William Clay Matthews III, mainly known as Clay Matthews III, is a former American football player who played for the National Football League team Green Bay Parkers and with the Los Angeles Rams. In his active career, the American international capped the Rose Bowl Champion three times ( 2009-2012, 2014-15), the 2010 pro-Butkus Award, and many more.
Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams are the only two he spends his whole career playing for. Green Bay Packers all-time quarterback, Clay, was also cast in the WWE Smackdown on February 8, 2011. Moreover, he went to Agouro for high school and USC for college (2004-2008). In addition, Clay joined the NFL after he was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
On May 14, 1986, the Los Angeles Rams Outside Linebacker was born William Clay Mathews III in Los Angeles, California, USA. His age is 36, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. His few snaps on Instagram indicate that an American nationality is a reserved person. Clay is the son of his mother, Leslie, and father, Clay Matthews Jr, and the grandchild of his grandfather Clay Matthews Sr. To your knowledge, his family members are involved with football.
His father, along with his grandfather, was a professional American football player. He was fortunate to be born into the family and follow in his parent's footsteps. He, his brother Casey, and Cousin Kevin, Jake, and Mike are also persuading their career as American footballers. Moreover, he also has one sister named Jennifer by his side.
As said earlier, Clay is an introverted type of person regarding his private matter. He hardly shares anything about his personal life with the public. However, as searched online, he is the husband of his spouse Casey Noble whom he married in 2015.
The pair have created a beautiful family of five, including their children Wiliam Clay Matthews IV, Madeline Joy, and Colton. However, he has kept his other identity hidden.
William Clay Matthews III, professionally known as Clay Matthews III, mainly played for Green Bay Packers. He was among the high-income generation players of the Packers. As stated by the Exact Net Worth, his estimated net worth is $50 Million. Most of it he earned from his football career and from sponsorships with high-end brands. When he signed a contract with the Rams in 2019, it netted him an average annual pay of $4,625,000.
Indeed, Clay signed a $9,250,000 worth of contract for two years with the Rams. What is more, his salary figure was even higher at the Packers. As a Packers' outside Linebacker, he made $8,650,000 in 2016, $10,100,000 in 2017, and $10,400,000 in 2018. Clay Matthews earned a total of $83,505,252 in the 12 seasons of his professional career and retired in the year 2020.
Clay played his college football at USC from 2004 to 2008. A year after his graduation, his dream of playing in the NFL was accomplished when the Green Bay packer picked him in the 1sr round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent most of his footballing career playing for the Packers. After nine years with the Packers, Clay assured to join his fellow team Los Angeles Rams, on March 19, 2019.
The former Linebacker recorded 519 tackles, 91.5sacks, six interceptions, and 44 pass deflections in his NFL career. After playing two seasons with the team, he made his retirement firm American Football on September 27, 2022.