Clay Matthews: Is He the Best Player in His Family?

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Clay Matthews III, outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, just won a Super Bowl ring, making him the "John Fitzpatrick" of football's Kennedy family.
Clay Matthews Jr., the father of the Packers superstar, played 18 years in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons, while Matthews Jr.'s brother, Matthews III's uncle Bruce Matthews, played 18 years for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans.
To make the football gene pool deeper, Matthews III's younger brother Casey Matthews is a linebacker for the Oregon Ducks, and their cousins Kevin Matthews and Jake Matthews, the sons of Bruce Matthews, play center for the Tennessee Titans and lineman for Texas A&M respectively.
The patriarch, Clay Matthews Sr., born in 1928, played five years for the San Francisco 49ers.
It's like reading the New Testament.
But Clay Matthews won the family's first, and so far only, Super Bowl, putting him in the proverbial White House.
Which begs the question: I...

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