Clay Matthews Grammys: From Super Bowl Champion To Grammys Presenter In One Week
Instead of saying he's going to Disney World after Super Bowl XLV wrapped up and the Green Bay Packers were crowned champions of the NFL, perhaps Clay Matthews should have announced that he's going to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards set to take place tonight.
Yes, the long-haired, fiery linebacker will be in attendance along with pop music's biggest stars for tonight's Grammys ceremony, according to reports. Matthews will join fellow Super Bowl XLV participant (though not on-field participant) will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas as a presenter at the awards show.
Matthews' performance in Super Bowl XLV was much better received than will.i.am's, so Clay definitely deserves his moment in the national spotlight. He was the most noticeable Packers defender thanks to his flowing yellow locks of hair jutting out from behind his helmet, as well as his uber-aggressive style of play.
He finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting after a breakout season, but had the last laugh on that front by leading his team to a victory over actual Defensive Player of the Year, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.
Now Matthews has a chance to enjoy even more laughs, starting tonight with the music industry's big gala in Hollywood. He also has appearances scheduled on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
So the hard-working player from the blue collar Packers' defense will have his turn in the Hollywood spotlight, and it's well deserved after such a great year on the field. Packers fans should tune in to see if Clay crosses paths with the likes of Katy Perry or Taylor Swift or whoever else is nominated for Grammys this year.
For more on the Packers' long haired great, and where he stacks up with other NFL players with flowing locks, check out Troy Polamalu, Clay Matthews and the Best Long Haired Athletes.