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Clay Matthews

William Clay Matthews Jr.
Born: March 15, 1956
Palo Alto, CA
High School: Arcadia (CA); New Trier East (Winnetka, IL)
Position(s): LB
Height: 6'2" Weight: 245
College: USC
Career: 1978-1996
Drafted: 1978 in Round 1, #12 overall by the Cleveland Browns

Clay Matthews played from 1978 to 1996 with the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons. Matthews accounted for 12 points in his professional career.


1978NFL Cleveland155.00
1979NFL Cleveland13030.030 0
1980NFL Cleveland166.00
1981NFL Cleveland2147.00
1986NFL Cleveland2126.00
1987NFL Cleveland36220.736 1
1989NFL Cleveland12525.025 0
1991NFL Cleveland13535.035 0
1992NFL Cleveland166.00
1993NFL Cleveland11010.010 0
1995NFL Atlanta210.50
Totals1620612.936 1


1983NFL Cleveland6.00.0
1984NFL Cleveland12.00.0
1985NFL Cleveland6.00.0
1986NFL Cleveland1.00.0
1987NFL Cleveland2.50.0
1988NFL Cleveland6.00.0
1989NFL Cleveland4.00.0
1990NFL Cleveland3.50.0
1991NFL Cleveland6.50.0
1992NFL Cleveland9.00.0
1993NFL Cleveland5.50.0
1994NFL Atlanta1.00.0
1996NFL Atlanta6.50.0

Defense and Fumbles:

YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1978NFL Cleveland3400
1979NFL Cleveland1030002000
1980NFL Cleveland830001000
1981NFL Cleveland12800021600
1982NFL Cleveland110
1983NFL Cleveland106000004
1984NFL Cleveland126001003
1985NFL Cleveland880011501
1986NFL Cleveland890000002
1987NFL Cleveland72000200
1988NFL Cleveland101002000
1989NFL Cleveland1130012-213
1990NFL Cleveland102000003
1991NFL Cleveland800000003
1992NFL Cleveland1110000003
1993NFL Cleveland830000002
1994NFL Atlanta7119
1995NFL Atlanta4914001000
1996NFL Atlanta11100003

Total Scoring:

YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1987NFL Cleveland10006
1989NFL Cleveland010006

Playing Career:

1978NFLCleveland Browns152
1979NFLCleveland Browns1616
1980NFLCleveland Browns1413
1981NFLCleveland Browns1616
1982NFLCleveland Browns21
1983NFLCleveland Browns1616
1984NFLCleveland Browns1616
1985NFLCleveland Browns1414
1986NFLCleveland Browns1616
1987NFLCleveland Browns1212
1988NFLCleveland Browns1616
1989NFLCleveland Browns1616
1990NFLCleveland Browns1616
1991NFLCleveland Browns1515
1992NFLCleveland Browns1616
1993NFLCleveland Browns1615
1994NFLAtlanta Falcons1515
1995NFLAtlanta Falcons1616
1996NFLAtlanta Falcons151


1984 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1984 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1984 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1984 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1988 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)
1989 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)