Trevor Matich

American football player and analyst (born 1961)

American football player
Trevor Matich
No. 64, 61, 46
Personal information
Born: (1961-10-09) October 9, 1961 (age 62)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Sacramento (CA) Rio Americano
College:Brigham Young
NFL draft:1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
  • New England Patriots (1985–1988)
  • Detroit Lions (1989)
  • New York Jets (1990–1991)
  • Indianapolis Colts (1992–1993)
  • Washington Redskins (1994–1996)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:148
Games started:23
Player stats at PFR

Trevor Anthony Matich (born October 9, 1961) is an American football analyst and former center in the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 through 1996.

Early years

Matich grew up in Sacramento, California.[1] He did not become starter on his high school football team until he was a senior.[2]

College career

Matich played college football at Brigham Young University where he was a two-time all-conference offensive lineman in the Western Athletic Conference. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he went on a mission to Torreón in Mexico after his second season at BYU.[2] After returning, he helped the team win the 1984 NCAA football championship as their starting center. In his four seasons at BYU (1979–80 and 1983–84), the Cougars posted a combined 47-3 record; Matich snapped to four different All-American quarterbacks during that span: Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, and Robbie Bosco.[3]

Professional career

He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft.[4] He injured his ankle in his first game as a rookie and missed the rest of the season.[2] After four seasons with the Patriots, he went on to play for the Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins. In all, he played in the NFL for 12 seasons, mainly as a long snapper. While playing for the Indianapolis Colts (1992–1993), he was nicknamed the "Hardest Working Man in Pro Football" due to his constant practicing and warming up on the sidelines.

Broadcasting career

After his playing career was over, Matich briefly served as a color analyst for Fox Sports' NFL coverage and then at CBS for a year. He has appeared as a Washington Redskins studio analyst for their pregame and postgame shows and has won eight Emmys for his work. He currently is employed by ESPN, primarily working on ESPN's College Football coverage along with appearances on SportsCenter.


  1. ^ "His name is linked with 49ers' deal for Rice", Sacramento Bee, December 12, 2004. Accessed November 1, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "Missions, football and broadcasting: The journey of Trevor Matich". Deseret News. September 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Call, Jeff (October 9, 2004). "Former y. Player optimistic". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  4. ^ "1985 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved October 9, 2023.

External links

  • Trevor Matich Official Website
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1984 BYU Cougars football—consensus national champions
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New England Patriots 1985 NFL draft selections
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New England Patriots first-round draft picks
Formerly the Boston Patriots (1960–1970)