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American Football Database
Matt Katula
No. 49     Free Agent
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-08-22) August 22, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2005 2009)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Games played     91
Tackles     18
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Matthew Charles Katula (born August 22, 1982 in Brookfield, Wisconsin) is an American football long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Wisconsin.

He has also played for the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings.

Early years

Katula attended Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin and was a letterman in football. As a senior, he won first team All-Conference honors on offense, and second team All-Conference honors on defense as a linebacker.

College career

Katula attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he redshirted as a freshman in 2000. He went on to long snap for the Badgers in his final four seasons, playing in 48 of 51 possible games.

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens


Katula (70) in 2006.

Katula joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2005. In 2005 and 2006, he played in every regular season game. In 2005, he recorded 10 special teams tackles, the most by a long snapper. After playing in every game again in 2007, Katula was signed by the Ravens to a five-year contract extension on September 6, 2008. He played in every game again in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he lost his long snapping job to rookie Morgan Cox and was released on August 13, 2010.

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots signed Katula on November 10, 2010, after waiving former long snapper Jake Ingram. He played in the final eight games of the season for the Patriots. He was waived on August 29, 2011.

Minnesota Vikings

On November 29, 2011, Katula signed with the Minnesota Vikings to replace the injured Cullen Loeffler. He performed the Vikings' long-snapping duties in the team's final five games.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Katula signed with Pittsburgh on June 13, 2012.

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