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Bruce Matthews

Bruce Rankin Matthews

Position: G-C-T
Height: 6-5    Weight: 305 lbs.

Born: August 8, 1961 in Raleigh, NC
High School: Arcadia
College: USC   (school history)    (Matthews college stats)
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 134 (16th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Son of Clay Matthews, Father of Kevin Matthews, Brother of Clay Matthews and Uncle of Casey Matthews and Clay Matthews
14-time Pro Bowler & 7-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2007

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 25, 2014 4:25AM
All-Time Rank: #129. Chris Hanburger… #130. Jim Hart… #131. Ty Law… #132. BRUCE MATTHEWS… #133. Art Donovan… #134. Pat Fischer… #135. Daryle Lamonica… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1983 22 HOU RG 74 16 15 7
1984 23 HOU C/rt 74 16 16 7
1985 24 HOU RT 74 16 16 0 0 3 0 0 7
1986 25 HOU LT 74 16 16 0 0 1 7 0 7
1987 26 HOU RG 74 8 6 3
1988*+ 27 HOU RG 74 16 16 15
1989*+ 28 HOU RG 74 16 16 0 2 1 -29 0 15
1990*+ 29 HOU RG 74 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 17
1991* 30 HOU C 74 16 16 0 1 1 -3 0 13
1992*+ 31 HOU C 74 16 16 15
1993* 32 HOU C 74 16 16 13
1994* 33 HOU C 74 16 16 0 2 0 -9 0 7
1995* 34 HOU LG 74 16 16 10
1996* 35 HOU LG 74 16 16 13
1997* 36 TEN LG 74 16 16 0 0 2 0 0 10
1998*+ 37 TEN LG 74 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 14
1999*+ 38 TEN LG 74 16 16 15
2000*+ 39 TEN LG 74 16 16 11
2001* 40 TEN C 74 16 16 11
Career 296 293 0 5 10 -34 0 210
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Frank Youso, Harley Sewell, Michael Roos, Jim Otto*, Eric Moore, Claudie Minor, Ted Karras, Dan James, Ron Heller, Courtney Hall
4 Claudie Minor, Bob Dahl, Joe Bostic, Harley Sewell, Eric Moore, Ken Gray, Tom Thayer, David Richards, Ernie McMillan, Doug Davis
5 Jim Vellone, Kynan Forney, Ed Blaine, Terry Long, Larry Kaminski, Steve Everitt, Joe Bostic, Frank Middleton, Derrick Dockery, Billy Ard
6 Charlie Bradshaw, Willie Roaf*, Bill Wightkin, Red Stephens, E.J. Holub, Mike Sandusky, Jeff Christy, Tom Newberry, Ken Gray, Herbert Scott
7 Ken Gray, Fuzzy Thurston, Joe Jacoby, Tom Newberry, Brian Waters, Jimbo Covert, Bill Wightkin, Reggie McKenzie, Herbert Scott, Darrell Dess
8 Jerry Kramer, John Hannah*, Kent Hull, Tom Newberry, Joe Jacoby, Jimbo Covert, Alan Faneca, Ed Budde, Reggie McKenzie, Jim Lachey
9 Jerry Kramer, Duane Putnam, Jim Ringo*, John Hannah*, Ed Budde, Mike Kenn, Alan Faneca, Stan Jones*, Mick Tingelhoff, Ralph Neely
10 Jerry Kramer, Duane Putnam, Jim Ringo*, Larry Little*, Alan Faneca, John Hannah*, Leon Gray, Jim Parker*, Ralph Neely, Ed Budde
11 Jerry Kramer, Jim Ringo*, Duane Putnam, John Hannah*, John Niland, Dermontti Dawson*, Steve Hutchinson, Jim Tyrer, Stan Jones*, Lou Creekmur*
12 Willie Roaf*, Jim Ringo*, Jerry Kramer, Mick Tingelhoff, Stan Jones*, Jim Tyrer, John Hannah*, Joe DeLamielleure*, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson
13 Alan Faneca, Jim Tyrer, Jim Ringo*, John Hannah*, Mick Tingelhoff, Stan Jones*, Dick Schafrath, Willie Roaf*, Ralph Neely, Gene Hickerson*
14 Jim Ringo*, Jim Tyrer, Alan Faneca, John Hannah*, Rosey Brown*, Mick Tingelhoff, Mike Webster*, Dick Schafrath, Richmond Webb, Gene Upshaw*
15 Jim Ringo*, Russ Washington, Jim Tyrer, Rosey Brown*, Larry Little*, Mick Tingelhoff, Randall McDaniel*, Alan Faneca, Mike Webster*, John Hannah*
16 Jim Ringo*, Rosey Brown*, Russ Washington, Jim Otto*, Gary Zimmerman*, Randall McDaniel*, Mike Webster*, John Hannah*, Gene Upshaw*, Alan Faneca
17 Jim Ringo*, Rosey Brown*, Randall McDaniel*, Gary Zimmerman*, Mike Kenn, Mike Webster*, John Hannah*, Will Shields, Gene Upshaw*, Alan Faneca
18 Jim Ringo*, Rosey Brown*, Randall McDaniel*, Gary Zimmerman*, Mick Tingelhoff, Mike Webster*, John Hannah*, Will Shields, Gene Upshaw*, Alan Faneca
19 Jim Ringo*, Rosey Brown*, Randall McDaniel*, Jonathan Ogden*, Gary Zimmerman*, Mick Tingelhoff, Mike Webster*, John Hannah*, Will Shields, Gene Upshaw*
Career Jim Ringo*, Gene Upshaw*, John Hannah*, Randall McDaniel*, Willie Roaf*, Rosey Brown*, Mike Webster*, Jonathan Ogden*, Gary Zimmerman*, Mick Tingelhoff

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