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Matthew Clayton Flynn was born in Tyler, Texas to a football loving family. Matt Flynn's father, Alvin Flynn, was the quarterback in his college days at Baylor and a three-year letterwinner. Matt Flynn learned much from Alvin Flynn about the game of football, and from a young age, Matt Flynn could throw the pigskin around with ease.
Matt Flynn attended Robert E. Lee High School and had a strong football run, ending in national recognition from scouting organizations. Matt Flynn had an especially prolific senior season. Despite a severe foot injury, Matt Flynn continued to push through the end of the season and compiled an impressive season total: 1,679 yards throw for nine touchdowns. Additionally, Matt Flynn rushed for 305 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Matt Flynn gained the attention of Tom Lemming from ESPN.com who ranked the young quarterback as the 20th best in the country. Matt Flynn had several options to consider for his college choice, and ultimately selected Louisiana State.
Matt Flynn trained physically and mentally while playing for the Louisiana State Tigers. Matt Flynn may have been ready to play at the college level, but the team had already fielded older, slightly more qualified quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL. Matt Flynn was forced to wait his turn to participate on the Louisiana State Tigers football squad, but he seized the opportunity when it presented itself. Matt Flynn finally got his chance to be the team's starting quarterback during his senior season. Matt Flynn led the squad to the 2007 BCS National Championship and he earned the team's Offensive MVP award for his performance. Matt Flynn ended the season after throwing for over 2,407 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Matt Flynn was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 draft. Matt Flynn was the back-up to Aaron Rodgers that season and saw limited playing time. However, he did appear in seven games either as a quarterback called in at the end of the game or as a holder. Matt Flynn made 2 of his 5 attempted throws while quarterbacking the team briefly, tallying totals of 6 yards.
In 2009, Matt Flynn was again Aaron Rodgers' back-up quarterback. Matt Flynn did have the opportunity to play a bit more than in the previous season, though. He saw action in 15 games and held the ball for the first 13 of those contests. Matt Flynn also played quarterback for five games and made 7 of his 12 passes. This resulted in a 58 yard total with 1 interception.
Matt Flynn is back for yet another season--ready if the call ever comes for him to fill in significantly as team quarterback. Come see all the action live for yourself! Purchase either home or away Green Bay Packers football tickets and see a game for the Green Bay Packers football team live during the 2011 NFL Season!
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