Bill Matthews

53 Bill Matthews LB
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

  • 1982- 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


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