Clay Matthews III, American Athlete ( May 14, 1986 - )

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I was blessed with blonde hair and a baby face - well, I don't know if you'd call that blessed - I don't even remember when I started shaving.~Clay Matthews III

Blessed Baby Hair

I don't just want to go out there and do my job - I want to excel at it. I hold myself to a high standard. I expect to make plays that alter the game, and if I don't, I hold myself accountable.~Clay Matthews III

Myself Job Game

I'm generally a low-key guy.~Clay Matthews III

Low-Key Guy Generally

I know Packers fans are invested in the team - even more so than the rest of the country.~Clay Matthews III

Team Rest Know

When you grow up a Matthews, other Matthews are always telling you what you're doing wrong.~Clay Matthews III

Doing Grow Up You

The only story my grandfather tells me about his days in the NFL is how much better he was than me.~Clay Matthews III

Me Better Story

Physically, you never get used to the cold. It's cold! If it's cold, it's cold! And you go out there, and your body feels it, but I think mentally, living in it, it's not such a shock to you.~Clay Matthews III

Living Body You

I interned at the NFL Network while I was in college, but I have not had an internship or another job other than football in a very long time.~Clay Matthews III

Time Football College

I definitely watch college football on Saturdays.~Clay Matthews III

Football College Watch

I was definitely a late bloomer.~Clay Matthews III

Late Late Bloomer Bloomer

Gillette is one of those companies where it's about success, and that's who I want to partner myself with.~Clay Matthews III

Success Myself Partner

Quite honestly, I live in California in the off season. Going off to Green Bay is just like two different walks of life - I hunt, fish, practice with firearms. Back in California, it's spend time at the beach, go to the movies.~Clay Matthews III

Life Time Beach

Fans, especially ours, demand championships. That's what we're striving for.~Clay Matthews III

Striving Championships

I think that's one thing about the entertainment industry: Athletes want to be actors, and musicians want to be actors, so it all kind of mixes nice together.~Clay Matthews III

Together Musicians Nice

We put a lot of pride into our work, and to have it show on Sundays is a testament to all the work we've put in.~Clay Matthews III

Work Pride Show

For the longest time, it's always been Aaron Rodgers and the offense. It's nice to have a little notoriety on defense.~Clay Matthews III

Time Nice Always

I decided to grow my hair out during college, and it's kind of stuck ever since. Even when I thought about cutting it or trimming it, common sense kicks in, and I don't think the fans would recognize me; people wouldn't know who I am. It would almost be like Santa Claus losing his powers.~Clay Matthews III

College I Am People

You let the hair down, and that's when the wild man comes out.~Clay Matthews III

Man Hair You

During the season... fun, to me, is getting sacks, making tackles and winning games. It's not spending money, girls, or, you know, this and that.~Clay Matthews III

Money Winning Fun

I'm in lockdown mode as far as what I want to accomplish. I don't let anything else get in my way.~Clay Matthews III

Accomplish Want Way

I feel like I've always been doubted or slighted. Let's be honest. When you're a walk-on, you don't start for a No. 1 team, a national championship contender. You just don't. A walk-on is a guy who plays scout team, who's just happy to be on the team.~Clay Matthews III

Happy Team Start

I don't think there's a position I couldn't play on this field.~Clay Matthews III

Play Think Position

When I'm lined up in the middle, it's a lot of freelancing and blitzing.~Clay Matthews III

Up Lot Middle

You obviously want to start the season out with a big game and to follow it up by continuing to get better.~Clay Matthews III

Game Start Better

I think everybody thinks they're an amazing singer, but I'm one of those guys who realizes where his limitations are, and it's definitely with singing and dancing.~Clay Matthews III

Amazing Singing Think

We've got some talented people in my family in regards to football, and we do it the right way.~Clay Matthews III

Family Football People