MEET THE ROOKIES: DE Cliff Matthews

 

North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson, left, is chased down by South Carolina's Cliff Matthews during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. South Carolina won 7-3. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson, left, is chased down by South Carolina's Cliff Matthews during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. South Carolina won 7-3. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Defensive end Cliff Matthews, formerly of South Carolina,  was a seventh round pick (230th overall) in the 2011 draft.

Here’s a quick Q&A with Matthews:

Q: When did you start playing football?

A: Middle School I want to say. Every since then I’ve been playing. It was Long Middle School.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A:  I really don’t have a favorite food. I like to eat a little bit of everything.

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: I’m a big movie guy, but I can’t just name one.

Q: What’s on your iPod?

A: I listen to a lot of G-Unit. A little bit of everybody. Some Jay-Z.

Q: Can you predict the score of South Carolina and Georgia game?

A: I’m not going to predict a score, but I’ll predict us to win.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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17 comments Add your comment

Chris

July 30th, 2011
8:38 pm

fan of falcons

July 30th, 2011
8:38 pm

I love football!

Chris

July 30th, 2011
8:41 pm

Hopefully he is wrong about the last question

John

July 30th, 2011
8:41 pm

Welcome to the falcons. Hope this guy turns into something special.

Marcus

July 30th, 2011
8:47 pm

chop wood, young man.

Flo=Ri-Duh

July 30th, 2011
10:06 pm

7th round – well at least he won’t be a 1st round bustl

tjhook

July 30th, 2011
10:12 pm

Practice squad- he can work on getting a more diversified music playlist while learning how to play football better

Mike is back

July 30th, 2011
10:52 pm

Dled, the blog monster…is killing me…anyway…I like him.

We need to hear more about the FA corners…we don’t need to over pay for a under size corner.

I want mention his name…cuz…monster will get me.lol

Chucktown38

July 30th, 2011
11:47 pm

This kid will be very special. He really need to hit the weights hard and become stronger.That is probably his biggest issue. He is also right South Carolina is going to WACK UGA this year again. He reminds me of # 55 back in the day

Rikus

July 31st, 2011
1:35 am

Wow, really in depth Q&A… o.O

nash

July 31st, 2011
1:37 am

Ha Ledbetter what is going on with Franks?

falcon1

July 31st, 2011
6:54 am

Come on d ask something we want to know not what’s your favorite gummy bear COME ON MAN

Paddy

July 31st, 2011
8:01 am

D-Led….you forgot to ask him if he loved his mother! Keep ‘em coming. I know they will get better.

BULLSEYE

July 31st, 2011
11:30 am

What’s his favorite color?

Outside Observer

July 31st, 2011
4:49 pm

Indecisive…

nnn

July 31st, 2011
10:48 pm

Wow what a personality! …
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Head-Mo-Fo

August 1st, 2011
8:02 am

I am excited to see Cliff Matthews get a shot in this league. I am more intrigued to know what’s going to happen with Lawrence Sidbury. We grabbed him in the 4th round a couple of season’s ago, but he has not sniffed the Georgia Dome. Now that Edwards is in the fold, I hope that Sidbury wakes up or he can plan to enjoy the season from the comfort is his own home… Let’s go Sid! A lot of people are waiting for your arrival after the Touchdown you scored… We don’t know what’s going on between you and Coach Hamilton, we just hope you do what you need to do to make your presence known.

Abe #55 if healthy (a beast)

Edwards #? played opposite Jared Allen with the Williams wall in the middle (can he generate pressure on his own; is this guy overrated and maybe that’s why teams backed off of him?)

Bierman #71 great team guy but I have said all along use him on 3rd downs and he will become more effective as a sack artist. (Professional baby maker)

C. Davis #92 after he got paid he became Casper the friendly ghost…

L. Sidbury He must moonlight as David Copperfield because he has performed a masterful 2 season disappearing act…

J. Anderson #98 Great person. Low production. We wish him nothing but the best. Could be re-signed at discount as a D-Tackle in a pinch….

Cliff Matthews #? Let’s see what you got!!