Clay Matthews

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

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

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978NFL Cleveland Browns155.00
1979NFL Cleveland Browns13030.030 0
1980NFL Cleveland Browns166.00
1981NFL Cleveland Browns2147.00
1986NFL Cleveland Browns2126.00
1987NFL Cleveland Browns36220.736 1
1989NFL Cleveland Browns12525.025 0
1991NFL Cleveland Browns13535.035 0
1992NFL Cleveland Browns166.00
1993NFL Cleveland Browns11010.010 0
1995NFL Atlanta Falcons210.50
Totals1620612.936 1


Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1978NFL Cleveland Browns343400
1979NFL Cleveland Browns1031030002000
1980NFL Cleveland Browns83830001000
1981NFL Cleveland Browns12812800021600
1982NFL Cleveland Browns11110
1983NFL Cleveland Browns106106000004
1984NFL Cleveland Browns126126001003
1985NFL Cleveland Browns88880011501
1986NFL Cleveland Browns89890000002
1987NFL Cleveland Browns7272000200
1988NFL Cleveland Browns101101002000
1989NFL Cleveland Browns1131130012-213
1990NFL Cleveland Browns102102000003
1991NFL Cleveland Browns80800000003
1992NFL Cleveland Browns1111110000003
1993NFL Cleveland Browns83830000002
1994NFL Atlanta Falcons80.57119
1995NFL Atlanta Falcons564914001000
1996NFL Atlanta Falcons11.511100003

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1987NFL Cleveland Browns10006
1989NFL Cleveland Browns010006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
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)