Texas A&M senior offensive tackle Jake Matthews is the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week.
He is a returning All-American (Football Writers Association of America) offensive tackle and a first-team All-SEC offensive lineman who has over a 3.0 grade-point and is scheduled to graduate in December of 2013. He is a University Studies major with his concentration in business with a minor in communication and sports management through the May Business School. Matthews has volunteered at the Twin City Mission throughout his career at Texas A&M, serving meals, working around the property and helped build a playground on the site for young children. He also takes part in Aggie Athletes Involved (AAI) a community service group of student-athletes who speak to various schools about the importance of an education and striving to do your best in every activity.
On the playing field, he is a candidate for the Outland Trophy and he helped lead the way for an Aggie offense that led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense in 2012. Matthews enters his fourth year as a start and has made 33 consecutive starts on the offensive line. He is the son of Bruce Matthews, former NFL All-Pro and member of the NFL Hall of Fame.