Matt Joyce (American football)

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Matt Joyce
No. 77, 73, 75
Position: Guard / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-03-30) March 30, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: New York Military Academy
College: Richmond
Undrafted: 1994
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started: 122 - 71
Stats at
Stats at

Matt Joyce (born March 30, 1972 in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a former American football guard and tackle who played ten seasons in the National Football League from 19942004. He played college football for the University of Richmond.

Early years[edit]

Joyce attended New York Military Academy where he practiced football, basketball and track. He was an All-Conference defensive lineman.

He accepted a scholarship from the University of Richmond, where he was a three-year starter at defensive tackle.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Joyce was not selected in the 1994 NFL Draft and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, with the intention of converting him to the offensive line. He was waived on August 28,[1] but after being claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals and not passing their physical,[2] he was signed to the Cowboys practice squad.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On March 1, 1995, he signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks and started 13 games at left guard.[3]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

In 1999, he started 9 games at left tackle and 6 at left guard.[4] The next year he started 13 games at left guard.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On April 21, 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions.[5] He was released on April 21, 2005, to make room for Kyle Kosier.[6]