Matt Overton

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Matt Overton
No. 45     Indianapolis Colts
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-06) July 6, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: San Leandro, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Tracy (CA)
College: Western Washington
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 32
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com

Matt Overton (born July 6, 1985) is an American football long snapper for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007. He played college football at Western Washington.

In between stints with the Seahawks, Overton played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in 2009. After his release from the Seahawks in 2010, he rejoined the UFL but as a member of the Omaha Nighthawks. In 2010, he was named to the UFL's top-10 players list, earning him the recognition as the league's top long snapper. Overton was protected by the Nighthawks for the 2011 season.

Early years[edit]

Overton attended Tracy High School in Tracy, California where he was a two-way starter for four years for the Bulldogs football team. He earned Lineman of the Year, player of the month, athlete of the month awards, and 2002 SJAA honorable mention honors.

College career[edit]

Overton played college football at Western Washington where he was a team captain and two-year starter at defensive end and long snapper. As the starting defensive end, he recorded over 40 tackles, 5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 7 pass break-ups. He also attended Diablo Valley College from 2003-2004 before transferring to Western Washington. While at Diablo Valley College, he was named team co-captain and special teams MVP.

Professional career[edit]

Overton played for the Tri-Cities Fever of the af2 in 2008. He played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in 2009 and helped them to an undefeated season and appeared in the first UFL championship. He was re-signed by the Seattle Seahawks on February 10, 2010.[1] After being released by the Seahawks during training camp, he signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL for his second season. Overton was named to the UFL top-10 players list in 2010.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On April 3, 2012, Overton signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Used primarily as a long snapper, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Overton runs his own youth charity foundation called Pros 2 Youth and owns and operates a small business with teammates Maurice Clarett and Chad Lucas called Led By Pros. Led By Pros is located in Omaha, NE and offers a youth football academy and helps young athletes to succeed in life and in sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Overton back with Seahawks
  2. ^ Bowen, Kevin (January 15, 2014). "Matt Overton Headed to the Pro Bowl". Colts.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 

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