Former Wolf Pack receiver Matthews retires after seven NFL seasons

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - Former Nevada wide receiver Rishard Matthews has announced his retirement from the NFL in an emotional post on his Instagram page.

Rishard Matthews the football player No Longer Exist & it's okay. In life regardless of the right or wrong decisions I've made. I've always moved forward with the understanding that regardless of what I'm going through someone is going through something a shit ton worse than my bull shit. For athletes it's important to understand & Move the fuck on. One of the Greatest Coaches I've been around Coach Rizzi used to say when it's time to make a play in sports. You think people give a fuck that your tired or hurt. FUCK NO. Apply that to life. Whatever happens. There's another day & plenty others after that. Move the fuck on No Body Gives A fuck about You Or your problems ✌🏾✌🏾

1,983 Likes, 0 Comments - Rishard Matthews (@rishardmatthews) on Instagram: "Rishard Matthews the football player No Longer Exist & it's okay. In life regardless of the right..."


Matthews, 29, was drafted in 2012 by the Miami Dolphins. He played seven seasons with Miami, Tennessee, the New York Jets. He spent part of 2019 with the New Orleans Saints, before being cut in late July.

Matthews played in 87 NFL games, catching 230 passes for 3160 yards and 21 touchdowns. He came to Nevada in 2010 as a junior college transfer and proceeded to be a huge part of Nevada's "Dream Team" season.

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