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January 26, 1976 |
Des Moines, Iowa
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||241 lb (109 kg)|
|College||University of Richmond|
|1999–2000||Green Bay Packers|
Matthew "Matt" Kale Snider (born on January 26, 1976, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a former American football fullback from the University of Richmond. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Science and Health. The Carolina Panthers offered him an NFL free agent contract in the spring of 1999. He spent the summer in Charlotte and went through three mini-camps with the club, but they released him after the third. The Green Bay Packers then offered him a two-year contract in July 1999, and Snider made the roster as the back-up fullback and special teams performer after coming into camp as the fourth-string fullback. One highlight of his career at Green Bay was a 66-yard touchdown reception at Lambeau Field.
He played two seasons for Green Bay, they released him at the start of the 2001 season, and the Minnesota Vikings picked him up soon after. Snider played four games with the Vikings before they released him, and for the rest of the 2001 season he was not on a roster. The newly formed Houston Texans signed Snider as a free agent in December 2001, and he has the distinction of being one of the first ten players the Houston Texans ever signed. The Texans released Snider after training camp in August 2002 and his NFL career was over.
Snider graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside of Philadelphia, in 1994. He played football and basketball for the Lower Merion Aces, and he played two years of high school basketball with Kobe Bryant. In 1994, Snider's senior season and Bryant's sophomore season, he and Bryant were named team MVP's for the season. Snider was also named to the first team all Pennsylvania Main Line roster.
Snider now lives in San Diego and works as a personal trainer with private clients in downtown San Diego and at Frog's Fitness in Solana Beach, California and Santaluz Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
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