John Matthews
No. 17, 83     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Littleton, Colorado
Career information
College: University of San Diego
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2009)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

John Matthews (born July 19, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at University of San Diego.

He was also a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

Matthews was claimed of waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on July 21, 2010. He was cut on September 4, 2010, but signed on to the Jaguars' practice squad on September 5, 2010. He was elevated to the active roster in time for the week 1 game against the Denver Broncos. He was released on September 16, 2010.[1] Matthews was later re-signed to the Jaguars' practice squad. Prior to Jacksonville's week 10 game against the Houston Texans, he was elevated to the active roster.[2]

He was waived on August 13, 2011.

Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]

Matthews signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 16, 2011, and was released on September 2, 2011, becoming a free agent.

San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]

Matthews was signed to the practice squad on October 4, 2011. On November 15, 2011, Matthews was released from the 49ers' practice squad, when safety Mark Legree was signed to practice squad, but was re-signed on November 29, 2011. He was released from the 49ers on May 14, 2012.[3]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

He resides in Littleton, Colorado. He attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jaguars sign TE Ernest Wilford". Jaguars.com. September 16, 2010. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=9257. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  2. Ketchman, Vic (November 11, 2010). "It's as good as a sack". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=9481. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-14. https://www.webcitation.org/63vw4gbna?url=http://blog.49ers.com/2011/11/15/49ers-add-legree-to-p-squad/. Retrieved 2011-12-14.

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