Player Bio

Matt Slauson
G #68
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Age:
28
College:
Nebraska
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 68 65
2014 CHI 1 1
2013 CHI 16 16
2012 NYJ 16 16
2011 NYJ 16 16
2010 NYJ 16 16
2009 NYJ 3 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 BUF L 20-23
2 @SF W 28-20

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Started 64 of 67 games played for the New York Jets (2009-12) and Chicago Bears (2013)…  Helped the 2013 Bears set franchise records in numerous categories including total net yards and first downs gained… Has paved the way for a 1,000 yard rusher 3 out of 4 years since becoming a full-time starter in 2010 (Matt Forte – 1,339 in 2013; Shonn Greene – 1,063 in 2012; Shonn Greene – 1,054 in 2011)… Did not allow a sack in 2012... Started all 16 contests in each of the last 4 seasons... Recovered football in end zone for a touchdown at Denver (11/17/11)... Started all 3 postseason contests played during his career.
PRO CAREER: Started 64 of 67 games played for the New York Jets (2009-12) and Chicago Bears (2013)…  Helped the 2013 Bears set franchise records in numerous categories including total net yards and first downs gained… Has paved the way for a 1,000 yard rusher 3 out of 4 years since becoming a full-time starter in 2010 (Matt Forte – 1,339 in 2013; Shonn Greene – 1,063 in 2012; Shonn Greene – 1,054 in 2011)… Did not allow a sack in 2012... Started all 16 contests in each of the last 4 seasons... Recovered football in end zone for a touchdown at Denver (11/17/11)... Started all 3 postseason contests played during his career.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New York Jets in the 6th round (193rd overall) of the 2009 NFL draft (4/26/09)... Signed 4-year contract with the Jets (5/19/09)... Signed 1-year contract with the Bears (3/29/13)… Signed 4-year extension with Chicago (1/2/14)(four-year extension). SIGNED through 2017

2013 SEASON: Played and started in all 16 games at LG… Was part of an offensive unit that set franchise records in total net yards and first downs gained in 2013… The 445 points scored by the Bears in 2013 was second only to the ’85 Bears… Accounted for 2.5 sacks and as a unit the offensive line allowed its lowest sack total (30) since 2008 and its lowest sack percentage (4.9) since 1982… Helped pave the way for Matt Forte’s 1,339 rushing yards which was good enough for second in the NFL. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Started all 16 games for the Jets for the third-straight season... Did not allow a sack and played 100% of the offensive snaps. 2011 - Appeared in 16 games, starting each contest... Became the first Jets lineman to score a touchdown on a fumble recovery since 1972. 2010 – Played and started all 16 games... Part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in the league in rushing (2,374 yards/148.4 yards per game) and allowed just 28 total sacks, ranking eighth in the league.  2009 – Appeared in 3 games as a rookie for the Jets.

COLLEGE: In 2008 at Nebraska, started all 13 games at right guard during his senior season… Helped the offense rank among the nation’s top 20 in scoring, passing and total offense... Received first-team all-Big 12 honors from the San Antonio Express-News, while being a second-team all-conference selection by several other sources... In 2007, played in all 12 games, making eight starts at three different positions, including right guard and both tackle spots... Offense averaged 468.2 yards per game, its best offensive total in 10 seasons, while averaging a school-record 323.8 passing yards per contest... Honorable-mention all-Big 12 from the Associated Press and second-team all-Big 12 by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL: Played one season at Air Force Prep School in Colorado Springs, lining up at offensive tackle... Spent 2003 season at Air Academy (Colorado Springs, CO) High School... Began his high school career at Sweet Home (OR) High School in Oregon for Coach Rob Younger... Lettered twice in basketball and four times in track, competing in both discus and shot put during his prep career.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Camp Drill: OL vs DL

    Posted Jul 27, 2014

    The offensive line and defensive line squared off in the trenches during the first practice in pads.

  • ITB: Offensive line in studio

    Posted Jul 10, 2014

    Chicago Bears Network’s Jeff Joniak interviewed the starting five offensive lineman last season. Inside the Bears recently aired some amusing bonus clips from the interview not seen before.

  • Bears Update: Free Agency

    Posted Mar 8, 2014

    Jeff Joniak and Larry Mayer discuss the Bears as NFL free agency approaches.

  • Position Review: Offensive line

    Posted Jan 27, 2014

    Tom Thayer and Larry Mayer review how the revamped offensive line performed in a season that included a trip to the Pro Bowl for rookie guard Kyle Long.