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Tim Mattran
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-23) October 23, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Chanhassen, Minnesota
Career information
College: Stanford
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2008)*
Career highlights and awards
* 4× Academic All-Pac-10 Team
Stats at NFL.com

Tim Mattran (born October 23, 1984) is a former American football center. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Stanford.

Mattran has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and Hartford Colonials.

Early yearsEdit

Mattran was raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota and attended Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota.[1]

Mattran also participated in the State Science Bowl for two years at Chaska Senior High.[2]

College careerEdit

A walk-on at Stanford, Mattran did not play during his first two seasons. During his third year, however, he was used as a reserve and, by 2005, was the starting center.[2] A serious ankle injury prevented him from playing in 2006, but he returned as a starter in 2007 after the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility. He was named to the All-Academic Pac-10 team four times.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4⅜ ** 298 ** 5.18 ** 1.78 ** 2.97 ** 4.92 ** 7.95 ** 31½" ** 8'11" ** X X
**represents Stanford Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Ranked as the 22nd best center prospect in the draft by Scout Magazine[4] Mattran signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. He chose Minnesota over the Baltimore Ravens because he wanted the chance to be close to home and also to learn from Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.[5]

Mattran was waived by the Vikings during final cuts on August 30. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad the following day, but released on September 17.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Mattran was signed to the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the team released fullback Chris Brown. He spent the final five weeks of 2008 season as a member of the Jaguars practice squad.

St. Louis RamsEdit

Mattran was signed by the St. Louis Rams on March 16, 2009.[6]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Mattran was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on December 18, 2009.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Mattran was drafted by the Hartford Colonials in the 2010 UFL Draft.

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