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{{Infobox NFL player
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
|name=Matt Overton
 
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|currentteam=Indianapolis Colts
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|caption= Overton with the Colts in 2016
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|current_team =Free agent
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|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]]
 
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|highschool=[[Tracy High School|Tracy (CA)]]
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|high_school = [[Tracy High School|Tracy (CA)]]
 
|college=[[Western Washington Vikings football|Western Washington]]
 
|college=[[Western Washington Vikings football|Western Washington]]
 
|undraftedyear=2007
 
|undraftedyear=2007
|debutyear=2012
 
|debutteam=Indianapolis Colts
 
|finalyear=
 
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|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}}–2011)
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* [[Omaha Nighthawks]] ({{UFL Year|2010}}–{{UFL Year|2011}})
* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2012}}–present)
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* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2012}}–{{NFL Year|2016}})
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* [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2017}}–{{NFL Year|2018}})
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* [[Pro Bowl]] ([[2014 Pro Bowl|2013]])
 
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|statseason=2018
 
|statlabel1=Games played
 
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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.
 
   
Overton has also played for the [[Tri-Cities Fever]], [[Florida Tuskers]].
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'''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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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>[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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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.
On April 3, 2012, he signed with the [[Indianapolis Colts]].
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===Indianapolis Colts===
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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>
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===Jacksonville Jaguars===
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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>
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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>
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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>
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==Personal life==
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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.
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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==
* [http://seahawks.com/team/roster/Matt-Overton/ec1c190e-0dee-4d38-8c66-48cfb2661495 Seattle Seahawks bio]
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*[https://www.jaguars.com/team/players-roster/matt-overton/ Jacksonville Jaguars bio]
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* [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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Latest revision as of 21:30, September 4, 2019

Matt Overton
200px
Overton with the Colts in 2016
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-06) July 6, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: San Leandro, California
Career information
College: Western Washington
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2007)*
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played     100
Total tackles     10

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 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 2013.

In between stints with the Seahawks, Overton played for the Florida Tuskers of the 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 yearsEdit

Overton attended Tracy High School in Tracy, California where he was a two-way starter for four years for the Bulldogs football team. He earned Lineman of the Year, player of the month, athlete of the month awards, and 2002 SJAA honorable mention honors.

College careerEdit

Overton played college football at Western Washington where he was a team captain and two-year starter at defensive end and long snapper. As the starting defensive end, he recorded over 40 tackles, 5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 7 pass break-ups. He also attended Diablo Valley College from 2003-2004 before transferring to Western Washington. While at Diablo Valley College, he was named team co-captain and special teams MVP.

Professional careerEdit

Overton played for the Tri-Cities Fever of the af2 in 2008. He played for the Florida Tuskers of the 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.[1] 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.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On April 3, 2012, Overton signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Used primarily as a long snapper, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013.[2] On March 3, 2015, Overton signed a four-year extension with the Colts.[3] The Colts released him on May 1, 2017.[4][5]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Overton was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 3, 2017, after Carson Tinker suffered a torn ACL.[6] 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.[7]

On October 11, 2018, Overton was re-signed by the Jaguars after Carson Tinker suffered another knee injury.[8]

On March 7, 2019, Overton re-signed with the Jaguars.[9] He was released on September 1, 2019.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Overton runs his own youth charity foundation called Pros 2 Youth and owns and operates a small business with his former 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.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rosenthal, Gregg (April 29, 2010). "Seahawks bring back Matt Overton". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/29/seahawks-bring-back-matt-overton/.
  2. Bowen, Kevin (January 15, 2014). "Matt Overton Headed to the Pro Bowl". Colts.com. https://www.colts.com/news/matt-overton-headed-to-the-pro-bowl-12440566. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  3. Bowen, Kevin (March 3, 2015). "Colts, Matt Overton Agree To Contract Extension". colts.com. 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. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  4. VanTryon, Matthew (May 1, 2017). "Colts release long snapper Matt Overton". Indystar. http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/05/01/colts-release-long-snapper-matt-overton/101148420/. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". May 1, 2017. http://blogs.colts.com/2017/05/01/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-183/. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  6. "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". August 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170806121340/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-Make-Roster-Moves/8c9716e2-a526-4f34-b603-71f5c2395961.
  7. "Jaguars sign long snapper Colin Holba to active roster". November 14, 2017. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-long-snapper-colin-holba-to-active-roster-19767260.
  8. "Jaguars Sign Long Snapper Matt Overton". October 12, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-long-snapper-matt-overton.
  9. Oehser, John (March 7, 2019). "Jaguars re-sign LS Overton". https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-re-sign-ls-overton.
  10. Oehser, John (September 1, 2019). "Roster moves: Jaguars make four waiver claims". https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-moves-jaguars-make-four-waiver-claims.
  11. "Former Colts player Matt Overton engaged to former Colts cheerleader Breanna Fonner" (in en). https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/06/26/former-colts-player-matt-overton-engaged-former-colts-cheerleader/1568908001/.

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