Matthew Criddle
Defensive Back 17
195 lbs.
Last School
Snow College
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

Criddle played defensive back for the Cougars from 2018-22, appearing in 50 games with four starts. Here are some of his career highlights:

  • Criddle posted 35 total career tackles (18 solo, 17 assisted)
  • In 2021, Criddle racked up his highest single-season total for tackles, registering 13 (including eight solo tackles). He also snagged an interception in BYU's 59-14 home win over Idaho State while starting in the final four games of the season.
  • Career-high for total tackles in a game is five - Idaho State, USC (both 2021)

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  • Major: Spanish
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Parents are Leah and Mike
  • Has seven siblings, youngest in his family
  • Brother, Ben, was a starting defensive back at BYU (2005-07)

Before BYU

  • Attended Snow College
  • Prepped at Lone Peak High School
  • Named All-region and all-state as a junior and senior
  • Helped the Knights to region titles in two seasons
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Had first solo tackle and pass breakup against New Mexico State
Sophmore Year 2019

  • Played in nine games
  • Made four tackles
  • Posted tackles against USC, Toledo and UMass
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in nine games, started last four straight (beginning vs. Idaho State). 
  • Recorded first career interception in 59-14 win over Idaho State, BYU's 12th of the season. 
  • Second-leading tackler with a career-high five (three solo, two assist) in win versus Idaho State. 
  • Tied career-high with five tackles in 35-31 win at USC
Senior Year 2022

  • Played in seven games, recording seven tackles (five solo)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2020

  • Played in all 12 games
  • Tallied nine total tackles including three solo stops
  • Matt Criddle celebrates first career INT

    Matt Criddle celebrates first career INT