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Matthew Victor Giordano (born October 16, 1982 in ) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

Giordano earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

Giordano signed a 1-year contract with the Colts on April 20, 2009. Giordano was released to make room for rookie linebacker Cody Glenn on September 6,2009. He was signed by the Packers on September 23rd after they released Aaron Rouse. He is a former college teammate of Packers starting Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Early years

Attending Buchanan High School in Clovis, Californiamarker, Giordano played a key role as team co-captain in Buchanan's inaugural Valley championship in 2000. His football jersey number was 2 while playing for Buchanan. As a senior, he had five interceptions and 64 tackles while causing three fumbles, and averaged nine yards per carry and 12.6 yards per reception on offense. He broke Buchanan records for longest punt return for a touchdown, most blocked kicks and most interceptions in a game. He was a two-time all (TRAC) Tri-River-Athletic-Conference first-team choice and was also named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Clovis Exchange Club and Buchanan High's Most Outstanding Player in football and track in 2001. Giordano was also crowned individual league champion in the 400 meters in 1999.

College career

Fresno City College

Giordano attended Fresno City College for two years. He won All-State honors as a freshman, was a two-time All-Conference pick, and was the Defensive MVP in the Northern California Championship game.

University of California

He played college football with the California Golden Bears, at the University of California, Berkeleymarker. As a senior, Giordano won All-Pacific-10 Conference first team honors, and was an All-American honorable mention. During his career, he had two interceptions, six pass deflections, one sack, 111 tackles (four for losses), two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.


Giordano was married March 4, 2005 to Laura Enns of Clovis. He was an American Studies major. His great-grandfather is Italian born Ralph Giordano (Also known as Young Corbett III), who was a world welterweight boxing champion in 1933. Matt is the son of Victor and Janet Giordano. His notable combine marks include a bench press and 19 repetitions at , 4.02 20 yd shuttle, 4.54 40-yd dash, 33.5 vertical jump, and a squat. Giordano also put a punishing hit on Bear's Tight End Desmond Clark to seal the Colt's Super Bowl winning season.

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