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{{short description|American football player}}
 
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{{Infobox NFL player
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
|name=Matt Overton
 
|name=Matt Overton
|image= Matt Overton.JPG
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|caption=
|caption= Overton with the Colts in 2016
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|currentteam=Indianapolis Colts
|current_team =Free agent
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|currentnumber=45
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|currentpositionplain=[[Long snapper]]
|position=[[Long snapper]]
 
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1985|7|6|mf=y}}
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1985|7|6|mf=y}}
 
|birth_place=[[San Leandro, California]]
 
|birth_place=[[San Leandro, California]]
 
|death_date=
 
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|death_place=
 
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|height_ft = 6
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|heightft=6
|height_in = 1
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|heightin=1
|weight_lbs = 242
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|weight=254
|high_school = [[Tracy High School|Tracy (CA)]]
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|highschool=[[Tracy High School|Tracy (CA)]]
 
|college=[[Western Washington Vikings football|Western Washington]]
 
|college=[[Western Washington Vikings football|Western Washington]]
 
|undraftedyear=2007
 
|undraftedyear=2007
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|debutyear=2012
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|debutteam=Indianapolis Colts
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|finalyear=
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|finalteam=
 
|pastteams=
 
|pastteams=
 
* [[Seattle Seahawks]] ({{NFL Year|2007}})*
 
* [[Seattle Seahawks]] ({{NFL Year|2007}})*
 
* [[Tri-Cities Fever]] ({{Af2 Year|2008}})
 
* [[Tri-Cities Fever]] ({{Af2 Year|2008}})
 
* [[Florida Tuskers]] ({{UFL Year|2009}})
 
* [[Florida Tuskers]] ({{UFL Year|2009}})
* Seattle Seahawks ({{NFL Year|2010}})*
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* [[Seattle Seahawks]] ({{NFL Year|2010}})*
* [[Omaha Nighthawks]] ({{UFL Year|2010}}–{{UFL Year|2011}})
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* [[Omaha Nighthawks]] ({{UFL Year|2010}}–2011)
* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2012}}–{{NFL Year|2016}})
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* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2012}}–present)
* [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2017}}–{{NFL Year|2018}})
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:<small>*Offseason and/or practice squad member only</small>
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|status=Active
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|highlights=
 
|highlights=
* [[Pro Bowl]] ([[2014 Pro Bowl|2013]])
 
 
|statweek=
 
|statweek=
|statseason=2018
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|statseason=2012
 
|statlabel1=Games played
 
|statlabel1=Games played
|statvalue1=100
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|statvalue1=16
|statlabel2=[[Tackle (football move)|Total tackles]]
 
|statvalue2=10
 
 
|nflnew=mattoverton/2522602
 
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'''Matt Overton''' (born July 6, 1985) is an [[American football]] [[long snapper]] for the [[Indianapolis Colts]] of the [[National Football League]]. He was signed as an [[undrafted free agent]] by the [[Seattle Seahawks]] in 2007. He was resigned by the [[Seattle Seahawks]] in 2010. In between stints with the [[Seattle Seahawks]] Overton played for the [[Florida Tuskers]] of the [[United Football League (2009)|United Football League]] in 2009. After his release from the [[Seattle Seahawks]] in 2010, he rejoined the [[United Football League (2009–)|United Football League]] but as a member of the [[Omaha Nighthawks]]. In 2010, he was named to the UFL's top-10 players list, earning him the recognition as the leagues top [[long snapper]]. Overton was protected by the [[Omaha Nighthawks]] for the 2011 season. He played [[college football]] at [[Western Washington University#Athletics|Western Washington]]. Overton also runs his own youth charity foundation called Pros 2 Youth and owns and operates a small business with teammates [[Maurice Clarett]] and [[Chad Lucas]] called Led By Pros. Led By Pros is located in [[Omaha, NE]] and offers a youth football academy and helps young athletes to succeed in life and in sport.
   
'''Matt Overton''' (born July 6, 1985) is an [[American football]] [[long snapper]] who is currently a free agent. He played [[college football]] at [[Western Washington University#Athletics|Western Washington]] and was signed as an [[undrafted free agent]] by the [[Seattle Seahawks]] in 2007. Overton has also played for the [[Indianapolis Colts]], with whom he made the [[Pro Bowl]] in [[2014 Pro Bowl|2013]].
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Overton has also played for the [[Tri-Cities Fever]], [[Florida Tuskers]].
 
In between stints with the Seahawks, Overton played for the [[Florida Tuskers]] of the [[United Football League (2009)|United Football League]] in 2009. After his release from the Seahawks in 2010, he rejoined the UFL but as a member of the [[Omaha Nighthawks]]. In 2010, he was named to the UFL's top-10 players list, earning him the recognition as the league's top [[long snapper]]. Overton was protected by the Nighthawks for the 2011 season.
 
