Now, you can’t tell me that during your Sunday sports coma you haven’t noticed the cheesehead linebacker with the flowing golden mane and arsenal of fancy footwork. Clay Matthews, #52 on the Green Bay defensive line, has been bringing in some big numbers and drawing a lot of attention. I can tell you one thing: it’s not just his dance moves.
Matthews by the Numbers
Matthews has been with the Packers for 3 years, during which he’s had 29 sacks, 128 solo tackles, and 4 interceptions for 109 yards. Matthews has also had three forced fumbles, as well as three fumble recoveries. He was the first Packer since 1982 to record sacks in double digits during his first two seasons in the league, and his 17 sacks over the course of his first 20 games were the most to start a career in the NFL. He was the first Green Bay rookie to be selected to the All-Star game since wide receiver James Lofton in 1978.
In 2009, Matthews’s rookie year, he was named to the Pro Bowl as well as the Pro Foot...