Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

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Irvin, Thomas among six in NFL Hall

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Michael Irvin, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders, Gene Hickerson and Roger Wehrli were enshrined Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Saints and Steelers set for 'fame' game

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Irvin leads Hall of Fame selections

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Tagliabue a Hall of Fame finalist

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Football Hall of Fame lists semifinalists

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Titans' Brad Hopkins retires

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Veteran OL Bruce Matthews to retire

HOUSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Veteran offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, whose performance was matched only by his durability, officially announced his retirement Monday.

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Chosen for NFL Pro Bowl

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Bruce Matthews
Bruce Matthews poses for the media, after his enshrinement speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 4, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen M. Gross)

Bruce Rankin Matthews (born August 8, 1961 in Raleigh, North Carolina) played American football as an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise from 1983 through 2000. He is considered one of the best offensive lineman in NFL history, and was also voted into the Pro Bowl 14 times.

Bruce comes from a football family. He is the son of Clay Matthews, Sr., who played in the NFL in the 1950s. His brother, also named Clay Matthews, played 19 seasons in the NFL. The middle three of Bruce's five sons are also football players: Kevin is the starting center for the Texas A&M Aggies, while Jake and Mikey play offensive line for Elkins High school.

In the 1970s, the family lived on the North Shore of Chicago where Bruce attended New Trier High School for one year. Matthews later moved to Los Angeles, where he was a standout playing on both the offensive and defensive line at Arcadia High School. He was also an all-league wrestler.

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