Ala. -- Texas A&M senior offensive tackle Jake Matthews was named
the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player
of the Week on Thursday.
He is a returning All-American (Football Writers Association of America) offensive tackle and a first-team All-SEC offensive lineman who has over a 3.0 grade-point and is scheduled to graduate in December of 2013. He is a University Studies major with his concentration in business with a minor in communication and sports management through the May Business School. Matthews has volunteered at the Twin City Mission throughout his career at Texas A&M, serving meals, working around the property and helped build a playground on the site for young children. He also takes part in Aggie Athletes Involved (AAI) a community service group of student-athletes who speak to various schools about the importance of an education and striving to do your best in every activity.
On the playing field, he is a candidate for the Outland Trophy and he helped lead the way for an Aggie offense that led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense in 2012. Matthews is in his fourth year as a starter and has made 36 consecutive starts on the offensive line, which is the most on the team. He is the son of Bruce Matthews, former NFL All-Pro and member of the NFL Hall of Fame. His younger brother, Mike, also starts on the Aggie offensive front.