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Fred Matua
No. 53     Florida Tuskers
Personal information
Date of birth: January 14, 1984 (1984-01-14) (age 26)
Place of birth: Wilmington, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
Stats at

Fred Matua (born January 14, 1984 in Wilmington, California) is an American football guard for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

Matua has also been a member of the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.


High school career

Matua prepped at Banning High School in Los Angeles, California where he won the LA City 4A City Championship his senior year, under his uncle Ed Lalau as the head coach.

College career

While playing college football for the USC Trojans, Matua was an All-American in 2005.

Professional career



He was drafted on the second day by the National Football League's Detroit Lions but was cut by the team many believe it was due to the fact that his uncle was not one of the coaches, and was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad. On October 28, 2006, he was signed to the Cleveland Browns roster.

Florida Tuskers

Matua was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 3, 2009.[1]


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