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Clay Matthews

William Clay Matthews III (born May 14, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Packers 26th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California. Matthews was born in the Northridge district of Los Angeles to parents Clay and Leslie Matthews. He attended Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California. Physically, Matthews was a late bloomer. His father was the team's defensive coordinator, but declined to start his son because he was physically undersized. Matthews began developing physically in his senior season, but only garnered interest from Division I FCS schools and local community colleges. He has described his own recruiting status out of high school as "not applicable." Like his father and uncle, Matthews opted to attend the University of Southern California with hopes of becoming a walk-on for the Trojans football team. Matthews played for the USC Trojans football team (2005-2008 seasons; 2004 redshirt) under head coach Pete Carroll and Linebacker Coach Ken Norton, Jr. Matthews entered USC as an unheralded, walk-on student athlete. During his

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NFL's Clay Matthews -- Channels Inner 'Braveheart' ... Reenacts Famous Movie Lines (VIDEOS)

NFL's Clay Matthews
Channels Inner 'Braveheart' Reenacts Famous Movie Lines

And the Academy Award goes to ... someone other than Clay Matthews. But hey, at least when it comes to reenacting scenes from classic movies ... the Packers star gets an A for effort. READ MORE >

NFL -- Clears James Harrison, Clay Matthews & Julius Peppers ... In PED Case

NFL
Clears Harrison, Matthews & Peppers... In PED Investigation

That noise? James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers all breathing a sigh of relief ... 'cause the NFL just announced the players have been cleared by the leagues PED investigation. The… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Green Bay Packers Stars -- WE SANG FOR REAL ... In 'Pitch Perfect 2'

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WE SANG FOR REAL ... In 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Clay Matthews ain't no Milli Vanilli ... TMZ Sports has learned the Green Bay Packers star laid down REAL LEGIT VOCALS for his cameo in "Pitch Perfect 2" ... and apparently, it came out pretty… READ MORE >

- 654 days ago
Jermichael Finley -- I'm STOKED My Teammates Moving to Justin Bieber's Hood

Jermichael Finley
I'm Pumped for Clay Matthews He's Gonna Love Living In Bieber's Hood

Packers superstar Clay Matthews just got the Jermichael Finley stamp of approval ... 'cause the tight end tells us Clay's decision to buy real estate in Bieber's neighborhood is a "GREAT MOVE."We… READ MORE >

- 1038 days ago
NFL Star Clay Matthews -- I'm Moving Into Justin Bieber's Hood

NFL Star Clay Matthews
I'm Moving Into Justin Bieber's Hood

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is thiiiiis close to having Justin Bieber as a neighbor ... 'cause he bought land in Bieb's Calabasas community -- but the singer could be OUT by the… READ MORE >

- 1039 days ago
NFL Star Clay Matthews -- Man of the People

NFL Star Clay Matthews -- Man of the People

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews hit the Nike store in Bev Hills yesterday ... and after buying boxes of kicks for his family, dude BS'd with our photog for a bit ... and couldn't have… READ MORE >

- 2011 days ago

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