Matthew Asiata is a former professional football running back.
He was born on July 24, 1987, in Garden Grove, California. During high school, he played both football and basketball. He played two seasons at Snow College. He then played at the University of Utah.
On July 27, 2011, Asiata signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He was released by the team during the final cuts, was placed on the practice squad, but was later cut. He spent a couple of weeks with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks on a tryout. In January 2012 he was re-signed by the team and played until 2016. He signed with the Detroit Lions on May 30, 2017, but then released on September 1, 2017.
In 2018, Asiata signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football. He was placed on injured reserve on March 12, 2019, and the league ceased operations in April 2019.
He appeared in the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones as an extra.
Asiata is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.