Matt Ware
No. 21, 22, 17     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Santa Monica, California
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2004 2005)
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (2000)
Total tackles     113
Forced fumbles     3
Fumble recoveries     3
Pass deflections     7
Interceptions     1
Total touchdowns     1
Stats at
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Matthew Jesse Ware (born December 2, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was drafted in the third round with the 89th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at UCLA.

He also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Virginia Destroyers and Toronto Argonauts.

Baseball careerEdit

Seattle MarinersEdit

Ware was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 21st round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He played for the Peoria Mariners during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Football careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Ware was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2005, he recorded a game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers when he recovered the ball after a blocked Chargers field goal and carried it to the end zone. He was released on September 2, 2006.[1]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 3, 2006, Ware was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. On December 16, 2009, he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.[2]

Ware was released by Arizona on September 2, 2011.

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Ware spent two years away from football, working as a personal trainer and fire fighter, before signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.[3]


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