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Ryker
Mathews
#61 Offensive Lineman
Ryker
Mathews
#61 Offensive Lineman
Height 6'6
Weight 320 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-11-28 (27)
Born American Fork, UT
School Brigham Young
Status AMER

Born: November 28, 1992 – American Fork, Utah
Entering 2020Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 4th   Status: American
Career Games: 41   Playoffs: 4   Grey Cup: 1

 

Acquired:
Ryker signed as a free agent with the Lions on February 11, 2020.

 

Highlights:
2019: Re-signed with the Tiger-Cats before training camp after being released to pursue NFL opportunities. Dressed in all 18 regular season games, plus the Eastern Final win over Edmonton and the Grey Cup loss to Winnipeg. Ryker anchored an offensive line that helped Hamilton lead the CFL in net offence, points scored and first downs. He was also named an Eastern Division All-Star.

2018: Ryker played and started 17 regular season games. Mathews started the Eastern Semi-Final versus BC and the Eastern Final at Ottawa. He recorded one defensive tackle in the postseason.

2017: Signed as free agent by the Tiger-Cats on July 25. Ryker started nine regular season games at right tackle and made his CFL debut September 4 versus Toronto.

2016: Ryker was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints on May 6. He suffered a knee injury in training camp and was released by New Orleans on September 16.

 

Kudos:
East Division All-Star: 2019

 

College:
2011-2015:
Ryker suited up in 45 games at Brigham Young and had 33 starts. After redshirting as a freshman, he earned letterman honours four times for the next four years.

 

Personal:
Attended American Fork High School in American Fork, Utah…Played offensive and defensive line, and was a member of the basketball team in high school…Ranked as the top recruit in Utah and No. 11 among offensive linemen in the nation…Majored in exercise and wellness at BYU…Son of Rebecca and Tom Rothey.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2017
HAM 9
2018
HAM 17
2019
HAM 15
Total
41

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
06-13
1 SSK
06-22
2 TOR
06-28
3 MTL
07-04
4 MTL
07-13
5 CGY
07-26
7 WPG
08-01
8 SSK
08-10
9 BC
09-02
12 TOR
09-14
14 CGY
09-20
15 EDM
09-27
16 WPG
10-04
17 EDM
10-19
19 OTT
10-26
20 MTL
11-17
23 EDM
11-24
24 WPG
Total