2022 Mountain West Football Top 50: #31 San Diego State WR Jesse Matthews
The San Diego State catcher is the next Aztec in our preseason countdown of Mountain West football’s best players.
The one-man video gets its due.
Sometimes it takes a while for talent to get the recognition it deserves, and that certainly applies to wide receiver Jesse Matthews from San Diego State, who is the next athlete in our pre-season countdown of Mountain West’s top soccer players.
However, if you’re an Azteca fan, you definitely knew how good he was, despite the fact that he played on offense that didn’t offer too many passing opportunities. The San Diego native continued his career with his hometown team and redshirted in 2018 before his first full season in 2019 saw him be named a Burlsworth Trophy candidate for the first time, a season in which he caught 48 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns and began to build a reputation for being a man who could make difficult catch easily.
In 2020, he will lead the Aztecs in receptions and receiving ground, though it will be a warm-up for one of the best seasons for the San Diego State pass catcher in recent memory. He led the team again last year with 57 catches for 642 yards and nine touchdowns, helped by a monstrous four-game stretch that ended a season in which Matthews averaged nine catches and 116 receiving yards with at least one goal per game. .
While it remains to be seen if the Aztecs will be as reliant on their passing game as they have grown in the second half of 2021, you can almost set your watch on the fact that Matthews will find a way to make a crucial catch or three in some moment.
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