Matt was born in a tiny town called Sweet Home, Oregon, and has since lived the majority of his life in Nebraska, which he now calls it home. Matt began his journey playing football in high school and he has overcome great adversity to develop himself into one of the elite offensive lineman in the NFL. When he’s not on the field, he is spending time with his wonderful wife Cami and his two boys Montgomery James, and Winston Elliott, and takes great gratification in being the best father and husband he can be. His beard has become synonymous with power and strength, which has led to his being considered one of the best beards in the NFL. He spends a great deal of time outside the NFL doing charity work and being a role model to the youth in both Nebraska and Illinois.