Matt Rahn

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Matt Rahn
No. 64 Sioux City Bandits
Position: Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-01-14) January 14, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth: Wheaton, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Wheaton (IL) North
College: Hastings
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 1st Team All-CIFL (2010)
  • Brazialian National Champion
  • 1st Team All-UIFL
  • CIF Champion (2015)
Player stats at

Matthew Rahn (born January 14, 1982) is an American football offensive lineman for the Sioux City Bandits of Champions Indoor Football (CIF).

College career[edit]

Rahn attended the College of DuPage, where he was a member of the football team. His play earned him a scholarship to Hastings College in Nebraska.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Slaughter[edit]

In 2007, Rahn began playing professionally for the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League. The Slaughter was in it inaugural season led by ex-Chicago Bears player, Steve McMichael. Rahn played nose tackle.

Milwaukee Boncrushers[edit]

In 2008, Rahn played for the Milwaukee Bonecrushers of the CIFL, where he was moved to primarily Guard and Tight end, as well as reserve defensive lineman.

Rock River Raptors[edit]

In 2009, Rahn played for the Rock River Raptors of the Continental Indoor Football League.

Chicago Cardinals[edit]

In 2010, Rahn played for the Chicago Cardinals also of the CIFL.

Wisconsin Wolfpack[edit]

Because of financial reasons, Rahn opted out of his contract with the Cardinals to find a better opportunity. He signed with the Wisconsin Wolfpack, who would eventually play in the 2010 CIFL Championship Game, where they lost to the Cincinnati Commandos 54-40. He was named a 1st Team All-CIFL lineman at the end of the season.

Cuiabá Arsenal[edit]

In 2010, Rahn signed with the Cuiabá Arsenal in Brazil. They won the 2010 national championship, and finished second in 2011.

Northern Kentucky River Monsters[edit]

In 2011, Rahn signed with the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. He was named 1st Team All-UIFL Offensive Lineman, while helping his team to an 11-3 regular season record.

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Rahn signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League for the 2012 season.[1]

Omaha Beef[edit]

Rahn signed with the Omaha Beef in the middle of the 2012 season. He then played the 2013 and 2014 seasons with them also.

Sioux City Bandits[edit]

Rahn played the 2015 and 2016 season with the Sioux City Bandits of Champions Indoor Football. On February 22, 2017, in late February Rahn was talked out of retirement and re-signed for the 2017 season.


  1. ^ Jeff Vorva (February 23, 2012). "'Hurricane Matt' leads area football stars on Arena Football League rosters". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 22, 2012.