Kevin Matthews (American football)
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||February 4, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Sugar Land, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Missouri City (TX) Elkins|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kevin James Matthews (born February 4, 1987) is an American football center who is currently a player for the Carolina Panthers. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Texas A&M.
Matthews was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft on April 30, 2010. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 5. Kevin was promoted to the active roster on December 15, 2010, after center Eugene Amano was placed on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury.
Second Stint with Titans
Matthews signed with the Carolina Panthers in July 2014.
Kevin's father, Bruce Matthews, is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans from 1983–2001, . Kevin's uncle, Clay Matthews, Jr., is a former four-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons from 1978–1996. Kevin's grandfather, Clay Matthews, Sr., is a former offensive tackle and linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons during the 1950s. Kevin's younger brother, Jake Matthews, is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. Kevin's cousins, Clay Matthews III is a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, and Casey Matthews, is a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings. Kevin also has a younger brother Mike, who is a center for Texas A&M.
The Matthews football dynasty family tree:
- Matthews vs. Matthews is set
- Tinsman, Brian (May 7, 2013). "Redskins Sign Center Kevin Matthews". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- Kuharsky, Paul (December 12, 2013). "Is nepotism working for Kevin Matthews?". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Titans Sign Leon Washington, Waive Kevin Matthews & Devon Wylie
- Tennessee Titans: Kevin Matthews