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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

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: Played and started 17 regular season games…added to the one-game injured list November 2…PLAYOFFS: Started the Eastern Semi-Final versus BC…Started the Eastern Final at Ottawa and recorded one defensive tackle.

2017: Signed as free agent July 25…Started nine regular season games at right tackle for the Tiger-Cats…Made CFL debut September 4 versus Toronto.

2016: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints May 6…Suffered a knee injury in training camp and was released by New Orleans September 16.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
First CFL Game – Sep. 4/17 vs. TOR

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:
College: Spent five years (2011-15) at Brigham Young University…Played in 45 career collegiate games, starting 33 times, for the Cougars…Redshirted as a freshman in 2011…Earned letterman honours four times (2012-15).

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