Matt Bushman
Tight End 89
240 lbs.
Last School
Sabino High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Parents are Shannon and Ben
  • Married to Emily Lewis, player on the women's volleyball team
  • Has three siblings
  • Mother played volleyball at Ricks College, brother Riley played football at BYU, sister Madeline played volleyball at Dixie State, uncles David Quinn and Scott Gooch played football at BYU, uncle Douglas played basketball at Utah
  • Plans to major in business
  • Also played baseball at BYU in 2017

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Sabino High School
  • Coached by Jay Campos
  • A two-time All-State selection
  • Honorable mention Semper Fi All-American and Parade All-American
  • Led the nation in receiving yards among tight ends as a senior at Sabino with 1,583 yards and 26 touchdowns
  • Totaled 2,891 receiving yards in high school to go along with 42 touchdowns
  • Was also an all-state baseball player in high school and hit over .400
  • Recruited by Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Washington


  • Santiago South , Chile
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

  • Named Freshman All-American by USA Today Sports, FWAA, 247Sports and Chat Sports
  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight
  • BYU's leading receiver with 49 receptions, 520 yards and three touchdowns
  • The most production (receptions and yards) by a BYU tight end since Dennis Pitta in 2009
  • No. 3 among freshman receivers at BYU in receptions and No. 5 in receiving yards
  • No. 1 freshman tight end in the FBS with the most receptions and yards
  • Caught at least one pass in every game
  • Season-high nine receptions and 97 yards at Fresno State
  • Had at least 50 receiving yards in six games
  • Received Impact Player of the Year Award at annual team banquet
Sophmore Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight
  • BYU's leading receiver with 29 receptions for 511 yards and fourth on the team in all-purpose yards
  • Averaged 17.6 yards per catch during the season
  • Caught a 24-yard reception for a touchdown at Arizona
  • Recorded career-long 39-yard reception at No. 11  Washington
  • Posted season-long 92 total receiving yards on six attempts at No. 17 Utah
  • Caught a 26-yard reception for a touchdown at No. 17 Utah
  • 2018 Mackey Award watch list nominee
  • Named 2018 Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
Junior Year 2019

  • Started 11 of 13 games
  • Led BYU with 688 receiving yards on 47 receptions
  • No. 6 in receiving yards among FBS tight ends
  • No. 10 in receptions among FBS tight ends
  • Tied for the team lead with four touchdowns
  • Averaged 14.6 yards per reception
  • No. 3 among FBS tight ends with 14.6 yards per reception (Min. 25 attempts)
  • Third consecutive season leading the team in receiving yards
  • 2019 Phil Steele All-Independent First Team selection
  • Joined Gordon Hudson and Dennis Pitta as the only BYU TEs with three consecutive seasons of 500 yards
  • Career-best 101 yards on five receptions with two touchdowns against No. 14 Boise State
  • Career-long 44-yard reception vs. Liberty
  • Posted multiple receptions in 10 of 13 games
  • 2019 Mackey Award watch list nominee
  • 2019 Walter Camp award watch list nominee
Senior Year 2020

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year