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D'Wan Mathis

D'Wan Mathis
Davenport Panthers – No. 3
PositionQuarterback
ClassGraduate Student
MajorPsychology
Personal information
Born: (2000-12-21) December 21, 2000 (age 23)
Oak Park, Michigan, U.S.
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
College
High schoolOak Park (Oak Park, Michigan)

D'Wan Terence Mathis (born July 17, 2000) is an American football quarterback for the Davenport Panthers. He began his career at Georgia in 2019 and transferred to Temple in 2021.

High school career

Mathis attended Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Michigan. He was considered a four-star prospect by many major recruiting sites.[1] In December 2018, Mathis announced his commitment to the University of Georgia, over offers from Ohio State and Michigan State.[2][3] In his senior season, he threw for over 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.

College career

Georgia

During Mathis's freshman year he underwent emergency surgery due to a brain cyst.[4] He subsequently received a medical redshirt.

After Jake Fromm decided to forgo his senior season to prepare for the NFL Draft and Jamie Newman opted out of the season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mathis was expected to compete for the starting job.[5] He got the start in their opening game at Arkansas.[6] After a disappointing first half, Stetson Bennett came in and took his spot. The next time Mathis got meaningful playing time was against rival Florida.[7] On November 28, 2020, Mathis left the team and entered the transfer portal.[8][9] On December 14, 2020, he announced he would be transferring to Temple.[10][11]

Temple

In his first season with Temple, Mathis was named the day one starter against Rutgers. In the season opener, Mathis went 8 for 24 for 148 yards and one interception in a 61–14 loss.[12] Throughout the season, Mathis would share time with fellow Temple quarterback Justin Lynch.[13] In a game against Memphis, Mathis had a record setting day completing 35 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns.[14] Mathis finished the season with six touchdowns, 1,223 yards, and 116 completions.[15] During the season it was rumored that Mathis had left the Owl's program, but he later publicly announced he would be staying with the team.[16][17]

The following season, Mathis was once again named the starting quarterback.[18][19][20] With Mathis at the helm, Temple was shutout in a 30–0 loss to Duke, in which he contributed 83 yards on 11 completions.[21] The following week, Mathis was benched in favor of true freshman E.J. Warner.[22] Subsequently, Mathis began taking practice reps at wide receiver, before switching positions.[23]

On October 15, 2023, Mathis announced that he would enter the transfer portal for the second time.[24]

Davenport

In 2024, Mathis transferred to Davenport University to play for the Davenport Panthers.

College statistics

Season Team GP Passing Rushing Receiving
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2019 Georgia 0 DNP
2020 Georgia 3 12 30 40.0 89 1 3 55.9 18 17 0.9 0
2021 Temple 7 116 195 59.5 1,223 6 4 118.2 48 82 1.7 1
2022 Temple 9 14 30 46.7 125 0 0 81.7 12 8 0.7 0 6 44 7.3 0
2023 Temple 3 2 12 6.0 0
Career[25] 22 142 255 55.7 1,437 7 7 106.6 78 107 1.4 1 8 56 7.0 0

References

  1. ^ Garcia, Tony (2017-09-16). "Versatile 4-star D'Wan Mathis helps lead Oak Park to win over Groves". Michigan Live. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  2. ^ "Dwan Mathis meets with Ryan Day, '100 percent' headed to Ohio State". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  3. ^ "Dwan Mathis, Stetson Bennett aid Georgia's quarterbacks shortage | Chattanooga Times Free Press". www.timesfreepress.com. 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  4. ^ "Georgia freshman QB D'Wan Mathis dealing with brain surgery scare". DawgNation. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  5. ^ "Two UGA football freshmen create buzz ahead of Arkansas trip. That and things to know as Bulldogs open season". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  6. ^ Towers, Chip. "D'Wan Mathis' incredible journey from OR to QB1 for Georgia Bulldogs". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  7. ^ "Georgia makes switch, tries D'Wan Mathis at QB after Stetson Bennett injury". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  8. ^ "Former Oak Park star QB D'Wan Mathis to transfer from Georgia, says Michigan State is 'an option'". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  9. ^ Charles Odum (2020-11-30). "Georgia's D'Wan Mathis to transfer after losing starting job". Toronto Star. Associated Press. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  10. ^ Austin, Brooks (14 December 2020). "D'Wan Mathis Announces Transfer Decision". Sports Illustrated Georgia Bulldogs News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  11. ^ "Ex-Georgia starting QB Mathis heading to Temple". ESPN.com. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  12. ^ "Temple vs. Rutgers Box Score - September 4, 2021". The Athletic. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  13. ^ Cohn, Sam (3 November 2021). "Temple said it has no quarterback controversy — but D'Wan Mathis and Justin Lynch will share snaps". www.inquirer.com. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  14. ^ "Temple Wins Conference Opener Against Memphis, 34-31". theamerican.org. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  15. ^ "D'Wan Mathis College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  16. ^ Lipinski, Michael (2021-11-18). "Problems on North Broad: Temple Starting QB D'Wan Mathis Leaves the Program". sportstalkphilly - News, rumors, game coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia 76ers. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  17. ^ "D'Wan is back! Mathis announces that he's staying at Temple". OwlsDaily.com. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  18. ^ "Former Georgia Bulldog D'Wan Mathis wins starting QB job at Temple". Yahoo Sports. 2022-08-25. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  19. ^ "Former Georgia QB retains starting job at Temple". Saturday Down South. 2022-08-25. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  20. ^ Cohn, Sam (2022-08-25). "Temple coach Stan Drayton reveals D'wan Mathis will start at QB and teases other depth chart spots". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  21. ^ DiAmore, Isabella (2022-09-06). "Stan Drayton back to the drawing board, still evaluating Temple's best players for the job". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  22. ^ Gangewere, Nick (2022-09-10). "Mathis benched for Warner in win over Leopards - The Temple News". temple-news.com. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  23. ^ Steele, Cayden (2022-09-19). "Temple quarterback picture gains clarity as D'Wan Mathis takes practice reps at wide receiver". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  24. ^ "D'Wan Mathis". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved 2023-10-16.
  25. ^ "D'Wan Mathis College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
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