Eagles Offensive Lineman Shows Off Incredible Strength by Catching RB Ryan Matthews in Mid-Air

Eagles lineman saves teammate from awkward fall following a dive into the end zone.

Jason Peters has been selected to the Pro Bowl eight times in his career, but his greatest feat may have come during the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. The play gave him an opportunity to show off his incredible strength.

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The 6-foot-4, 328-pound offensive lineman set the Internet abuzz when he caught his teammate, running back Ryan Matthews, upside-down in midair as he dove over a Browns defender into the end zone, turned him back upright and set him down on his feet. At 6 feet and 220 pounds, Matthews isn't what'd you call light, but Peters had no issue handling him like a sack of flour and saving his running back from potentially landing awkwardly in the end zone.

Peters' save also made for some pretty amazing Internet work, including the poster above. We hereby name Peters the new legal guardian of Ryan Matthews, effective immediately.


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