Posted by: travellinbaen | February 26, 2009

Shane Matthews

Pascagoula High School (1988)                                                                        

Football–Pascagoula High School, University of Florida, NFL


Shane Matthews moved to Pascagoula from Cleveland, Mississippi, after his sophomore year in high school when his father, Bill Matthews was named PHS head coach. He was the starting quarterback for the Panthers in 1986 and 1987, leading PHS to an unbeaten and nationally ranked 14-0 season and the Mississippi 5A state championship. For his efforts as a senior, Matthews was named Mississippi Player of the Year.

At the University of Florida, Shane was back to back SEC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991. He led the Gators to their first ever SEC championship in 1991, and their first Sugar Bowl appearance. He finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting his senior season. In 1991 he set 14 school records and 5 SEC records including the league’s season record for TD passes with 28.

Matthews had a long NFL career playing for the Chicago Bears (1993-1996, 1999-2001),    He finished with 4756 passing yards and 31 touchdowns.

Link to Sports Illustrated Article on Gators’ first SEC title

Sources: Greatest Moments in Gator History, Wikipedia




  1. man u a best i play for goula now

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