Mitch Mathews
Wide Receiver 10
215 lbs.
Last School
Southridge High School
Roster Years
2009 | 2012-2015

Career Summary

Mitch Mathews came to BYU as an All-Metro wide receiver from Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon. He became a four-year letterman, playing in a total of 41 games as a Cougar. Mathews tallied a total of 2,083 receiving yards with 152 receptions (13.7 average) and 24 touchdowns. As a senior, he was the team leader in yards per reception and receiving touchdowns, ranking 12th in the nation for touchdown receptions in 2015. Mathews registered a career-long 72-yard reception and six 100-yard receiving games during his career, including a career-best 182-yard performance against Nevada in 2014. His 16 receptions in single game against Nevada ranks No. 2 on BYU's all-time list. Mathews was named to several All-Independent teams and a watch list while leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns his final two seasons. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.



  • 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


  • Orlando
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in six games
  • Caught two passes for 27 yards, including a 23-yard reception vs. Idaho
Sophmore Year 2013

  • 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 one 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
Junior Year 2014

  • 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
Senior Year 2015

  • 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
  • Caught three passes for two touchdowns and 44 yards against Wagner
  • Featured in an interview on KUTV
  • Interviewed on ESPN
  • Matched his 2014 season TD total of 9 with the first scoring reception of the game against San Jose State, ending the game with 62 yards on four receptions
  • Totaled 52 yards on two catches against Fresno State and tied longest of reception of season with a 45-yarder
  • Had six catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns against Utah State, including a career-long 72-yard reception, and his sixth 100-yard receiving game of his career
  • Was second on the team in touchdowns scored with 11 while also recording 737 yards, 54 receptions and a 56.7-yards-per-game average to lead the team
  • Lettered as a senior
  • Played in 13 games and started 11
  • Named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Independent First Team
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2009

  • Redshirted 2009 season.
Medical Redshirt Year 2009