Jake Matthews named to SEC community service team
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 22:09
The Southeastern Conference recognized senior offensive tackle Jake Matthews on Thursday as officials selected him to the league’s Service Team. Matthews, who won last season’s Outland Trophy — awarded annually to the nation’s top offensive lineman — has volunteered consistently at Twin City Missions throughout his career at Texas A&M, assisting with meals, working around the property and even helping build a playground on site. Additionally, Matthews has taken part in Aggie Athletes Involved (AAI), a group of A&M student-athletes who visit various schools in the area speaking about the importance of education and hard work. On the gridiron, Matthews is a standout player, having made 36 consecutive starts in his four years with the team. As returning All-American (Football Writers Association of America), Matthews has played a vital role in protecting quarterback Johnny Manziel as well as providing leadership for the A&M offense.