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Clay Matthews

William Clay Matthews Jr.

Position: LB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 245 lbs.

Born: March 15, 1956 in Palo Alto, CA
High School: Arcadia, New Trier Twp.
College: USC   (school history)
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 94 (186th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Son of Clay Matthews, Father of Casey Matthews and Clay Matthews, Brother of Bruce Matthews and Uncle of Jake Matthews and Kevin Matthews
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

Hall of Fame semi-finalist in 2012

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 6, 2016 8:25PM
All-Time Rank: #383. Jim Zorn… #384. Ottis Anderson… #385. Tony Boselli… #386. CLAY MATTHEWS… #387. Anquan Boldin… #388. Ken Norton… #389. Ray Childress… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1978 22 CLE lb 57 15 2 1 5 0 5 0 34 0 1
1979 23 CLE RLB/rolb 57 16 16 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 103 0 6
1980 24 CLE ROLB 57 14 13 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 83 0 6
1981 25 CLE ROLB 57 16 16 2 14 0 8 0 0 0 2 16 0 128 0 8
1982 26 CLE lb 57 2 1 11 0 1
1983 27 CLE ROLB 57 16 16 4 0 0 0 0 6.0 106 0 7
1984 28 CLE ROLB 57 16 16 3 0 1 0 0 12.0 126 0 13
1985* 29 CLE ROLB 57 14 14 1 0 1 15 0 6.0 88 0 10
1986 30 CLE ROLB 57 16 16 2 12 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 89 0 7
1987* 31 CLE ROLB 57 12 12 3 62 1 36 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.5 72 0 13
1988* 32 CLE ROLB 57 16 16 0 0 2 0 0 6.0 101 0 11
1989* 33 CLE LLB 57 16 16 1 25 0 25 0 3 1 2 -2 1 4.0 113 0 13
1990 34 CLE LLB 57 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 3.5 102 0 5
1991 35 CLE RLB 57 15 15 1 35 0 35 0 3 0 0 0 0 6.5 80 0 7
1992 36 CLE RLB 57 16 16 1 6 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 9.0 111 0 8
1993 37 CLE RLB 57 16 15 1 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 5.5 83 0 8
1994 38 ATL LLB 57 15 15 1.0 71 19 5
1995 39 ATL LLB 57 16 16 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 49 14 7
1996 40 ATL lb 57 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 6.5 11 1 1
Career 278 248 16 206 1 36 0 27 1 14 29 1 69.5 1561 34 137
16 yrs CLE 232 216 14 205 1 36 0 24 1 13 29 1 62.0 1430 0 124
3 yrs ATL 46 32 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 7.5 131 34 13

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1980 24 CLE ROLB 1 1
1982 26 CLE ROLB 1 1 1.0
1985* 29 CLE ROLB 1 1
1986 30 CLE ROLB 2 2 1.0
1987* 31 CLE ROLB 2 2
1988* 32 CLE LOLB 1 1
1989* 33 CLE LLB 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1995 39 ATL LLB 1 1
Career 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 2.0
7 yrs CLE 10 10 1 0 0 0 0 2.0
1 yr ATL 1 1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1987* 31 CLE ROLB 57 12 12 1 1 6
1989* 33 CLE LLB 57 16 16 1 1 6
Career 278 248 1 1 2 12
16 yrs CLE 232 216 1 1 2 12
3 yrs ATL 46 32 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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