Matthew Slater Father: Jackie Slater’s Bio!

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An American football wide receiver and three times Super Bowl champion, Matthew Slater’s father, Jackie Slater, is a former football offensive tackle who played in the NFL for 20 seasons.

Nicknamed “Big Bad Jackie,” Jackie played his entire career with the Rams franchise.

He was named to the seven Pro Bowl selections and four Second-team All-Pro but did not win any Super Bowl in his 20 seasons long and illustrations career.

Nonetheless, his son Matthew fulfilled his unattained dream of winning not one but three Super Bowls, XLIX, LI, and LIII, with the New England Patriots.

"Big Bad Jackie," Jackie Slater On The Field
“Big Bad Jackie,” Jackie Slater On The Field For Rams (Source: Pinterest)

Matthew signed a one-year extension with the Patriots on March 14, 2022.

Jackie also broke a record for most seasons with one team.

Similarly, in 1996, the Los Angeles Rams retired Jackie’s jersey number 78 in his honor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

On February 9, 2022, he attended the NFL Hall of Fame Kick-Off Super Bowl Reception in Culver City, California.

For more details about the legend and his son, please read the whole article and do not forget to check out the facts table below.

Matthew Slater Father | Quick Facts

Birth Name Jackie Ray Slater
Known As Jackie Slater
Nickname Big Bad Jackie
Date of Birth May 27, 1954
Birthplace Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Religion Catholic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father Name Not Available
Mother Name  Not Available
Gender Male
Age 69 Years Old
Profession Former Professional NFL Player
Famous For  Father of Former NFL Wide Receiver Matthew Slater, Former Football Offensive Tackle, Former Co-Offensive Line Coach For Oakland Raiders
Nationality American
Education Wingfield High School, Jackson State University
Height 6 ft. 4 in/1.93 m/193 cm
Weight 277 lb./126 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Build Large
Marital Status Married
Wife Annie Slater
Children Matthew Slater, David Slater
Siblings Not Available
Zodiac Sign  Gemini
Played For Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1976-1995)
Position Offensive Tackle
NFL Stats Games Played: 259

Games Started: 211

NFL Draft 1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Roster Status Retired
Career Highlights 7X Pro Bowl (1983, 1985-1990)

4X Second-team All-Pro (1983, 1986, 1987, 1989)

St. Louis Football Ring of Fame

Bart Starr Award (1996)

Jersey Number 78
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Twitter

Signed Wilson FootballSigned Los Angeles Rams Mini-Helmet

Last Update May 2024

Matthew Slater Father | Early Life & Education

The 1996 Bart Starr Award-winning offensive tackle was born on May 27, 1954, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

While not much is known about his family background, he was the first member of his family to attend a unified school, Wingfield High School.

After high school graduation, Slater went to Jackson State University and played colligate football for the Jackson State Tigers football team.

Interestingly, while at Jackson State, he played alongside the legendary Walter Payton, who recruited him personally.

Talking about his body measurements, the 69 year-old Slater stands 1.93 meters tall and weighs around 277 lbs.

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Matthew Slater Father | Career

After playing for Jackson State Tigers in his college, Los Angeles Rams drafted Jackie as the 86th overall pick in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft.

Slater was mainly used as a backup player during his first couple of seasons. In 1979, he became the starting right tackle.

Slater was known for his consistency in his games and was one of the members of the best offensive lines in the NFL, which also included Dennis Harrah and Kent Hill.

Similarly, he is the only player in the league’s history to play for only one franchise in three different cities.

Jackie Slater After a Game For The Rams
Jackie Slater After a Game For The Rams (Source: Pinterest)

Jackie played a then-record for offensive lineman 259 games from 1976 to 1995.

Moreover, he presented Eric Dickerson’s Hall of Fame in 1999.

After an extremely impressive 20 seasons in the NFL, Jackie Slater hung his boots in 1995 and subsequently pursued a coaching career.

Shortly after, he started working for an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Slater was hired by Art Shell, then Oakland Raiders head coach, to become offensive line coach.

Slater’s most recent coaching stint was with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California as the offensive line coach.

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A Short Bio On Matthew Slater

An American wide receiver Matthew Slater was born Matthew Wilson Slater on September 9, 1985, in Long Beach, California, United States.

He grew up with his brother David Slater. Matthew lettered in football for two seasons at Servite High School. ranked him a three-star selection.

Aside from football, Matthew was a standout track athlete in high school. As a matter of fact, he still holds the school’s records in the 100 meters and 200 meters.

