Cliff Matthews

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Cliff Matthews
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Matthews with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Cheraw, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Cheraw (SC)
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 28
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Cliff Matthews (born August 5, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Matthews was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 28.[1] Unfortunately, he was injured in the preseason that year. On September 4, 2015, he was released by the Falcons.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On February 5, 2016, he was signed to a future contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Buccaneers as part of final roster cuts.[3]

Atlanta Falcons (second stint)[edit]

On October 19, 2016, Matthews was signed by the Falcons.[4] He was released by the Falcons on December 6, 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Yasinskas, Pat (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign three draft picks". Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Falcons Down to a 67-Man Roster". September 4, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Smith, Scott. "Bucs Trim Roster to 53". 
  4. ^ Jackson, Curtis (October 19, 2016). "Falcons Sign DL Cliff Matthews Release Goldson". 
  5. ^ Jackson, Curtis (December 6, 2016). "Falcons Sign DL Malliciah Goodman". 

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