2013 Caught his 97th pass of the season on the opening drive against Wake Forest to match the school record and his second catch of the game set a new SEC record for catches in a single season... His fourth catch against Wake Forest makes him the first wide receiver in SEC history to record 100 catches in a single season, while breaking his own school for receiving yards in a single season with 1,334 yards... Became the SEC active leader for having at least one catch in 32 straight games at Tennessee, where he set a new career-high with 13 receptions for 133 yards for his seventh straight 100-yard game and SEC record 17th of his career... Extended his streak of at least one catch to 31 games and became the first Commodore receiver to have two-career 1,000-yard receiving seasons against Kentucky... Also extended his SEC record with 16 career 100 yard games against Kentucky, where he finished with a career-high 12 catches for 141 yards, earning him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors... Made five catches for 45 yards, extending his streak to 30 games with at least one catch in the Commodores win over Florida... His 17-yard catch in the second quarter against Texas A&M earned him the most career receiving yards in the SEC with 3,107 and he also extended his streak of having at least one catch to 29 straight games... Set a career single-game best with 11 catches against Georgia to tie Kentucky's Craig Yeast for the second-most receptions in SEC history with 208 career catches... Made seven catches for 123 yards and a TD to mark his 15th 100-yard game against Missouri... Had eight catches for 115 yards and a TD against UAB, his 14th 100-yard game of his career... Recorded eight catches for 76 yards and one TD at UMass... Notched his third straight 100-yard game of the season with eight catches for 106 yards at South Carolina, his 13th 100-yard effort of his career... Caught six passes for 111 yards and a TD in the first half against Austin Peay, his 12th 100-yard game of his career... Posted another career game in season opener vs. Ole Miss catching 10 passes to match a career-high for a career-best 178 yards to bring his average to 121.6 yards per game over his last 13 SEC games.
Honors 2013 Biletnikoff Award Watch List 2013 Maxwell Award Watch List 2013 CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy Watch List 2012 First Team All-SEC (AP and Coaches) 2012 Third Team All-America (Phil Steele, CBSSportsline) 2012 Biletnikoff Award Watch List 2012 Matthews has had a record-setting junior season for the Commodores, arguably the greatest season ever by a Vanderbilt wide receiver... Unanimous First Team All-SEC WR by sportswriters and coaches... Also named Third Team All-America by Phil Steele and CBSSportsline.com... Matthews started all 13 games, finishing the year as the Commodores' all-time single-season leader with 1,323 receiving yards... Also posted second highest receptions total in team history with 94 catches, who also ties LSU's Josh Reed for No. 2 all-time among SEC players... Eight of his receptions went for touchdowns... Set a third team mark by surpassing 100 receiving yards in seven different games... Receiving total and yardage total both are tops among SEC's wideouts... Opened the year with eight-catch, 147-yard performance against South Carolina... Also had eight-catches, 119 yards against Georgia and eight receptions, 131 yards against Florida... Closed the season with remarkable three-game stretch against Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wake Forest: 26 catches, 415 receiving yards, four TDs... Produced the highest receiving average in SEC games (109.6 ypg) than any league player... Posted a season-high 153 yards on nine receptions in 27-26 win at Ole Miss... Caught at least three passes in every game... Matched career high with 10 catches agianst UMass and Wake Forest... Concluded year with 7-catch, 1-TD effort in Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl victory over North Carolina State.
2011 Matthews emerged to lead the team in catches and receiving yards... Became one of SEC's most productive receivers during second half of season... After posting just five catches for 63 yards and no TDs through first five games, Matthews caught fire down the stretch reeling in 36 passes for 715 yards and five TDs... Finished year with 41 catches, good for 783 yards (most by Vandy WR since Earl Bennett in 2007 and five TDs... Ranked among SEC leaders with 19.1-yard receiving avg... Enjoyed a three-game stretch against Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky that saw him go over 100 yards with a TD in each game... His 151 yards against the Razorbacks made him the first Commodore WR to have over 100 yards receiving since John Cole in 2010... Matthews followed up with a career-high 171 yards against the Gators, the most by a Vandy WR since Earl Bennett's 223 against Richmond in 2007... He also became the first Commodore to post back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Bennett in 2006... Matthews' nine receptions vs. Florida matched Jonathan Krause's team season-high and established a new career mark for Matthews... His 131-yard game against Kentucky made him the first Vanderbilt player to record three straight 100-yard receiving games since Dan Stricker in 2000... Had team-high four catches for 56 yards vs. Cincinnati in AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
2010 One of four true freshmen receivers on preseason roster, Matthews worked his way into the starting lineup by season's end, proving himself as a top aerial target for Commodore QBs... Saw action in every game at WR, though playing time increased substantially by end of year... Started in finale vs. Wake Forest... Concluded year with team's fourth leading receiver (15 catches), good for 184 yards and four TDs, which topped the receiving corps... Registered a TD catch in each of last four games... Named team's Offensive Player of the Week after five-reception effort vs. Tennessee... Concluded year with seven-catch, 74-yard effort vs. Wake Forest.
High School Senior captain... Three-year starter at WR, helping Mustangs to 3A state playoff quarterfinal appearance in 2009... As senior MVP, had 61 catches for 1,061 yards and 13 TDs as WR and eight INTs and 50 tackles as DB... Also posted four return TDs... Named first team 3A All-State WR by sportswriters and All Elite 11 by Huntsville Times... As junior, had 68 receptions for 1,357 yards and 14 TDs... Ended prep career with 181 receptions, 3,218 receiving yards and 38 TD catches... Standout in basketball, helping school to state title in 2007 and runnerup finish in 2008-09... National Honor Society member.
Personal Jordan Armand Matthews... Son of Roderick and Brenda Matthews... Born July 16, 1992... Dad is contracts division manager; mom is systems engineer... Has an older brother, Justin... Cousin of legendary WR Jerry Rice... Active in several leadership and community service projects... Spent 10 days on mission trip to Africa... Plays the piano.