The York Capitals logo shows a Revolutionary era solider holding a football in front of a 13-star American flag.
The York Capitals logo shows a Revolutionary era solider holding a football in front of a 13-star American flag. (Bill Kalina)

York High graduate Javan Matthews is returning to the York Capitals.

The 2003 York High graduate originally signed with the American Indoor Football team in 2013. He was the first York County product to sign with the local AIF team at the time. It was the Capitals' inaugural season in York.

He did not play with York last season, but he said he decided to return to the Capitals this season. The Capitals are under the direction of a new head coach/general manager in Eric Dorsey.

Matthews has been playing indoor football for the better part of a decade. He's made stops in Billings, Mont.; Yakima, Wash.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Huntsville, Ala.; and Cleveland.

Matthews, who will turn 29 next month, said he recently had a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens.

Matthews is expected play defensive end and linebacker with the Capitals. Matthews, who is 6 feet, 6 inches tall, is 45 pounds lighter than he was in his first stint with the Capitals, when he joined the team as an offensive linemen. Matthews, who is living in York, said he now weighs 245 pounds.



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