Coached by Dennis Brantley at Elkins HS … Army
All-American … named second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated …
earned All-Greater Houston honors from the Houston Chronicle as a senior
… honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors in 2011 … two-time All-District
23-5A selection after registering 60 "pancake" blocks as a junior and
senior … recorded 27 "pancakes" and didn't allow a quarterback sack as a
senior … as a junior, he posted 33 "pancakes" and just one sack allowed …
ESPN ranked him as the No. 7 center nationally in 2011 … 4-star prospect by
Rivals.com and 247sports.com … ranked No. 2 center nationally by Rivals.
com … rated No. 32 player and No. 5 offensive lineman in Texas by Super-
Prep … ranked No. 28 on the Austin American-Stateman's Texas Fab 55 …
Matthews chose A&M over offers from Arizona, Texas Tech, LSU, and USC.
Michael Matthews is the son of Carrie and Bruce Matthews
of Sugar Land, Texas … born January 27, 1994 … his father, Bruce, was inducted
into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2007 after an illustrious 19-year career
with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans, and currently serves as an
assistant coach with the Titans … his oldest brother, Kevin, was a two-year
starter at center for the Aggies (2008-09) … another brother, Jake, has started
the past two seasons at offensive tackle for the Aggies.