Matt
Nichols
#16 Quarterback
Matt
Nichols
#16 Quarterback
Height 6'2
Weight 211 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-03-19 (33)
Born Redding, CA
School Eastern Washington
Status AMER
Completions 171
Attempts 240
Yards 1936
Touchdowns 15

CFL: 9

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent February 7, 2020.

2019: Played nine games for Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Passed for 1,936 yards with 15 TDs and just five interceptions. Injured on August 15 vs. B.C. Lions, missed the remainder of the season.

2018: Played 15 games. Passed for 3,146 yards with 18 TD passes. Playoffs: Passed for 169 yards with one TD and no interceptions in 23-18 win at Saskatchewan in West Semi-Final. Passed for 156 yards in 22-14 loss at Calgary in West Final.

2017: Played 18 games. Threw for career highs with 4,472 yards and 28 TDs against just eight interceptions. Had four TD passes in season opener against Saskatchewan. Named Winnipeg’s Most Outstanding Player. Playoffs: Passed for 371 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 39-32 loss to Edmonton in the West Semi-Final.

2016: Played 18 games. Threw for 3,666 yards with 18 touchdowns. Named Winnipeg’s Most Outstanding Player. Playoffs: Passed for 390 yards and two TDs with zero interceptions in 32-13 loss to B.C. in West Semi-Final.

2015: Played nine games for Edmonton Eskimos. Passed for 1,4588 yards with eight TDs and 10 interceptions…Traded to Winnipeg Blue Bombers September 2 for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 CFL Draft. Played nine games with Winnipeg. Passed for 1,757 yards and 10 touchdowns.

2014: Played 18 games for Edmonton. Threw for 1,014 yards with four TDs and five interceptions. Playoffs: Passed for 59 yards and one interception in 19-10 win over Saskatchewan in West Semi-Final.  Passed for 92 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in 43-18 loss at Calgary in West Final.

2013: Injured in pre-season game, missed the entire season.

2012: Played 18 games. Passed for 884 yards and seven touchdowns against three interceptions. Playoffs: Passed for 57 yards in relief of Kerry Joseph in 42-26 loss to Toronto in East Semi-Final.

2010: Signed with Dallas Cowboys April 25, waived August 19. Signed with Edmonton November 8.

College: Played 47 games, started 42 at Eastern Washington (2006-09). Finished with 12,616 passing yards, still the Big Sky Conference record. He threw for 96 touchdowns as an Eagle. Was the conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2009.

Personal: Attended West Valley High School in Cottonwood, California, just outside Redding. Redding is the community where Ricky Ray grew up and still calls home. Led West Valley to a West Sectional title.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2012
EDM 18 48 83 884 7 3 10.7
2014
EDM 18 94 151 1014 4 5 6.7
2015
EDM 9 128 209 1488 8 10 7.1
2015
WPG 9 149 248 1757 10 7 7.1
2016
WPG 18 327 471 3666 18 9 7.8
2017
WPG 18 411 579 4472 28 8 7.7
2018
WPG 15 254 392 3146 18 13 8.0
2019
WPG 9 171 240 1936 15 5 8.1
Total
114 1582 2373 18363 108 60 7.7

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2012
EDM 18 10 76 1 7.6 19
2014
EDM 18 16 41 2 2.6 6
2015
EDM 9 10 21 0 2.1 7
2015
WPG 9 19 112 0 5.9 23
2016
WPG 18 35 90 6 2.6 15
2017
WPG 18 26 188 2 7.2 41
2018
WPG 15 15 52 1 3.5 12
2019
WPG 9 9 37 1 4.1 18
Total
114 140 617 13 4.4 41

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
06-15
1 BC 21 33 184 3 0 5.6
06-27
3 EDM 13 21 200 3 1 9.5
07-05
4 OTT 16 20 262 1 0 13.1
07-12
5 TOR 18 24 209 3 0 8.7
07-19
6 OTT 25 29 295 2 0 10.2
07-26
7 HAM 29 48 261 1 3 5.4
08-01
8 TOR 21 31 169 1 0 5.5
08-08
9 CGY 18 22 177 0 0 8.0
08-15
10 BC 10 12 179 1 1 14.9
Total
171 240 1936 15 5 9.0

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-27
3 EDM 2 2 0 1.0 2
07-05
4 OTT 1 18 0 18.0 18
07-12
5 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-19
6 OTT 1 10 0 10.0 10
07-26
7 HAM 1 2 0 2.0 2
08-01
8 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-08
9 CGY 2 4 0 2.0 4
08-15
10 BC 2 1 1 0.5 1
Total
9 37 1 5.6 37