Chris Matthews made his first NFL receptions in Super Bowl XLIX. His first catch was for 44 yards and led to a Seahawks touchdown. He then caught an 11 yard pass for a touchdown. Matthews finished the game with four catches for 109 yards. He also recovered an onside kick in the NFC Championship Game. Before signing with the Seattle Seahawks, Matthews played for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League and won the 2012 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was was working for a footwear and sportswear retailer when he received an offer to tryout with the Seahawks. Christopher Douglas Matthews is NOT the host of the MSNBC political talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews".