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Jake Matthews
T #70
Height:
6-5
Weight:
305
Age:
25
College:
Texas A&M
Hometown:
Missouri, TX
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 POST):

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3
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3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 47 47
2016 ATL 16 16
2015 ATL 16 16
2014 ATL 15 15

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a first round (6th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2014.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games at left tackle, blocking for an offense that set a franchise record with 540 points and averaged 415.8 yards per game.

Started at left tackle and blocked for an offense that set a franchise record with 571 total yards against Carolina (10/2). Protected QB Matt Ryan as he became the 19th player in NFL history to throw for 500+ yards in a single game.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a first round (6th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2014.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games at left tackle, blocking for an offense that set a franchise record with 540 points and averaged 415.8 yards per game.

Started at left tackle and blocked for an offense that set a franchise record with 571 total yards against Carolina (10/2). Protected QB Matt Ryan as he became the 19th player in NFL history to throw for 500+ yards in a single game.

CAREER

In three seasons, has started all 47 games that he has played in, including 46 straight games dating back to Week 3 of his rookie season. Has helped protect QB Matt Ryan who has thrown for 14,229 yards and 87 touchdowns during that span.

Started all 16 games at left tackle and blocked for an offense that ranked seventh in the NFL averaging 374.1 yards per game in 2015. Protected Matt Ryan’s blindside as the quarterback became one of four passers to throw for 4,000 yards in each of the last five seasons.

Started 15 games at left tackle during his rookie season in 2014, and blocked for an offense that broke several franchise records.

Started at left tackle and helped block for an offense that generated a franchise record 548 yards of total offense vs. New Orleans (9/ 7/ 1 4).

Started at left tackle and helped block for an offense that scored 56 points (2nd most in franchise history) and recorded 488 total yards vs Tampa Bay (9/18/14).

COLLEGE

Appeared in 52 games for Texas A&M, starting his final 46 contests, the first 33 at right tackle and the final 13 on the left side.

As a senior, was a consensus All-American and a unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection. He was recipient of the Bobby Bowden Award, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community.

In 2012, earned first-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report and the Football Writers of America Association, adding second-team accolades from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and third-team recognition from the Associated Press.

As a sophomore, quickly developed into the cornerstone of the Aggies’ offensive front that allowed just nine sacks in 13 games and set then-school records for total offense (seventh in the nation at 490.2 ypg), passing (291.1 ypg) and scoring (11th nationally at 39.08 ppg) offense. The sophomore delivered 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and 96 key blocks/knockdowns while helping the Aggies rush for 199.2 yard per game.

In 2011, was named to ESPN.com’s All-Big 12 Conference Freshman team and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 pick. He was one of 10 freshman to letter for the Aggies, starting the final seven games of the season.

PERSONAL

Matthews is the next to carry on the family NFL tradition. He is the fourth family member to be selected in the first round of the draft and the seventh to reach the National Football League.

Matthews’ NFL linage began with Clay Matthews Sr., who played four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1950’s. His father, Bruce Matthews, was a 14-time Pro Bowl selection and Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews III is his cousin.

Attended Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. Was named first-team all-district and all-greater Houston honoree. Matthews also had offers from Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, USC and Stanford.

Was a consensus All-American selection in high school. Earned a five-star rating from Scout.com, as that recruiting service regarded him as the best offensive guard in the nation.

Rated as the seventh-best offensive tackle in the prep ranks, placed 48th on the Rivals100 team while also being named the eighth-best overall prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals.com.

A university studies major in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

Son of Carrie and Bruce Matthews.

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