Fred Matua (January 14, 1984 – August 5, 2012) was an American football guard. After playing college football for Southern California, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Lions, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Florida Tuskers, and Omaha Nighthawks in his career.
|Born:||January 14, 1984|
|Died:||August 5, 2012(aged 28)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Wilmington (CA) Banning|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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High school careerEdit
He was drafted on the second day by the National Football League's Detroit Lions but was cut by the team and was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad. On October 28, 2006, he was signed to the Cleveland Browns roster.
On August 5, 2012, Matua died at the age of 28 of a heart-related issue.
- "Florida Tuskers Announce Signing Of 11 Additional Players Including Koren Robinson & Tatum Bell". OurSports Central. September 3, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
- Former USC lineman Fred Matua dies