Matt Chatham

Matt Chatham
No. 58
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-06-28) June 28, 1977
Place of birth: Newton, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: South Dakota
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Matt Chatham (born June 28, 1977) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at South Dakota. He played for the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

High school years

Chatham attended North High School in Sioux City, Iowa, and won All-State honors in football and baseball.

College career

Chatham attended the University of South Dakota. As a junior he made 95 tackles and six interceptions. In his senior year he made 74 tackles and one interception. He was a double major in English and Criminal Justice at South Dakota.[1]

Chatham received a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College in 2011.

NFL career

Chatham was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent but was released before the start of the regular season.

He spent the first six seasons of his career in New England, including contributing to three of the Patriots' Super Bowl victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX). He was known as one of the leaders of the Patriots' stout special teams. In XXXVIII he tackled streaker Mark Roberts, who had come onto the field just before the second-half kickoff.

Retirement career

Chatham now runs an NFL informational column in the Boston Herald called "The Chatham Report" and appears every Sunday morning on WEEI with Kevin Faulk, Dale Arnold and Christopher Price. He can be found on Twitter under @chatham58. He is a regular columnist on the Football By Football website.

He has also received his MBA from Babson College and has started a creperie restaurant franchise called Skycrepers.


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