Returning starter at wide receiver ... Made a good adjustment from junior college and was the team's second-leading pass catcher last season ... Had the most receptions by a UK junior-college player in his first season since Jimmy Robinson in 1997 ... Should show even more improvement after a year of SEC action ... Excellent height and the ability to battle a defender for the tough catch ... Has been an outstanding blocker in the run game.
Junior College: Among the nation's top 10 junior-college prospects and the No. 2 wide receiver, as ranked by Rivals.com ... Tall receiver posted huge numbers at Los Angeles Harbor College ... Caught 80 balls as a
High School: Played tight end and defensive end at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles ... Team won a city championship ... Tied a school record by catching four touchdown passes in one game ... Coached by Paul Knox ... Also a forward in basketball, helping the team advance to the state tournament his senior year.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Darell and Michelle Matthews ... Comes from a highly athletic family ... Darell played football at Lane University ... Michelle played basketball at Texas Christian University ... Chris is a cousin of the late Reggie White, who played his college football at Tennessee and enjoyed a long NFL career with Philadelphia, Green Bay and Carolina ... Major is community communications and leadership development.
Community Cats: Participated in events with Cardinal Hill Hospital (2009), Boy Scouts (2009) and Read Across America (2010).