Toronto Argonauts sign international quarterback Jeff Matthews

Argonauts sign quarterback Jeff Matthews

TORONTO — Quarterback Jeff Matthews was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday night.

Mathews signs with Toronto after three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 35 career games, five of which he started in, he completed 116-of-171 passes for 1,497 yards and seven touchdowns.

During his 2015 rookie CFL season, he led the Ticats in rushing touchdowns (6) and passed for 1,048 yards and six touchdowns in five starts and relief action.

The six-foot-four, 229-pound native of Camarillo, Calif., played four seasons at Cornell University. In 38 games with the Big Red, he completed 901 of 1,447 passing attempts for 11,284 yards and 72 touchdowns to become the most prolific passer in Ivy League and Cornell history, while ranking among the top-20 all-time quarterbacks in FCS history.

The three-time All-Ivy selection concluded his NCAA career with the rights to 47 Big Red school records and 18 Ivy League marks for passing and total offence. 

Mathews was the first sophomore in Ivy League history to be awarded the Bushnell Cup in 2011, the Ivy League’s Offensive Player of the Year, and was also a unanimous choice as the 2010 Ivy League Rookie of Year.

Mathews spent time with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts during the 2014 season before signing with the Ticats.

The Canadian Press

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