FOOTBALL | Football Alumnus Mathews ’13 Sees Playing Time With CFL’s Hamilton

Former Cornell quarterback and current Canadian Football League member Jeff Mathews ’13 had a seasoned and storied history with the Red. During his time as a Cornell squad member, Mathews earned the Ivy passing record, surpassing the previous record by more than 2,000 yards. He is considered one of the best quarterbacks in Ivy League history and was one of the best college players during his time with the Red. Mathews broke 47 Cornell records during his four years on the football squad and was nominated twice for the Ivy Offensive Player of the Year, winning once in 2011. However, while Mathews enjoyed a strong career with the Red, he was unable to find a spot on an NFL team after the May 2014 NFL draft.