Ryker Mathews Athlete Profile

#72 Ryker Mathews

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-6 Weight: 322 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2015 Hometown: American Fork, UT Last School: American Fork High School


  • Parents are Rebecca and Tom Rothey
  • Youngest of five
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness with the goal to become a personal trainer
  • Likes to golf

Before BYU

  • Ranked top recruit in the state and No. 11 among offensive lineman nationally by Rivals.com
  • Ranked the top offensive lineman in the state and No. 43 offensive lineman by Scout.com
  • Played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • BYU Nike Camp MVP
  • All-Poly Camp top offensive lineman
  • Also played defensive line and on the Caveman basketball team at center
  • Cited for his size, agility and strong football IQ
  • Coached by Davis Knight and Aaron Behm
  • Also recruited by Utah, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA, Notre Dame and Arizona

2011 | Redshirt Year

  • Injury led to redshirt year

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started in all 13 games
  • Part of an offensive line that blocked for over 150 rushing yars per game including a 396-yard season best vs. Hawai'i
  • Helped passing game top 300 yards five times during the season

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 10 games and started in four

2014 | Junior Year

  • Played in 10 games 
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior

2015 | Senior Year