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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

Second-year Chargers needed to step up

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
The Chargers didn't get many contributions from their rookie class last season, but the team hasn't given up on those players in 2011.

Mathews emerges in Chargers win

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Ryan Mathews and Nate Kaeding led the San Diego Chargers to a 33-28 win at Denver on Sunday, handing the Broncos their franchise-record 12th loss.

Ten most intriguing players of Week 17

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice expects Rams RB Steven Jackson will come up big Sunday night against the Seahawks with a playoff berth hanging in the balance for his young team.

Everything comes together as Bolts surge back into playoff race

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Knowing a loss Sunday would likely end their playoff dreams, the Chargers did what we have become accustomed to them doing in December: dominated the competition.

Pass-blocking skills holding back Chargers' Mathews

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Although he was active in Week 13, Chargers RB Ryan Mathews didn't play a snap, and we hear that is the result of his shortcomings as a pass protector, according to AFC West Whispers.

Rookie Meter: Undrafted RBs lead first-year backs

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
While first-round RBs Ryan Mathews and C.J. Spiller have disappointed, undrafted RBs Chris Ivory and LeGarrette Blount have made names for themselves with a few other relatively unknown rookie backs coming on late in the season.

Chargers still committed to Mathews, but concerns linger

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 1:09 a.m. ET
While the Chargers remain committed to RB Ryan Mathews despite his disappointing rookie season, they do have some concerns about their first-round pick.

Gates, Mathews both inactive for Chargers

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Chargers will be without some of their top playmakers for tonight's clash with AFC West rival Denver.

Gates gets 500th reception in Chargers win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates became the seventh tight end in NFL history with 500 catches, including touchdown receptions of 33 and 26 yards from Philip Rivers, to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 41-10 win over the outmanned Arizona Cardinals on ...

Vasquez, Mathews get good news for Chargers

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 10:06 a.m. ET
Chargers ORG Louis Vasquez will not need surgery on his injured knee and RB Ryan Matthews is able to return to practice.

Fantasy Buzz: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
With Ryan Mathews (ankle) doubtful to play, Chargers RB Mike Tolbert will get the start at Seattle on Sunday and has the chance to be a fantasy stud. Read about that and other important late-week news in the "Fantasy Buzz."

Bulldozing RB Tolbert a secret weapon for Bolts

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
RB Ryan Mathews may have been the Chargers' first-round pick this year, but he's not the only guy they trust in the backfield.

Chargers RB Mathews nursing high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews was held out of practice Wednesday and is not sure if he will play this Sunday as he nurses a high ankle sprain.

Preseason Rookie of the Year Meter

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Chargers RB Ryan Mathews checks in at No. 1 on the first Rookie of the Year Meter for the 2010 season.

Ten most intriguing players of Week One

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald won't become a fantasy nonfactor just because Kurt Warner has retired, writes Pat Fitzmaurice in his discussion of this week's intriguing fantasy players.

Chargers' Mathews not running from big expectations

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Before he has ever taken a handoff for the Chargers, rookie RB Ryan Mathews has found himself with nowhere to run from the fans and media, all wanting to know how he'll replace a legend.

Report: Chargers, first-rounder Mathews agree to five-year deal

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to terms on a five-year contract Sunday with 2010 first-round draft pick RB Ryan Mathews, according to ESPN.com. The deal is reportedly worth $25.65 million and includes $15.08 million guaranteed.

Grain of salt needed with offseason news

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
Although optimism reigns at this time of year, some perspective is needed, such as when Panthers LB Thomas Davis suffers his second ACL tear in seven months.

Sweed will have to earn playing time

Posted April 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Although the trade of Santonio Holmes opens the door to more playing time for WR Limas Sweed, our AFC Whispers indicate that the third-year receiver will have to earn the PT.

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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