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TE Niklas related to OT Jake Matthews

Posted by Chris Brown on April 1, 2014 – 11:55 am

Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas, who is being hosted by the Bills on a pre-draft visit today (Tuesday), has some pretty impressive NFL bloodlines.

Niklas is the nephew of Hall of Fame OL Bruce Matthews.

“Going back to my childhood I always wanted to play in the NFL, watching my uncle (Bruce Matthews) play in the league,” said Niklas. “Seeing him get inducted in the Hall of Fame.”

His relation to the Matthews family is through his mother. Niklas’ mom and Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews’ mother are sisters. Matthews is projected as a top 10 prospect. As a result Niklas has no relation to Green Bay pass rusher Clay Matthews.

“Our families have spent some time in Texas. I knew him before he got big,” said Niklas of his Aggie cousin.


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