Bruce Matthews - Notes 'n Quotes

Hall of Famers Published on : 1/1/2005


Blocked for 15 different quarterbacks and 27 running backs.

Blocked for five different 1,000-yard rushers: Earl Campbell, Mike Rozier, Lorenzo White, Gary Brown and Eddie George.

Oilers made playoffs seven consecutive seasons (1987-1993).

Played in 296 games – more than any other position player at the time of his retirement.

Father Clay played for the San Francisco 49ers (1950, 1953-55) and brother Clay was a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns (1978-1993) and Atlanta Falcons (1994-96).

Named to record-tying 14 consecutive Pro Bowls.  He earned Pro Bowl berths nine times at guard and five at center.

Started at every position along the Oilers/Titans offensive line – 99 at LG, 67 at RG, 87 at C, 22 at RT, and 17 at LT.


 “He was one of the most versatile offensive linemen to ever play the game – earning Pro Bowls at two different positions and playing well enough at a third to earn a spot. I personally owe a lot of my success to him.” – Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon

“He was a quiet leader, but when he did speak up, he commanded everyone’s attention. It was a privilege to run behind him as a running back. I brag all the time that I was able to play with Bruce.” – Eddie George