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Clay Matthews
Clay Matthews
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Clay Matthews

LB

Date of birth
May 14, 1986
College
USC
Height
6-3
Weight
255 Lbs

Bio

William Clay Matthews III is a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and former Super Bowl Champion.

Early Life

Matthews was born on May 14, 1986 in Northridge California. He attended Agoura High School where his father was the defensive coordinator. Matthews admits he wasn’t ready physically to compete on a high-level in high school. His father refused to allow his son to start, subsequently leaving Matthews the decision to play for a FCS formerly known as Division I-AA or compete to become a walk-on at a Division I school. Matthews chose to attend the University of Southern California like his father and uncle.

University of Southern California Trojans

Matthews hadn’t earned his scholarship until his sophomore year. He continued to play as a backup linebacker on a talented USC roster. Matthews made his impact on special teams, blocking kicks and making tackles. In his collegiate career he was named USC’s Special Teams Player of the Year three consecutive seasons. In his senior year, he made a slight breakthrough recording 4.5 sacks in a limited role in an “elephant” position; described as a defensive end standing upright.

Green Bay Packers

After an impressive showing at the NFL Combine, Matthews was regarded as a first-round talent. In the 2009 draft, he was selected as the 26th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers. Matthews NFL career came off to a great start when he recorded 10 sacks as a starter in 13 games. In his second season he received the Butkus Award, recognized as a top-tier linebacker. He was also named NFC and Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year. In the 2011 postseason, he was an essential part of the Packers Super Bowl run. He currently has 50 career sacks.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 33 8 41 7.5 10 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-18-2015 @ Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 28-22 OT 6 0 6 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1-11-2015 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 26-21 3 1 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 30-20 3 0 3 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-20 4 2 6 2.5 4 1 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 21-13 4 0 4 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0

News

Clay Matthews Returning To Form

Clay Matthews Returning To Form

by Ryan Minnigh

It was a disapointing start to the 2014 season for the Green Bay Packers, but at least one player was able to shine in his first performance of the year... Read more

Packers Defensive Woes Start Early in 2014

Packers Defensive Woes Start Early in 2014

by Ryan Minnigh

The 2014 season is now underway, and the Green Bay Packers are already not where they want to be.  Green Bay traveled to Seattle Thursday night hoping to challenge the reigning Super Bowl Champion... Read more