Fred Matua

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Fred Matua
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No. 67
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born:(1984-01-14)January 14, 1984
Wilmington, California
Died:August 5, 2012(2012-08-05) (aged 28)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Wilmington (CA) Banning
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Fred Matua (January 14, 1984 – August 5, 2012) was an American football guard. After playing college football for Southern California, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Lions, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Florida Tuskers, and Omaha Nighthawks in his career.

High school career[edit]

Born in Wilmington, California, Matua prepped at Banning High School in Wilmington, California where he won the 2000 LA City 4A Championship his junior year.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

While playing college football for the USC Trojans, Matua was an All-American guard in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

NFL[edit]

He was drafted on the second day by the National Football League's Detroit Lions but was cut by the team and was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad. On October 28, 2006, he was signed to the Cleveland Browns roster.

Florida Tuskers[edit]

Matua was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 3, 2009.[1]

Death[edit]

On August 5, 2012, Matua died at the age of 28 of a heart-related issue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Tuskers Announce Signing Of 11 Additional Players Including Koren Robinson & Tatum Bell". OurSports Central. September 3, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Former USC lineman Fred Matua dies

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