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Jordan

Mathis

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Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Marietta, Ga
High School: Marietta HS

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 10 of the team's 12 games with seven starts at wide receiver ... Finished third on the team with 29 receptions for 275 yards and a pair of touchdowns, recording 12 points on the season ... Posted catches in eight of the 10 games he played ... His two TD catches came on the road at Chattanooga (Sept. 30) and at nationally-ranked Wofford (Oct. 7) ... Added eight rushes for 44 yards including a long of 20-yards in the road win at Chattanooga ... Finished the season with 319 all-purpose yards ... Caught a career-high tying six passes in the road win at VMI (Oct. 21) ... Credited with one solo tackle on the year ... Caught a scrimmage-long 42-yard pass reception from quarterback Will Jones in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in eight of the team's 11 games with one start ... His first career start came against ETSU (Sept. 17) in a game played at the Bristol Motor Speedway ... Recorded 13 catches for 180 yards on the season, twice recording six receptions in a game ... Hauled in six passes for a career-high 117 yards in the home win over Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Also returned one punt for 22 yards against the Runnin' Bulldogs for a total of 139 all-purpose yards ... Caught two passes for eight yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 of the team's 11 games as a back-up wide receiver ... Caught four passes for 18 total yards with a receiving touchdown ... Made his first collegiate reception on a six-yard gain against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) ... Both caught and threw a TD pass in the home win over Samford (Oct. 24) -- hauled in a nine-yard pass that he dove and extended the ball over the goal line for the score; on the very next offensive possession, tossed a 39-yard pass on a wide receiver pass to Karnorris Benson ... Had one official rush on the season and returned three punts ... Caught a pair of passes including a 10-yard touchdown reception in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2014 (Freshman): Redshirted ... A two-sport student-athlete, saw action in five games for the Catamount baseball team ... Went 0-for-2 with one run scored and a stolen base as a pinch runner ... Playing for the Gold squad, caught three passes for 18 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity letter winner who earned honorable mention all-conference accolades twice before garnering second-team honors as a senior... Recorded 42 receptions for 662 yards and eight touchdowns for the Blue Devils, who finished 8-3 and earned a state playoff trip ... Added 74 rushing yards and a TD on the ground ... a two-sport standout including football and baseball ... As a senior broke the school record for most career touchdowns with 23 ... Is expected to walk-on the Catamount baseball team as a sophomore ... Earned the Jackie Smallwood Award for baseball ... High school coach was Scott Burton.

Personal: Full name is Jordan Elliott Mathis ... Is the son of Mark and Melanie Mathis ... Has two younger siblings, Sydney and Christian ... Father played collegiate football at Liberty University before a six-year career in the NFL with the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

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