William Clay Matthews III is a renowned American football player who serves in the position of outside linebacker for Green Bay Packers of National Football League. After he attended Agoura High School in the Agoura Hills, which is situated in California, he became walk-on a student-athlete at University of Southern California for the USC Trojans football team. This was under head coach by the name Pete Carroll. At the USC Matthews became a very exceptional team player as he went on and won three Special Teams Player Awards from the year 2006 to the year 2008. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Clay Matthews in the year 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Matthews was born in the year 1986 on May 14th in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Clay Matthews Jr. and Leslie who was a renowned professional football player. This family has had a history of having some of the best professional football players. His brother by the name Casey Matthews serves as a linebacker and an uncle by the name Bruce Matthews. Both of the brothers received awards for their excellent skills in the game. He has cousins who were involved in football, and they included Jake Matthews, Kevin Matthews, and Mike Matthews.
In the year 2012, Matthews went on and agreed to model as well as test Depend on adult incontinence brief that was under uniform to benefit Jimmy V Foundation charity. He went and tied the knot with his girlfriend by the name Casey Noble in 2015. The couple has been blessed with two children, namely William Clay IV and Madeline Joy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After him graduating from Agoura High School, Clay Matthews joined the University of Southern California. He always had so much zeal when it came to football. While at the University, he had a chance to get trained by the University, Team coach. Despite coming from a known family, he believed that he had to put so much hard work to create a name for himself in the industry. Till the year 2004, he never had a chance to play any special matches. His breakthrough began in 2005, and this was when he has an opportunity to join the special team. He was drafted by Green Bay Packers, and he has been playing for the team from then.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Clay Matthews is estimated to be over $40 million. The team ‘Green Bay Packers’, was able to draft him and he became the 26th in the year 2009 NFL draft. He has become very popular for becoming a highest-paid linebacker. He set a history after he was able to sign a five-year deal that was valued at $66 million.
Currently, he has been playing for Green Bay Packers. He has been very vehement when it comes to football from an early age. This may be due to the history that exists in the family. Having very extensive fan support and putting so much hard work which makes him perform much better. He has succeeded in becoming among the best footballers in the world.