Kevin Matthews (American football)

Kevin Matthews
No. 60     Carolina Panthers
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-04) February 4, 1987
Place of birth: Sugar Land, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Missouri City (TX) Elkins
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference Coaches honors (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played
Games started 3
Stats at NFL.com

Kevin James Matthews (born February 4, 1987) is an American football Center (American football) who is currently a player for the Carolina Panthers. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Kevin Matthews is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, a former offensive line coach for the Titans.

Professional career

Tennessee Titans

Matthews was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft on April 30, 2010. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 5. Kevin was promoted to the active roster on December 15, 2010, after center Eugene Amano was placed on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury.[1]

Washington Redskins

On May 7, 2013, Matthews signed with the Washington Redskins.[2] He didn't make the final roster and was cut on the last day of training camp on August 30, 2013.

Second Stint with Titans

On November 12, 2013, Matthews re-signed with the Titans. Throughout November and December, he was waived and re-signed several times.[3][4]

Carolina Panthers

Matthews signed with the Carolina Panthers in July 2014.

Personal

Kevin's father, Bruce Matthews, is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans from 19832001, . Kevin's uncle, Clay Matthews, Jr., is a former four-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons from 19781996. Kevin's grandfather, Clay Matthews, Sr., is a former offensive tackle and linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons during the 1950s. Kevin's younger brother, Jake Matthews, is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. Kevin's cousins, Clay Matthews III and Casey Matthews, are linebackers for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles respectively. Kevin also has a younger brother Mike, who is a Center (American and Canadian football) for Texas A&M.[5]

The Matthews football dynasty family tree:

References

  1. ^ Matthews vs. Matthews is set
  2. ^ Tinsman, Brian (May 7, 2013). "Redskins Sign Center Kevin Matthews". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ Kuharsky, Paul (December 12, 2013). "Is nepotism working for Kevin Matthews?". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  4. ^ Titans Sign Leon Washington, Waive Kevin Matthews & Devon Wylie
  5. ^ Tennessee Titans: Kevin Matthews

External links

  • Tennessee Titans bio
  • Washington Redskins bio
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