Matthews looks to continue family tradition in NFL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews will be the seventh member of his family to play in the NFL if he is drafted as expected in May.
He knows his football lineage doesn't hurt him, but hopes that his work as a four-year starter for the Aggies is what really wows the scouts.
"It's always been a little something to think about," Matthews said of his famous last name. "It's a special situation. Now that I finally have my shot I'm just looking forward to going out and proving it doesn't matter what my name is, what matters is that I can play and I'm capable. And I hope teams get that from me and not just going off my name."