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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Epicenter of Humanity: Matthews' chance

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has a special perspective on the opportunity he and his team have encountered.

His father, former Cleveland Browns linebacker Clay Matthews, played 19 seasons and never made the Super Bowl.

"You can take these for granted," Matthews said on ESPN Radio . "I'm a second-year player already in the NFC Championship Game. ... But in talking to some of these guys, and guys that have been around the league for countless years, this is truly an opportunity you shouldn't squander and take advantage of. You don't know when you'll get back

"I know I'll come out swinging and I hope the rest of this team does."