Matt Schaub is a professional American football player who plays the quarterback position for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Falcons from the University of Virginia during the 2004 NFL draft. He has played football as a professional for other NFL teams including the Baltimore Ravens, the Oakland Raiders, and the Houston Texans. Since the beginning of his career, Matt has been a pro bowler twice. He is also a former Pro Bowl MVP and NFC Champion.
Matt Schaub’s Bio
Matthew Rutledge Schaub was born on June 25, 1981, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of 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 played 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.
He retired in his first year of college in 1999 and joined the team the following year. Matt didn’t get much playing time as he played alongside Dan Ellis and Bryson Spinner. At one point, when Dan Ellis was absent due to injury, Matt and Spinner got almost the same amount of time because they played alternately. He ended 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, in which he finished with 28 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and 2,976 passing yards. He was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year in 2002. He was also named to the All-State Virginia team. In his senior year, he scored 18 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 2,952 passing yards. He won the MVP of the Continental Tire Bowl in 2003 and was appointed to the All-ACC academic soccer team. He received the John Acree Memorial Trophy and the Ben Wilson Award from the University of Virginia.
Matt Schaub was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as the 90th overall pick in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft. He was drafted the same year along with Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. In the Falcons, he played as a replacement for Michael Vick, who only played six games for the team in the 2004 season. The following season he won the MVP after an impressive performance in the pre-season game of the American Bowl in Tokyo, Japan. This season he scored a touchdown, 208 passes, and two interceptions.
Schaub moved to the Houston Texans in 2007 and 2008 in exchange for second-round tips. Upon arrival, he was named Texans’ first quarterback and played seven seasons with the Texans, ending his career with them in 2013. After leaving the Texans, he signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and was released in March 2015. He also signed a two-year $2 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens. His 2015 season was shortened by a chest injury and he ended it with the Ravens at the end of the season.
In 2016, Matt Schaub moved to the Atlanta Falcons, where he signed a $2.75 million annual contract. In the 2016 season, he was named Matt Ryan’s reserve quarterback; he played in four games with 16 passing yards. In March 2017, he received a contract extension for a two-year contract worth $9 million with the Falcons.
Net Worth – How Much is Matt Schaub Worth?
The two-time professional bowler Matt Schaub has made giant strides since the beginning of his football career and has accumulated an enormous fortune. He is one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the NFL; thanks to his wonderful playing skills. Schaub currently lives a lavish lifestyle with a whopping $40 million in net worth. In addition, he earns a decent salary every year. He also earns through advertising and other support.
Family – Wife, and Kids
Matt was born the son of American parents Dale Shaub and his wife Debbie Schaub. He grew up in Pittsburgh together with his only sister Lindsay Schaub. In the 2013 NFL season, Matt’s 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers was unsatisfactory for the Texans. After the game, allegedly angry fans went to the quarterback’s house to confront his family. Another fan also took pictures of his house and posted them on Facebook. After Matt alerted the NFL police and Texas police, the situation was brought under control. He finally ended his career with the Houston Texans at the end of the 2013 season.
While Matt was successful in his professional football career, he is also successful in his love life. He is currently married to his long-time lover Laurie Schaub. Laurie Schaub was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama, and then enrolled at Auburn University, where she earned a degree in health promotion and a minor in business.
After graduation, Laurie moved to Atlanta in 2004 to work for Lehman Brothers. During her time there she also became a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons, and it was there that she met Matt. After several years of a successful relationship, the amazing couple sealed their love in a wedding ceremony in February 2008, attended by their Falcons teammates, close friends, and family members. Together they have four children – Matthew, Madison, and twins Mackenzie and Makayla.
Laurie is currently a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is an equal member of the Houston Texans Players’ Wives organization called The Lady Texans. The marriage of Laurie and Matt is considered one of the most successful in the NFL; they have been married for over a decade.
His Body Stats – Height and Weight
Matt Schaub is a very tall and handsome guy; he also has an impeccable personality. He is very tall, stands at a height of 1.98 m (1.98 feet), and weighs 111 kg (245 pounds). His presence on the Falcons team has strengthened the team’s offensive lineup. Along with Matt Ryan, Schaub has a tendency to have a great 2018 season.