   
 
==Early years==
 
==Early years==
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==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
Overton played for the [[Tri-Cities Fever]] of the af2 in 2008. He played for the [[Florida Tuskers]] of the [[United Football League (2009)|United Football League]] in 2009 and helped them to an undefeated season and appeared in the first UFL championship. He was re-signed by the [[Seattle Seahawks]] on February 10, 2010.<ref>{{cite web|title=Seahawks bring back Matt Overton|url=http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/29/seahawks-bring-back-matt-overton/|author=Rosenthal, Gregg|work=Pro Football Talk|publisher=NBC Sports|date=April 29, 2010}}</ref> After being released by the Seahawks during training camp, he signed with the [[Omaha Nighthawks]] of the UFL for his second season. Overton was named to the UFL top-10 players list in 2010.
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Overton played for the [[Tri-Cities Fever]] of the af2 in 2008. He played for the [[Florida Tuskers]] of the [[United Football League (2009)|United Football League]] in 2009 and helped them to an undefeated season and appeared in the first UFL championship. He was re-signed by the [[Seattle Seahawks]] on February 10, 2010.<ref>[http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/29/seahawks-bring-back-matt-overton/ Overton back with Seahawks]</ref> After being released by the Seahawks during training camp, he signed with the [[Omaha Nighthawks]] of the UFL for his second season. Overton was named to the UFL top-10 players list in 2010. He is now in his third UFL season.
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On April 3, 2012, he signed with the [[Indianapolis Colts]].
===Indianapolis Colts===
 
On April 3, 2012, Overton signed with the [[Indianapolis Colts]]. Used primarily as a long snapper, he was named to the [[Pro Bowl]] in [[2014 Pro Bowl|2013]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.colts.com/news/matt-overton-headed-to-the-pro-bowl-12440566|title=Matt Overton Headed to the Pro Bowl|last=Bowen|first=Kevin|work=Colts.com|date=January 15, 2014|accessdate=January 15, 2014}}</ref> On March 3, 2015, Overton signed a four-year extension with the Colts.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20171125222748/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Matt-Overton-Agree-To-Contract-Extension/cf9795c2-2cef-444a-9f3e-a9648fa349db|title=Colts, Matt Overton Agree To Contract Extension|last=Bowen|first=Kevin|work=colts.com|date=March 3, 2015|accessdate=March 4, 2015}}</ref> The Colts released him on May 1, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|last1=VanTryon|first1=Matthew|title=Colts release long snapper Matt Overton|url=http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/05/01/colts-release-long-snapper-matt-overton/101148420/|website=indystar.com|publisher=Indystar|date=May 1, 2017|accessdate=May 1, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves|url=http://blogs.colts.com/2017/05/01/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-183/|website=Blogs.Colts.com|date=May 1, 2017|accessdate=May 1, 2017}}</ref>
 
 
===Jacksonville Jaguars===
 
Overton was signed by the [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] on August 3, 2017, after [[Carson Tinker]] suffered a torn [[Anterior cruciate ligament|ACL]].<ref>{{cite web|title=Jaguars Make Roster Moves|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170806121340/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-Make-Roster-Moves/8c9716e2-a526-4f34-b603-71f5c2395961|website=Jaguars.com|date=August 3, 2017}}</ref> On November 14, 2017, following the team's Week 10 win over the [[Los Angeles Chargers]], Overton was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder.<ref>{{cite web|title=Jaguars sign long snapper Colin Holba to active roster|url=https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-long-snapper-colin-holba-to-active-roster-19767260|website=Jaguars.com|date=November 14, 2017}}</ref>
 
 
On October 11, 2018, Overton was re-signed by the Jaguars after Carson Tinker suffered another knee injury.<ref>{{cite web|title=Jaguars Sign Long Snapper Matt Overton|url=https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-long-snapper-matt-overton|website=Jaguars.com|date=October 12, 2018}}</ref>
 
 
On March 7, 2019, Overton re-signed with the Jaguars.<ref>{{cite web|title=Jaguars re-sign LS Overton|url=https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-re-sign-ls-overton|author=Oehser, John|website=Jaguars.com|date=March 7, 2019}}</ref> He was released on September 1, 2019.<ref>{{cite web|title=Roster moves: Jaguars make four waiver claims|url=https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-moves-jaguars-make-four-waiver-claims|author=Oehser, John|website=Jaguars.com|date=September 1, 2019}}</ref>
 
 
==Personal life==
 
Overton runs his own youth charity foundation called Pros 2 Youth and owns and operates a small business with his former [[Omaha Nighthawks|Nighthawks]] teammates [[Maurice Clarett]] and [[Chad Lucas]] called Led By Pros. Led By Pros is located in [[Omaha, Nebraska]] and offers a youth football academy and helps young athletes to succeed in life and in sport.
 
 
In April 2019, Overton got engaged to Breanna Fonner, a former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/06/26/former-colts-player-matt-overton-engaged-former-colts-cheerleader/1568908001/|title=Former Colts player Matt Overton engaged to former Colts cheerleader Breanna Fonner|website=USA TODAY|language=en|access-date=2019-07-31}}</ref>
 
   
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[https://www.jaguars.com/team/players-roster/matt-overton/ Jacksonville Jaguars bio]
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* [http://seahawks.com/team/roster/Matt-Overton/ec1c190e-0dee-4d38-8c66-48cfb2661495 Seattle Seahawks bio]
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20110807074113/http://www.seahawks.com/team/roster/Matt-Overton/ec1c190e-0dee-4d38-8c66-48cfb2661495 Seattle Seahawks bio]
 
 
* [http://wwuvikings.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/overton_matt00.html Western Washington Vikings bio]
 
* [http://wwuvikings.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/overton_matt00.html Western Washington Vikings bio]
   
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| NAME = Overton, Matt
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = [[American football]] player
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| DATE OF BIRTH = July 6, 1985
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = Tracy, California
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