Signed as a free agent on May 10, 2019
Matthews was signed by the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on July 30, 2011. He was waived at the end of training camp on Sept. 3, 2011, and was then signed by the Arena Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers. Matthews signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Apr. 25, 2012. After two seasons with Winnipeg, Matthews was released to pursue NFL opportunities and signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 18, 2014. He was added to the Seahawks’ practice squad on Aug. 31, 2014, and activated on Dec. 6, 2014, seeing action in three regular-season games and three playoff contests. Matthews played in nine games for Seattle in 2015 before being released on Nov. 17, 2015. He joined the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad on Nov. 23, 2015, and was activated on Dec. 12, 2015. He played four games for the Ravens in 2015 and scored his first NFL touchdown on Dec. 27, 2015. He missed the 2016 season due to injury and played six games for the Ravens during the 2017 season before being released on Nov. 3, 2017.
(Winnipeg) Matthews dressed for four games for the Blue Bombers and had 14 catches for 138 yards and one touchdown. His best game of the season came on Aug. 5 against BC as he had seven catches for 51 yards.
(Winnipeg) Matthews played all 18 regular-season games and led the Blue Bombers with 81 catches, 1,192 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He recorded a season-high eight catches in a July 6 game against Montreal and had 171 yards and a touchdown against Edmonton on July 13. Matthews had six 100-yard games on the season.
First CFL game: June 29, 2012, at BC
First catch: June 29, 2012, at BC
First touchdown: June 29, 2012, at BC
Honoured: Named CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012
NFL experience: Played a total of 25 regular-season and playoff games for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens
Clutch performer: Had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
Matthews played two seasons (2009-10) at the University of Kentucky, making a total of 93 catches for 1,279 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a senior in 2010, he had 61 receptions for 925 yards and a team-leading nine scores. Prior to transferring to Kentucky, Matthews attended Los Angeles Harbor College for two seasons. In his sophomore season in junior college, he had 80 catches for 1,235 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games.
Matthews is an alumnus of Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. He is a cousin of the late Reggie White, the 13-time NFL Pro Bowler who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.