Clay Matthews III, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Clay Matthews III

football player from the United States

Date of Birth: 14-May-1986

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Clay Matthews III

  • William Clay Matthews III (born May 14, 1986) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL).
  • After attending Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California, Matthews was a walk-on student athlete at the University of Southern California for the USC Trojans football team under head coach Pete Carroll.
  • At USC, Matthews was a standout special-teams player, winning three consecutive Special Teams Player of the Year awards from 2006 to 2008.
  • He also played reserve outside linebacker during those years before moving into a starting role his senior season.
  • During his college career, he was a part of three Pac-10 Championship teams. Matthews was considered a top prospect for the 2009 NFL Draft.
  • He was ultimately selected by the Packers in the first round of the draft (26th overall) after the team traded up to make the selection.
  • In his rookie year, Matthews recorded 10 sacks while playing outside linebacker.
  • He topped that total in 2010 with 13.5 sacks, helping the Packers to their Super Bowl XLV victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Matthews continued his role as a leading pass rusher, recording at least six sacks in the first nine seasons he played.
  • He also has showed his athleticism and abilities by playing both inside and outside linebacker during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. A member of the Matthews family of football players, he is the son of former NFL linebacker Clay Matthews Jr.
  • and nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews.

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