 2013, and spent the offseason with the Bears…Was waived by Chicago after suffering an injury to his non-throwing hand on Aug. 27, 2013…Signed to the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad on Oct. 29, 2013, where he spent the remainder of the season…Re-signed by the Panthers on Jan. 14, 2014…Was placed on injured reserve by the Panthers after suffering a concussion on Aug. 26, 2014, and spent the first 14 weeks of the season there…Was waived from Carolina’s injured reserve on Dec. 9, 2014…Played at Northern Michigan in 2008 before transferring to Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009…A three-year letterman for the Warhawks, he played in 34 games with 25 starts…Helped guide UW-Whitewater to a 45-0 record and three Division III national championships during his three seasons…Finished his career as the school’s leader in completion percentage (70.4) after completing 393 of 558 career passes for 5,106 yards, 44 TDs and the fewest INTs (six) in school history…Also finished with 735 rushing yards on 140 attempts (5.3 avg.) and five TDs…Started all 15 games as a senior in 2011 and earned first-team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors…For the season, completed 220 of 319 passes (69.0 pct.) for 2,852 yards and 23 TDs…Also rushed 96 times for 452 yards (4.7 avg.) and two TDs…Completed 13 of 18 passes (72.2 pct.) for 128 yards and two TDs as he guided the offense to five consecutive TD drives in a 45-0 win at Franklin (Sept. 10)…Posted an efficient performance vs. Campbellsville (Sept. 17), throwing for a season-high 294 yards and three TDs on 12-of-15 passing (80.0 pct.)…Connected on 20 of 29 attempts (69.0 pct.) for 277 yards, three TDs and an INT at Wisconsin-River Falls (Oct. 8)…Matched his season high by throwing for 294 yards on 20-of-28 passing (71.4 pct.) vs. Wisconsin-Stout (Oct. 14)…Rushed 14 times for a career-high 91 yards (6.5 avg.) and a TD vs. Wisconsin Oshkosh (Oct. 22)…Also threw for 209 yards on 17-of-25 passing (68.0 pct.) with a TD in the 20-17 win vs. the Titans…Threw for a career-high four TDs and 95 yards on 10-of-15 passing (66.7 pct.) at Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Nov. 5)…Completed 26 of a career-high 34 attempts (76.5 pct.) for 269 yards and a TD vs. Wisconsin-La Crosse (Nov. 12)…Threw for 97 yards on 9-of-13 passing (69.2 pct.) with an INT to help guide the Warhawks to their third consecutive national title, vs. Mount Union (Dec. 16)…Started all 10 games he appeared in and was named first-team All-WIAC as a junior in 2010…Finished the season with a school-record completion percentage of 72.4 after completing 163 of 225 passes for 2,132 yards, 21 TDs and an INT despite missing five playoff games due to an injury…Also rushed 30 times for 180 yards (6.0 avg.) and two TDs…Made his first career start vs. Adrian College (Sept. 4), throwing for 289 yards on 19-of-25 passing with two TDs…Completed a career-long 75-yard TD strike to WR David Leaf in the team’s 70-7 win vs. Dakota State (Sept. 11)…Threw for a career-high 337 yards on 24-of-30 passing (80.0 pct.) with three TDs in a 49-17 win vs. Wisconsin-Platteville (Sept. 30)…Completed all 10 of his pass attempts for 181 yards and three TDs vs. UW-River Falls (Oct. 23)…Threw for 196 yards on 16-of-23 passing (69.6 pct.) and two TDs in the regular-season finale vs. UW-La Crosse (Nov. 13) before suffering a season-ending injury…Also threw an INT vs. La Crosse, snapping a streak of 212 pass attempts without an INT…Appeared in nine games during his sophomore year in 2009, connecting on 10 of 14 passes for 122 yards and an INT…Threw for 58 yards and an INT on 4-of-5 passing vs. Midland Lutheran (Sept. 12)…Began his collegiate career in 2008 at Northern Michigan, where he played in eight games for the Wildcats and completed 4 of 8 passes (50.0 pct.) for 75 yards…Earned a degree in physical education at UW-Whitewater…Graduated from Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School, where he was a three-year letterman as a QB and S…Also lettered four years in track and field, participating in the triple jump and 400 meters…His brother, Derek, played LG at Mt. Union College…Interested in starting his own fitness gym after his football career…Married to Abbey, lives in Madison, Wis. …Given name Matthew Ryan Blanchard; nicknames are “Blanch” and “Matty”…Born in Lake Zurich, Ill.