Jordan Matthews

Jordan Matthews
No. 81Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-07-16) July 16, 1992
Place of birth: Huntsville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Madison (AL) Academy
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2016
Receptions: 194
Receiving yards: 2,376
Receiving touchdowns: 19
Player stats at

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

College career

As a true freshman, at Vanderbilt, Matthews had 15 receptions for 181 yards and four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2011, he had 41 receptions for 778 yards and five touchdowns. As a junior in 2012, Matthews was a first team All-SEC selection.[1] He finished the season with 94 receptions for 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns.

As a senior in 2013, Matthews was again a first-team All-SEC selection.[2] He would also be named a first-team All-American by USA Today[3] and Athlon.[4] CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, and the Associated Press. During the season, he set the all-time SEC record for receptions and receiving yards.[5][6] Matthews also was a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and won the 2013 CFPA Elite Wide Receiver Trophy.[7] In his final college game, he was the MVP of the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl after recording five receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns.[8][9] He finished the season with 112 receptions for 1,477 yards and seven touchdowns.

For his career, Matthews had 262 receptions for 3,759 yards and 24 touchdowns, all three of which are school records.

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 212 lb 4.46 s 1.55 s 2.61 s 4.18 s 6.95 s 35.5 in 10 ft 0 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Matthews in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick overall. The Eagles traded up 12 spots in order to draft him.[10]

Philadelphia Eagles

On May 27, 2014, he signed with the team for a four-year deal. He scored his first and second career touchdowns in a Week 3 matchup against the Washington Redskins. In a Monday Night Football matchup in Week 10, he caught 7 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers. He finished the season with 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns.


Matthews is related to Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, as his mother is Rice's first cousin.[11] Matthews is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.[12]

Career statistics

Team Season G Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD Long
Philadelphia Eagles 2014 16 67 872 13.0 8 44T
Philadelphia Eagles 2015 16 85 997 11.7 8 78
Career Totals 2014-2015 32 152 1869 12.3 16 78


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