Miami Dolphins sign Mitch Mathews, a 6-6 wide receiver

Receiver Mitch Mathews of BYU catches the winning Hail Mary in front of linebacker Luke Gifford (12) and safety Nate Gerry (25) of the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sept. 5, 2015 in Lincoln, Neb. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The Dolphins signed Mitch Mathews on Thursday, adding a wide receiver whom fans won’t have any trouble picking out.

Mathews is 6-feet-6, making him the tallest wide receiver by three inches and even taller than all of the tight ends.

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Mathews, 26, played at BYU and had been in various training camps, including the Minnesota Vikings’, and was an undrafted college free agent orignally signed by Kansas City. He also was on Cleveland’s practice squad in 2016. He was cut by the Vikings on May 30.

He was a four-year letterman at BYU, recording 152 receptions for 2,083 yards (13.7 per catch) and 24 touchdowns.

Mathews is best remembered for his role in BYU’s 33-28 win at Nebraska, when he caught a 42-yard Hail Mary as time expired for the winning margin.

Mathews served his Mormon mission in Orlando.

Before Thursday, the Dolphins’ tallest receivers were DeVante Parker and Francis Owusu at 6-3.

 

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