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 Clay Matthews Sr.

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Clay Matthews Sr. Famous memorial

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 23 Mar 2017 (aged 88)
Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 177698922 View Source

Professional Football Player. Born William Clay Matthews, he played the offensive tackle for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers for four seasons (1950, 1953-1955). He played football collegiately at Georgia Tech and was selected in the 25th round of the 1949 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He never played for them and the next year, joined the San Francisco 49ers. He played for them for one year before joining the United States Army and going to Korea as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1953 he rejoined the 49ers and played for them for three more seasons. In his later years, he became a patriarch of a football family as his two sons Clay Jr. and Bruce were both stars in the National Football League and five grandsons also have played in the NFL.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 24 Mar 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 177698922
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177698922/clay-matthews : accessed ), memorial page for Clay Matthews Sr. (1 Aug 1928–23 Mar 2017), Find a Grave Memorial ID 177698922, citing Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .