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Kevin Matthews
No. 60, 61     
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-04) February 4, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Sugar Land, Texas
Career information
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2010 2012)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     17
Games started     3
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Kevin James Matthews (born February 4, 1987) is a former American football center who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Texas A&M University.

Early yearsEdit

Matthews attended Elkins High School, where he received All-District honors in his last two years. He was named to the 2005 All-Greater Houston football team. He also practiced the shot put.

He accepted a scholarship from Texas A&M University, becoming a starter at center as a junior. He finished his college career with 34 games and 25 straight starts.

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee Titans (first stint)Edit

Matthews was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft on April 30. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on December 15, after center Eugene Amano was placed on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury and started the last game of the season.[1] The next year, he was declared inactive for 15 games.

In 2012, he appeared in 14 games (2 starts), before being lost for the year with a high ankle sprain injury, suffered in the week 15 game against the New York Jets.

Washington RedskinsEdit

On May 7, 2013, Matthews signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins.[2] He did not make the final roster and was cut on the last day of training camp on August 30.

Tennessee Titans (second stint)Edit

On November 12, 2013, Matthews was re-signed by the Tennessee Titans. Throughout November and December, he was waived and re-signed on two separate occasions.[3][4]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On July 23, 2014, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers. On August 26, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a right shoulder injury, that he suffered during a preseason practice.

Personal lifeEdit

Kevin's father, Bruce Matthews, is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played for the Houston / Tennessee Oilers / Titans from 19832001. Kevin's uncle, Clay Matthews, Jr., is a former four-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons from 19781996. Kevin's grandfather, Clay Matthews, Sr., is a former offensive tackle and linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons during the 1950s. Kevin's younger brother, Jake Matthews, is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. Kevin's cousins, Clay Matthews III is a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, and Casey Matthews, was a linebacker in the National Football League. Kevin also has a younger brother Mike, who is a center that was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns.[5]

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