|Current Team:||Atlanta Falcons|
|Birth Day:||June 25, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, United States|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
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He had a great career at the University of Virginia, finishing his college career with at least 22 school records.
Schaub enrolled at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1999, and began his career as a member of the Virginia Cavaliers football team. He redshirted his true freshman season. In 2000, starter Dan Ellis missed some time due to an injury, but fellow redshirt freshman Bryson Spinner received the bulk of playing time in relief. After the 2000 season, coach George Welsh retired and was replaced by Al Groh. Schaub was the starter for the first game of the 2001 season at the Wisconsin Badgers. Over the 2001 season, Schaub and Spinner split quarterbacking duties nearly evenly. The two alternated in some games, while in others either Schaub or Spinner received nearly all the snaps. The two quarterback system worked relatively well with both effectively passing the ball to receiver Billy McMullen, the team's leading offensive threat. Schaub finished the season with 1,524 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Spinner transferred to the University of Richmond for the 2002 season, seemingly making Schaub the unquestioned starter. However, Schaub was briefly replaced by redshirt freshman Marques Hagans in the first game of the 2002 season against the Colorado State Rams. Hagans was named the starter for the next game, against the Florida State Seminoles, but was replaced by Schaub who went on to his breakout season. He finished the season with 2,976 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Schaub was the 2002 ACC Player of the Year, 2002 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) as a senior. Publicized in the 2003 preseason as a Heisman Trophy candidate, Schaub suffered a shoulder injury in the first game of the season and did not return for several games; therefore his overall numbers declined in his senior season. He finished the season with 2,952 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl and was twice selected to the All-ACC Academic Football Team. His University of Virginia awards included the John Acree Memorial Trophy, given to the football player with the highest qualities of leadership and unselfish service, and the Ben Wilson Award as the team's most outstanding offensive player.
In 2004, Schaub played in six games with the Atlanta Falcons, including starting the week sixteen contest against the New Orleans Saints, replacing the injured Michael Vick.
In 2005, Schaub was named the Most Valuable Player in the American Bowl preseason game in Tokyo, Japan. In front of 45,203 fans at the Tokyo Dome, Schaub completed 11 of 13 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 27–21 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts. During the regular season, he played quarterback in five games, starting one. His lone start came against the New England Patriots in Week 5; Schaub threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the 31–28 loss. Schaub was the holder on extra points and field goals.
In 2006, Schaub again was the holder on extra points and field goals. On the season, he finished with 208 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Though Schaub was plagued with injuries throughout the 2007 season, he and backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels improved on the team's 2006 record of 6–10, bringing the Texans to their first .500 season in franchise history with an 8–8 record in the team's short history.
On March 8, 2007, the Houston Texans acquired Schaub from the Falcons for second-round picks in 2007 and 2008. As part of the deal, the teams also swapped first-round picks in 2007, exchanging the Falcons' 10th pick with the Texans' 8th pick. Schaub was introduced to his new team at a press conference on March 22, 2007, and the same day, the Texans released David Carr, opening the door for Schaub to become their long-term starter.
Schaub entered the 2012 season in the final year of the contract he signed when he initially joined the Texans back in 2007.
There were high hopes for the Texans with the league's passing yards leader coming back for the 2010 year, but with the development of the running game, Schaub was only 9/17 for 107 yards for a touchdown and an interception in a Week 1 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. Hopes for strong start to the season were rejuvenated when Schaub threw for 497 yards in an overtime victory over the Washington Redskins on September 19, 2010. Schaub finished the season with 4,370 passing yards, good for 4th in the league, but the team finished 6–10 and missed the playoffs.
In 2011, the Texans made numerous defensive improvements as Schaub led the Texans to its most successful season to date, helping guide his team part of the way to their first ever playoff appearance and clinching the first division title in Texans franchise history. Schaub started all 10 of the first regular season games, and while not on pace for one of his better seasons statistically, he helped his team reach a 7–3 record, the best start after 10 weeks in franchise history. After a week 10 game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Schaub was placed on IR with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot after a quarterback sneak. Schaub was initially replaced by Matt Leinart, who would go on to get knocked out for the season as well, leading to the eventual replacement by rookie T. J. Yates. The team finished 4–4 (including their playoff games) without Schaub as the starting quarterback.
During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Texans upgraded Schaub's receiving weapons with the selection of DeAndre Hopkins in the first round.
On March 21, 2014, the Oakland Raiders traded their 2014 sixth round draft pick to the Texans in exchange for Schaub. He was benched to start the season in favor of rookie quarterback Derek Carr.
On October 26, 2014, Schaub made his first pass attempt as a Raider in the regular season against the Cleveland Browns. It was a botched fake field goal that ended in an interception. Schaub was released by the team on March 16, 2015.
On March 31, 2015, Schaub signed with the Baltimore Ravens to be the back-up quarterback. His contract was for one-year, $2 million guaranteed and a $1 million signing bonus. Schaub was named the Ravens' starting quarterback for the rest of the 2015 season after Joe Flacco suffered a season-ending injury by tearing his ACL and MCL during a Week 11 victory over the St. Louis Rams. On November 30 against the Cleveland Browns, Schaub started his first game since his tenure with Houston. He had a relatively good performance, throwing for 232 yards and two touchdowns, with ten yards rushing, despite another pick-six and a second interception with 56 seconds left in the game. The Ravens ended up winning after defensive end Brent Urban blocked Travis Coons's attempt at the game winning field goal and it was returned by safety Will Hill for a walk-off touchdown, giving Schaub his first win in over two years. Schaub threw for 308 yards and a 41-yard touchdown the following week, but also had another pair of interceptions, one of which was again returned for a touchdown, in the 15–13 loss to Miami. On December 13, after battling a chest injury, Schaub was replaced by Jimmy Clausen as the starter. Schaub finished his stint with the Ravens starting only two games with a 1–1 record, throwing 540 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions.
On March 8, 2016, Schaub signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons worth $2,750,000 with $500,000 guaranteed. Schaub backed up Matt Ryan in the Falcons' successful 2016 season. Schaub appeared in four games of 2016 with 16 passing yards.
On March 8, 2017, Schaub signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension with the Falcons. He did not appear in any games in the 2017 season. In the 2018 season, he remained as the Falcons' main backup quarterback. In Week 5, a 41–17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was 5-of-7 for 20 yards in relief of Matt Ryan.
On October 27, 2019, Schaub made his first start as a Falcon since 2005, due to Ryan being inactive with an ankle injury. Schaub finished the Week 8 contest with 460 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the Falcons lost 20–27 to the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the loss, Schaub's 460 yards passing were the second most passing yards in a single game by a Falcon all-time, the most ever allowed by the Seahawks against an opposing quarterback, and his 39 pass completions set a Falcons franchise record.
Matt and his wife, Laurie Schaub, became very charitable in the Texas community. Matt has three daughters named Makayla, Mackenzie, and Monroe Schaub. Matt also has a son named James.
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Currently, Matt Schaub is 41 years, 0 months and 1 days old. Matt Schaub will celebrate 42nd birthday on a Sunday 25th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Matt Schaub upcoming birthday.