|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 212 lb.|
|Born:||July 16, 1992|
|Drafted:||2014 / Rd. 2 (42)|
Born on July 16, 1992, Jordan Matthews is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was picked in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt, where he had 15 receptions and four touchdowns for 181 yard during his freshman year. In 2011, he scored five touchdowns and 41 receptions for 778 yards.
During his senior year at Vanderbilt, he was featured by USA Today, Athlon, CBS Sports, and Sports Illustrated. And he set an all-time record for both receptions and receiving yards. He was also the semi-finalist for the Biletnkoff Award, and he was the winner of the Elite Wide Receiver Trophy. Matthews finished his college career with 262 total receptions for 3,759 yards, and he scored 24 total touchdowns. This was the best record for the entire history of Vanderbilt.
High School Record
Jordan Matthews high school record was also impressive. He was the starting wide receiver at Madison Academy for three years in a row, and he was named MVP for the team during his senior year. He was also named the first-team 3A All-State wide receiver and an All-Elite 11 by the Huntsville Times in Alabama, and he was no slouch on the basketball court, either.
As a senior in 2009, he made 61 catches for 1,061 yards, and he scored three touchdowns. He also made 50 tackles and eight interceptions as a defensive back, so Jordan Matthews is able to play both sides of the ball. His all-time high school record was 181 receptions and 38 touchdowns for 3,218 yards.
He started his Twitter Account in April 2012, and you can find him @jmattjmattjmatt.
The 2014 NFL Draft
Jordan Matthews was a second-round NFL Draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, and he signed a four-year contract where he received his first salary with the league. His performance on the NFL Combine was an impressive 4.46 seconds for the 40-yard dash, and his 40 time was faster than people had expected. It played well in his performance in the Draft that year. He also made a 33.5-inch vertical jump, which gave him a 5.6 grade as a Draft Pick.
After completing a solid 40 time and a decent vertical jump in the NFL Combine, his career as a rookie was impressive. He was second in the entire team when it came to receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. And he was the second all-time rookie for the Philadelphia Eagles in both receptions and receiving yards. He was also tied for second in receiving touchdowns.
Some of the highlights of his rookie year include:
• Getting 105 receiving yards and a touchdown in a game against the New York Giants.
• Scoring a 27-yard touchdown from Quarterback Mark Sanchez to secure a win against the Dallas Cowboys.
• Getting 77 receiving yards with six catches in a game against the Tennessee Titans.
• Catching an 11-yard pass from Sanchez for a touchdown win against the Houston Texans.
After this promising year, it seemed like this young man would have a promising future in the NFL.
The 2015 NFL Season
Compared to his stats from his rookie year in the NFL, what he achieved during the 2015 NFL Season was even more impressive. He led the team in the number of receptions and receiving yards, as well as in the number of receiving touchdowns. He also led the team in receptions and receiving yards for four games in a row after he made six catches for 49 yards in a game against the New York Giants. The last person to make this records was Irving Fryar in 1997.
Some of the highlights for Jordan Matthews in 2015 include:
• Earning 104 yards with six catches and a touchdown in a game against the Washington Redskins.
• Catching a 24-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez in the last minutes of a game against the Detroit Lions.
• Catching a 10-yard pass from Bradford in the last quarter of a game against the New England Patriots.
• Running a pass for 41 yards to score a touchdown for an overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys.
This was another impressive year for Jordan Matthews as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2016 NFL Season
Jordan Matthews ended the 2016 NFL Season by ranking second on his team for receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He was also out because of an ankle injury he got in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 4. This was the first time he missed a game in both his college and professional careers.
His accomplishments in 2016 was nothing short of impressive, and some of the notable plays he had that year include:
• Leading the team for 73 yards and six receptions in a game against the Atlanta Falcons.
• Catching 11 passes for 65 yards and scoring one touchdown in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
• Leading the team with 65 yards and four catches in a game against the Detroit Lions.
• Getting 19 yards on two catches, which resulted in a 12-yard touchdown for a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
These are some of the highlights he had in the 2016, and his performance as a wide receiver has been impressive so far.