Matt Joyce (American football)
|No. 77, 73, 75|
|Position:||Guard / Offensive tackle|
|Date of birth:||March 30, 1972|
|Place of birth:||La Crosse, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||New York Military Academy|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Matt Joyce (born March 30, 1972 in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a former American football guard and tackle who played ten seasons in the National Football League from 1994–2004. He played college football for the University of Richmond.
Joyce was not selected in the 1994 NFL Draft and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, with the intention of converting him to the offensive line. He was waived on August 28, but after being claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals and not passing their physical, he was signed to the Cowboys practice squad.
In 1999, he started 9 games at left tackle and the last 6 at left guard, after L.J. Shelton was moved into the starting lineup. The next year he started 13 games at left guard and was inactive 3 games with a back injury.
On April 26, 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions. He started 11 games at right tackle and one at left guard. The next year he started 3 games at right tackle and 3 at left guard. In 2003, he started the last 3 games at at left guard in place of an injured Eric Beverly