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BYU TE Matt Bushman Signs UDFA Deal with Las Vegas Raiders

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BYU tight end Matt Bushman signed a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders shortly after the NFL Draft concluded. Matt confirmed the signing on his Instagram story.

Bushman fell down draft boards after missing the whole 2020 season with an achilles tear, but was a productive tight end at BYU and led BYU in receiving yards in all three seasons he played. Bushman had over 500 receiving yards in each of his three seasons in Provo, with a career high 688 as a junior in 2019. He also had 47 receptions and 4 touchdowns that year.

Nicknamed “honey hands” by teammates, Bushman is a sure-handed receiver that improved his blocking skills each year at BYU. He was also a member of the BYU baseball team before he left to focus solely on football.

Bushman would have been a higher draft pick had he left after his junior year, but he stuck around and was still able to get drafted. He was able to participate at BYU’s pro day showed scouts that he was recovered and ready to play. Bushman is the son-of-law of former Eagles tight end Chad Lewis.

Best of luck to Matt in the NFL!