SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88.
The 49ers said Matthews died Thursday. He had been dealing with a long illness.
Matthews was a two-way player for San Francisco for four seasons in the 1950s. He played in 45 games and missed two seasons while serving in the Korean War.