Matt Baker (American football)

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Matt Baker
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-05-11) May 11, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: East Lansing, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
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Matthew David Baker (born May 11, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at North Carolina.

Baker has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

Early years[edit]

Baker attended Brother Rice High School. His high school accolades include:

  • Three year letter winner in football and lacrosse
  • Led his football team to the state championship and a 12-1 record as a senior
  • All-State Dream Team and Associated Press in football
  • Two time All-State and All-Midwest in lacrosse
  • 2001 Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Association Player of the Year
  • 2001 Lacrosse All-American.

College career[edit]

Baker was fourth in ACC in passing and led North Carolina to a 5-6 record during his senior year. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with an economics degree and also became a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Baker signed as a free agent following the 2006 NFL Draft with the Houston Texans.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

He was a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad in 2006-2007 serving as the team's third quarterback. He was released from the Dallas Cowboys July 26, 2007.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On August 21, 2007, Baker was waived by New Orleans.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Baker was re-signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on October 24, 2007.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Baker was signed by the Miami Dolphins on January 30, 2008, but was waived after the Dolphins drafted Chad Henne in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Baker was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on May 1, 2008. He was waived/injured on August 26 and subsequently placed on injured reserve. Following the season, he became an exclusive-rights free agent. Baker was re-signed by the Bills for the 2009 season, but was released following training camp.

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