Bill Matthews

  • LB, #53
  • Height: 6’2 Weight: 237
  • Yrs/Pat: 4
  • Acquired: D-5, 1978
  • School: South Dakota St.
  • Major: Dairy Science
  • Born: Dec 3, 1956 Santa Monica California

    Career Highlights

    • Bill finished the year as the Patriots third leading tackler with 128 total tackles (75 solos and 53 assists)
    • Tough competitor, he has primarily played at the inside LB spot alongside Steve Nelson or Bob Golic, but he can also play outside
    • An active special teams player as well. Bill was on the injured reserve list for his entire rookie year (1978)
    • Stats: Interceptions: 1980 – 1, Kickoff Returns: 1981 – 1

    College Highlights

    • Two-time Academic All-America honoree for the Jack Rabbits
    • Played TE as a freshman, DT as a sophomore and DE as a junior and senior
    • Dairy Science Major with 3.65 average GPA