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Acquired: Selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the eighth round (63rd overall)…signed with the Argonauts on May 15, 2016…Re-signed on February 15, 2018.
2017: Selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the eighth round (63rd overall) of the 2017 CFL Draft…Attended training camp with the club and registered one defensive tackle in two preseason games…Returned to the University of Calgary for his final season of U Sports eligibility.
Played 35 career games in five seasons (2013-17) at Calgary…registered 36 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, and one forced fumble with the Dinos…Returned for a fifth year after attending training camp with the Argos and recorded career-highs in tackles (12), tackles for a loss (5), sacks (3) and forced fumbles (1)…Was part of three Hardy Cup winners and two Mitchell Bowl winners (2013, 2016).
Matthew Carson was born to Paul and Sherry Carson on August 24, 1993, in Calgary, Alberta. Matt was raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, where he attended Kelowna Secondary and also competed on Kelowna’s AAA hockey team, bringing home a B.C. provincial title in 2010. Matt’s father, Paul, played football at the University of Calgary from 1985-89, winning two Vanier Cups (1985, 1988) and earning a second team All-Canadian nod at offensive guard in 1988. At the University of Calgary, Matt studied Petroleum Geology in the Faculty of Science.