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Matt Overton
LS #43
Western Washington

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Originally signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in 2017 ... Released by the Seahawks prior to the start of the 2007 regular season ... Signed by the Tri-Cities Fever of the AF2 in 2008 ... Signed by the Florida Tuskers of the UFL in 2009 ... Signed by Seattle as a free agent on 2/10/10 ... Released by Seattle prior to the start of the 2010 regular season ... Signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010 ... Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis on 4/2/12 ... Released on 5/1/17 ... Signed by Jacksonville on 8/3/17

PRO (Games played/started - 83/0)                                                                       
Was selected to the Pro Bowl at the conclusion of the 2013 season ... Has not missed a game in five seasons
2017 (w/ JAX - 3/0)                                             
    • 9/10 at HOU: Served as the team’s long snapper
    • 9/17 vs. TEN: Served as the team’s long snapper
    • 9/24 vs. BAL: Served as the team’s long snapper

2016 (w/ IND - 16/0)                                              
Participated in all 16 games and snapped of K Adam Vinatieri, who tied for sixth in the NFL in FG percentage (87.1) while totaling 125 points ... Also snapped for P Pat McAfee who registered a 49.3 punting avg., which set a career-high and led the NFL

2015 (w/ IND - 16/0)                                             
Played in all 16 games, assisting Vinatieri record his 18th career 100-point season while becoming the third player in NFL history to convert 500 field goals ... Snapped for McAfee who ranked second in the NFL with a 47.7 avg. and fifth in the league with a 41.7 net avg.  

2014 (w/ IND - 16/0, 3/0)                                            
Played in all 16 games and all three postseason contests ... Snapped for McAfee who set franchise single-season records with a 42.8 net punting avg. and 30 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line ... Also snapped for Vinatieri who converted 30-of-31 field goals and all 50 extra points for 140 points on the season ... Both McAfee and Vinatieri were named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro team as well as being voted to the Pro Bowl

2013 (w/ IND - 16/0)                               
Competed in all 16 games and served as the long snapper for McAfee, who averaged 46.0 yards per punt and Vinatieri who converted 35-of-40 FGs and all 34 extra point attempts ... Also added five special teams tackles ... Named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career

2012 (w/ IND - 16/0)                                
Appeared in all 16 games and finished third on the tam with nine special teams tackles ... Snapped for McAfee, who set then-franchise records in gross punting average (48.2), net punting average (40.3), punts inside the 20 (26) and 50.0-yard gross average games (five)

2010 (w/ Omaha Nighthawks, UFL)                           
Was named the United Football League’s top 10 players list in 2010, earning the recognition as the league’s best long snapper

2009 (w/ Florida Tuskers, UFL)                                
Was part of a team that recorded a perfect 6-0 records while reaching the UFL Championship Game

2008 (w/ Tri-Cities Fever, IFL)                                 
Was part of a team that won four games and finished fifth in the NC West

2007 (w/ SEA)                                 
Signed as an undrafted free agent, but was released prior to the start of the regular season

COLLEGE (at Western Washington, 2005-06; Diablo Valley College, 2003-04)                 
• Was a team captain and two-year starter at DE and LS for Western Washington
• Finished his collegiate career with 5.0 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, one INT, one forced fumble and seven passes defensed
• Attended Diablo Valley College from 2003-04 before transferring to Western Washington

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