Bryan Mattison
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth: Kalamazoo, Michigan
High School: Mishawaka (IN) Penn
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2010 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten (2004)
  • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2006)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     19
Games started     4
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at

Bryan Mattison (born May 15, 1984) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Iowa.

He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Mattison is the son of current University of Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.

Early years

While at Penn High School, Mattison was named one of the top 50 players in the State of Indiana by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and was also an Associated Press first team all-state selection. As a senior, he collected 70 tackles, seven sacks and 16 tackles for loss en route to leading his team to a Class 5-A sectional championship. He was a two-year starter and also led his rugby union team to a state championship. He played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alongside fellow Iowa Hawkeye Drew Tate.

College career

After redshirting in 2003, Mattison played in all 12 games for the Hawkeyes in 2004. In limited playing time, he collected five tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup.

Starting in all 12 games in 2005, Mattison amassed 46 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. His game against Indiana might have been his best, as he had a career-high nine tackles along with two tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup. Mattison also had three tackles against Minnesota as the Hawkeyes held the top rushing team in the nation to only 129 rushing yards.

As a junior in 2006, Mattison he recorded 59 tackles, seven sacks, 11 tackles for loss, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. The game against Ohio State was one of his best, as he recorded eight tackles and one forced fumble. He also performed well against Michigan, recording five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble as the Hawkeyes lost to the number two team in the nation. Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by both the media and the coaches, his four forced fumbles were fourth in the Big Ten and his seven sacks ranked eighth in the Big Ten.

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Mattison was shifted from defensive end to guard in 2009 with the Baltimore Ravens. He spent parts of four seasons with Baltimore, before being waived on November 24, 2011.

St. Louis Rams

On November 25, 2011, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams.

Kansas City Chiefs

On September 26, 2012, he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. On May 2, 2013 Mattison was released by the Chiefs.

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