Bruce Matthews Speaker Profile
Former Offensive Lineman for the Houston Oilers
Bruce Matthews Biography
Bruce Matthews was born August 8, 1961 in Raleigh, NorthCarolina and is a former football player who played as an offensive lineman inthe National Football League (NFL) for the Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titansfranchise from 1983 through 2001. He is considered one of the best offensivelineman in NFL history, and was voted into the Pro Bowl 14 times.
Matthews was drafted with the ninth overall pick in thefirst round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, where he would blockfor the legendary Earl Campbell and eventually play all line positions (guard,center and tackle), going to the Pro Bowl as a guard and center. He wasselected to fourteen Pro Bowls in all, tying a league record held by MerlinOlsen. Matthews was also named First-team All-Pro nine times (1988-1993,1998-2000) and All-AFC 12 seasons (1988-1993, 1995-2000). He was selected as aguard on the NFL-s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. His entire career was spentwith the Oilers franchise, which relocated in the middle of his career andbecame the Tennessee Titans. An extremely durable player, Matthews retiredafter the 2001 season having played more games (296) than any NFL player,excluding kickers and punters at the time of his retirement (since surpassed byBrett Favre; he still holds the record for linemen), and played in more seasons(19) than any offensive lineman, and having never missed a game because ofinjury (the 1987 season was shortened due to a player strike), and started 229consecutive games. Matthews, is the only player who played against theBaltimore Colts in their last game at Memorial Stadium and who played againstthe Baltimore Ravens, in their last game at Memorial Stadium.
In his first year of eligibility, Matthews was elected tothe Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2007. He was inductedduring the Enshrinement Ceremony on August 5, 2007 with the unveiling of hisbust, sculpted by Scott Myers. He is the only player from the Tennessee Titansto be given this honor since their relocation from Houston. He was the fifthplayer from the 1983 NFL draft class to be enshrined, joining Dan Marino, EricDickerson, John Elway, and Jim Kelly; Darrell Green would later become thesixth player from that class.
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