Willis at a game in Denver on January 3, 2010.
|No. 12 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:April 13, 1984|
|Place of birth: Dallas, Texas|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
Matthew Anthony Willis (born April 13, 1984) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at UCLA.
Willis attended Servite High School in California.
Willis was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2007. In his rookie year, he played in five games making one reception for 11 yards, he also spent some time on defense making one tackle. He was released from the team's practice squad on September 17, 2008 to make room for defensive tackle J'Vonne Parker.
Willis was signed to the practice squad of the Denver Broncos on December 23, 2008 and remained there through the end of the season.
The following year, Willis was waived during final cuts on September 5 and re-signed to the team's practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on January 1, 2010 after offensive tackle Herb Taylor was waived. In a preseason game on August 15, 2010 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Willis dropped a pass from former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow which would have been a huge gain for Tim Tebow's first appearance in a Broncos uniform. Apart from that, though, Willis did well in camp and in pre-season.
Shortly after the NFL lockout, Willis participated as a contestant on G4's American Ninja Warrior. Willis succeeded in the first round competition but was too slow in completing it and was eliminated before he could go to the semi-finals.
- ↑ http://www.nfl.com/players/mattwillis/careerstats?id=WIL616044
- ↑ http://twitter.com/PostBroncos/status/7307898129
- ↑ Klis, Mike (October 18, 2010). "Broncos' Willis injured vs. Jets, lost for season". denverpost.com. http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16369166. Retrieved October 18, 2010.