Team

Matt Willis
WR #12
Height:
6-0
Weight:
190
College:
UCLA
Experience:
6
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 43 30 385 12.8 9 42 1 3 1 22 0
2012 DEN 15 10 90 9 6 19 0 0 0 5 0
2011 DEN 16 18 267 14.8 16.7 42 1 3 1 15 0
2010 DEN 6 1 17 17 2.8 17 0 0 0 1 0
2009 DEN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 5 1 11 11 2.2 11 0 0 0 1 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 43 8 163 20.4 29 0 4 0 0 0
2012 DEN 15 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2011 DEN 16 8 163 20.4 29 0 4 0 0 0
2010 DEN 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 DEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 DEN 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 43 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 DEN 15 7 7 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 6 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 6 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 1 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 5 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 43 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 DEN 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 DEN 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on June 5, 2013.
  • Re-signed by the Denver Broncos to a one-year contract on April 17, 2012.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured (foot) on October 19, 2010.
  • Signed by the Denver Broncos to the practice squad on December 23, 2008.
  • Signed by the Baltimore Ravens to the active roster on November 14, 2007.
  • Signed by the Baltimore Ravens to the practice squad on September 3, 2007.
  • Signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2007.

PRO:Sixth-year wide receiver who has appeared in 43 career games (one start), including three playoff contests with the Denver Broncos (2011-12).

  • Career totals include 30 receptions for 385 yards and one touchdown.

2012:Hauled in 10 receptions for 90 yards and recorded seven tackles on special teams in his final year with the Broncos.

  • Caught a season-high three balls for 22 yards vs. Tampa Bay (12/2).

2011:Saw action in all 16 games and ranked fourth on the team with 267 receiving yards on 18 receptions and one touchdown.

  • Added five tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams in the regular season.
  • Recorded a career-long 42-yard reception in the fourth quarter at Miami (10/23) to help the Broncos erase a 15-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining.
  • Caught a career-high four receptions for 75 yards in an overtime win vs. Chicago (12/11).
  • Returned the first seven kickoffs of his career for a total of 138 yards (19.7 avg) at Buffalo (12/24).
  • Played in both playoff games for the Broncos in 2011 and collected one reception for 18 yards along with one special teams stop.

2010:Appeared in six games, recording one reception for 17 yards and contributing one special teams tackle before being placed on Reserve/Injured with a foot injury on October 19.

  • Led the AFC and ranked second in the NFL with 263 receiving yards on 13 receptions during the preseason.

2009:Spent the first 16 weeks of the season on Denver’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster on January 2.

  • Made first-career NFL start and had one special teams tackle vs. Kansas City (1/3).

2008:Competed in training camp with the Ravens and was originally signed to the practice squad before being waived on September 16.

  • Later joined the Broncos’ practice squad on December 23 of that year.

2007:Played in five games as a rookie for the Ravens, catching one pass for 11 yards and recording one special teams tackle.

  • Caught his first-career pass vs. Indianapolis (12/9).

COLLEGE:Played two seasons at UCLA after originally competing with the track and field team.

  • Saw action in 21 games (three starts) for the Bruins, totaling 24 receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Appeared in 13 games as a senior and had 21 catches for 219 yards and two scores.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Servite (Calif.) High School where he played football during his freshman and sophomore seasons and also lettered in track and soccer.
  • Received second-team All-Orange County honors in soccer as a senior.
  • Earned junior All-America accolades in the 400-meter hurdles and won the CIF Division III 300-meter hurdles championship while placing second in the state meet.
  • Competed on the United States Junior National track team at the Junior Pan Am Games in Barbados in 2003.
  • Majored in sociology at UCLA.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Matt Willis lays out to make the grab

    (00:36) By NFL.com - Posted Aug 29, 2013

    WR Matt Willis makes a great diving grab between two Buffalo Bills safeties for a 39-yard gain.

  • Matt Willis stays in bounds on big catch

    (00:16) By NFL.com - Posted Aug 9, 2013

    WR Matt Willis works the sideline with precision to haul in a 27-yard pass from QB Shaun Hill. Willis originally was ruled out of bounds, but the call was reversed after replay.

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