Coming Up
  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 4:00PM - 8:00PM PDT Meet Rod Martin Meet Raiders Legend Rod Martin at The Raider Image at Univeral CityWalk on Friday, April 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:00PM - 4:00PM PDT Meet Greg Townsend Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Fashion Fair in Fresno on Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 4:00PM - 8:00PM PDT Meet Rod Martin Meet Raiders Legend Rod Martin at The Raider Image at Univeral CityWalk on Saturday, April 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Apr. 21, 2014 8:00AM PDT Off-Season Workout Program The Raiders 2014 off-season strength and conditioning program will begin April 21 as the team convenes for training at the Raiders Alameda, Calif., facility.
  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 10:00AM - 4:00PM PDT Stockton Asparagus Festival RAIDER NATION ON LOCATION will be on hand April 26 and 27. The City of Stockton will host its 2014 Stockton Asparagus Festival April 25-27. 
  • Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 10:00AM - 4:00PM PDT Stockton Asparagus Festival RAIDER NATION ON LOCATION will be on hand April 26 and 27. The City of Stockton will host its 2014 Stockton Asparagus Festival April 25-27. 
  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 8:00AM PDT Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Classic Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff and the Oakland Raiders will host the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Golf Classic in memory of Fred's daughter Tracey to support many causes throughout Northern California. The golf tournament is set for Monday, April 28, 2014, and will be held at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif.

Team

Matt Giordano
FS #27
Height:
5-11
Weight:
204
College:
California
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 116 220 176 44 1 0 18 11 2 346 -- 83
2013 STL 16 14 13 1 0 0 1 1 1 82 82 82
2012 OAK 16 51 39 12 0 -- 5 2 0 45 22.5 24
2011 OAK 15 70 56 14 1 -- 5 5 0 130 26 62
2010 NO 9 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 5 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 16 23 19 4 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 IND 12 20 15 5 0 0 4 2 1 89 44.5 83
2006 IND 12 25 20 5 0 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2005 IND 15 12 10 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 116 1 0 -5 -5 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 STL 16 1 0.1 -5 -5 -0.3 0 -5 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 OAK 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 OAK 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 IND 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 IND 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 IND 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by Indianapolis Colts in fourth round (135th overall) of 2005 NFL Draft, April 24, 2005…Signed first contract, July 25, 2005…Re-signed by Colts as restricted free agent, April 9, 2008…Re-signed by Colts as unrestricted free agent, April 17, 2009…Terminated by Colts, Sept. 6, 2009…Signed by Green Bay Packers as free agent, Sept. 23, 2009…Terminated by Packers, March 5, 2010…Signed by Atlanta Falcons as free agent, March 16, 2010…Terminated by Falcons, Aug. 31, 2010…Signed by New Orleans Saints as free agent, Oct. 12, 2010…Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, Aug. 15, 2011…Terminated by Raiders, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as free agent, Sept. 6, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as unrestricted free agent, April 17, 2012.

Selected by Indianapolis Colts in fourth round (135th overall) of 2005 NFL Draft, April 24, 2005…Signed first contract, July 25, 2005…Re-signed by Colts as restricted free agent, April 9, 2008…Re-signed by Colts as unrestricted free agent, April 17, 2009…Terminated by Colts, Sept. 6, 2009…Signed by Green Bay Packers as free agent, Sept. 23, 2009…Terminated by Packers, March 5, 2010…Signed by Atlanta Falcons as free agent, March 16, 2010…Terminated by Falcons, Aug. 31, 2010…Signed by New Orleans Saints as free agent, Oct. 12, 2010…Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, Aug. 15, 2011…Terminated by Raiders, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as free agent, Sept. 6, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as unrestricted free agent, April 17, 2012.

CAREER: Veteran safety joined Raiders in training camp last season and excelled in the secondary…Has played in 84 career games over seven NFL seasons with Indianapolis, Green Bay, New Orleans and Oakland…Career totals include 155 tackles (124 solo), one sack, 12 passes defensed and eight interceptions.

2011: Played in 15 games with nine starts, leading team with five interceptions…Established career highs in tackles (70), sacks (one), passes defensed (five) and interceptions (five), in addition to interceptions-return yards (130), which ranked fifth in the NFL…(9/12) at DEN: Made Raiders debut on Monday Night Football and picked off Kyle Orton prior to halftime, setting up Sebastian Janikowski’s NFL-record-tying 63-yard field goal…Also forced a fourth-quarter Willis McGahee fumble with Denver driving in an eventual 23-20 Oakland win…(9/18) at BUF: Made first start with Silver and Black… (10/16) vs. CLE: Posted first career sack, getting to QB Colt McCoy on the Browns’ opening possession for a 10-yard loss, forcing a punt that set up an Oakland TD drive…(11/10) at SD: Picked off a fourth-quarter pass by Philip Rivers in the end zone and returned it 26 yards, preserving a Raiders lead in a 24-17 victory…(11/20) at MIN: Intercepted a pass for the second straight game…Picked off Christian Ponder at the 5-yard line and returned it 42 yards to set up a Raiders touchdown …(12/24) at KC: Established a career high with 10 tackles (nine solo) in a critical 16-13 overtime win that preserved the Raiders’ playoff hopes…Again intercepted Orton, this time with another team, and returned the second-quarter pass 62 yards to halt a potential score with the game knotted, 3-3…Also recovered a blocked field goal as time expired in the first half and advanced the ball 19 yards…(1/1/12) vs. SD: Recorded his fifth interception of the season, picking off a Rivers pass at the 5-yard line on the game’s opening drive, setting up a Raiders touchdown.

