At a game in Denver in January, 2010.
|Date of birth:June 9, 1984|
|Place of birth: Concord, California|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)|
|College: Idaho State|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|Debuted in 2007 for the New England Patriots|
| * New England Patriots ( 2007– 2008)
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Matthew Paul Gutierrez (pronounced Goo-tea-air-es) (born June 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback who currently plays in the Arena Football League for the Kansas City Command. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Idaho State.
Gutierrez played high school football for perennial powerhouse De La Salle High School in Concord, California, where he never lost a game as a Spartan. He was teammates with Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Gutierrez went on to play at the University of Michigan, where he was slated to be the starter in 2004 before he suffered a shoulder injury (a torn labrum) before the season opener during pregame warm-ups. Backup quarterback freshman Chad Henne played well during the games Gutierrez was unable to play and was thus awarded the starting job. Gutierrez then transferred to Idaho State University, where he started at quarterback in 2006.
New England PatriotsEditAfter going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, Gutierrez was signed by the New England Patriots on May 8 as an undrafted free agent. Gutierrez played in his first career regular season game on September 9 against the New York Jets and completed his first regular-season pass for a 15-yard gain against the Miami Dolphins on December 23. He appeared in five games with the team as a rookie while being inactive for 11 others.
During the 2008 preseason, Gutierrez completed 29 out of 45 passes for 362 passing yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. On August 30, Gutierrez was part of the final cuts as the Patriots cut down to the mandatory 53-man roster. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 10, then promoted to the active roster on September 13 after a season-ending injury to starter Tom Brady. He was inactive for the remaining 14 games of the season.
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
Gutierrez was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on August 5, 2009, the team then released quarterback Ingle Martin to make room for him on the roster. Kansas City Chiefs waived Gutierrez on June 14, 2010.
Gutierrez signed a reserve/future contract with the Chicago Bears in 2011. He was waived on August 8.
On August 10, he was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins.On September 3, 2011 the Redskins cut him.
St. Louis RamsEdit
On December 7, 2011, Gutierrez was added to the practice squad of the St. Louis Rams. Two days later, on December 9, 2011 Gutierrez was cut from the practice squad.