Jordan Matthews



Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 215 lbs

College: Vanderbilt


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  • When Jordan Matthews signed as a free agent with the 49ers this past offseason, he continued a family legacy that began over 30 years ago. Matthews’ mother is a first cousin of 49ers great Jerry Rice, who Matthews lists as his favorite player. Before getting drafted by the Eagles in 2014, Matthews reached out to Rice and asked for advice. “He said ‘everywhere you go, tell yourself you’re the best person there and that you’re supposed to be there,’ said Jordan. “And that’s what I did. I can (still) use that advice.”
  • Matthews established Matthews Mission in 2016 in order to give back and contribute to the different communities that affected him in life. The mission of the foundation is to FEED - feed the hungry, educate the children, empower the family and donate to those in need. Since its inception, the foundation has donated or raised more than $200,000 for different charities, ranging from Boys & Girls Clubs to the Vanderbilt Annual Fund. This past summer, Matthews teamed up with former Vanderbilt teammates and alumni to put on a charity baseball game, benefitting charities that spread awareness and aid the end of domestic abuse in Nashville. 
  • Jordan and Cheyna Matthews married in 2018 after the two met while both attending Vanderbilt as student-athletes. While Jordan was an established star on the football field, Cheyna was developing as a promising forward for the women’s soccer team. After a First Team All-SEC performance her sophomore year, she transferred to Florida State, and was eventually drafted in the first round of the NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit. Cheyna was a member of the Jamaican team for the 2019 FIFA World Cup. 
  • After the conclusion of the 2016 season, Matthews and former teammate Carson Wentz traveled to Haiti on a mission trip. This was Matthews’ second mission trip, with his first taking him to Africa his junior year of high school. While in Port-au-Prince, the two helped paint houses and spent time with the children of the community.