Football, Wrestling, Rugby, Triathlons
Patrick Matthews was born in Oakland, CA in 1946 and attended Village Oaks Elementary in Stockton. As a student he participated in Babe Ruth baseball and was an All-Star for 3 years.
He attended Lincoln HS where he participated in football, wrestling, baseball, and track. In football, he was named First Team All-City, All-Conference and Most Valuable Offensive Player. In high school, Matthews won 27 straight wrestling matches including league, subsection, and section championships.
At Delta College, he was a leading rusher and pass receiver in football, and was the North Central Conference champion in wrestling.
At the University of the Pacific, Matthews played running back and in 1971 was a free agent with the Green Bay Packers.
For 15 years, Patrick played rugby throughout northern California and was named most valuable player for the 1980 Northern CA Seven-A-Side Championship.
Later in life, he found a passion for marathons and triathlons and qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon. At the time of his induction, he was ranked #3 in the USA and 4th in the world in his age group for the Ironman Triathlon.