Clay Matthews Celebrity LifeEarly Life
Born on May 14, 1986, Clay Matthews is an American outside linebacker. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of a former football player, Clay Matthews Jr.
He hails from a family of football players, like his grandfather, Clay Matthews Sr. was also a professional football player. Clay Matthews has a brother, Casey Matthews, who is also a renowned linebacker.
Because of his physical underminings, his father was not very hopeful of him. As a junior, he was declined to play for the high school team. But when he entered the senior class, he started showing the physical abilities required for football.
Clay Matthews attended the University of Southern California, where he got the chance to play for the Trojans.
It was his dream which came true as he played for the Trojans from 2004 to 2008. As he entered the university as a student-athlete, he did not get enough games to play.
During off-seasons, he started working on his physique and stamina, which proved to be very beneficial for him as he was awarded the USC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007.
On April 25, 2009, Green Bay Packers selected Matthews in their 26th overall selection for the 2009 draft. The news shocked some analysts because they were not expecting Matthews to get selected because of his limited university experience.
He started his NFL career in 2009 with Green Bay Packers and performed very well in his first season.
In week 13, he was awarded the NFC defensive player of the Week award. Matthews became the first rookie to have been selected in the Pro Bowl for GBP.
On the postseason, Matthews created a new record for the Packers for most sacks in a single season with 3.5 sacks.
In 2013, Matthews became the highest-paid linebacker in the history of NFL as GBP signed a contract of $66 million for the next 5 years.
He played for another six years for Packers from 2013 to 2018 and performed brilliantly. As the NFL 2018 closed, Matthews decided to become an unrestricted free agent.
He signed a 2-year contract with Los Angeles Rams on March 19, 2019. He played for LAR for 1 year, and in the postseason, he was released.
Career stats and achievements
In his 11-year long NFL career, he has played a total of 156 games in which he has scored in 150 games. He has scored 519 total tackles and 19.5 sacks.
Moreover, he has 43 pass deflections, 6 interceptions, 17 forced fumbles, and 3 defensive touchdowns in his tally.
Some of his achievements and accolades are:
- Became a super Bowl champion XLV
- Won six times Pro Bowl in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015
- Won two times Second-team All-Pro in 2012 and 2014)
- Got the Butkus Award in 2010
- Won three times Pac-10 champion in 2006, 2007, and 2008
He has worked for Jimmy V Foundation charity by modeling and testing for an adult incontinence underwear brand. Clay Matthews is married to Casey Noble, an American interior designer.
They have three children together. In the movie Pitch Perfect 2, Matthews and several of his teammates have a cameo appearance.
He had also referred a WWE smackdown match when he ran down in the ring to make the three-count and announce the winner.
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