Mitch Mathews: Mormon Athlete
Mitch Mathews was a professional football player. The wide receiver became a free agent in 2017 then decided to retire. He is now a business owner. With a degree from Brigham Young University focusing on communications and public speaking, he pursued a career in sales and started Anthem, a pest control sales company that sells over North America.
Mathews played for BYU from 2012 through 2015. He was redshirted in 2009 before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member. After graduation he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 2, 2016, as an undrafted free agent. He was waived on August 30, 2016. The Cleveland Browns signed him to the practice squad on October 11, 2016. He was released on November 2, 2016. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings on March 30, 2017. He was waived on May 30, 2017. He then signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth National Football League team, on June 8, 2017, and waived on September 2, 2017.
He is married to Madie Lyons-Mathews, a former BYU soccer and women's track and field athlete. She owns Bride Access, an online wedding planning site.