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Matt Ware

Matt Ware
No. 17 Toronto Argonauts
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982
Place of birth: Santa Monica, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Loyola
College: UCLA
NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 106
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 1
Stats at
Stats at

Matthew Jesse Ware (born December 2, 1982 in Santa Monica, California) is an American football safety who is currently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the third round with the 89th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at UCLA.

He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals.


  • Baseball career 1
    • Seattle Mariners 1.1
  • Football career 2
    • Philadelphia Eagles 2.1
    • Arizona Cardinals 2.2
    • Toronto Argonauts 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Baseball career

Seattle Mariners

Ware was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 21st round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He played for the Peoria Mariners during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Football career

Philadelphia Eagles

Ware was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2005, he recorded a game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers when he recovered the ball after a blocked Chargers field goal and carried it to the end zone. He was released on September 2, 2006.[1]

Arizona Cardinals

On September 3, 2006, Ware was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. On December 16, 2009, he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.[2]

Ware was released by Arizona on September 2, 2011.

Toronto Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce it has signed import DB Matthew Ware. January 9, 2014


  1. ^ Greenberg, Jay (October 24, 2005). "EAGLES WARE 'EM OUT".  
  2. ^ "Arizona puts Ware on injured reserve, signs kicker".  

3. Argonauts sign 4 on defence.

External links

  • Arizona Cardinals bio
  • UCLA Bruins football bio
  • Toronto Argonauts bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
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