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Matt Suhey
Date of birth: (1958-07-07) July 7, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick 46
Organizations
 As player:
1980-1989 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at NFL.com

Matthew Jerome Suhey (born July 7, 1958 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player, playing fullback/running back for ten seasons in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He won a Super Bowl as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears while scoring a touchdown in the game and was named to the Pennsylvania Football All-Century Team.

Suhey was lead blocker and friend of Walter Payton. He is also a close friend of the Payton family, and the executor of the Payton estate since the death of Walter. Although Suhey was never a leader in any statistical category, he was a fan favorite for his personality and blocking ability.

Matt Suhey is one of three sons of College Football Hall of Fame guard Steve Suhey to letter at Penn State University and a grandson of Hall of Fame coach Bob Higgins. His son, Joe Suhey, is currently a fullback at Penn State. The Higgins-Suhey family has been called the "first family of Penn State football" due to their 90 year affiliation with the program.


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