Evan Mathis

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Evan Mathis
Evan Mathis and Dwayne Johnson.JPG
Evan Mathis (left) and Dwayne Johnson in 2012.
No. 69     Philadelphia Eagles
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Homewood (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Debuted in 2005 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 105
Games started 69
Stats at NFL.com

Evan Bradley Mathis (born November 1, 1981) is an American football offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

Mathis has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals.

Early years[edit]

Mathis graduated from Homewood High School in Homewood, Alabama in 2000 where he played under head coach Bob Newton. Mathis was also a wrestler and won the 2000 Alabama 6A heavyweight championship.

College career[edit]

Although he bulked up from 240 pounds (110 kg) to 276 pounds (125 kg) after signing with Alabama in February 2000,[1] Mathis was redshirted as a true freshman. In April 2001, he was named the Paul Crane Most Improved Offensive Lineman for Alabama along with tight end Theo Sanders.[2] He competed with Alonzo Ephraim for the starting center job during spring practice in 2001,[3] but lost out. Instead, he beat out Dante Ellington for the starting right tackle job,[4] making his first start against South Carolina.[5]

Mathis started four seasons on the offensive line for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. His first three years he played tackle, before shifting to left guard as a senior. He started 47 consecutive games beginning in the 4th game of his redshirt freshman year. He helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for the Tide to lead the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game in 2004.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Mathis played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2008–2010. He did not allow a sack during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[6]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Mathis to a one-year contract on July 31, 2011.[7] Immediately after the preseason, Mathis won the starting job at left guard for the 2011 season.[8]

Signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the Eagles on March 17, 2012.

Pro Football Focus rated Mathis as the best guard in the NFL for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.[9]

Named to the USA Today All-Joe Team after the 2012 season[10]

Ranked number 6 overall in Pro Football Focus' Top 101 of 2012 [11]

Ranked number 47 overall in CBSSports.com's NFL Top 100,[12] but was left off NFL.com's Top 100 list.

Became the highest-rated offensive lineman for Madden 25[13]

Voted First Team All-Pro in 2013 [14]

Personal[edit]

His uncle is Bob Baumhower, who played defensive tackle for Alabama and the Miami Dolphins.[15]

In 2010, Mathis founded Zone Athletic Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he and many other professional athletes train in the off-season.[16]

He and his wife, Katelynn, have a daughter named Lee ila.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lumpkin III, Bill (June 16, 2000). "Alabama, Mississippi stars face off tonight". Gasden Times. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  2. ^ Deas, Tommy (April 15, 2001). "Croyle wrestles Myles down after touchdown". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  3. ^ Hurt, Cecil (March 15, 2001). "Franchione doesn't see same move as Tuesday". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  4. ^ Hurt, Cecil (August 5, 2002). "Dante Ellington takes redshirt to improve". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  5. ^ Hurt, Cecil (October 4, 2001). "Franchione shuffles secondary lineup". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  6. ^ Swarz, Bryn (July 31, 2011). "Allure Of Mudd Lures Vet Mathis". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  7. ^ Graziano, Dan (July 31, 2011). "Eagles sign Mathis, wait out Watkins". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  8. ^ McLane, Jeff (August 27, 2011). "Herremans to RT; Mathis to LG. Evan Mathis quickly rose to the top of most NFL offensive lineman ranks.". philly.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  9. ^ Elsayed, Khaled (January 5, 2012). "2011 PFF All-Pro Team". profootballfocus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  10. ^ Davis, Nate (February 13, 2013). "Alex Smith, Super Bowl QBs headline USA TODAY Sports' 21st All-Joe team". usatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  11. ^ Elsayed, Khaled (May 3, 2013). "PFF's Top 101 of 2012". profootballfocus.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  12. ^ Prisco, Pete (May 14, 2013). "NFL Top 100: On a list loaded with quarterbacks, Rodgers is clear No. 1". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  13. ^ Madden 25 Top 5 Offensive Player Ratings on YouTube
  14. ^ http://pro32.ap.org/article/2013-all-pro-team
  15. ^ Kiper Jr., Mel (August 12, 2002). "Alabama in hunt in SEC West". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  16. ^ Obert, Richard (June 17, 2011). "NFL lineman getting himself, others in shape at his Scottsdale gym". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Todd Herremans
Starting Left Guard of the Philadelphia Eagles
2011-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent