Jake Matthews was born in Texas’ Missouri City. He is the younger brother of Kevin Matthews, a center who also played for the Aggies and most recently played for the Carolina Panthers in 2015.
Born on February 11, 1992, Jacob Thomas Matthews plays offensive lineman for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons (NFL). The Falcons selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. At Texas A&M, he played collegiate football. He comes from the football-playing Matthews family.
He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. Mike, his younger brother, was the Miami Dolphins’ most recent center.
He is also related to former linebackers Casey Matthews, a linebacker who most recently played for the Minnesota Vikings, and Clay Matthews III, a linebacker who played for the Green Bay Packers for the majority of his career. He is the great-nephew of H. L. Matthews, the nephew of NFL veteran Clay Matthews Jr., the grandchild of Clay Matthews Sr., and the grandson of Clay Matthews Jr. Meggi Matthews, his wife, is his wife.
How Good Is Jake Matthews?
Matthews participated in all 16 contests in the 2020 season while only allowing three quarterback sacks, six quarterback hits, and three total penalties on 1,113 offensive snaps. He had an overall Pro Football Focus grade of 75.5 for his 2020 performance, 84.0 for pass blocking, and 57.4 for run blocking.
What Happened To Jake Matthews?
In the 2014 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Matthews as the sixth overall choice. Since USC’s Tyron Smith and Matt Kalil in 2011 and 2012, respectively, Texas A&M became the first school with consecutive top-10 selected offensive linemen. Luke Joeckel was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.