Utah leads first-team selections.
Seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremony.
Senior has earned his degree in communication
UTAH: Four-year starter on at least a part-time basis ... played in 50 of 51 games and made 30 starts in his career ... academic all-conference all four years.
2012-Played in all 12 games with nine starts ... 19 receptions for 204 yards ... two catches for 45 yards and a long of 41 yards in win over Cal ... two catches for 41 yards vs. Oregon State and three receptions for 34 yards against Colorado ... first-team CoSIDA Academic all-District and Pac-12 All-Academic first team.
2011-Played in 12 games with seven starts (missed the BYU game with a shoulder injury) ... 17 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns ... career-high 70 yards on two catches, including a 49-yard touchdown against Washington State ... 39 yards on two catches against Pitt with a 33-yard touchdown ... four catches for 45 yards vs. Colorado ... two kickoff returns for 39 yards ... season-long 22-yard kick return against Washington State ... Pac-12 All-Academic first team.
2010-Played in 13 games with 11 starts ... 18 catches for 289 yards (16.1 average) and three touchdowns ... season-high four catches for 66 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, against Wyoming ... 57-yard touchdown grab vs. San Diego State ... 36-yard TD catch against Air Force ... Academic all-MWC.
2009-Played in all 13 games and started three (Wyoming, New Mexico and Cal) ... nine catches for 108 yards ... three receptions for 20 yards against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl ... long catch of 34 yards against New Mexico ... also rushed five times for 30 yards ... returned punts in the first seven games and ranked third in the MWC in punt return average (10.1) ... finished with 17 punt returns (second in the MWC) for 172 yards ... long return of 38 yards came against Utah State ... 31-yard return vs. Colorado State ... two special teams' tackles ... Academic all-MWC ... had the highest fall GPA on the team (3.72).
HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 all-region and all-city wide receiver ... honorable mention all-state as a senior ... ranked No. 36 among utility players by Scouts, Inc. and 47 by Rivals.com ... Desert Vista High (Ariz.) team captain as a senior ... set school record for longest kickoff return (98 yards) ... 2007 Desert Vista Scholar Athlete of the Year ... 2007 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholarship recipient ... lettered four years in track and field and set the school record in the triple jump (46'-11") ... on school-record 4x100 relay team (41.68 seconds) ... qualified for the Arizona state championships and the Nike National Championship in track and field in 2007.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Becky Matthews ... father was a two-time U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler (1976 and 1980) and the 1979 Pan American Games gold medalist ... every family member has competed at the Division I level ... father wrestled at Central Michigan and mother was on the Central Michigan track and field team ... sister Janelle played basketball at Northern Arizona and Nadia competed for Arizona State's track and field team ... a diabetic, he wears an insulin pump ... graduated with a degree in communication in May of 2012 ... full name is Luke Everett Matthews ... born Nov. 10, 1989 in Spokane, Wash.