HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Adjusting to life in the NFL can be hard for a lot of rookies, but that hasn't been the case for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
The Huntsville native has stepped in and made an immediate impact.
The Madison Academy graduate has 59 catches for 767 yards with seven touchdowns in 15 NFL games. The numbers reinforce the impressive season the second-round pick out of Vanderbilt is having this year.
Matthews gives a lot of credit to his teammates, especially his quarterback, for allowing him to make a smooth transition.
"There have been a lot of guys, but I would say Nick Foles has been the main one. (He's) not just my quarterback on the field, but off the field, a great Christian man and a great guy in the locker room and in the community. So, he has been one of the guys who have really supported me the entire time and it's been great," said Matthews.
Matthews and the Eagles have been eliminated from the NFL playoffs, but the team still has one more game to play.
Matthews visited Huntsville on Monday to help distribute food at Manna House. He donated meats and toys to be given to people in the community.