Tyrann Devine Mathieu is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football for Louisiana State University. Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football program after that season due to a violation of team rules. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints.
About Tyrann Mathieu in brief
Tyrann Devine Mathieu is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University. Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football program after that season due to a violation of team rules. After spending a year out of football in 2012, he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was invited to the Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2015. He has also played for the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints.Mathieu is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. His biological mother was absent the majority of the time and his biological father, Darrin Hayes, has been incarcerated for murder most of Mathieu’s life. His grandfather died in 1997, and he was adopted by his uncle, Tyrone Mathieu, and aunt, Sheila Mathieu. He also ran track and field for St. Augustine’s track team and was a member of the relay team. He had personal-best leaps of 1. 93 meters in the high jump and 7. 29 meters in the long jump. In college he developed a reputation for causing turnovers, setting a Southeastern Conference record with 11 career forced fumbles and earning the nickname \”Honey Badger. \” In his sophomore season he was recognized as a consensus All-American, won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in college football, and was finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
In his third season as a pro he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and the Pro Football Writers of America All-Star Team. In 2012, Mathieu withdrew from LSU and entered a drug rehabilitation program for the entire 2012 year. On November 29, 2012, it was announced that Mathieu would enter the NFL Draft on February 26, 2013. He later participated at his best pro day on March 27, 2013, when he ran a 50-yard dash, 4-yard vertical, 34-inch vertical, and a 117-inch broad jump. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, former LSU defensive back and LSU alum, Travaris Robinson. The couple have a son, Kaelin, who was born in 2008 and has a daughter, Ava, who is expected to be a first-grader in the spring of 2014. He and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, in the fall of 2013. They have three children, a son and a daughter-in-law. They live in New Orleans’ Central City, Louisiana, with his grandparents. He attended St. Augustine High School, where he played football for the St. Augustine Purple Knights high school football team.