CLEVELAND — The Browns inducted legendary linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. into the Ring of Honor during halftime of Sunday night’s game against the Rams.
Watch the ceremony below:
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Clay Matthews Jr. was joined by his family, including his son Clay Matthews III, who plays for the Rams, on the field as the Browns inducted him into the Ring of Honor.
The linebacker, who played for the Browns from 1978 to 1993, was selected by the Browns with the 12th overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft. Matthews played in 232 games for Cleveland, recording 1,430 tackles, 14 interceptions, 24 forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries and 62 sacks.
Matthews was a star on the 1980 Kardiac Kids roster, helping Cleveland make it to the playoffs for the first time since 1972 in a must-win Week 16 game against the Bengals. Unfortunately, that win was followed with the Red Right 88 game, an unfortunate end to an unforgettable season.
“I’m humbled to be honored and thanks go out the Cleveland Browns organization, the Haslam family, general manager John Dorsey and to you—the most electrifying fans I can find,” Matthews said during the ceremony.