Mat holds the "highest air" record off of a 24-foot quarter pipe achieving 50.6 feet.
Mat's injuries have consisted of a ruptured his spleen that nearly killed him, and a ligament replacement surgery done on his knee with no anesthesia.
Mat appeared in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX video game and Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 was produced when partnered with Activision.
Mat came out of retirement in 2002 where he landed the no-handed 900. He is the only person to land this trick.
Mat decided to design and build his own bike, he created his second business naming it Hoffman Bikes.
Mat started a promotion company named Hoffman Promotions.
Mat competed at the X Games, earning the Silver Medal in 2002.
Mat competed at the X Games, earning the Bronze Medal in 2001.
Mat was elected the President of the International BMX Freestyle Federation in 2005.
Mat participated in Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
Mat invented 100+ tricks like the 900, Flip Fakie (backflip which includes landing backwards), and the Flair (backflip with a 180 degree turn).
Mat set the record for the highest assisted "air" on a bicycle, when he rose 26'6" above a 24' ramp, reaching 50'6" above the ground. It was listed in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records.
Mat was the youngest pro the sport had ever seen at the age of 16.
Mat entered the freestyle BMX circuit as an amateur at the age of 13 in 1985.
Mat landed a trick for the first time in competition and a trick that no rider has since made, the no-handed 900 in the 2002 X-Games.
Mat came out with an autobiography entitled The Ride of My Life in 2002.
Mat was the first ever to take the backflip to vert competitions.
Mat was the first ever to land a 900 in competition.
Mat's nickname is the 'Condor.'