Derek Mathewson
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    Derek  Mathewson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vista, Calif.

    High School:
    Rancho Buena Vista

    Last College:
    Trinity International

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 193

    Position:
    P

    Birthdate:
    02/24/1993

    Experience:
    4th


    10/04/2015

    Photo Gallery at Western Illinois

    Photo Gallery at Western Illinois, Oct. 3, 2015

    2015 (Senior)
    2015 Game-by-Game
    Honorable mention All-MVFC selection…Ranked 14th nationally and third in MVFC in punting average (43.1) and third in the MVFC…Had nine punts of at least 50 yards and pinned 13 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…His punting average (43.1) ranks fifth in SIU single-season history…Recorded one tackle…Averaged 48.9 yards on seven punts with a long of 71 in the season finale at UNI…Had at least one punt of 50 yards in seven of 11 games…Named team’s Most Valuable Special Teams player by his teammates.

    2014 (Junior)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in three games (WIU, @MSU and UNI)...Punted six times for 200 yards (33.3 average)...Forced two fair catches and pinned two inside the 20...Had a season-long 44-yard punt at Missouri State.

    Prior to SIU
    Played two seasons at NAIA Trinity International in Deerfield, Ill....2013 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention...As a sophomore, named first-team All-Conference punter and second in the nation in punting average...As a freshman, named second-team All-Conference punter.

    High School
    First-team All-Conference on special teams and second-team All-Conference as a wide receiver as a senior in 2011...As a senior, averaged 43.1 yards per punt...As a junior, averaged 38.8 yards per punt.

    Personal
    Full name is Derek William Mathewson...Father, Chris, is a national sales manager...Mother, Jenifer, is a credit manager...Has one brother, Chris, and one sister, Ashley...Majoring in university studies.

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