Matt Breida - Updated Dec 2023

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Matt Breida

Matt Breida is a popular NFL player. Matt Breida plays as a running back position for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).

Early Life

On the 28th of February 1995, Matt Breida was born in Brandon, Florida, in the United States of America.  Currently, he is 28 years old and has a birth sign of Pisces. Meanwhile, he holds an American nationality while he belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

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Caption: Matt Breida’s old photo with his family (Source: New York Post)

Matt was adopted by his adoptive parent; Terri and Mike a few days after he was born. He and his parents moved from Hudson, Florida, to Spring Hill north of Tampa.

His parents later adopted a second child, Josh.  His parent was independently disabled by chronic health problems and car accidents in 2006 and 2003, respectively. Besides this, there is not much known about his childhood life.

Education and College Career

Moving on to his academics, he attended Nature Coast Technical High School in nearby Brooksville, Florida. During his high school days, he played high school football for the Sharks. Meanwhile, he played in a running back position for Georgia Southern Eagles from 2013 to 2016. In his freshman season in 2013, Breida burst onto the scene, rushing for 1,485 yards and 16 touchdowns. He averaged a remarkable 8.7 yards per carry, showcasing his explosive speed and playmaking ability.

In 2014, he continued his success, rushing for 1,485 yards once again and scoring 17 touchdowns. He maintained a high average of 8.7 yards per carry, establishing himself as a dynamic threat in the Eagles’ offense. During his junior season in 2015, he faced some injuries that limited his playing time. Despite this, he still managed to rush for 608 yards and 7 touchdowns in just 9 games.

In his final college season in 2016, he had another strong year, rushing for 646 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also contributed in the passing game, catching 11 passes for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. His college success caught the attention of NFL scouts, leading to his selection by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Professional Career

San Franciso 49ers

Matt Breida’s professional career began when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers following the 2017 NFL Draft. In his rookie season with the 49ers in 2017, he emerged as a valuable backup to starting running back Carlos Hyde. He played in all 16 games, rushing for 465 yards and 2 touchdowns while also contributing as a receiver with 21 receptions for 180 yards.

In 2018, his role expanded as he became the primary running back for the 49ers. Despite battling through various injuries, he had a productive season, accumulating 814 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 27 passes for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns. His final season with the 49ers was in 2019. He split playing time with fellow running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman.

Despite the shared workload, Breida managed to rush for 623 yards and 1 touchdown, averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per carry. He also contributed in the passing game with 19 receptions for 120 yards.

Miami Dolphins

Before the 2020 season, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins on April 25, 2020. In Miami, he played in 12 games, primarily as a complementary back to Myles Gaskin. However, he struggled to find consistent production and finished the season with 254 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, along with 9 receptions for 96 yards.

Buffalo Bills

Matt Breida

Caption: Matt Breida grabbing the ball and tackling the opponent (Source: Instagram)

On March 29, 2021, Breida signed with the Buffalo Bills for the 2021 season. This NFL player scored his first touchdown with the Bills in Week 10 against the New York Jets, despite being used sparingly due to the presence of running backs Zack Moss and Devin Singletary.

With only eight offensive snaps, Breida rushed three times for 28 yards and a touchdown, as well as catching three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown, but he also lost a fumble. In addition, this player finished the 2021 season with 26 carries for 125 yards and one rushing touchdown, as well as seven receptions for 72 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

New York Giants

On March 21, 2022, Breida signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants for the 2022 season. He scored his first and only touchdown of the regular season against the Detroit Lions while serving as Saquan Barkley’s backup.

Moreover, he had 54 rushing attempts for 220 yards and a touchdown on an increase in snaps from last season, as well as 20 receptions for 118 yards. He had seven rushing attempts for 31 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games. Breida also had a single 19-yard reception.

Breida was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Giants on March 14, 2023.

Matt Breida – Net Worth 2023

This American NFL player has earned a good sum of money through his NFL career. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at around $2 million while he makes an annual salary of $ 1,187,500 through his current team.

Relationship Status

In April 2018, Matt Breida married his high school sweetheart, Silvana Brieda. The couple has not had any kids at the moment. It seems the couple is currently focused on their profession respective. On the following day, they might think about having kids.

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Caption: Matt Breida with his wife Silvana Breida (Source:

Additionally, Breida has not been involved in any kind of controversy or rumors at the moment and is very concerned about his personal and professional life.

Body Measurement

Matt Breida

Caption: Matt walking in the street (Source: Instagram)

This NFL player stands 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78 m) and weighs around 88 kg (195 lbs). Additionally, he has brown eyes with black hair color while his other body measurement are still unknown.

Matt Breida – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@mbreida22’ there are 118k followers. There are over 64.1k followers on his Twitter page ‘@MattBreida’ and he is not active on Facebook.