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Evan Mathis
G #69
Height:
6-5
Weight:
301
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
13
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 134 94
2016 ARI 4 4
2015 DEN 16 12
2014 PHI 9 9
2013 PHI 16 16
2012 PHI 16 16
2011 PHI 15 15
2010 CIN 12 0
2009 CIN 13 7
2008 CIN 1 0
2008 MIA 7 0
2007 CAR 1 0
2006 CAR 15 15
2005 CAR 9 0

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/16/16 as an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2015 season with the Denver Broncos.
  • A two-time Pro Bowler (2013-14) and 2013 first-team All-Pro selection, Mathis has appeared in 130 career games (90 starts) since entering the league as a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2005 NFL Draft. Has also started four of five postseason games played in his career.
  • Started 12 of 16 regular season games and all three postseason contests at left guard last season for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.
  • According to Stats, Inc. his 5.5 sacks allowed since 2011 were the lowest total among all starting NFL guards during that span (min. 50 starts). Named the top guard in the NFL by ProFootballFocus.com from 2011-13 and No. 2 ranked guard in 2014.
  • In Arizona reunites with QB Carson Palmer, who was his teammate in Cincinnati from 2009-10.
  • Founded Zone Athletic Performance, a training facility in Scottsdale, AZ in 2010.  

 

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (79th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. Released by Carolina on 8/31/08 and signed with Miami on 9/9/08. Released by the Dolphins on 11/7/08 and signed with the Bengals on 11/24/08. Signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on 7/31/11 and was released by the Eagles on 6/12/15. Signed by Denver on 8/25/15. Agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/16/16.

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/16/16 as an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2015 season with the Denver Broncos.
  • A two-time Pro Bowler (2013-14) and 2013 first-team All-Pro selection, Mathis has appeared in 130 career games (90 starts) since entering the league as a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2005 NFL Draft. Has also started four of five postseason games played in his career.
  • Started 12 of 16 regular season games and all three postseason contests at left guard last season for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.
  • According to Stats, Inc. his 5.5 sacks allowed since 2011 were the lowest total among all starting NFL guards during that span (min. 50 starts). Named the top guard in the NFL by ProFootballFocus.com from 2011-13 and No. 2 ranked guard in 2014.
  • In Arizona reunites with QB Carson Palmer, who was his teammate in Cincinnati from 2009-10.
  • Founded Zone Athletic Performance, a training facility in Scottsdale, AZ in 2010.  

 

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (79th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. Released by Carolina on 8/31/08 and signed with Miami on 9/9/08. Released by the Dolphins on 11/7/08 and signed with the Bengals on 11/24/08. Signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on 7/31/11 and was released by the Eagles on 6/12/15. Signed by Denver on 8/25/15. Agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/16/16.

2015: Started 12 of 16 games played at LG in the regular season and also started all three postseason games with the Broncos … started at LG for the Broncos in their 24-10 victory over Carolina in Super Bowl 50 … helped the Broncos offense pile up 500 yards while part of a line that allowed no sacks despite 29 pass attempts in a 29-10 win vs. GB (11/1) … entered the game in the first quarter and played 55 snaps on offense in a crucial 30-24 come-from-behind win vs. NE (11/29) … started at LG in the AFC Divisional matchup vs. Pit (1/17/16) as the line allowed just one sack despite 37 pass attempts … started at LG in the AFC Championship game vs. NE (1/24/16) and in Super Bowl 50 vs. Car (2/7/16).

2014: Started all nine games played for Philadelphia and was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl despite missing seven games due to injury … rated as the NFL’s second ranked guard by ProFootballFocus.com … suffered a knee injury in the season-opener vs. Jax (9/7) and spent seven weeks on injured reserve-designated to return … returned to the lineup in Week 10 vs. Car (11/10) and went on to allow just 1.5 sacks in the final eight games of the season.

2013: Started all 16 regular season games for the second consecutive season and also started his first career postseason matchup … helped Philadelphia clinch NFC East title for the first time since 2010 … named first-team All-Pro by the AP and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career … rated as the top guard in the NFL by ProFootballFocus.com for the third consecutive year … blocked for LeSean McCoy, who led the NFL and established a franchise single-season record with 1,607 rushing yards … also protected Nick Foles, who posted the third-highest single-season passer rating in NFL history (119.2) after throwing for 27 TDs and just two INTs … helped Eagles finish the season with the NFL’s No. 2 ranked offense (417.3 ypg) and top-ranked rushing attack (160.4 ypg) … Philly’s 2,566 rushing yards ranked as the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (2,607 in 1949) … team posted two of the top-10 single-game rushing totals in franchise history in a span of three games: rushed for 299 yards (4th-most in team history) vs. Det (12/8) and two weeks later rushed for 289 yards (tied for 7th-most in team history) vs. Chi (12/22) … Philly became just 10th team in NFL history, and first since 1976 (Buffalo and New England), to rush for 260+ yards in a game at least four times in a single season … blocked for Foles as he tied the NFL single-game record with seven TD passes @ Oak (11/3) … led the way as McCoy established a franchise single-game record with 217 rushing yards vs. Det (12/8).