2010: In training camp with the Atlanta Falcons…Waived on 8/31…Signed by New Orleans on 10/12…Played in nine games for the Saints and future Raiders head coach Dennis Allen…Totaled three tackles (two solo)…(10/17) at TB: Made Saints debut, on special teams…Fielded a surprise Buccaneers onside kick attempt…Postseason: (11/8/11) at SEA: Inactive for NFC Wild Card game.

2009: In training camp with Indianapolis…Waived on 9/6…Signed by Green Bay on 9/23…Played in five games, posting two solo tackles…(9/27) at STL: Recorded a solo tackle in Packers debut…Postseason: (1/10/10) at ARI: Recorded one solo tackle in NFC Wild Card game.

2008: Saw action in 16 games with one start in final season with Colts… Recorded 23 tackles (19) and one pass defensed…(12/28) vs. TEN: Started at safety and recorded three tackles (two solo)…Postseason: (1/3/09) at SD: Saw action on special teams in AFC Wild Card game.

2007: Played in 12 games with four starts…Recorded 20 tackles (15 solo) and four passes defensed…Registered two interceptions and one touchdown…(9/6) vs. NO: Picked off a Drew Brees pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown, the exclamation point in a 41-10 win that kicked off the NFL season…(12/16) at OAK: Started at safety and posted a season-high four tackles (three solo)…(12/23) vs. HOU: Intercepted Sage Rosenfels in the third quarter to set up a Colts TD…(12/30) vs. TEN: Started at safety and posted three tackles (two solo)…Postseason: (1/13/08) vs. SD: Saw action in AFC Divisional game.

2006: Played in 12 games with one start, helping Colts to victory in Super Bowl XLI…Had 25 tackles (20 solo) and one interception…(12/10) at JAC: Recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and first career interception, picking off David Garrard in the end zone early in the second quarter, just before the Colts engineered an 80-yard TD drive to take a 10-7 lead…(12/18) vs. CIN: Made first career start…Had five tackles and a pass defensed…Postseason: (1/6/07) vs. KC: Recorded one tackle in AFC Wild Card game…(1/13/07) at BAL: Posted a solo tackle in AFC Divisional playoff…(1/21/07) vs. NE: Posted four tackles (one solo) in AFC Championship …Super Bowl XLI (2/4/07) vs. CHI: Credited with a pass defensed.

2005: Saw action in 15 games as a rookie…Totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defensed…(9/11) at BAL: Made NFL debut…(9/18) vs. JAC: Recorded first career tackle…(12/4) vs. TEN: Posted three solo tackles…(1/1/06) vs. ARI: Posted three solo stops and one pass defensed.

COLLEGE: Played two years at Cal after transferring from Fresno City College…Started 14 of 25 games at safety...Posted 111 career tackles (73 solo), four tackles for a loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, six passes defensed and two interceptions…Started 10 of 12 games as senior…An honorable-mention All-America selection (NFL Draft Report, Pro Football Weekly) and first-team All-Pac-10 honoree…In 2004, totaled 61 stops (41), 1½ tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, six passes defensed and one interception… Had five tackles and two passes defensed in Holiday Bowl against Texas Tech…Started four of 13 games as junior…Had 50 tackles (32), 2½ stops for loss, one fumble recovery and one interception…Had 12 stops in D-I debut, against Kansas State…Intercepted Matt Leinart against USC…A two-time all-conference choice at Fresno City College…Voted Defensive MVP in Northern California championship game…Earned all-state honors as a freshman strong safety…American studies major.

PERSONAL: Attended Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif. …Set school records for longest punt return, most blocked kicks and most single-game interceptions…A two-time first-team all-conference performer, named Defensive Player of the Year by the Clovis Exchange Club, and BHS’s  MVP in both football and track…Also crowned individual league champion in the 400 meters in 1999…Great-grandfather, Ralph Giordano, was world welterweight boxing champion in 1933.

Recent Videos

  • Giordano picks off Weeden

    (00:00:23:05) Posted Dec 2, 2012

    Oakland Raiders safety Matt Giordano picks off a pass from Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and returns it 24 yards.

  • Giordano intercepts Quinn

    (00:00:36:03) Posted Oct 28, 2012

    Oakland safety Matt Giordano intercepts quarterback Brady Quinn for a 21-yard return, giving the Raiders great field position for their next offensive drive.

  • Behind the Shield with Matt Giordano

    Posted Sep 26, 2012

    Jeanette Thompson spoke to safety Matt Giordano after Wednesday's practice as the Raiders get ready to go to Denver.

  • Behind the Shield with Matt Giordano

    Posted Apr 18, 2012

    Jeanette Thompson caught up with recently re-signed safety Matt Giordano as he got up to speed with the start of mini-camp.

  • Giordano INT

    (00:00:34:01) Posted Jan 1, 2012

    Matt Giordano intercepts an over-thrown Philip Rivers pass in the first quarter.