Originally written January 24, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
There’s Sr., and Jr., Clay III, Casey, Bruce, Kevin and soon Jake will join them. Who am I talking about? These seven people make up what could, and should, be considered America’s football family. Six of the above have or are playing in the National Football League and the last name on the list will be a top pick by a team in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Matthews family is equaled by no one when it comes to their football pedigree. It all started when Clay Matthews Sr. was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams but never played for them because of service in the US Army in 1949. He returned to the NFL in 1950 and played five years in the league with the San Francisco 49ers, but his most important contribution to football was fathering his two sons, Clay Matthews Jr.… Read more
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