2012: Started all 16 games at LG for the first time in his career in his second season with the Eagles … rated as the top guard in the NFL by ProFootballFocus.com for the second consecutive season.

2011: During his first season in Philadelphia, won the starting job in training camp and started all 15 games he appeared in … helped the Eagles finish the season with the NFL’s fourth ranked offense (399.1 ypg) and fifth ranked rushing attack (142.3 ypg) … helped lead the way as McCoy posted a franchise record and led the NFL with 17 rushing TDs on the year … team rushed for 100+ yards in 13 games … missed the Eagles game vs. AZ (11/13) with turf toe … Eagles posted 400+ yards of total offense in six of the first seven games of the season, registering 100+ rushing yards and 300+ net passing yards in three of those games … led the way as the offense totaled a season high 513 total net yards vs. SF (10/2), including a season-high 405 net passing yards … blocked for a rushing attack that piled up a season-high 239 rushing yards on 38 attempts vs. Dal (10/30), averaging 6.3 yards per attempt.

2010: In his sixth NFL season and third year with the Bengals, appeared in 12 games while playing both special teams and on the offensive line ... played his first seven games on special teams, but saw significant action at LG spot in the final five regular season games ... played key role on an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack in the final three contests ... active but DNP in four contests ... helped the Bengals pile up 188 rushing yards and a 38:03 time of possession in a 19-17 win vs. Cle (12/19); part of a line that did not allow a sack despite 23 pass attempts; marked first of three consecutive games the team did not allow a sack … saw action at LG vs. SD (12/26) and helped block for an offense that posted 377 net yards with no sacks allowed.

2009: Appeared in 13 games and made seven starts at left guard during his first full season in Cincinnati … made his first start of the season @ GB (9/20) and led the way for a 141-yard rushing performance by Cedric Benson … made his second consecutive start and helped lead fourth-quarter drives of 85 and 71 yards during 23-20 comeback win vs. Pit (9/27) … part of an offensive line that helped the Bengals average 5.1 yards per rushing attempt @ Cle (10/4) … blocked for Benson who rushed for 120 yards on 27 attempts @ Bal (10/11) as he became the first player in over three years (40 games) to rush for 100 yards against the Ravens … led the way as Benson rushed for a career-high 189 yards in a win vs. Chi (10/25), while also aiding a sack-free performance … made a key block when QB Carson Palmer rushed up the middle for a two-point conversion @ SD (12/20) … made his postseason debut and helped block as Benson set a Bengals postseason-record with 169 rushing yards in Wild Card matchup vs. NYJ (1/9/10).

2008: Signed by the Dolphins on 9/9 and went on to appear in seven games for Miami before he was waived on 11/7 ... signed by Cincinnati on 11/24 and made his Bengals debut @ Ind (12/7) ... inactive for the final five games of the season.

2007: Spent the season on the Panthers active roster and appeared in one game on special teams @ TB (12/30).

2006: Started 15 games at RG during his second NFL season, contributing to an offensive line that helped the Panthers rank 10th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed ... helped lead the way for four 100-yard rushing performances ... helped offense run for team-record 242 rushing yards vs. StL (11/19) ... contributor to offense’s 41:47 possession time @ Atl (12/24), as Panthers rushed a franchise record 52 times (for 183 yards).

2005: Appeared in nine games on special teams during his first NFL season ... played each of the first nine games of the season and was inactive for the final seven … was also inactive for all three postseason contests.

College: Played four seasons at Alabama, starting 38 games over his final three seasons with the Crimson Tide … named first-team All-SEC as a senior in 2004 after converting from tackle to guard and helped Alabama rank second in the SEC in rushing … appeared in 13 games at right tackle as a junior in 2003 despite suffering from stress fractures in both legs.

Personal: Attended Homewood (AL) High School where he was a state heavyweight wrestling champion while also playing on the offensive line … founded Zone Athletic Performance, a training facility in Scottsdale, in 2010 … nephew of former Alabama All-American and Miami Dolphins (1977-86) defensive lineman Bob Baumhower … majored in Marketing.

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