Matt Schaub is a professional American football player, who plays the quarterback position for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons from the University of Virginia during the NFL draft of 2004. He has played football professionally for other NFL teams including Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, and the Houston Texans. Since the inception of his career, Matt has been a two-time Pro Bowler. In addition, he is also a one-time Pro Bowl MVP as well as an NFC Champion.
Matt Schaub Biography
Born Matthew Rutledge Schaub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 25, 1981, Matt was born to Dale Shaub and his wife Debbie Schaub. He grew up in West Chester where he attended West Chester East High School, Pennsylvania. During high school, Matt was a three-sport star; he featured in basketball as well as football and baseball. After his high school career, he went to the University of Virginia where he played college football with the Virginia Cavaliers.
During his freshman year in 1999, he was redshirted and he joined the team the following year. Matt didn’t get much playing time as he played alongside Dan Ellis and Bryson Spinner. At some point, while Dan Ellis was away for an injury, Matt and Spinner got almost equal playing time as they both played in alternate. He finished the 2001 season with a record of 10 touchdowns, eight receptions, and 1,524 passing yards.
The following year, he transferred to the University of Richmond where he continued his college career. There, he recorded his breakout season in 2002; thus finishing the season with 28 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and 2,976 passing yards. He won the 2002 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and the ACC Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-State Virginia team. In his senior year, he notched 18 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 2,952 passing yards. He won the MVP of the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl and was named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team. He received the John Acree Memorial Trophy and Ben Wilson Award from the University of Virginia.
Matt Schaub was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as the 90th overall selection in the third round of the NFL draft of 2004. He was drafted alongside Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger in the same year. Joining the Falcons, he played as a substitute for Michael Vick, featuring in just six games for the team in the 2004 season. The following season he won the MVP after an impressive performance at the American Bowl preseason game held in Tokyo, Japan. He hauled one touchdown, 208 passing yards, and two interceptions that season.
Schaub joined the Houston Texans in exchange for second-round picks in 2007 and 2008. He was named the starting quarterback for the Texans upon arrival and he played seven seasons with the Texans ending his career with them in 2013. After his departure from the Texans team, he signed up with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and was released in March 2015. He further signed up with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal worth $2 million. His 2015 season was cut short by a chest injury and he wrapped it up with the Ravens at the end of the season.
In 2016, Matt Schaub joined the Atlanta Falcons on a year’s contract worth $2.75 million. He was named a backup quarterback to Matt Ryan in the 2016 season; he featured in four games recording 16 passing yards. In March 2017, he got a contract extension for a two-year deal worth $9 million with the Falcons.
Net Worth – How Much is Matt Schaub Worth?
The two-time Pro Bowler Matt Schaub has shown giant strides since the inception of his football career and he has amassed huge wealth for himself. He is one the most experienced quarterbacks in the NFL; thanks to his wonderful play-making skills. Schaub is currently living a lavish lifestyle with a whopping net worth of $40 million. In addition, he earns a decent amount of salary every year. He also earns from adverts and other endorsements.
Family – Wife, and Kids
Matt was born to American parents Dale Shaub and his wife Debbie Schaub. He was raised in Pittsburgh along with his only sister Lindsay Schaub. During the 2013 NFL season, Matt recorded an unsatisfactory performance for the Texans in their 34 – 3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. After the game, angry fans allegedly went to the quarterback’s house to confront his family. Another fan also took pictures of his house and posted on Facebook. After Matt alerted the NFL police and Texas police, the situation was brought under control. He eventually ended his career with the Houston Texans at the end of the 2013 season.
While Matt has been successful in his professional football career, he is also successful in his love life. He is currently married to his long-term sweetheart Laurie Schaub. Laurie was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Thompson high school situated in Alabaster, Alabama after which she enrolled at Auburn University where she got a degree in Health Promotion and a minor in business.
After graduation, Laurie relocated to Atlanta in 2004 so she could work for the Lehman Brothers. While she was there, she also became a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons and that was where she met Matt. After a few years of a successful relationship, the amazing couple sealed their love in a nuptial ceremony held in February 2008. Their wedding was attended by the Falcons teammates, their close friends, and family members. Together they have four children – Matthew, Madison, as well as twins Mackenzie and Makayla.
Laurie currently serves on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and she is equally part of the Houston Texans Players’ Wives organization called The Lady Texans. Laurie and Matt’s marriage has been regarded as one of the most successful in the NFL; they have been married for over ten years.
His Body Stats – Height and Weight
Matt Schaub is a very tall and handsome dude; he also has an impeccable personality. He is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and he weighs 245 pounds (111 kg). His presence in the Falcons team has fortified the team’s offensive lineup. Playing alongside Matt Ryan, Schaub has the tendency of experiencing a great 2018 season.