Clay Matthews

Inside Biography

Clay Matthews III is an American football outside linebacker. A collegiate linebacker at the University of Southern California, Matthews played for the Green Bay Packers from 2009 to 2018 and the Los Angeles Rams in 2019. He is currently listed as a free agent. 

How Old is Clay Matthews? What is his Height?

Clay Matthews was born William Clay Matthews III on May 14, 1986, to Leslie and Clay Matthews, Jr. As of October 2020, he is 34 years old and stands at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters). He is officially billed at 255 lb (116 kg).   

A native of Los Angeles, California, Matthews attended Agoura High School in nearby Agoura Hills, California. He went on to attend the University of Southern California.  

He is a Third-Generation Football Player

For Clay Matthews, football is truly a family affair! Matthews comes from a long line of footballers. His grandfather, Clay Matthews, Sr., was the first of the family to make a name in football and played during the '50s for the San Francisco 49ers. 

He pa s sed it down to his sons Clay Matthews, Jr. (Clay III's father), and Bruce Matthews (Clay III's uncle), who in turn pa s sed it down to their children. Thus, Clay Matthews III -- a third-generation football player -- keeps the family streak alive.

Among his five siblings, his younger brother, Casey Matthews, is a retired NFL linebacker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings. Additionally, his cousins, Kevin Matthews, Jake Matthews, and Mike Matthews are/were involved in football in some form or fashion.           


Despite being a late bloomer, Clay Matthews played football at his high school. He chose to attend the University of Southern California like his father before him and played for the USC Trojans.  

Clay Matthews playing for the Green Bay Packers SOURCE: Cheesehead TV

He was drafted in the first round and 26th overall by the Green Bay Packers. In his rookie year, Matthews helped the Packers win the Super Bowl XLV trophy against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played with the Packers for eight seasons before becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018 season.

He signed on to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams in March 2019. After a doomed first season plagued by injuries, Matthews was released from contract on March 19, 2020. He is currently listed as a free agent.    

Father of Two Children with Wife Casey Noble

Clay Matthews has been married since July 2015 to model Casey Noble. They have been reported to have dated as early as 2013. 

Clay Matthews with wife Casey Noble SOURCE: Pinterest

Clay Matthews has two children with Casey. Their firstborn child, son Clay Matthews IV, was born in February 2015. Their second child, daughter Madeline Joy Matthews, was born in February 2016.      

Has a Net Worth of $10 Million

At the time of this writing, Clay Matthews is said to have a net worth of $10 million. His wealth comes from his career as a professional athlete. The 34-year-old NFL outside linebacker has played for the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams. His wealth, thus, comes from his NFL contract, salary from whichever team he is signed to, media appearances, merchandise sales, and sponsors.  

by shrijan, 02 Oct, 2020

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