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San Diego Chargers


Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews - #24 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 220 lbs.
Birthday 10/10/1987
Birthplace Bakersfield, CA
College Fresno State
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 1st round, 12th pick by Chargers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
184 707 1

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

New California stadiums unlikely due to budget issues

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Chargers, Raiders and 49ers all received grim news on Monday, as their hopes of having state money go to new stadiums was dismissed by politicians.

Chargers sign S Sanders

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed veteran S Bob Sanders on Thursday night. The Colts cut the injury-plagued Sanders last week.

Chargers sign two, tender 10

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
San Diego will try to keep as many of their free agents as possible by tendering many of their key free agents.

AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC West.

Smith: No long-term contract for WR Jackson

Posted Feb. 19, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers placed the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson earlier in the week, GM A.J. Smith said Friday he had no plan to negotiate a long-term contract with Jackson.

AFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Matt Cassel had a sparkling 27-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in directing the Chiefs to a surprising first-place finish in the AFC West.

Chargers promote Wilks

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Chargers head coach Norv Turner promoted Steve Wilks, the team's secondary coach the last two seasons, to assistant head coach/secondary.

Naanee's fate likely sealed in San Diego

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee wasn't exactly on the top of the Chargers' free-agent priority list entering the offseason, but he might have just fallen to the bottom of it after last week's run-in with the law.

Chargers sign RB Summers

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
The Chargers signed RB Frank Summers, who ended his season on the Steelers' practice squad.

Chargers franchise WR Jackson

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Chargers have placed the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson, likely keeping him in San Diego for another season.

Chargers WR Naanee arrested

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 8:36 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Legedu Naanee was arrested in Indianapolis and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest early Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Sproles' likely departure could hurt Bolts in many areas

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
While the writing has been on the wall for some time that RB Darren Sproles is very unlikely to be back in San Diego in 2011, we hear the Chargers are going to miss him as more than just a ...

Hali skipping Pro Bowl for personal reasons

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
After being named as a replacement for Steelers OLB James Harrison on Sunday, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has already asked out of the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 18, 2012
The San Diego Chargers have placed Mathews on season-ending injured reserve.||||||| Mathews broke his left collarbone. Mathews, who broke his right collarbone on his first carry of the exhibition season, played in 12 regular-season games. He was the team's leading rusher with 707 yards and a touchdown on 184 carries.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
Mathews ran for 54 yards on 17 carries on Sunday against Tampa Bay.||||||| After averaging 4.0 yards per carry or better in five of his first six games this season, Mathews was held to a season-low 3.2 yards per carry on Sunday. But owners shouldn't be too alarmed as the Tampa Bay defense is the best in the league at stopping the run. Still, Mathews hasn't found the end zone since Oct. 7.
Posted Oct. 29, 2012
Mathews carried the ball 24 times for a season-best 95 yards in San Diego's 7-6 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.||||||| Even as the Chargers struggle, Mathews continues to surge since returning from injury. He has recorded 354 rushing yards this season while averaging 4.3 yards per run.
Posted Oct. 10, 2012
Mathews sat out the San Diego Chargers' light practice on Wednesday.||||||| Coach Norv Turner refused to give an injury update.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Mathews ran for 80 yards and a touchdown and added six receptions for another 59 yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss at New Orleans.||||||| Despite carrying the ball just 12 times, Mathews finally delivered for fantasy owners. Mathews should continue to post similar numbers down the stretch as long as he remains healthy.

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