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Place of birth:  Houston, Texas
Name  Matt Darwin
Height:  6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Role  American football player

High school:  Cheyenne Mountain
Weight  122 kg
College:  Texas A&M
Education  Texas A&M University
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Position:  Center / Offensive tackle
Date of birth:  (1963-03-11) March 11, 1963 (age 52)

Matthew Wayne Darwin (born March 11, 1963 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football center in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted twice, first in the 1985 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and finally in the 1986 NFL Draft by the Eagles. He played college football at Texas A&M University.

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Early years

Darwin attended Klein High School where he played as a tight end. He accepted a football scholarship from Texas A&M University.

As a freshman he was converted into an offensive tackle and became a starter. The next year he was moved as the starting center, but also saw action at guard during his career.

Dallas Cowboys

Darwin was selected in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft (119th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys. He had a contentious negotiation with the team and didn't reach a contract agreement during the season.

Philadelphia Eagles

After not signing with any team during the 1985 season, he re-entered the NFL Draft and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft.

After experiencing another contract holdout, he replaced an injured Gerry Feehery and started 10 games at center as a rookie. The next year, he was moved to left tackle, where he would remain as the starter for three years.

On December 21, 1989 he was placed on the injured reserve list with a left knee injury. The next year, he had problems with the same knee and missed several games. He was waived on September 3, 1991.

References

Matt Darwin Wikipedia


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