Played in three games (WIU, @MSU and UNI)â?¦Punted six times for 200 yards (33.3 average)â?¦Forced two fair catches and pinned two inside the 20â?¦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.
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.
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.