Clay Matthews III

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Clay Matthews III
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No. 52     Green Bay Packers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: May 14, 1986 (1986-05-14) (age 27)
Place of birth: Northridge, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: University of Southern California
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2008 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 Pro Football Weekly All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2008 All-Pac-10 Second-Team
  • 2008 Rivals.com Second-Team All-American
  • 2009 NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13)
  • 2010 NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Weeks 2&9)
  • 2010 NFC Defensive Player of the Month (September)
  • 2× 2009 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Weeks 6 & 10)
  • 2× Pro Bowl selection (2009, 2010)
  • 1× First Team All-Pro selection (2010)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Tackles 111
Sacks 23.5
INTs 1
Forced Fumbles 3
Defensive touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

William Clay Matthews III (born May 14, 1986 in Northridge, California) is an American football outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Matthews was drafted out of the University of Southern California by the Green Bay Packers with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Matthews is the son of former NFL player Clay Matthews, Jr. and his uncle is Bruce Matthews who also played in the NFL.

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