|Date of birth:||January 14, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Wilmington, California|
|Date of death:||August 5, 2012(aged 28)|
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|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217|
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Fred Matua (January 14, 1984 – August 5, 2012) was an American football guard. After playing college football for Southern California, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Lions, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Florida Tuskers, and Omaha Nighthawks in his career.
High school career
He was drafted on the second day by the National Football League's Detroit Lions but was cut by the team and was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad. On October 28, 2006, he was signed to the Cleveland Browns roster.
On August 5, 2012, Matua died at the age of 28 of a heart-related issue.
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