Matt Overton
No. 45     Indianapolis Colts
Long snapper/Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-06) July 6, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: San Leandro, California
High School: Tracy (CA)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Western Washington
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2007)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played     16

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 in 2009. After his release from the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, he rejoined the 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. 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.

Early years

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 career

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 career

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. He is now in his third UFL season. On April 3, 2012, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts.


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