Matthias Askew

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Matthias Askew
Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-01) July 1, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114
Debuted in 2004 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles 5
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Matthias Askew (born July 1, 1982 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.

Askew has also been a member of the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos.

College career[edit]

Askew started 19 of 35 games during his career at Michigan State University, recording 144 tackles with seven sacks, 18.5 stops for losses, 24 quarterback pressures, an interception and eight pass deflections.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Askew was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft by Cincinnati after leaving college early to declare for the NFL draft. He was projected by many to be a possible first round pick the following year had he stayed in school.

The Bengals waived Askew during the 2006 pre-season shortly after he was arrested for resisting arrest earlier in the summer. During the arrest he was tasered.[1] Later he had brought suit against the city of Cincinnati, and charges were dropped.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 13, 2007, Askew signed with the Washington Redskins. However, he was released at the conclusion of the preseason on September 1 and spent the season out of football.

Askew was re-signed by the Redskins on March 17, 2008. He was released again during final cuts on August 30.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Askew was signed to the practice squad of the Denver Broncos on November 3, 2008. He was waived on September 4, 2009.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Askew was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 23, 2009.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On October 20, 2010, Askew signed a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Argonauts on June 8, 2011.

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