Matthias Askew


302 lbs


6' 2"


Defensive Lineman


Michihan State


Jul 1st, 1982





Attended Detroits training camp and was assigned to the clubs practice roster to start the season.  He was removed October 13 from the practice roster. October 20th Askew signed a practice agreement with Toronto.  He remained on the practice roster for the duration of the season.


Attended Denver's training camp and released as a final cut on September 4.  Signed a practice roster agreement with the Detroit Lions on September 23.


On March 17th Askew re-signed with the Redskins, attended their training camp and was released as a final cut.  On November 3 he signed a practice roster agreement with the Broncos, Askew remained there for the rest of the season.


On August 13 Askew signed with the Washington Redskins and released on a final training camp cut.


Attended Cincinnati's training camp and was waived as a final cut.


Dressed for 1 game for the Bengals he made 4 defensive tackles and forced 1 fumble.


Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 4th round (114th overall) in the NFL Draft.  Dressed for 5 games making 2 tackles in rookie season.


Played 35 games, with 19 starts, for the Spartans from 2001-2003.  Declared for the NFL draft after his junior season. 2003 Played in 13 games as a junior.  Recorded 4 sacks in a game against Western Michigan.  Played in the Alamo Bowl loss to Nebraska. 2002 Played in 12 games with 5 starts, including four at DT and one at defensive end.  Made 46 tackles, six tackles for losses (16 yards), 5 QB hits and 1 interception. 2001 Appeared in 10 games with 3 starts at defensive tackle.  Missed last 2 games of the season with a wrist injury.  Recorded 29 tackles and 4 pass break-ups.


Matthias Askew (PRO: MAH-THAY-US ASK-YOU) is the son of Charay Askew and he majored in merchandise management at Michigan State. He spends his off-season in Plantation, Florida where he is building a home. He was a 2 time all-state selection and 2 time Broward County Player of the Year while attending Dillard High School in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale. As a senior, he was invited to play in the Florida-Georgia and Broward County-Dade County All-Star Games.