Rishard Matthews Maintaining Decent Career Stats Even After Couple Of Brutal Injuries?
Injuries are something that dents a professional athlete's career to some extent. Also, the stats which help an athlete boast about his/her career is somewhat hampered due to the injuries they suffer.
Today we address the fact about American Football wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who has been doing good and making sure that his stats are not hampered after facing fatal injuries throughout his career.
So let's shed some more light on his career stats and the injury that threatened to hamper it.
Rishard's Career Stats And Injury Concerns!
Rishard is the wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He played college football and started his football career playing for the University of Nevada. He is someone who has been impressive ever since his college days, and as a result, he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.
That enabled him to make his first appearance for the Miami Dolphins on the stat log in a losing cause against the Buffalo Bills on the 5th of November, 2012. Rishard finished the Thursday Night Football game with a catch for 19 yards.
Moreover, in 2013, after Brandon Gibson went down in Week 11, Richard received a sharp increase in targets on the field and a number of starts. That enabled him to finish the season contributing 41 receptions for two touchdowns and 448 yards.
But the year 2014 was a year that he would call a lackluster year in his career. Moreover, his off-field conduct resulted in him getting handed a suspension for the final game versus the NY Jets.
2015 was not a year he would enjoy looking back as he suffered multiple fractured ribs in the loss to the New York Jets on 30 November.
Caption: Rishard Matthews Gets Injured against NY Jets.
Published on Nov 29, 2015.
That opened the window for the Tennessee Titans to sign Rishard for three years on March 9, 2016.
His contract was also a lucrative one, and Aaron Wilson took over his Twitter to share the news of the Titans signing Rishard.
Rishard Matthews Titans deal: three years $15 million, $2.5 million signing bonus, salaries $2.5M, $5M, $5M, annual $750K stat incentive— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2016
After getting signed to the Titans, he showed his old form, and as a result, he went on to have a successful season in 2016 where he led Titans in both touchdowns and receiving yards.
That is only a portion of a successful career he has had thus far, and his stats also speak for themselves.
Caption: Rishard Matthews' Overall Career Stats.
Photo Credit: cbssports.com
Tribute to Brother!
Furthermore, in 2016, after he scored his sixth touchdown in five weeks, Rishard gave a salute and a touching tribute to his late brother two days after Veterans Day.
He said the tribute was sent out to all the veterans but particularly his Late Marine brother who served in Iraq and was killed in October of 2015 in a transport plane crash when working in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor.
Not only is Rishard a good player, but he also is a good human being, and we respect Rishard for this!
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