Mitch Mathews Athlete Profile

#10 Mitch Mathews

Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009 | 2012-2015 Hometown: Beaverton, OR Mission: Orlando, FL Last School: Southridge High School


  • Older brother Marcus also played for the Cougars
  • Served in the Florida Orlando Mission (2009-11)
  • Exercise science major

Before BYU

  • Recorded 26 catches for 475 yards and seven touchdowns in only five games after returning from a broken leg early in his senior season
  • Was an All-Metro wide receiver with 42 receptions for 586 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior
  • Also an excellent baseball player who represented Oregon on the Junior Olympic 16-Under Baseball Team
  • Was a second-team All-State first baseman as a junior and honorable mention All-State outfielder as a sophomore
  • Coached by Brad Mastrud

2009 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted 2009 season.

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in six games
  • Caught two passes for 27 yards, including a 23-yard reception vs. Idaho

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Caught five passes for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns against Utah State
  • College Football Performance Award Honorable Mention WR of the Week (10/7)
  • Tallied four catches for 68 yards at Houston
  • Blocked a field goal in the second half in win over Houston
  • Recorded four receptions, 66 yards and on TD against Boise State
  • Suffered a shoulder injury in the game at Wisconsin that required season-ending shoulder surgery
  • Totaled 23 catches, 397 yards and four touchdowns in nine games and three starts

2014 | Junior Year

  • Scored on a 6-yard reception in win over Houston
  • Notched a team-high five receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown in season opener at UConn
  • Set new personal bests with eight receptions in a game and 117 receiving yards vs Utah State
  • Phil Steele Midseason All-Independent Team
  • Hauled in fourth and fifth touchdowns on the season in loss to Nevada, passing his season high set in 2013 of four
  • Secured a career-high 16 receptions for 182 yards vs. Nevada for No. 2 all-time in receptions in a single game–just ahead of Reno Mahe's 14 catches against Hawaii in 2001 and behind Jay Miller's 22 in a 56-21 win against New Mexico in 1973
  • Had six grabs for 60 yards at Middle Tennessee – his third-most reception total in a game this season
  • Ended the game against UNLV with 120 yards on six receptions with one touchdown catch, eclipsing the 100-yard receiving mark for the third time this season
  • In win over Savannah State, he ended the game with 110 yards on four catches with two touchdowns, including the first score of the game – a 71-yard catch from Stewart
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent First Team
  • Caught a 25-yard TD pass for his ninth on the year, finishing with 82 yards on nine receptions in Miami Beach Bowl
  • Named to Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team

2015 | Senior Year

  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team'
  • Named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list
  • Last reception of the game against Nebraska resulted in a 42-yard game-winning touchdown
  • Against the Huskers, finished with three catches, 69 yards and two touchdowns, extending his streak to 25 consecutive games with a reception
  • Led the team with nine receptions, 84 yards and one touchdown at UCLA
  • Caught eight passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns against UConn for his second multi-touchdown game this season and fifth of his career
  • Had a season-long 45-yard reception against ECU