Paved the way in 1992 for Mike Pringle at RB, while catching 22 passes.
Played for the Arena Football League in 1993 and 94 (Detroit Drive/Massachusetts Marauders.
Then joined the CFL Sacramento Gold Miners during the 94 season.
When the franchise moved to San Antonio and became the Texans- Tony came along too.
Rushed for 304 yards (60 carries) and caught 30 passes for 291 yards.
Played the next three seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos.
Had a career high 59 yard gallop in 95, and a career high 11 rushing TDs in 96.
Split time the next three years, literally playing football fulltime between the Arena Football League and the CFL.
Joined the Arena Buffalo Destroyers franchise in the Spring of ’99, while playing for the Toronto Argonauts in the Fall.
Had a career high 431 yards rushing for the Argos that year.
Retired after the 2001 season.
Tony had a long and illustrious tapestry of different football leagues woven into the fabric of his career. I had been looking for him for a very long time but after retracing my steps I was finally able to locate him and add him on his Wild Card ’92 entry.
Threw for 4,548 yards and 22 TDs over college career.
While numbers weren’t spectacular, did enough to get noticed by pro scouts.
Selected by the Green Bay Packers in 1998 during the 6th round of the NFL Draft.
Toiled away on the practice squad and primarily as Brett Favre’s little seen backup for first two seasons.
Traded for by Seattle, following former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren.
After unseating Trent Dilfer at starting QB in 2003, went on to have a productive NFL career in Seattle.
Had most productive season in 2007, throwing for 3,966 yards and 28 TDs.
Fan favorite who had a heartbreaking departure from Seattle after the 2011 NFL Lockout.
Began Journeyman phase of career with the Tennessee Titans playing 2011 and 2012 with the franchise.
Had a solid 2011, throwing for 3,571 yards and 18 TDs.
Joined Indianapolis Colts in 2013, playing sparingly initially, backing Andrew Luck.
As injuries piled up on Luck- especially near the end of 2015, pressed back into emergency action leading team to 5-3 mark in his absence.
Retired after the 2015 season.
As of 2022, is currently an on air personality for Sunday Night Countdown on ESPN.
ProBowl 2003, 05, 07
Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor
Seattle Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team
I really respected Matt. -He always had the Texans number. I wrote Matt right at the end of the 2012 season, after he said that he was very good with fan mail. I tossed these two cards in, because I couldn’t find the Score 2009 or the Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 I wanted to send.I never knew what a journey it’d be for these cards…
It took roughly 8.5 years to get these back. In that time, I got a job, got married, moved 3 times, and had a kid. I never thought I’d see these again, but Matt now represents the longest wait I’ve had for any TTM ever, besting Santana Dotson by… 2 and a half years or so.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.