Super Bowl XLV: 10 Reasons Why the Steelers Are Not Ready for Clay Matthews

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Super Bowl XLV: 10 Reasons Why the Steelers Are Not Ready for Clay Matthews
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Despite his early success in the NFL, Clay Matthews is still only a second-year player. 

How is a linebacker who only made the starting lineup one season in college, now the defensive leader on an NFL Super Bowl team? What brought him to this point?

Matthews' road to this point isn't the cliche' road taken by many of his professional teammates.  There were a few bumps along the way, and obstacles thrown in front of him.  All that helped to shape an immensely driven individual who has climbed his way to stardom.

Here are 10 things that have helped him to this point in his career: Super Bowl XLV.

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