Matt Ware

Matthew Jesse Ware (born December 2, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was drafted in the third round with the 89th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at UCLA.

Matt Ware
No. 21, 22, 17
Personal information
Born: (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982 (age 37)
Santa Monica, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Loyola
(Los Angeles, California)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:113
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:3
Pass deflections:7
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at

He also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Virginia Destroyers and Toronto Argonauts.

Baseball careerEdit

Seattle MarinersEdit

Ware was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 21st round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He played for the Peoria Mariners during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Football careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Ware was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2005, he recorded a game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers when he recovered the ball after a blocked Chargers field goal and carried it to the end zone. He was released on September 2, 2006.[1]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 3, 2006, Ware was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. On December 16, 2009, he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.[2]

Ware was released by Arizona on September 2, 2011.

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Ware spent two years away from football, working as a personal trainer and fire fighter, before signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.[3]


  1. ^ Greenberg, Jay (October 24, 2005). "EAGLES WARE 'EM OUT". New York Post. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  2. ^ "Arizona puts Ware on injured reserve, signs kicker". Sports Illustrated. December 16, 2009. Archived from the original on January 20, 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  3. ^ Matt Ware: Unfinished Business - Toronto Argonauts

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