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Matt Breida Biography
Matt Breida born as Matthew John Breida is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Southern and in 2017 he signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent.
Matt Breida Age
Matt was born on February 28, 1995 in Brandon, Florida. He is 24 years old as of 2019.
Matt Breida Parents
On March 2, 1995 Matt was adopted by Terri and Mike Breida . Later they adopted a second child, Josh. Matt’s adoptive parents were independently disabled by chronic health problems and car accidents in 2006 and 2003, respectively. During his time at Georgia Southern, Matt volunteered as a reader and speaker at elementary schools in two states, which contributed to his nomination as a Senior Class Award finalist and Honor Roll member.
Together with his adoptive parents they moved from Hudson, Florida to Spring Hill north of Tampa. There, Matt attended Nature Coast Technical High School in nearby Brooksville, Florida. He played high school football for the Sharks.
Matt Breida Wife
Matt is married to Silvana who was his high school sweetheart and a teammate. They exchanged vows in April 2018, at The Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete, Florida. When they were juniors at Nature Coast High in Florida, Matt was the team’s running back while Silvana Paonessa served as the team’s kicker. Matt’s wife Silvana was born on February 2, 1994, in Brooksville, Florida; she is one of the children born to Angela and Frank Paonessa. She has two siblings; brother Dominic and sister Santina. Silvana graduated in 2013, from Nature Coast High.
Silvana was the first female football player in Hernando County history in 2011 when she debuted in a 42-0 win for the Sharks, hitting on all six of her extra-point attempts. Breida ended the season as the team’s leading scorer; Paonessa came in second. That was the only season she played, Breida said. Asked if he and his fiancée ever became competitive over football, Matt said, no.
Matt Breida Fantasy |Matt Breida Update
On Monday night October, 9, 2019 The San Francisco 49ers earned a dominant 31-3 win over the Cleveland Browns , in no small part because of their success on the ground.
Matt had 114 yards and a touchdown, while Tevin Coleman went for 97 yards and one touchdown as well. Matt padded his fantasy output with three receptions for 15 yards and a score.
Unfortunately for Raheem Mostert, he was on the outside looking in as the Niners offense carved up Cleveland. Mostert carried the ball seven times for 34 yards.
The trouble with picking out one running back from San Francisco’s backfield is that the team doesn’t really have a primary ball-carrier, especially with Coleman back in the mix after recovering from an ankle injury. Breida entered the night as the team’s leading rusher (226 yards), and Mostert (202 yards) was right on his heels.
Matt Breida College |Matt Breida College Highlights
Matt played college football at Georgia Southern. In 2014 as a sophomore Matt rushed for a Sun Belt Conference-leading 1,485 yards (second most by a GSU sophomore to Adrian Peterson) and 17 touchdowns on 171 carries, along with eight receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. This included a career-best 210 yards against Navy on November 15. As a junior in 2015, he improved to 1,609 yards (second in the conference to Larry Rose III) and a conference-leading 17 touchdowns on 203 carries.
In 2016 as a senior, his statistics declined to 646 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 168 carries, along with 11 receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns. This significant decrease in output was not due to injury, but at least partially due to first-time head coach Tyson Summers’ unsuccessful move to a triple option offense. Breida’s 8.7 and 7.9 yards per carry his sophomore and junior years are the two best in school history, and despite only two productive years, he finished 6th in school history in total rushing yards.
Matt Breida Fantasy 2019
During Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Breida rushed for 121 yards on 12 carries in the 41-17 road victory. After a Week 4 bye, Breida rushed for 114 yards and an 83-yard touchdown on 11 carries in a 31-3 victory against the Cleveland Browns. He also caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown.
Matt Breida Rotoworld
Matt rushed 14 times for 68 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the 49ers’ Week 3 win over the Steelers.
Matt lost goal-line chances to Jeff Wilson, who scored two goal-line touchdowns in the win. While Matt is running well, his usage in this three-back committee is worrisome. Breida is essentially only seeing touches between the 20s and that’s with Tevin Coleman (ankle) on the sidelines. The 49ers will return from their Week 4 bye with a home matchup against the Browns. He’ll be on the RB2/3 borderline then.
Matt Breida Stats
Matt – Breida – Rushing – Receiving
Year – School – Conf – Class – Pos – G – Att – Yds – Avg – TD – Rec – Yds – Avg – TD
2014 – Georgia Southern – Sun Belt SO RB 12 171 1,485 8.7 17 8 97 12.1 1
2015 Georgia Southern Sun Belt JR RB 13 203 1,609 7.9 17 3 6 2.0 0
2016 Georgia Southern Sun Belt SR RB 12 168 646 3.8 3 11 53 4.8 2
Career Georgia Southern 37 542 3,740 6.9 37 22 156 7.1 3
Matt Breida 49ers
Breida entered the 2017 season as the backup to Carlos Hyde in the 49ers’ backfield. On September 10, 2017, in his NFL debut, Breida had four rushes for 11 yards in the season opening 23–3 home loss to the Carolina Panthers. In Week 8, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded his first NFL touchdown, a 21-yard reception from quarterback C. J. Beathard. On November 12, against the New York Giants, he scored his first rushing touchdown in the 31–21 victory. In Week 16, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had a season-high 74 rushing yards and a 30-yard rushing touchdown in the 44–33 victory. In the season finale, which was a 34–13 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, he had 72 rushing yards and a 32-yard reception. Breida finished his rookie season with 465 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 21 receptions, 180 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown. This was third on the 6–10 team in yards-from-scrimmage, and 14th among NFL rookies.
Matt began the season as backup to Alfred Morris, but out-gained the veteran with 46 yards in the season opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He started for the first time in his career in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, and finished with a career-high 138 rushing yards (which also led the NFL in Week 2) and a touchdown as the 49ers won 30–27. His 66-yard touchdown in the third quarter was second only to Colin Kaepernick’s 90-yarder in 2014 for the longest run by a 49er since 2009.
Frequently hindered by minor injuries, Matt split carries with veterans Morris and Raheem Mostert. Although he had 90 yards the following game against Kansas City, he averaged 11 carries for just 43 yards over the next six games, losing the NFL lead in yards per attempt to Detroit’s Kerryon Johnson and Cleveland’s Nick Chubb in Week 8. He rebounded with a 17-carry, 101-yard performance in a Week 10 loss to the New York Giants, and in his Week 11 return to the Tampa area, Breida recorded 106 yards on 14 rushes to move back to second in the NFL (behind Green Bay’s Aaron Jones) with 5.8 yards-per-carry, and added 34 receiving yards. In Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, Breida had three receptions for 51 yards, but only five rushes for six yards before suffering an injury, and missing the next game.
Matt two weeks later he returned again in the second divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks, and recorded 96 yards-from-scrimmage in the win. In Week 16, against the Chicago Bears, he had just four rushes for 20 yards before again suffering an ankle injury, which placed him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Despite numerous health problems, Matt led the injury-plagued 4–12 49ers with 814 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, and was second on the team only to NFL-record-setter George Kittle with 1,075 yards-from-scrimmage. His 5.3 yards per attempt was fourth among qualified NFL rushers.
Matt Breida Injury
In Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, Matt had three receptions for 51 yards, but only five rushes for six yards before suffering an injury, and missing the next game. In 2018 in Week 16, against the Chicago Bears, he had just four rushes for 20 yards before again suffering an ankle injury, which placed him on injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Matt Breida Contract
5/4/2017: Signed a three-year, $1.66 million contract.
2020: Restricted Free Agent