Jason Mathews

Born: Feb. 9, 1971 in Orange, Texas

     Jason Mathews graduated from Bridge City High School in 1989 where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. He also earned the Eagle Scout Award as a freshman and All-District honors as a two-way lineman.

 

     Mathews lettered three years at Texas A&M after attending Brigham Young as defensive lineman for one year. He started at right tackle as a junior and senior at A&M then was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts during his senior year in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft.

 

     During his first year as and Indianapolis Colt, he played in 10 games as reserve right tackle and on special teams. In the following year he started all 16 games at right tackle and started in three playoff games as Colts advanced to the 1995 AFC Championship game. By the third year he was playing both right and left tackle in the Colts' wild card loss to Pittsburgh in 1996. In his last year with the Colts he played 16 games as reserve tackle and on special teams.

 

     Mathews signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Oilers on September 1, 1998 after being waived by Tampa bay on the final cutdown day. The team became the Tennessee Titans in 1999 and Jason Mathews earned an AFC Championship ring after an unforgettable Super Bowl XXXIV against the St.Louis Rams in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 

     Mathews played with the Tennessee Oilers/Titans until retiring in 2004.