Matt Stevens (quarterback)

Matt Stevens
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Personal information
Born: (1964-07-30) July 30, 1964 (age 54)
Sulphur, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:70.4
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
QB Rating:96.9
Player stats at PFR
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Matthew Anthony Stevens (born July 30, 1964) is a former professional American football quarterback who played one season in the National Football League. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs following the 1987 NFL strike. He played in three games for the Chiefs, starting two of them. He played high school football at Fountain Valley High School and collegiate football at UCLA.[1][2][3]


In the 1986 UCLA vs. USC game, Karl Dorrell was on the receiving end of a play from Stevens that the Los Angeles Times dubbed "Hail Mary, and in your face.."[4] On the last play of the first half, UCLA quarterback Stevens threw a Hail Mary pass, which was tipped into the hands of the flanker—Dorrell—to put the Bruins up 31–0 at the half. The Bruins went on to win 45–25.

Stevens was the quarterback for UCLA in the 1986 Rose Bowl in which the Bruins defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. Stevens was 16-26 for 169 yards and one touchdown.

Stevens is currently the football color analyst on UCLA's flagship radio station. In 2001, Stevens was voted "Color Analyst of the Year" by the Southern California Broadcasters Association.


  1. ^ Matt Stevens at Pro Football Reference
  2. ^ Matt Stevens at
  3. ^ Matt Stevens Archived 2012-11-04 at the Wayback Machine at Database Football
  4. ^ Bill Dwyre. Hail Mary, and in Your Face; When UCLA's Karl Dorrell Pulls in the Jump Ball, USC Knows That It Is in the Wrong Game. Los Angeles Times. Nov 23, 1986 Quote: "Stevens called "Liz No Huddle Max Rebound", a play that would originate from USC's 39-yard line and would end up in the end zone, no time on the clock, the ball in Karl Dorrell's hands and various Trojans strewn about the field, contemplating suicide."