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Marcus Mathews Athlete Profile

#80 Marcus Mathews

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Beaverton, OR Last School: Southridge High School


  • Parents are Kurt and Lisa
  • Born in Cedar City, Utah
  • Served in the Sweden Stockholm Mission (2007-09)
  • Speaks Swedish
  • Majoring in exercise science with a minor in Scandinavian studies
  • Brother, Mitch, also plays football for BYU
  • Also recruited by Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Oklahoma State
  • Married to Hayden and has one son

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Southridge High
  • Three-time letterwinner
  • League champ and state runner-up in 2006
  • Three-time first team all-league
  • All-state
  • Competed in Oregon Senior Bowl
  • Was also all-league in basketball and league and district champ in hurdles and relays in track and field

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in eight games before rupturing his spleen and missing the last four games of the season
  • Finished the year with 136 yards on eight receptions
  • Had one catch for 17 yards in his first game as a Cougar vs. Washington
  • Notched a season-high 43 yards receiving on three receptions vs. San Diego State

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in all 13 gamed and started three
  • Played as a flex tight end, mostly a pass catcher
  • Led tight ends in receptions and yards with 27 catches, 299 yards and one touchdown
  • Had four catches for 35 yards vs. UCF
  • Caught six passes for 45 yards, including the game-winning 13-yard touchdown reception vs. Utah State
  • Recorded four receptions for 30 yards vs. Idaho
  • Caught four passes for a season-high 80 yards at Hawai'i
  • Totaled two receptions for 34 yards vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl

2012 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Played in three games before illness resulting in redshirt year
  • Caught one pass for six yards vs. Weber State

2013 | Junior Year

  • Played in 10 games
  • Caught two passes for 19 yards