After high school, he enrolled in the University of California, Los Angeles, and played for the UCLA Bruins football team.

Matt also took his studies side by side with football and majored in political science and history.

Jackie Slater's Son Matthew Slater For The New England Patriots
Jackie Slater’s Son Matthew Slater For The New England Patriots (Source: Pats Pulpit)

He redshirted his freshman year because of a turf toe injury.

After college, Matthew was drafted by the New England Patriots 153rd overall in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Slater is considered one of the greatest shooters in the NFL and holds the record for special teams’ Pro Bowl selections at 10.

The man still has a couple of years left in football and has already won three Super Bowl championships.

He signed a one-year extension with the Patriots on March 14, 2022.

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Matthew Slater Father | Relationships & Children

Jackie Slater has been married to his wife, Annie Slater, for a long time. They share two sons, Matthew and David Slater.

Jackie currently lives in Orange County, California, with his family.

Annie and Jackie raised their two sons in Anaheim, California, and tried their best to steer them away from football.

As a matter of fact, Jackie coached his oldest son Matthew at the YMCA and tried to introduce him to baseball, basketball, and even soccer.

However, the future had something else in store for Jackie and his children.

Jackie Slater With His Son Matthew Slater
Jackie Slater With His Son Matthew Slater (Source: ESPN)

When Jackie went to practice at the Los Angeles Rams practice facility, Matthew went along with him.

And Matthew would practically copy all his father’s moves. When Jackie ran, Matthew ran along with him.

This fueled Matthew’s inner fire to become a professional football player just like his old man.

He eventually became one of the most notable football players in the nation.

Jackie and Matthew have a total of 17 Pro Bowl nods between them, making the Slaters the third-most nominated family in history.

Jackie Slater’s Wife Lawsuit

In October 1995, Jackie’s wife Annie was detained by Costa Mesa police while shopping at South Costa Plaza.

In March 1996, Annie filed a lawsuit against the city alleging racial bias and said her civil rights were infringed when she was detained by the police searching for a black woman suspected of trying to pass a bad check.

Hall of Famer Jackie Slater and his wife on the Red Carpet at the 2017 NFL Honors on February 04, 2017, at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas
Hall of Famer Slater And His Wife Annie Slater on the Red Carpet at the 2017 NFL Honors on February 04, 2017, at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas (Source: Fox News)

However, Slater’s attorney Christopher Mears said Annie in no way fitted the description of the female the police were looking for.

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Matthew Slater Father | Net Worth

Matthew’s father, Jackie, played in the NFL for 20 seasons, garnering not just fame but also fortune.

However, no source has claimed the exact figure of his net worth.

But it is safe to say he earned a sizable income to lead a comfortable life.

In his son’s case, sources have claimed that he is worth $3 million. Matthew has been part of the National Football League since 2008.

In June 2008, he signed a four-year deal with the Patriots worth $1.88 million with a $175,000 signing bonus,

In 2012, Matthew signed a three-year extension with the team worth $5.4 million.

Similarly, on March 14, 2022, he signed a one-year $2.62 million contract with the Patriots, including a $152,500 signing bonus and $2,622,500 guaranteed.

In total, he has earned $27,411,210 from NFL alone.

If we were to break down his career earnings, Matthew has to date earned $16.37 million in salaries, $6,677,500 in signing bonuses, $2,370,214 in roster bonuses, $538,721 in workout bonuses, and $1,454,775 in incentives.

Popularity Graph 

Former Football Offensive Tackle Matthew Slater's Popularity Over The Past Twelve Months
Former Football Offensive Tackle Jackie Slater’s Popularity Over The Past Twelve Months (Source: Google)

The above graph shows the popularity of Matthew Slater’s father, Jackie Slater, over the past twelve months in the United States.

Unknown Facts

  • With 17 Pro Bowl nods, the Slater family is the third most-nominated family in history behind the Matthews and the Manning families.
  • Jackie is active with the NFL Play 60 program.
  • He was selected to the Southwestern Athletic Conference All-Star Games three times.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

How tall is Matthew Slater?

Matthew Slater stands 1.83 meters tall and weighs around 205 lbs.

What is Matthew Slater’s career stats like?

As of 2022, Matthew Slater has recorded 216 games played, 46 receiving yards, 11 rushing yards, 637 kick return yards, and one forced fumble.

Who is Matthew Slater’s wife?

Famous for being the wife of NFL player Matthew Slater, Shahrzad Slater is an American professional physician, pathologist, and philanthropist. They got married in February 2015 in a lavish ceremony.

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