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Encyclopedia > Bruce Rankin Matthews
Bruce Rankin Matthews
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Date of birth August 8, 1961
Place of birth Raleigh, North Carolina
Date of death {{{DateOfDeath}}}
Position(s) Offensive line
College USC
NFL Draft 1983 / Round 1/ 9th Overall
AFL Draft [[{{{AFLDraftedYear}}} American Football League Draft#Round_{{{AFLDraftedRound}}}|{{{AFLDraftedYear}}}]] / Round {{{AFLDraftedRound}}}
Pro Bowls 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001
Awards
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Retired #s
Records
Statistics Pro Football Reference
Statistics NFL.com
Statistics CBS.com
Statistics DatabaseFootball
Statistics ESPN
Statistics Sports Illustrated
Team(s)
1983-1996
1997-1998
1999-2001
Houston Oilers
Tennessee Oilers
Tennessee Titans
College Hall-of-Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, [[ in sports|]]

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Personal

Born August 8, 1961 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Bruce was the son of Clay Matthews, Sr. who played in the NFL in the 1950s. His brother, also named Clay Matthews, played 18 seasons in the NFL. Matthews later moved to Los Angeles, where he was a standout playing on both the offensive and defensive line in high school. He was also an all-league wrestler. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Oaks Location Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Government Country State County United States North Carolina Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 299. ... William Clay Matthews, Jr. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


College Career

He attended the University of Southern California, where he played all offensive line positions at various times, earning All-America honors in his senior year. Edward L. Doheny Jr. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


Professional Career

Matthews was drafted ninth in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, where he would block for the legendary Earl Campbell and eventually play all line positions (Guard, Center and Tackle), going to the Pro Bowl for the latter two. He was selected to fourteen Pro Bowls in all, a league record. His entire career was spent with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans. An extremely durable player, Matthews recorded the longest playing streak at any position. He holds the league record for most games (296) and seasons (19) played by an offensive lineman. Matthews retired after the 2001 season. The 1983 NFL Draft is also frequently known as the Quarterback class of 1983, because of the six quarterbacks taken in the first round. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ...


External links

  • Bruce Matthews Profile at USC Legends
National Football League | NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team

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