Kevin Matthews (American football)
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|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|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Kevin James Matthews (born February 4, 1987) is a former American football center in the National Football League (NFL) for the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Texas A&M University.
He accepted a scholarship from Texas A&M University, becoming a starter at center as a junior. He finished his college career with 34 games and 25 straight starts.
Tennessee Titans (first stint)
Matthews was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft on April 30. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on December 15, after center Eugene Amano was placed on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury and started the last game of the season. The next year he was declared inactive for 15 games.
In 2012, he appeared in 14 games (2 starts), before being lost for the year with a high ankle sprain injury, suffered in the week 15 game against the New York Jets.
Tennessee Titans (second stint)
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 in the National Football League. Kevin also has a younger brother Mike, who is a center that was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns.
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
- Browns sign Texas A&M center Mike Matthews