Jordan Matthews

Jordan Armand Matthews (born July 16, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early life and secondary school

Matthews was conceived on July 16, 1992, in Huntsville, Alabama. He attended Madison Academy where he lettered in football and ball. As a senior at Madison Academy, Matthews drove the football group to a 12-1 record.For his secondary school football vocation at Madison Academy, Matthews had 181 gatherings, 3,218 accepting yards, and 38 touchdowns.


Matthews was a three star recruit. Auburn started selecting Matthews amid his lesser year of secondary school when Phillip Lolley, the chief of Football External Operations at the time, called the Matthewses. Matthews was intending to stroll on at Auburn before accepting an offer from Vanderbilt. Matthews got a grant offer from Vanderbilt head mentor Bobby Johnson on Christmas Eve in 2009 after wide beneficiary prospect and inevitable Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby de-submitted from Vanderbilt. Matthews just got grant offers from Vanderbilt, Kansas, Tulane, Arkansas St., and Jacksonville St. Matthews focused on Vanderbilt on December 26, 2009.

Jordan Matthews
Jordan Matthews

School vocation

As a genuine green bean at Vanderbilt, Matthews had 15 gatherings for 181 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. As a sophomore in 2011, he had 41 gatherings for 778 yards and five touchdowns. Matthews was incorporated into the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Watch List. As a lesser in 2012, Matthews was a first group All-SEC selection and was named third group All-America by Phil Steele and CBSSportsline. He completed the season with 94 gatherings for 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns.

Matthews was incorporated on the 2013 Maxwell Award Watch List and the 2013 CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy Watch List. As a senior in 2013, Matthews was again a first-group All-SEC selection. He would likewise be named a first-group All-American by USA Today, Athlon, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, and the Associated Press. Amid the season, he set the unequaled SEC record for profession gatherings and vocation accepting yards.

Matthews likewise was a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and won the 2013 CFPA Elite Wide Receiver Trophy. On November 16, 2013, Matthews was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week. In his last school amusement, he was the MVP of the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl after recording five gatherings for 143 yards and two touchdowns. He completed the season with 112 gatherings for 1,477 yards and seven touchdowns. Matthews’ 112 gatherings in 2013 set the SEC record for most gatherings in a solitary season. Amari Cooper broke this record a year later with 124 gatherings.

For his university profession, Matthews had 262 gatherings for 3,759 yards, both marks filling in as both SEC and school records. His 24 profession touchdowns are additionally the best in school history.

Matthews moved on from Vanderbilt with a degree in financial matters.

Proficient vocation

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP

6 ft 3 in

(1.91 m) 212 lb

(96 kg) 4.46 s 1.55 s 2.61 s 4.18 s 6.95 s 35.5 in

(0.90 m) 10 ft 0 in

(3.05 m) 21 reps

All qualities from NFL Combine

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Matthews in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 42nd generally speaking pick. The Eagles exchanged up 12 spots with a specific end goal to draft him.

Jordan Matthews
Jordan Matthews

Philadelphia Eagles

2014 season

On May 27, 2014, Matthews marked with the group for a four-year bargain. He scored his first and second vocation touchdowns in a Week 3 matchup against the Washington Redskins. In a Monday Night Football matchup in Week 10, he got 7 goes for 138 yards and two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers. He completed the season with 67 gets for 872 yards and eight touchdowns.

2015 seaso

Matthews began his second year in the NFL with an amusement against the Atlanta Falcons. He had 10 gatherings for 102 yards in the 26-24 loss. On October 8, against the Dallas Cowboys, Matthews had nine gatherings for 133 yards and one touchdown. On December 20, against the Arizona Cardinals, Matthews had eight gatherings for 159 yards and one touchdown. On January 3, 2016, in the normal season finale against the New York Giants, Matthews had his solitary multi-touchdown session of the season. In the 35-30 triumph, he had seven gatherings for 54 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he had 85 gatherings for 997 yards and eight touchdowns.

2016 season

With freshman quarterback Carson Wentz, Matthews began his third year in the NFL with an amusement against the Cleveland Browns. He had seven gatherings for 114 yards and one touchdown in the 29-10 victory. The season opener would be Matthew’s best session of the season as he would neglect to break 100 getting yards again on the season. Against the Dallas Cowboys on October 30, he had a season-high 11 gatherings for 65 yards and one touchdown in the 29-23 loss. On the season, he had 73 gatherings for a profession low 804 yards and a vocation low three touchdowns.

Wild ox Bills

2017 season

On August 11, 2017, the Eagles exchanged Matthews, alongside a 2018 third round pick, to the Buffalo Bills in trade for cornerback Ronald Darby.

On September 10, Matthews made his introduction as an individual from the Buffalo Bills. He had two gatherings for 61 yards in the 21– 12 triumph over the New York Jets.Matthews got his first touchdown with the Bills amid a 23-17 disturb prevail upon the safeguarding NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons, however broke his correct thumb amid the diversion. He was required to be out for multi month following medical procedure, however returned against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers three weeks after his injury. He was set on harmed hold on December 5, 2017 with knee damage.

New England Patriots

On April 5, 2018, Matthews marked a one year contract with the New England Patriots worth $1 million, with $300,000 guaranteed. However, on August 1, 2018, he was discharged by the Patriots with damage settlement following hamstring damage that he endured three days earlier amid preparing camp.

Come back to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles re-marked Matthews on September 19, 2018, to help with damage exhausted getting corps.

Individual life

Matthews’ folks are Brenda and Rod Matthews. He has one sibling, Justin. Matthews is connected to Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, as his mom is Rice’s cousin. Matthews is a part of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Matthews is hitched to Washington Spirit soccer player Cheyna Williams, who likewise went to Vanderbilt before moving on from Florida State University.


On July 7, 2018, Matthews facilitated his second Vanderbilt Legends Charity Softball Game at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field. The returns from the occasion profited YWCA and AMEND Together, two associations that battle aggressive behavior at home. The occasion incorporated a grand slam derby and a softball game with groups made out of previous Vanderbilt competitors. The occasion is separated of Matthews’ establishment called Matthews Mission.

Profession insights

Season Team Games Receiving

GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD

2014 PHI 16 10 67 872 13.0 44 8

2015 PHI 16 12 85 997 11.7 78 8

2016 PHI 14 13 73 803 11.0 54 3

2017 BUF 10 7 25 282 11.3 47 1

2018 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career 56 42 250 2,955 11.8 78 20