|No. 70, 48|
August 22, 1982 |
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|Career NFL statistics|
Matthew Charles Katula (born August 22, 1982 in Brookfield, Wisconsin) is a former American football long snapper. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Wisconsin.
Katula attended Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin and was a letterman in football. As a senior, he won first team All-Conference honors on offense, and second team All-Conference honors on defense as a linebacker. He had a brother named Sam who attended UW Parkside for basketball, and now coaches at Waukesha north high school.
Katula joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2005. In 2005 and 2006, he played in every regular season game. In 2005, he recorded 10 special teams tackles, the most by a long snapper. After playing in every game again in 2007, Katula was signed by the Ravens to a five-year contract extension on September 6, 2008. He played in every game again in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he lost his long snapping job to rookie Morgan Cox and was released on August 13, 2010.
The New England Patriots signed Katula on November 10, 2010, after waiving former long snapper Jake Ingram. He played in the final eight games of the season for the Patriots. He was waived on August 29, 2011.
Katula signed with Pittsburgh on June 13, 2012.