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William Clay Matthews Sr.


Clay Matthews Sr.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1928, in Charleston, South Carolina

Date of Death: March 23, 2017, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (88 years old)


Sporting News - Published 03/23/17

Did you know?

Clay Matthews Sr. served our country as a paratrooper for the Army’s 82nd Airborne

Division during the Korean War.



1950 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

1953 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

1954 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

1955 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)