Clay Matthews wanted to 'be that guy'

Packers linebacker has seven sacks already, known as 'animal' on the field

Updated: October 7, 2010, 3:31 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With a cluster of groupies and a whiff of booze lingering on the concrete outside Lambeau Field, Clay Matthews III gathered his long blond mane, swept it back into a ponytail and strutted off into a warm October night. Oh, to be 24, single and the wildest linebacker this side of Lake Michigan.

Coaches dig him because Matthews is the guy with the most scuff marks on his shiny yellow helmet by Sunday night. He has broken his face mask, blown up his chin strap ...

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