Tyrann Mathieu, also known as the “Honey Badger,” is a professional American football player who currently plays as a safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was a consensus All-American, a Heisman Trophy finalist, and won the Chuck Bednarik Award and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2011. After being named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team in his first year, he went on to receive three Pro Bowl invitations and was named to the first-team All-Pro team three times. Get all of the latest Tyrann Mathieu news here!
Tyann Mathieu was born on May 13, 1992, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University, where he played college football for the LSU Tigers. During his college career, Mathieu was a standout player, earning multiple awards and recognition for his skills on the field.
In 2013, Mathieu was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the NFL Draft. He quickly established himself as a key player for the team, earning a reputation as a versatile and dynamic defensive player.
Mathieu has since played for several other NFL teams, including the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs. On May 4, 2022, Mathieu signed a three-year, $33 million contract with his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his career, he has continued to be known for his aggressive playing style, versatility, and leadership on and off the field.
Off the field, Mathieu has been open about his struggles with addiction and his efforts to overcome them. He has also been active in community service, including founding the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation to provide support and resources for at-risk youth.