Matt Chatham

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Matt Chatham
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-06-28) June 28, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Newton, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: South Dakota
Debuted in 2000 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 2008 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Matt Chatham (born June 28, 1977 in Newton, Iowa) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at South Dakota. He played for the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

High school years[edit]

Chatham attended North High School in Sioux City, Iowa, and won All-State honors in football and baseball.

College career[edit]

Chatham attended the University of South Dakota. As a junior he made 95 tackles and six interceptions. In his senior year he made 74 tackles and one interception. He was a double major in English and Criminal Justice at South Dakota.[1]

Chatham received a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College in 2011.

NFL career[edit]

Chatham was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent but was released before the start of the regular season.

He spent the first six seasons of his career in New England, including contributing to the Patriots' three Super Bowl victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX). He was known as one of the leaders of the Patriots' stout special teams. In XXXVIII he tackled Mark Roberts during his halftime performance.

Retirement career[edit]

Chatham now runs an NFL informational column in the Boston Herald called "The Chatham Report" and appears every Sunday morning on WEEI with Kevin Faulk, Dale Arnold and Christopher Price. He can be found on Twitter under @chatham58.

He has also received his MBA from Babson College and has started a creperie restaurant franchise called Skycrepers.


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